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  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A
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  5. Athletics
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  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
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About San Francisco Conservatory of Music...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
50 Oak Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
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From San Francisco Conservatory of Music

By inspiring your imagination, cultivating the artist within, honing your intellect, and developing your professionalism, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM) prepares you for success in any career path you choose. Learn from the 30 members of the San Francisco Symphony on faculty, as well as Metropolitan Opera stars and Grammy-winning jazz artists, all while taking advantage of collaborations between departments and with your teachers. As a proving ground for experimentation and an incubator for ideas, SFCM's approach to music education aligns with San Francisco's identity of embracing history and advancing California and the world. SFCM's recent alumni perform in some of the most renowned orchestras in North America and work at highly visible companies and organizations in Silicon Valley and beyond.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Rankings

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Admissions

Application Deadline
December 1
Acceptance Rate
42%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$110
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$37,663/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,912/ year
  • $30-48k
    $30,063/ year
  • $49-75k
    $34,635/ year
  • $76-110k
    $42,150/ year
  • $110k+
    $36,410/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
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Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.5 responses
40%
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
186Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 5 responses
Report
  • Music lovers
    80%
  • Diverse
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
0%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.6 responses
Poll
86%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.7 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Music
    67%
  • Fast-paced
    17%
  • Motivating
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$25,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
88%
National
83%

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San Francisco Conservatory of Music Reviews

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SFCM has undergone some amazing transformations in faculty, facilities, and access to local arts institutions which is quickly establishing this conservatory as one of the top student destinations in the country. SFCM is located in one of the greatest cities in the world, gives students access to the world-renowned San Francisco Symphony, as well as the SF Opera, SF Ballet, and SF Jazz. I love the community found within the walls of the Conservatory. The students are very friendly and supportive and the administration really cares about its students. In addition to performing, there are tons of opportunities to teach or gain arts administration experience. With the expansion of the Bowes Center adding practice rooms and performance spaces beginning fall 2020, SFCM is giving its students and unparalleled experience.
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The Conservatory is the perfect place to hone in on your craft! There are so many opportunities to perform and collaborate throughout the year. You are walking distance away from SF Symphony, SF Opera, and SF Jazz!! Having the chance to work with Marcie Stapp on my diction has been eye opening! She helps you figure out the correct way to understand diction while also acknowledging that your thoughts are valid. I recommend taking ALL of her classes and buying her diction book!
SFCM is a great environment. The faculty are absolutely golden and as a graduate student you generally have lots of time to focus on honing your instrumental and musical skills. As present it is beginning to get quite packed for the main building, so the new Bowes Center to be completed in 2020 will be a welcomed expansion. The close ties to the San Francisco Symphony and the SF Opera are wonderful especially making use of free tickets to those concerts.