Tuition & Fees

$45,975

$45,975

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Not Reported

undergraduateRatios

48%

male

52%

female

1

teacher

3

students

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Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 493
Declined + 657
Total Received 1,150
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Private (nonprofit)

492

undergraduate students

476

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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Codes

SAT 2396
ACT 2809

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Location

School Facts

The Manhattan School of Music, founded in 1917, is a private institution. Its facilities are located in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 968
Established in 1917
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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New York, NY

Two-acre, urban campus in Manhattan (New York City population: 8,537,673). Served by air, bus, and train; other airport serves Newark, NJ (16 miles). Public transportation serves campus.

Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Avenue
New York, NY 10027

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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Admissions Facts

Application fee $125
(may be waived with appropriate fee waiver card from College Board or with letter from guidance counselor)
Common application accepted no
Application deadline December 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Considered if submitted
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted
ACT only Considered if submitted

Selective

42%

acceptance rate

Accepted 493
Declined + 657
Total Received 1,150

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record

Important

Extracurricular activities

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Minority affiliation
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Christan Cassidy
Director of Admissions
P: 917 493-4436
admission@msmnyc.edu

Financial Aid

67%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$32,541

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $45,375
Room $10,250
Board $2,613
Additional fees $600
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $59,838
Average Financial Aid - $32,541
Total with Avg. Aid $27,297

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $224,984
State $22,735
Institutional $6,967,722
Other external
Total $7,215,441

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $1,136,709
Other external $50,765
Total $1,187,474
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 15

Institution's own financial aid form
February 15

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Financial Aid Office

P: 917 493-4462
finaid@msmnyc.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Thomas Zarkos
Director of Financial Aid
tzarkos@msmnyc.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Brass Instruments
Collaborative Piano
Composition
Conducting
Contemporary Performance
Guitar
Jazz
Jazz Studies
Musical Theatre
Orchestral Performance
Organ
Percussion
Piano
String Instruments
Voice
Woodwind Instruments
Woodwinds
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Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning

968

total students

NA%

in-state

NA%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

51%

492
students

Female
52%
258

Male
48%
234

49%

476
students

Female
60%
284

Male
40%
192

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

488
students

Female
53%
256

Male
47%
232

1%

4
students

Female
50%
2

Male
50%
2

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Student Break-down

41%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Hispanic/Latino
27%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
18%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

31%

Transfer applicants accepted

42%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 3.00
College GPA: 3.00
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 Recommended of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: February 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

12

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

108

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interview training
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Other
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 50
Countries most often represented Canada
China
South Korea
Taiwan
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Michael Lockhart
Director of International Student Services
917 493-4460
mlockhart@msmnyc.edu

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