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VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, IL

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Overview

VanderCook College of Music is a Comprehensive institution located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 3140 South Federal Street
Chicago, IL  60616
United States
Contact Ms. Cindy Tovar
Director of Admissions and Alumni Relations
Email: admissions@vandercook.edu
Phone: 312-788-1120
Fax: 312-225-5211

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Majors & Degrees

Education Associate Bachelors
Music Teacher Education Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

27
Applied
24
Accepted
107
Enrolled
89%
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Female Admissions

18
Females Applied
7
Females Accepted
39%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

9
Males Applied
17
Males Accepted
189%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

35
Application Fee
3.1
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Interview
3 recommendations
Other requirements exist (see below)
Required for some programs A minimum high school GPA of 3
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
Other requirements: Audition on the applicant's primary instrument or voice

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen April 1st Not reported
Out of state Fall freshmen April 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 518 485 550
SAT Math 530 485 575
ACT Composite 17 13 21

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

26,548
Private
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Fees

1,886
Full-time student fees
12,074
Room & board
6,150
Room only

Financial Aid

17,617
Avg. Financial Aid Package
13,888
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
6,000
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,198
Avg. Loan Aid
8,100
Avg. Grant Aid
2,175
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid

Student Body

107
Total Undergrad students
1%
International Students
8%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 30.56%
Black or African American 11.11%
White or Caucasian 47.22%
Asian 2.78%
Two or more races 6.94%

Gender

Male (59.81%)
Female (40.19%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 10%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Prism Concert, A Night of the Pops Benefit Concert and The Midwest Clinic (Symphonic Band only)

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
NAfME (National Association for Music Education), ACDA (American Choral Directors Association), NBA (National Band Association) and ASTA (American String Teachers Association)

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
1

Faculty

29
Total Faculty
4:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 10
Part-time - 19
Male - 17
Female - 12
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