Tuition & Fees

$44,755

$44,755

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

59%

41%

male

female

1
5

teacher

students

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Very Selective

27%

acceptance rate

Accepted 348
Declined + 905
Total Received 1,253
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Private (nonprofit)

429

undergraduate students

374

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Voice
  2. Piano
  3. Jazz Studies
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Codes

SAT 3659
ACT 1872

Social Networks

School Facts

The New England Conservatory, founded in 1867, is the oldest private conservatory of its kind in the U.S. Concert halls and faculty offices are located in three buildings in downtown Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 803
Established in 1867
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Boston, MA

Urban campus in Boston (population: 636,479). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

New England Conservatory of Music
290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
20%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Admissions Facts

Application fee $115
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Not used

Very Selective

27%

acceptance rate

Accepted 348
Declined + 905
Total Received 1,253

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Interview
Particular talent/ability

Important

Recommendations
Secondary school record

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Standardized test scores

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Hank Mou
Acting Assistant Director of Admissions
P: 617 585-1101
F: 617 585-1115
admission@necmusic.edu

Cost

Tuition $44,300
Room & board $13,900
Additional fees $455
Books & supplies $700
Total $59,355
Average Financial Aid - $23,718
Total with Avg. Aid $35,637

Financial Aid

60%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,718

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $458,424
State $17,666
Institutional $3,134,864
Other external $292,184
Total $3,903,138

Non-need-based

Federal $0
State $0
Institutional $2,887,237
Other external $482,831
Total $3,370,068

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accompaniment
Bassoon
Cello
Chamber Music
Clarinet
Composition
Conducting
Contemporary Improvisation
Double Bass
Euphonium
Flute
French Horn
Guitar
Harp
Harpsichord
Historical Performance
Jazz Studies
Music History
Oboe
Opera/Vocal Pedagogy
Percussion
Piano
Recorder
Saxophone
Theoretical Studies
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba
Viola
Violin
Voice
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Undergraduate

53%

429
students

Female
41%
176

Male
59%
253

Graduate

47%

374
students

Female
53%
197

Male
47%
177

undergraduateFull-time

91%

394
students

Female
42%
163

Male
58%
231

undergraduatePart-time

9%

35
students

Female
38%
13

Male
62%
22

Student Break-down

29%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

32%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.80
College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

  • Other
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

80%

Additional services

  • Health insurance

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 23
Countries most often represented Canada
Israel
People's Republic Of China
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Mary Weber
Academic & International Student Advising
617 585-1312
mary.weber@necmusic.edu

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