VanderCook College of Music
Chicago, IL, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
146
Total Number of Undergrads
107
Academic Calendar

Semester

Student:Faculty Ratio
5:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
76%
20-39 Students
18%
40-99 Students
5%
0
100
41%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
59%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
54%
45%
Ethnicity

African American
9%
Asian/Pacific Islander
10%
White
70%
Hispanic
9%

What Students Are Saying

4.41 Average Rating
The classes are only as difficult as you make them. Most of your Freshman and Sophomore classes are technique classes in which you learn the different instruments. For some people this is very difficult, for others it's simple. Most of your homework will be practicing the various instruments as well as your major instrument. Hence where time management becomes important. Your general education classes meet once or twice a week in the evening. These are the few classes that actually give you written assignments.
Michelle from Romeoville, IL
We are provided an excellent education by very passionate teachers, who are always willing to make time to help us out. The classes not only challenge us, but to all of us who love music, it's a fun experience to learn all these knew instruments, and learn how we will be able to teach students to use these instruments all at the same time.
Kristina from Wilmette, IL
the coursework is challenging but very useful.
Elisabeth from Niles, MI

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