VanderCook College of Music in Chicago

Chicago, IL

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Overview

VanderCook College of Music offers 6-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 6:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 76%. The most popular test is SAT - 20% of students submitted it in comparison to 75% of students who submitted ACT. 41.9% are women, and 58.1% are men. 1% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at VanderCook College of Music is 23608$, that is above national average. Total price of living is between $30639 and $41080 per year. 75% of full-time VanderCook College of Music students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average.

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 VanderCook 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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$23,608
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By Family Income

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

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$21,474
$30,001 - $48,000$22,750
$48,001 - $75,000$22,072
$75,001 - $110,000$27,742
$110,001+$25,616

Admission considerations

Required:

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

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • Secondary school rank
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: 5884

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    17%

    Types of financial aids

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    108 of VanderCook College of Music undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 73 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes VanderCook College of Music number 140 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Illinois.

    Students at VanderCook College of Music awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a federal, state, local or institutional grant aid.

    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

    Services and programs are not available to veterans, military servicemembers, or their families

    Disability services

    3%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    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 VanderCook College of Music.

    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

    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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    75%
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    VanderCook College of Music graduation rate is above the national average.

    75% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to VanderCook 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 an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account 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 picture. 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 institutions.

    Applying information

    Average number of admissions to one applicant

    1 : 1

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    2 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

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

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • Secondary school rank
      • Secondary school record
      • Completion of college-preparatory program
      • 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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      76%

      In comparison to National Average

      VanderCook College of Music acceptance rate is above national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 68%, so acceptance rate value is above state average for 8%.

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      76%
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      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $20k - $30k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 71%, so VanderCook College of Music acceptance rate value is above state net price average for 5% only.

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      76%
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      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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      71%

      Total

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      71%

      Full time

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      0%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      80%

      Part-time retention rate

      0%

      The VanderCook College of Music full-time retention rate is 80% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

      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 keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

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

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking VanderCook College of Music students submitting SAT scores

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      20%

      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      1326 - 1594

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 368 - 472
      Math: 478 - 612
      Writing: 480 - 510

      SAT Test Score Range

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      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking VanderCook College of Music students submitting ACT scores

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      75%

      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      22 - 28

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 23 - 30
      Math: 19 - 27
      Writing: 6 - 8

      ACT Test Score Range

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      SAT Score Converter

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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at VanderCook College of Music is 6:1, that means that for every 6 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

      6:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      10
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      1%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In VanderCook 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 VanderCook College of Music and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Main Campus

      The campus located by 3140 South Federal Street address in Chicago, Illinois.

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      Main Campus 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 VanderCook College of Music with 0.57% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Main Campus are aggravated assault and burglary.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      VanderCook College of Music offers 6 programs in total: 3 are for Bachelor's degree and 3 are Master's degree.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 134 universities in Cook county. VanderCook College of Music is one of the few institutions in Cook that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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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 Illinois state average data to help you compare.

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

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 128 students with 3849 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 228 with 5478 credit hours.

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      Location & Website

      Address: 3140 South Federal Street

      Place:

      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +3122256288

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: vandercook.edu

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