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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.64 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.66 responses
- of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.74 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
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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.
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.
It's the Berklee College of Money, over priced and under valued. Has a much better reputation globally than locally. In Boston, people will view you as a sucker for attending because everyone has met the kid drowned in student loan debt that works a mediocre, deadend job waiting to "make it". In reality, I know very few people who didn't lose their passion for music after attending. If you are extremely wealthy or on a presidential scholarship, it's a great school to go to and have fun and learn. If you think for one second you will take out loans and make that money back playing music, you're being naive, mislead and taken advantage of.