VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, IL, USA
4.41 Average Rating

Located adjacent to the Illinois Institute of Technology campus on Chicago’s south side, the VanderCook College of Music is the only music teacher training institution in the United States. VanderCook’s educational curriculum culminates in a Bachelor of Music Education degree with concentrations in choral or instrumental music. The college’s degree program includes a student teaching field experience for every undergrad. Every student is further required to participate in one of VanderCook’s large ensembles and several smaller ensembles also give performances on campus throughout the year.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
71%
Out of State Students
20%
0
100
90%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1107
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
173
Total Number of Undergrads
133
Academic Calendar

Semester

0
100
60%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
73%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
6:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$25,287
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$28,344
Out-of-State Tuition
$28,344
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$10,089
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
53%
47%
Student Organizations
4
Size of Town
City: Large
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
93%
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What Students Are Saying

4.41 Average Rating
vandercook is an amazing place if you are planning on being a music teacher or are a teacher going back to get your masters. the information you learn is very useful. the staff is also amazing and very knowledgeable.
Elisabeth from Niles, MI
VanderCook College of Music is a great learning environment. The students and faculty become more of a family, and they will be there to help you with anything whether it's related to school or not. VanderCook provides its students with a unique experience that they would be unable to get anywhere else.
Michelle from Romeoville, IL

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