VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, IL

VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, IL

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Tuition & Fees

$28,434

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
100%
500-599
100%
18-23
57%
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undergraduateRatios

60%

male

40%

female

4

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24
Declined 3
Total Received 27
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Private

107

undergraduate students

182

graduate students

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School Facts

VanderCook College of Music, founded in 1909, is a private, not-for-profit college specializing in music teacher preparation. Its two-acre campus is located three miles south of downtown Chicago, IL.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 289
Established in 1909
Coeducational Coeducational

Two-acre, urban campus in Chicago (population: 2,716,450). Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to bus and train stations. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Chicago
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Chicago Midway

VanderCook College of Music
3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL
60616

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
10%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
No freshman housing consideration
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • NAfME (National Association for Music Education)
  • ACDA (American Choral Directors Association)
  • NBA (National Band Association)
  • ASTA (American String Teachers Association)

Top Events

  • Prism Concert
  • A Night of the Pops Benefit Concert
  • The Midwest Clinic (Symphonic Band only)
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Student-run radio station
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

500-599
100%
500-599
100%
18-23
57%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $35
Application deadline April 1
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.1

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24
Declined 3
Total Received 27

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest

Considered

first generation
class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,217

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $26,548
Room & board $12,074
Additional fees $1,886
Books & supplies $1,900
Other fees $1,000
Total $43,408
Average Financial Aid - $5,217
Total with Avg. Aid $38,191
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Majors

Assc. Bach.
Music Teacher Education
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289

total students

92%

in-state

8%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

37%

107
students

Female
40%
43

Male
60%
64

63%

182
students

Female
39%
71

Male
61%
111

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

65%

70
students

Female
40%
28

Male
60%
42

35%

37
students

Female
41%
15

Male
59%
22

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 94%
Student 4 year graduation rate 50%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 14%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
11%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
30%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

5

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
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 yes
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

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Counseling services

Not reported

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job bank
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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