VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, IL

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.

VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, IL

Tuition & Fees

$29,800

$29,800

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
17%
500-599
58%
400-499
17%
300-399
8%
600-699
15%
500-599
54%
400-499
31%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
25%
18-23
50%
12-17
50%
18-23
50%
12-17
50%
18-23
50%
12-17
50%
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undergraduateRatios

60%

male

40%

female

1

teacher

4

students

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Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24
Declined + 3
Total Received 27
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Private (nonprofit)

107

undergraduate students

182

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Music Education
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Codes

SAT 1872
ACT 1156

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 289
Established in 1909
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Chicago, IL

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.

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
17%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
1 fraternities 49% of male students
 
1 sororities 0% of female students
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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

600-699
17%
500-599
58%
400-499
17%
300-399
8%
600-699
15%
500-599
54%
400-499
31%
500-599
50%
400-499
25%
300-399
25%
18-23
50%
12-17
50%
18-23
50%
12-17
50%
18-23
50%
12-17
50%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $35
Common application accepted no
Application deadline April 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required
SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Not Selective

88%

acceptance rate

Accepted 24
Declined + 3
Total Received 27

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Important

Alumni/ae relationship
Extracurricular activities

Considered

Class rank
Secondary school record

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

LeeAnn Meyer
Director of Admissions and Retention
P: 312 788-1120
F: 312 225-5211
admissions@vandercook.edu

Financial Aid

$17,617.00

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $27,670
Room & board $12,152
Additional fees $2,130
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $42,952
Average Financial Aid - $17,617
Total with Avg. Aid $25,335
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 312 788-1137
F: 312 225-5211
financialaidstaff@vandercook.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Sirena Covington
Director of Financial Aid
scovington@vandercook.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Music Education
Music Education/Instrumental
Music Education/Vocal
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Music Education

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Education

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 Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Hispanic/Latino
32%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

71%

Transfer applicants accepted

100%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.50
College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

68

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

70

semester hours

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Counseling services

Not Reported

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Writing

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

  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 2
Countries most often represented China
Italy
Special services offered for international applicants

International Student Contact

LeeAnn Meyer
Director of Admissions and Retention
312 788-1120
admissions@vandercook.edu

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