Berklee College of Music: Ranking & Review

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Boston Rank United States Rank World Rank
4 229 710
Top 5%

Berklee College of Music Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate53%58%47%
Enrolled undergraduates1,329769560
Enrolled total (including graduate students)6,7624,1352,627

1,371 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,168 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $150. Application fee for graduates - $137.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresNeither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Berklee College of Music Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus $63,574 $63,574
Off-campus $59,244 $59,244
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $18,180 and other expenses per full academic year.

Berklee College of Music provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,449 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $41,530 $41,530
Fees for full-time undergraduates $1,220 $1,220
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $1,510 $1,510
Tuition for Full-time graduates $43,800 $43,800
Fees for full-time graduates $1,605 $1,605
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates $1,236 $1,236

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Visual and Performing Arts 4 1,194 237 1,435
Health Professions and Related Programs 39 12 51
Education 10 6 16
Grand Total41,2432551,502

A total of 1,247 2-year associate's and 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Berklee College of Music.

At the master's level 255 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

Graduation rate64%61%69%
  • Full-time retention rate - 84%
  • Part-time retention rate - 52%

General info

Alternative namesBCM
MottoEsse Quam Videri
To be, rather than to seem
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsred, gray
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,265
Instructional FTE526
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address1140 Boylston St
Boston, Massachusetts, 02215
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population500,000 - 1,000,000
Fax+1 (617) 247 6878

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