Private 4 Year

The New England Conservatory of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

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The New England Conservatory of Music overview
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Online necmusic.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
The New England Conservatory of Music overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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The New England Conservatory of Music, located in Boston, Massachusetts, offers a distinctive educational experience in a city renowned for its cultural richness. Established in 1867, it is one of the oldest independent schools of music in the United States. The campus exudes an atmosphere of artistic vibrancy, set amid the historic backdrop of the Boston Fenway area, and is noted for its Romanesque architecture, which includes the celebrated Jordan Hall, a National Historic Landmark with renowned acoustics. The Conservatory provides rigorous musical training with a highly selective admissions process and is renowned for programs in classical, jazz, and contemporary improvisation. While primarily a conservatory for music, it also offers a range of college-level degrees, including Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts, in addition to Graduate Diploma and Undergraduate Diploma programs. On-campus housing is available, subject to capacity, promoting an immersive educational experience. Notable for its focus on performance and composition, the New England Conservatory of Music does not have an emphasis on athletics, preferring instead to concentrate on developing the artistic talents of its students within the conservatory setting.

In the most recent statistical year 815 prospective students applied, and 306 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 48 enrolled in the school.  749 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 47 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $54,210 plus fees of $1,700.












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Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Dec 1, 2023
Applicant Competition High
Application Fee $125

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for The New England Conservatory of Music
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$500
Other Fees$1,700
Room and Board $18,520
Budget for Other Expenses$2,940
Total One Year Cost$77,870

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$36,500 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

77% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by The New England Conservatory of Music students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 100%

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