New England Conservatory of Music Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#3851 of 14,131 In the World
#1109 of 2,597 In North America
#1036 of 2,496 In the United States
#47 of 88 In Massachusetts
#12 of 24 In Boston

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
36%
Avg. cost to attend
$50,651 /y
Aid receiving
94%
Undergraduates
404
Graduates
297
Male:Female Ratio
52:48
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
necmusic.edu

New England Conservatory of Music Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 36% 41% 32%
Applicants 1,147 561 586
Admissions 416 228 188
Freshmen enrolled full time 82 46 36
Freshmen enrolled part time 4 1 3

293 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

300 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Formal demonstration of competencies Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
SAT/ACT Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Nonresident Alien 299 (43%)
White 237 (34%)
Asian 79 (11%)
Two or more races 37 (5%)
Hispanic 18 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 16 (2%)
Black or African American 14 (2%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$50,651/year
Average aid awarded
$19,709
Students receiving aid
94%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $38,317
$30-48K $43,965
$48-75K $37,806
$75-110K $47,360
$110K+ $50,890

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $51,440$51,440
Tuition in-state $51,440$51,440
Tuition out-of-state $51,440$51,440
Fee in-district $1,000$1,000
Fee in-state $1,000$1,000
Fee out-of-state $1,000$1,000

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 256
Combined charge for room and board $17,060

New England Conservatory of Music Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Stringed Instruments 41 26 6
Jazz & Jazz Studies 19 24 3
Keyboard Instruments 20 18 1
Voice and Opera 12 15 1
Woodwind Instruments 10 10
Brass Instruments 8 11
Music Theory and Composition 5 4
Percussion Instruments 2 4
Music Pedagogy 4
Conducting 2 1
Grand Total 117 118 12
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 71% 64% 81%
  • Full-time retention rate - 82%
  • Part-time retention rate - 100%

Publications & Citations

Publications
45
Citations
1,360

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
20 / 24
Art & Design
17 / 1,137
Literature
7 / 7
Music
7 / 15
Computer Science
6 / 1,185
Sociology
6 / 8
History
5 / 5
Mathematics
4 / 1,123
Environmental Science
4 / 5
Creative Writing
3 / 8
Aesthetics
3 / 8
Math Teachers
3 / 1,113
Psychology
3 / 10
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
3 / 73
Education Majors
3 / 10
Art History
3 / 0
Ecology
2 / 0
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
2 / 2
Demography
2 / 1
Environmental Management
2 / 5
Singing and Vocal Performance
2 / 3
Business
2 / 0
Computer Vision
2 / 72
Physical Therapy
1 / 1
Classics and Ancient History
1 / 0
Criminology and Criminal Justice
1 / 0
Performing arts
1 / 3
Game Design and Development
1 / 0
Communications and Public Relations
1 / 9
Public Policy / Administration
1 / 0
Forestry
1 / 0
Family medicine
1 / 1
Multimedia
1 / 1,111
Human-Computer Interaction
1 / 1
Medicine
1 / 1
Biology
1 / 0
Engineering
1 / 1
Statistics
1 / 10
Philosophy
1 / 1
Occupational Safety and Health
1 / 0

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 1 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 1 0
1997 0 0
1998 0 0
1999 0 0
2000 0 1
2001 0 1
2002 0 0
2003 1 0
2004 2 12
2005 5 16
2006 1 26
2007 1 54
2008 0 38
2009 2 46
2010 2 81
2011 1 63
2012 6 101
2013 7 114
2014 6 180
2015 1 132
2016 0 103
2017 4 75
2018 1 94
2019 6 75
2020 3 113
2021 6 119

New England Conservatory of Music alumni

  1. Coretta Scott King

    Coretta Scott King
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1927-2006 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    politicianactivistcivil rights advocatewomen's rights activistwriter
    Biography

    Coretta Scott King was an American author, activist, civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. As an advocate for African-American equality, she was a leader for the civil rights movement in the 1960s. King was also a singer who often incorporated music into her civil rights work. King met her husband while attending graduate school in Boston. They both became increasingly active in the American civil rights movement.

  2. Rose Kennedy

    Rose Kennedy
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1890-1995 (aged 105)
    Occupations
    socialite
    Biography

    Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald Kennedy was an American philanthropist, socialite, and matriarch of the Kennedy family. She was deeply embedded in the "lace curtain" Irish American community in Boston. Her father, John F. Fitzgerald, served in the Massachusetts state Senate (1892-94), in the U.S. House of Representatives (1895-1901, 1919) and as mayor of Boston (1906-08, 1910-14).

  3. Walter Pidgeon

    Walter Pidgeon
    Born in
    Canada Flag Canada
    Years
    1897-1984 (aged 87)
    Occupations
    trade unionisttelevision actorstage actorsingerfilm actor
    Biography

    Walter Davis Pidgeon was a Canadian-American actor. He earned two Academy Awards for Best Actor nominations for his roles in Mrs. Miniver (1942) and Madame Curie (1943). Pidgeon also starred in many films such as How Green Was My Valley (1941), The Bad and the Beautiful (1952), Forbidden Planet (1956), Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961), Advise & Consent (1962), Funny Girl (1968), and Harry in Your Pocket (1973).

  4. Rachael Price

    Rachael Price
    Born in
    Australia Flag Australia
    Years
    1985-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    jazz musician
    Biography

    Rachael Price is an Australian-born American jazz and blues singer, known for her work as the lead singer for the band Lake Street Dive. She was born in Sydney, Australia and grew up in Tennessee, graduating from the New England Conservatory of Music. She is the great-granddaughter of Seventh-day Adventist leader George McCready Price, the granddaughter of Hollywood actor John Shelton, and the daughter of composer and conductor Tom Price.

General info

Alternative names NEC
Founded 1867
Academic Calendar September to May
Total FTE staff 366
Carnegie Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools

Location and Contacts

Address 290 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115-5018
United States
City population 693,000
Phone 6175851100
Fax +1 (617) 585 1500

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