Tuition & Fees

$42,750

$42,750

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

63%

37%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Very Selective

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,121
Declined + 6,103
Total Received 9,224
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Private (nonprofit)

5,983

undergraduate students

433

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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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 6,416
Established in 1945
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Boston, MA

Urban campus in Boston (population: 673,184). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Berklee College of Music
1140 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
29%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
87%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

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 or ACT Not used

Very Selective

33%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,121
Declined + 6,103
Total Received 9,224

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

Cost

Tuition $41,530
Room & board $18,180
Additional fees $1,220
Books & supplies $474
Total $61,404
Average Financial Aid - $18,827
Total with Avg. Aid $42,577

Financial Aid

38%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$18,827

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,528,351
State $169,762
Institutional $23,350,812
Other external $1,230,445
Total $28,279,370

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $29,049,386
Other external $1,474,317
Total $30,523,703

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
ice hockey
soccer

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Mingus the Jazz Cat
School colors
red and grey
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Composition
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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Undergraduate

93%

5,983
students

Female
37%
2,225

Male
63%
3,758

Graduate

7%

433
students

Female
48%
208

Male
52%
225

undergraduateFull-time

81%

4,875
students

Female
39%
1,862

Male
61%
3,013

undergraduatePart-time

19%

1,108
students

Female
33%
363

Male
67%
745

Student Break-down

30%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
37%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

35%

Transfer applicants accepted

52%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Not Required/Recommended
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
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
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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

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

Andrea M. Tikofsky
Director of International Student Services
617 747-2458
atikofsky@berklee.edu

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