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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
New England Conservatory is an above-average private college located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 407 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the New England Conservatory acceptance rate is 33%. Popular majors include Musical Instruments, Music, and Voice and Opera. Graduating 80% of students, New England Conservatory alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $25,500.
About New England Conservatory of Music...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115

New England Conservatory of Music Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
33%
Application Deadline
December 1
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$125
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$41,274/ 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
$20,815/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B-
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Student Faculty Ratio
4:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
407Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
29
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
14%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
85%
National
83%
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I am a current third year undergraduate student at NEC, majoring in classical vocal performance. The school has provided me with copious amounts of knowledge and has helped me grow as a person, musician, and performer. The program is aimed at shaping individuals into well rounded musicians. The outreach program allows students to make their way out into the community, and the environment at the school enables students to dabble into other musical interests outside of their selected majors. There are additional possibilities to minor in different subjects or create your own minor. If courses are not offered at the school, one may take desired courses at nearby universities. As a vocal student, I do wish there were more operatic opportunities, as most of the funding is offered to the graduate program. The new dorm and student life center is incredible and a major upgrade.
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A high-level conservatory atmosphere in the city of Boston. Very good for those wanting to study music as a career.
NEC offers various internship opportunities.