VanderCook College of Music
Chicago, IL, USA

Admissions

Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
100%
Acceptance Rate
38
Students Applied
100%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
5
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
Yes
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
No
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
No
Application Fee
$35
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
Yes

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
71%
Out-Of-State Students
20%
US States Represented
12
Countries Represented
2
93%
Submitting ACT
7%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1215
0
1600
3.00
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
21%
3.00 - 3.24
7%
2.50 - 2.99
50%
2.00 - 2.49
8%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 50%
100

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.41 Average Rating
Drink the Kool-Aid (Dive into the experience! Work hard, but also have fun!)
Kristina from Wilmette, IL
Always keep yourself focused on what your goals are and map a way to get there! Make sure you keep distractions at a minimal level.
Elizabeth from Chicago, IL
apply now! you will definitely get something out of attending vandercook.
Elisabeth from Niles, MI
I would suggest picking up other instruments before you get here, and learning how to manage your time responsibly. The two biggest problems students have as Freshman are learning new instruments and managing their time. (When I say that you should start picking up instruments I don't mean you should become a virtuoso, but it would help tremendously if you could play a few notes or a scale on another instrument.)
Michelle from Romeoville, IL
Although this is a music college, the admissions board does focus on grades. They look for potential as well as academics, so always make time to study.
Michelle from Romeoville, IL
-Be very open minded about new concepts on how to do something.
-Practice makes perfect or as close as you could possibly get to it :)
-Relax and have fun, remember to breathe!
Guadalupe from Streamwood, IL