Tuition & Fees

$45,660

$45,660

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

60%

male

40%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,249
Declined + 3,031
Total Received 6,280
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Private (nonprofit)

6,400

undergraduate students

563

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Professional Music
  2. Music Business
  3. Performance
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Codes

SAT 3107
ACT 1789

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Fun Facts

  • Psy, the one-hit wonder behind "Gangnam Style," attended classes at Berklee College of Music and Boston University, but apparently skipped a lot of classes, calling himself "young and stupid" in a reddit interview.
  • One of Berklee College of Music's dormitories was once a hotel and the site of a fire that took several lives. Students say they still see the victims of the blaze wandering their living quarters.

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Location

School Facts

Berklee College of Music, founded in 1945, is a private music college. Its urban campus is located in Boston's Back Bay area.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 6,963
Established in 1945
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Boston, MA

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

Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
26%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
75%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
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Admissions Facts

Application fee $150
Common application accepted no
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
January 15
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Not used
SAT or ACT Not used

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,249
Declined + 3,031
Total Received 6,280

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Interview
Particular talent/ability

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Recommendations
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
Standardized test scores

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Admissions Contact

Damien Bracken
Dean of Admissions
P: 800 237-5533
F: 617 747-2047
admissions@berklee.edu

Financial Aid

45%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,532

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $44,360
Room & board $18,640
Additional fees $1,300
Books & supplies $474
Total $64,774
Average Financial Aid - $23,532
Total with Avg. Aid $41,242

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Financial Aid Office

P: 800 538-3844
F: 617 747-2073
financialaid@berklee.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Deirdre Bairstow-Allen
Director of Financial Aid Operations
dbairstowallen@berklee.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Composition
Contemporary Performance
Contemporary Writing/Production
Electronic Production/Design
Film Scoring
Jazz Composition
Music Business/Management
Music Education
Music Production/Engineering
Music Therapy
Performance
Professional Music
Songwriting
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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

6,963

total students

12%

in-state

88%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

92%

6,400
students

Female
40%
2,533

Male
60%
3,867

8%

563
students

Female
48%
272

Male
52%
291

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

77%

4,962
students

Female
42%
2,053

Male
58%
2,909

23%

1,438
students

Female
34%
480

Male
66%
958

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Student Break-down

28%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Hispanic/Latino
43%
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

Transfer Admissions

50%

Transfer applicants accepted

46%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: January 15

Spring: July 1

Summer: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

24

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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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
  • Reader services
  • Tutors
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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

International Student Contact

Nicholas A. Poche
Director of International Student Services
617 747-6535
iss@berklee.edu

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