Tuition & Fees

$27,180

$27,180

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
25%
400-499
50%
300-399
25%
600-699
25%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
25%
30-36
18%
24-29
24%
18-23
53%
12-17
5%
30-36
12%
24-29
35%
18-23
29%
12-17
24%
30-36
18%
24-29
29%
18-23
53%
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undergraduateRatios

57%

43%

male

female

1
6

teacher

students

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Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 45
Declined + 2
Total Received 47
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Private (nonprofit)

104

undergraduate students

149

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Music Education
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Codes

SAT 1872
ACT 1156

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School Facts

VanderCook College of Music, founded in 1909, is a private, not-for-profit college specializing in music teacher preparation. Its two-acre campus is located three miles south of downtown Chicago, IL.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 253
Established in 1909
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Chicago, IL

Two-acre, urban campus in Chicago (population: 2,718,782). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to bus and train stations. Public transportation serves campus.

VanderCook College of Music
3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
18%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
60%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
29%
Top 1/2
79%
Bottom 1/2
21%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
25%
400-499
50%
300-399
25%
600-699
25%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
25%
30-36
18%
24-29
24%
18-23
53%
12-17
5%
30-36
12%
24-29
35%
18-23
29%
12-17
24%
30-36
18%
24-29
29%
18-23
53%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted no
Application deadline April 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

95%

acceptance rate

Accepted 45
Declined + 2
Total Received 47

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Particular talent/ability

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Interview
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Secondary school record
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

LeeAnn Meyer
Director of Admissions and Retention
P: 312 788-1120
F: 312 225-5211
admissions@vandercook.edu

Cost

Tuition $25,440
Room $6,062
Board $5,836
Additional fees $1,740
Books & supplies $1,900
Total $40,978
Average Financial Aid - $17,160
Total with Avg. Aid $23,818

Financial Aid

$17,160

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $234,486
State $191,999
Institutional $28,000
Other external
Total $454,485

Non-need-based

Federal $69,381
State $157,500
Institutional $716,664
Other external $13,497
Total $957,042

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Music Education
Music Education/Instrumental
Music Education/Vocal
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Undergraduate

41%

104
students

Female
43%
45

Male
57%
59

Graduate

59%

149
students

Female
60%
89

Male
40%
60

undergraduateFull-time

92%

96
students

Female
43%
41

Male
57%
55

undergraduatePart-time

8%

8
students

Female
50%
4

Male
50%
4

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
8%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
62%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

100%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
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 All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

68

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

70

semester hours

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Counseling services

Not Reported

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

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

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 2
Countries most often represented China
Italy
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

LeeAnn Meyer
Director of Admissions and Retention
312 788-1120
admissions@vandercook.edu

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