The New England Conservatory of Music

Boston, MA, USA
2.67 Average Rating

The New England Conservatory of Music is a private, musical education institution established in Boston, Massachusetts. As the oldest school of music in the country, as well as one of the most distinguished, NEC offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to a small student population in Chamber Music, Conducting, Voice & Opera, and more. Students at NEC have a wide variety of opportunities for performances through both the Community Performances & Partnerships program and the college’s Music Referral Service. Students also have the opportunity to cross-register with Northeastern University, Tufts University, and schools in the ProArts Consortium in order to take part in fields of study not offered at NEC.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
13%
Out of State Students
87%
0
100
35%
Acceptance Rate

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision December 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
819
Total Number of Undergrads
413
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
0
100
73%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
87%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
4:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$36,531
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$46,930
Out-of-State Tuition
$46,930
Students Receiving Financial Aid
95%
Average Aid Per Year
$18,520
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
57%
43%
Student Organizations
1
Size of Town
City: Large
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$36,500
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What Students Are Saying

2.67 Average Rating
The Conservatory is an inspirational environment that fosters incredible talent without the cut-throat aura that most top music schools come with. As a top Music school in the world, the professors come from near and far with a level of expertise that is hard to match. While many of its facilities could use some love (updating, that is), there is still an enjoyable aspect to its immense history.
Corey from Boston, MA

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