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.


Average Net Price
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
Out of State Students
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 27
Average SAT Composite: 1107

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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