|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into VCM and can I get accepted? The school has a 93% acceptance rate ranking it #61 in Illinois for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 27 out of 29 applicants were admitted making VanderCook College of Music an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 40 percent. VanderCook College of Music typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 48% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||540|
|SAT Composite 25th||1130|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1270|
|Average SAT Score||1200|
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to VanderCook College of Music?
VanderCook College of Music typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1060. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1200 out of 1600. The school ranks #9 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.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1270 and Above||Good||>96%|
|1200 to 1270||Avg +||93%-96%|
|1130 to 1200||Avg -||89%-93%|
|1060 to 1130||Reach||82%-89%|
|Less than 1060||Low||<82%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||20|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||23|
|ACT Math 75th||26|
|ACT Composite 75th||25|
|Average ACT Score||23|
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into VCM?
Admission data indicates that VCM regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 23 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in Illinois for highest average ACT composite score. 33 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to VanderCook College of Music.Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|25 and Above||Good||>96%|
|23 to 25||Avg +||93%-96%|
|21 to 23||Avg -||89%-93%|
|19 to 21||Reach||82%-89%|
|Less than 19||Low||<82%|
What GPA do you need to get into VanderCook College of Music?
Applicants require above average high school grades to get into VCM. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at VanderCook College of Music was 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #14 in Illinois for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.48 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as VCM accepts 93% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||33%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||N/A%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||20%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||N/A%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House
77% of VanderCook College of Music freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||0%|
|Top 25% of class||77%|
|Top 50% of class||92%|
|Bottom 50% of class||8%|
|Bottom 25% of class||0%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||45%||50%||48%|
What are the requirements for admission to VanderCook College of Music and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
|Subject||Percent of Class|
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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.
93% of those who apply are granted admission to VCM. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1130 and 1270. 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 21 and 25. 33% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.