Berklee is an above-average private college located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,875 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Berklee acceptance rate is 34%. Popular majors include Music, Music Technology, and Music Performance. Graduating 61% of students, Berklee alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $20,500.
Berklee College of Music Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses
Most Popular Majors
Music Technology233 Graduates
Music Performance224 Graduates
Music Management159 Graduates
Music Theory and Composition64 Graduates
Performing Arts52 Graduates
Rehabilitation and Therapy42 Graduates
Music Teacher Education10 Graduates
Music History and Literature5 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.69 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.77 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses
Berklee College of Music Reviews
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.
Berklee initiated the first of many innovative applications of technology to music education with Jazz in the Classroom, a series of LP recordings of student work, accompanied by scores. These albums contain early examples of composing, arranging, and performing by students who went on to prominent jazz careers, such as Gary Burton, John Abercrombie, John Scofield, Ernie Watts, Alan Broadbent, Sadao Watanabe, and many others. The series, which continued until 1980, was a precursor to subsequent
As a current student at Berklee, I really enjoy the campus, academics, and extreme level of diversity here, in terms of improvement, the food needs improvement, and the elevators in my 15+ floor dorm building would shut down a lot so we had little to no elevator access. Other than that, great school!