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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

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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
Dance, General Checkmark
Directing And Theatrical Production Checkmark
Jazz/jazz Studies Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Music Management 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

7,860
Applied
4,056
Accepted
6,004
Enrolled
52%
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Female Admissions

3,908
Females Applied
1,854
Females Accepted
47%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,952
Males Applied
2,202
Males Accepted
56%
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

45,890
Private
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Fees

1,340
Full-time student fees
18,830
Room & board

Financial Aid

25,776
Avg. Financial Aid Package
22,974
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
20,650
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,099
Avg. Loan Aid
20,526
Avg. Grant Aid
6,604
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
52%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
9%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,004
Total Undergrad students
24%
International Students
89%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 12.65%
Black or African American 7.41%
White or Caucasian 43.03%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.13%
Asian 5.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.1%
Two or more races 5.24%
Other 1.87%

Gender

Male (57.16%)
Female (42.84%)

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 30%

Student Activities

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

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Ice Hockey Checkmark No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No

Faculty

1,033
Total Faculty
8:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 334
Part-time - 699
Male - 663
Female - 370
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