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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B+
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

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
December 1
Acceptance Rate
44%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$110
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
No

Cost

Net Price
$37,873/ 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
$25,187/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
38%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses

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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
204Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
24%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Music lovers
    63%
  • Diverse
    25%
  • Stressed
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
0%
Poll
89%
of students say they don't have Greek life.9 responses
Poll
90%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.10 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 9 responses
Report
  • Music
    67%
  • Motivating
    22%
  • Fast-paced
    11%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $19,700/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    63%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    88%
    National
    83%

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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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    Don't be misled by the fancy website, it's like an Instagram star, all photoshop and the right angles. The 6-yr income of $25k for grads is real. Tuition is $45k/year and goes up by 2%/year. If you start today as a 1st yr your BM will cost $185,472 and with that debt you'll owe $193,818.62 1 year later at a 4.5% interest rate which becomes $275,629.57 at year ten. If you can only pay $300 a month on an Income Based Repayment plan, it's impossible to pay off your debt–bankruptcy can't even resolve it.

    The school forces you to live on campus to fill their beds for part of the time because otherwise they will lose money on their dorms. The rent for the tiny micro studio apartment is higher than what you could find in the city on your own and the neighborhood is one of the unsafest. Don't get me wrong, the faculty are great. The conservatory works hard to blind you into coming though less than 70% of students ever finishing.
    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!