Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA

Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA

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Performing Arts

Tuition & Fees

$47,230

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

59%

male

41%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,479
Declined 3,284
Total Received 6,763
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Private

6,439

undergraduate students

560

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 the art and music. To explore our Boston campus, check out our virtual 360 tour.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 6,999
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
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street
Boston, MA
02215

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
30%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions no
Application fee $150
Application deadline January 15
School has early action program yes

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,479
Declined 3,284
Total Received 6,763

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
interview
talent/ability

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
standardized test scores

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $45,890
Room & board $18,830
Additional fees $1,340
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $1,250
Total $68,310
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Varsity Sports

M W

Intramural Sports Men

Ice hockey, Rock climbing, Soccer, Table tennis

Intramural Sports Women

Ice hockey, Rock climbing, Soccer, Table tennis

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Majors

Assc. Bach.
Jazz/Jazz Studies
Keyboard Instruments
Music Management
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music Theory and Composition
Music Therapy/Therapist
Music, General
Percussion Instruments
Recording Arts Technology/Technician
Stringed Instruments
Voice and Opera
Woodwind Instruments
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

6,999

total students

12%

in-state

88%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

6,439
students

Female
41%
2,668

Male
59%
3,771

8%

560
students

Female
49%
273

Male
51%
287

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

78%

5,041
students

Female
44%
2,184

Male
56%
2,857

22%

1,398
students

Female
35%
484

Male
65%
914

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 86%

Student Break-down

27%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
42%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

440

Transfer students enrolled

6%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: January 15

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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
  • Reader services
  • Tutors
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