Berklee College of Music in Boston

Boston, MA

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Overview

Berklee College of Music offers 54-degree programs and 12 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 40%. 68.5% are women, and 31.5% are men. 34% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Berklee College of Music is 46351$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $42645 and $60017 per year. 49% of full-time Berklee College of Music students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $30,100, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Berklee College of Music is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$46,351
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Berklee College of Music students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$46,416
$30,001 - $48,000$49,701
$48,001 - $75,000$35,436
$75,001 - $110,000--
$110,001+$50,249

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Finance

Charges:

  • Typical room charge for academic year: -

  • Typical board charge for academic year: -

  • Combined charge for room and board: 17546

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Percent of students with financial aid

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20%

Types of financial aids

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2522 of Berklee College of Music undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 53 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Berklee College of Music number 27 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at Berklee College of Music awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$30,100

According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Disability services

5%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Special learning opportunities

Here are the learning opportunities available in Berklee College of Music.

Study abroad

Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Teacher certification: students can complete their preparation in certain areas of specialization

Teacher certification: approved by the state for initial certification or licensure of teachers

Study abroad - programs and arrangements offering students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

Teacher certifications programs are designed to prepare students to meet the requirements for certification as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools.

Graduation Rate

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49%
BELOW AVERAGE

Berklee College of Music graduation rate is below the national average.

49% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Berklee College of Music completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes a huge number of students. This index doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Applying information

Average number of applicants to one enrolled

9 : 1

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school record
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

  • Secondary school rank

Neither required nor recommended:

  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Admission test scores
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Acceptance Rate

The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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40%

In comparison to National Average

Berklee College of Music acceptance rate is below national average.

In comparison to state Average

Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 63%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 23%.

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40%
BELOW AVERAGE

In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $40k - $70k price range

Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 54%, so Berklee College of Music acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 14%.

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40%
BELOW AVERAGE

Admissions yield

Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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39%

Total

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37%

Full time

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2%

Part time

Retention rate

Full-time retention rate

87%

Part-time retention rate

57%

The Berklee College of Music full-time retention rate is 87% and part-time retention rate is 57%.

Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and continue studying in the same program next fall semester are included in the retention rate.

Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it shows that school offers quality curriculum, good student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Berklee College of Music is 11:1, that means that for every 11 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

Student-to-faculty ratio

11:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

1951
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34%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In Berklee College of Music the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Berklee College of Music and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in U.S., but not in Massachusetts.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Main Campus - Boston

The campus located by 1140 Boylston St address in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Main Campus - Boston in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Berklee College of Music with 0.16% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus - Boston are burglary, forcible sex offense, and aggravated assault.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Berklee College of Music offers 54 programs in total: 24 are for Bachelor's degree, 18 - for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs, and 12 are Master's degree.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 37 universities in Suffolk county, with one of the highest number of 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate. Berklee College of Music is one of the few institutions in Suffolk that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 12 distance learning programs that are offered in the Berklee College of Music: 9 are for Bachelor's degree and 3 are 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So explore each program to make sure you can commit.

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Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.

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Berklee College of Music provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 4668 students with 140047 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 230 with 5520 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Berklee College of Music

Overall Rating:

Overall Rating:

Great College ranking with the best in the country.

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I come for the Five Week Program and it is a school to remember with amazing people and outstanding classes. You might never want to leave.

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I am from India and Big fan of music specially by students, Dil se by Rehman is my all time fav...kp

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Horrible musical theater summer programm. An effronterty organization-wise. No quality. Horrible.

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Overall Rating:

A pretty small campus but in a good, fast-paced part of the city. This is a great, selective college with several impressive programs.

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Location & Website

Address: 1140 Boylston St

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6177472222

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: berklee.edu

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