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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B+
About Berklee College of Music...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1140 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
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 to 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.

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
53%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$150
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App

Cost

Net Price
$41,382/ 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
$19,811/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
70%

Academics

Professors
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.62 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.72 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.72 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,881Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,401
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 57 responses
Report
  • Creative
    32%
  • Diverse
    28%
  • Dedicated
    23%
  • Someone to learn from
    11%
  • Creatively driven1
    2%
  • Diverse
    2%
  • Hipster in a good way
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
56%
Poll
81%
of students say they don't have Greek life.74 responses
Poll
85%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.82 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
Report
  • Big, intimidating and absolutly fantastic.
    24%
  • Full of opportunity, great people, connections,
    24%
  • An amazing resource that's up to you to use
    20%
  • Amazing
    16%
  • Free and open
    6%
  • Eccentric in the best way
    4%
  • Self-driven
    4%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $30,300/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    64%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    86%
    National
    83%
    93%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
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    Berklee College of Music Reviews

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    I love that Berklee has all the programs and classes that I need in order to better understand music and learn more techniques that I can do to make my voice fuller and sound more mature/beautiful. The community nice and everyone is pretty welcoming! But what I think should change is the way their financial aid do things. I did my FASFA in October of 2018 to make sure that I had enough money to ensure my 1st year at the school, but in the start if Summer Berklee's financial aid made me do these tasks that took awhile to do and because of that I lost a lot of money that I could've gotten from Federal Financial Aid. Not just that, but even though they made do all that work they didn't give me any money in my Financial Aid Package.
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    Going to a college like Berklee is possibly the easiest way to get yourself screwed for life. According to the National Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are roughly 55,000 jobs in the music industry. Considering Berklee's undergraduate size is about 5-6,000, it seems there wouldn't be enough jobs to go around even if Berklee students were the only musicians in the United States. According to NYT, 35% of Berklee's student body comes from families in the top 10% of earners in the United States. On top of that, Berklee graduates have a median income of 27,400 dollars at age 34. The idea that Berklee is a prestigious, competitive school is also a lie. The true acceptance rate is about 55%. During my time at Berklee I encountered some god awful musicians. Surely the income of these students' families have nothing to do with their acceptance, right? On top of that, Berklee's motto is "to be, rather than to seem." What a lot of horse shit.
    I attend Berklee College of Music and I am beyond blessed and grateful to be there. It is really everything I ever imagined college to be like. I am surrounded by thousands of super talented musicians who share very similar passions as I do and music is playing non-stop everywhere you go around campus.

    The professors are great but some could be more invested in their students I would say. In addition, I feel like there should be more practice rooms as there is always a waiting list for students trying to get a room to practice in.