Private 4 Year

Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

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Berklee College of Music overview
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Online berklee.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Berklee College of Music overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Berklee College of Music, located in Boston, Massachusetts, is a premier institution dedicated solely to the study of music and the arts. As a contemporary music college, Berklee was founded in 1945 and has since nurtured a dynamic and diverse learning environment. Known for its progressive approach to music education, the college amalgamates practical performance with the expertise brought by an esteemed faculty, many of whom are practicing professionals. Its urban campus resides in the vibrant Back Bay area of Boston, providing an engaging backdrop for a creatively charged atmosphere. Berklee offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with notable emphasis on performance, composition, and music production. Housing is available for students on campus, contributing to the close-knit fabric of the Berklee community. While the college's application process is selective, it draws students from around the globe, emphasizing talent and potential over conventional academic criteria. Berklee does not have a significant focus on athletics, instead foregrounding its reputation as a leading institution in the international music scene.

In the most recent statistical year 7,286 prospective students applied, and 3,951 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,627 enrolled in the school.  6,521 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,761 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $46,950 plus fees of $1,380.












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Applications Due Jan 15, 2024
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $150

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Berklee College of Music
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,380
Room and Board $19,010
Budget for Other Expenses$2,280
Total One Year Cost$70,620

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$36,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

52% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Berklee College of Music students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 81%
Communications Technology 16%
Health Professions 2%
Education 2%

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