Private 4 Year

Manhattan School of Music

New York, New York

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Location New York, New York
Online msmnyc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Manhattan School of Music overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in the cultural epicenter of New York City, the Manhattan School of Music is a premier private music conservatory celebrating a rich history since its founding in 1917. Nestled in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan, the institution offers a vibrant campus setting that harmonizes classical architectural elements with the dynamic rhythm of its urban surroundings. The School emphasizes a highly specialized and intensive approach to music education, characterized by a highly selective admissions process, attracting a diverse body of dedicated and talented students globally. The conservatory provides on-campus housing options to encourage a supportive environment for artistic development. Academically, the conservatory is known for its prominent programs in classical and jazz performance, composition, and music technology. While not primarily renowned for athletics, the Manhattan School of Music stands out for its singular dedication to cultivating professional musicians and composers, contributing to the global music community through performances, innovation, and excellence in music education.

In the most recent statistical year 1,027 prospective students applied, and 565 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 154 enrolled in the school.  1,092 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 23 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $51,500 plus fees of $1,050.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.55

Applications Accepted

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

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Manhattan School of Music
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,050
Room and Board $16,600
Budget for Other Expenses$4,600
Total One Year Cost$74,750

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$37,400 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

76% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Manhattan School of Music students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 100%

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