The acceptance rate at VCM is 100%. It ranks #116 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. VanderCook College of Music is an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance if you meet the admission requirements. Last year, 21 out of 21 applicants were admitted.
The school has extremely easy admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 80 percent (SAT 890/1160 ACT 15/20). VanderCook College of Music typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.1. 43% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to VanderCook College of Music. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 75% of students submitted SAT scores and 33% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||445|
|SAT Math 25th||445|
|SAT Composite 25th||890|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||570|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1160|
|Average SAT Score||1030
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to VanderCook College of Music?
VanderCook College of Music typically prefers applicants to be in the top 79 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 890 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 750. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. VCM ranks #35 in Illinois for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 75 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.
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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||15|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||24|
|ACT Math 75th||22|
|ACT Composite 75th||20|
|Average ACT Score||17
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into VCM?
Admission data indicates that VCM regularly accepts students with ACT's of 15 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 81 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 12 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 18 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 20 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #44 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to VanderCook College of Music.
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What GPA do you need to get into VanderCook College of Music?
Applicants need about average high school grades to get into VCM. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at VanderCook College of Music was 3.1 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #51 in Illinois for highest average GPA.
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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||36%||57%||43%|
The cost for prospective students to apply to VanderCook College of Music is $35.
What are the requirements for admission to VanderCook College of Music and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Considered but not required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Considered but not required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149639 IPEDS survey data for VanderCook College of Music.
75% of students submit their SAT scores to VCM. 33% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
100% of those who apply are granted admission to VCM. Admission competition is and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 890 and 1160. 75% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 15 and 20. 33% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.