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  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+
1140 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
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
48%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$43,799/ 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
$19,384/ 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.75 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.88 responses
51%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.88 responses

Majors

Contemporary Writing & Production at Berklee

You’ll learn how to create and produce professional music recordings, exploring your role as a writer, producer, and conductor. Over eight semesters, while completing the college’s core music curriculum, you’ll acquire the aesthetic and technical skills required for work in a studio environment.

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
8
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    77%
  • Online
    19%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,962Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,438
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 67 responses
Report
  • Creative
    31%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Dedicated
    19%
  • Someone to learn from
    9%
  • Talented
    6%
  • Individual
    3%
  • Creatively driven1
    1%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
80%
of students say they don't have Greek life.88 responses
Poll
88%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.99 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
Report
  • Full of opportunity, great people, connections,
    20%
  • Big, intimidating and absolutly fantastic.
    19%
  • An amazing resource that's up to you to use
    16%
  • Amazing
    13%
  • AMAZING
    8%
  • Inspiring
    5%
  • Free and open
    5%

    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%
    89%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.54 responses

    Berklee College of Music Reviews

    1,083 reviews
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    I have been accepted to Berklee this year for the class of '24 for Bachelor of Music Performance.
    I have not studied there yet but I did do a lot of research on it and I know for certain that is where I really want to go and study for my next 4 years of education.
    My Drum Kit teacher is also one of the Alumni's from Berklee and I also do have some friends there who all said that the place is amazing and everything it gives you, educational wise is just incredible.
    All the facilities the place holds and the people there can make you become the best at what you want, meaning music.
    Overall I really cannot wait to go there this year in Fall.
    Thank you very much!

    Many thanks,
    Raoul Georgescu
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    I love this school! Every day, we are exposed to so many different types of music and there is no better place to go to school for music because of Berklee's diversity. I like the fact all of our classes are music classes and that there are so many different ensemble options we can play in. Furthermore, our professors are all working in the music industry, so we get the most experience with industry professionals.
    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.