Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA

Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA

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Performing Arts

Tuition & Fees

$45,660

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

59%

male

41%

female

4

students

1

faculty

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,056
Declined 3,804
Total Received 7,860
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Private

7,498

undergraduate students

693

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Our urban campus in Boston is nestled between Symphony Hall (home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra) and House of Blues Boston. You will find yourself in the heart of a youthful and vibrant city, constantly surrounded by art and music. To explore our Boston campus, check out our virtual 360 tour.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 8,191
Established in 1945
Coeducational Coeducational

Urban campus in Boston (population: 685,094). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
02215

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $150
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Required
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 1
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Not used SAT Subject Tests Not used

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 4,056
Declined 3,804
Total Received 7,860

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Admission test scores

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Internships
  • Interview training

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

51%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$20,613

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $44,360
Room & board $18,640
Additional fees $1,300
Books & supplies $474
Total $64,774
Average Financial Aid - $20,613
Total with Avg. Aid $44,161

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $5,326,306
State $149,598
Institutional $28,854,313
Other external $896,293
Total $35,226,510

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $30,378,991
Other external $1,324,061
Total $31,703,052

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Financial Facts

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P: 617-747-6777
onestop@berklee.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other. yes yes
Conducting. yes
Dance, General. yes
Directing and Theatrical Production. yes
Engineering/Engineering-Related Technologies/Technicians, Other. yes yes
Music Management. yes yes
Music Pedagogy. yes
Music Performance, General. yes yes
Music Teacher Education. yes yes
Music Technology. yes yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes yes
Music Therapy/Therapist. yes yes
Music, General. yes
Music, Other. yes yes
Musical Theatre. yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Professional Music
  2. Music Business
  3. Performance

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Self-designed majors

8,191

total students

9%

in-state

91%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

7,498
students

Female
41%
3,049

Male
59%
4,449

8%

693
students

Female
46%
321

Male
54%
372

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

73%

5,495
students

Female
43%
2,345

Male
57%
3,150

27%

2,003
students

Female
35%
704

Male
65%
1,299

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Student Break-down

26%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
41%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: January 15

Spring: July 1

Summer: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

24

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 73
Countries most often represented Canada
Italy
Japan
Mexico
South Korea
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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