B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B+
Berklee College of Music is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
1140 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

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

Acceptance Rate
40%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$150
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Berklee College of Music

Cost

Net Price
$41,619/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $46,416/ year
  • $30-48k
    $49,701/ year
  • $49-75k
    $35,436/ year
  • $76-110k
    $42,690/ year
  • $110k+
    $50,249/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,187Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Creative
    33%
  • Diverse
    31%
  • Dedicated
    27%
  • Someone to learn from
    6%
  • Creatively driven1
    2%
  • Hipster in a good way
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
59%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.66 responses
Poll
85%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Big, intimidating and absolutly fantastic.
    26%
  • An amazing resource that's up to you to use
    24%
  • Amazing
    17%
  • Full of opportunity, great people, connections,
    17%
  • Free and open
    7%
  • Eccentric in the best way
    5%
  • Self-driven
    5%

After Berklee College of Music

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
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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Berklee is located in the back bay neighborhood of the beautiful and historic Boston, Massachusetts. The faculty there is so welcoming, and they genuinely care about you and your musical learning. They are so knowledgeable, and each is a currently active member in the music industry. I loved seeing all the amazing in house studios they had there. The cutting edge advancement of this school simply cannot be beat. Every building is safe and you need an ID to get in. There are constantly Berklee Police officers around which makes you feel very safe. The dorms are top of the line in all honesty. The library has an enormous CD collection, and all sorts of books and music scores for students to check out. The cafeteria in the 160 Mass Ave. building sometimes has live performances... In the cafeteria! All the other students that attend school there are so inspiring and love music just as much as you do. The only thing I would like to see change is the cost of tuition being more affordable.
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I did the five week summer program at Berklee College Of Music, and it was an incredible experience! I made friends from all over the world who loved music just as much as I did. I learned so much from the professors, and I felt at home in the musically creative environment. I will be attending Berklee in Boston this year, and I am beyond excited.
Like I said, I still haven't attended the school as a student but based on my visit, it was really great. I just can't give a full and accurate review because I haven't yet had the chance to take full advantage of everything that will be offered to me. Class sizes were great! Largest I attended was maybe 30 people and the smallest was about 8. So nothing like the 200-300 class sizes at many schools. All the staff at the school is extremely helpful in the admissions process and the time between being admitted and attending. They answer all questions clearly and easily transfer you between departments so you can get the best information from the most knowledgable people on the subject.