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Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA

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Overview

Berklee College of Music is a Comprehensive institution located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 1140 Boylston Street
Boston, MA  02215-3693
United States
Contact Mr. Damien Bracken
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@berklee.edu
Phone: 617-747-2222
Fax: 617-747-2047

Majors & Degrees

Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Recording Arts Technology/technician Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer Software And Media Applications, Other Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Engineering/engineering-related Technologies/technicians, Other Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Music Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Conducting Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Directing And Theatrical Production Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Music Pedagogy Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Technology Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Music, Other Checkmark
Musical Theatre Checkmark
Percussion Instruments Checkmark
Stringed Instruments Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark
Woodwind Instruments Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

7,286
Applied
3,951
Accepted
7,499
Enrolled
54%
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Female Admissions

3,736
Females Applied
1,878
Females Accepted
50%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,549
Males Applied
2,072
Males Accepted
58%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

150
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Interview
2 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Other requirements: 2 years of formal music study, audition

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 31st
Other early decision plan November 1st January 31st
Transfer January 15th March 31st

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

48,830
Private
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Fees

1,440
Full-time student fees
19,440
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

28,329
Avg. Financial Aid Package
25,979
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
18,313
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,377
Avg. Loan Aid
18,895
Avg. Grant Aid
6,365
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
51%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
9%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

7,499
Total Undergrad students
29%
International Students
12%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.87%
Black or African American 5.96%
White or Caucasian 40.57%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 5.65%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.16%
Two or more races 4.98%
Other 1.34%

Gender

Male (57.02%)
Female (42.98%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 21%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Cross-country Running Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,260
Total Faculty
10:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 362
Part-time - 898
Male - 779
Female - 481
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