A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    A-
VanderCook College of Music is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
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Address
3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
SAT Scores Range
1072-1197
ACT Scores Range
20-28
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Cost

Net Price
$23,608/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,474/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,750/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,072/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,742/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,616/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
105Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
40%
Varsity Athletes
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
27%
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After VanderCook College of Music

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Data not available
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
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VanderCook College of Music Reviews

23 reviews
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Vandercook College of Music offers you the overall experience that you need for the college life. It is a small school where you know everyone from staff, faculty and students and yet, it is inside the Illinois Institute of Technology where you can get lost in their big campus. You can use their same facilities such as the Bog which is a social gathering place with bowling allies, video games, pool tables, ping pong tables, a bar and a nice sitting area where you can enjoy food and watch different performances or be your own performer and do some Karaoke with friends. You can also use IIT's library, their radio station (WIIT 88.9 FM Chicago), gym (which has an Olympic size pool), and eating areas such as 7-Eleven and assist their events.

The only draw back as a Vandercook student is that you can't have a hawklink (which is their form of an email address) and so it's really hard to hold a position in one of their clubs/organizations. Also, since we're all Music Education majors in that school, it is very time consuming and stressful but once you figure out that this is the teacher life, your career will be much more easier.

Vandercook is a tight knit community. A family. They, facutly, staff, peers, will help you with anything they can and you will get a job right after you graduate and do your student teaching. You always get emails and honestly information passing is great because everyone wants to succeed and everyone wants to help each other succeed.
  • Mar 17 2015
  • Housing
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There is only one place you can get a student discount and that's Freddie's which is a 10% discount on Vandercook, Shimer, and IIT students. Other than that there is no discounts.
  • Mar 17 2015
  • Food
The program at my school is amazing. The fact that we focus solely on music education is why i decided to come here. If anyone wants to become a music teacher this is the only school for them.