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Berklee College of Music
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  • 4 Year
  • BOSTON, MA

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Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade C minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade B+
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade C+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

1140 BOYLSTON ST
BOSTON, MA 02215
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From Berklee College of Music

DESTINATION: BERKLEE

Place yourself in the midst of a diverse, talented, and ambitious community of musicians and watch your inspiration soar.

MAJOR OPPORTUNITIES

Whatever your passion, we have a major that aligns you with the experts who will help prepare you for a fulfilling career in music.

PLUG IN

Berklee has some of the best music career connections in the world, with alumni covering every facet of the performing arts across the world.

CRAFT YOUR BERKLEE EXPERIENCE

Explore your future in music at Berklee with programs in Boston, Massachusetts, Valencia, Spain, and Online.

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Berklee College of Music Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 15
Acceptance Rate
51%
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$150
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

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Cost

Net Price
$43,744 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,690 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
63%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 75 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 89 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 89 responses

Majors

B.A in Music Industry Leadership and Innovation

With no audition or instrument proficiency required, the Bachelor of Arts in Music Industry Leadership and Innovation degree program gives music business students a foundation in design thinking and strategic leadership within the music business and prepares them to identify new opportunities and develop innovative solutions to solve problems.

Online

Online Programs Offered
6
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
6
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    6%
  • On Campus
    75%
  • Online
    19%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,041 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,398
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 68 responses
  • Creative
    32%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Dedicated
    19%
  • Someone to learn from
    9%
  • Talented
    6%
  • Individual
    3%
  • Creatively driven1
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 89 responses
Poll
88%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 100 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 65 responses
  • Full of opportunity, great people, connections,
    22%
  • Big, intimidating and absolutly fantastic.
    18%
  • An amazing resource that's up to you to use
    15%
  • Amazing
    12%
  • AMAZING
    8%
  • Free and open
    5%
  • Inspiring
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
65%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 54 responses

Berklee College of Music Reviews

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