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Berklee College of Music is a private institution that was founded in 1945. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,307 and its setting is urban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $36,490 (2012-13).
Located in Boston, the Berklee College of Music offers specialized majors such as Composition, Professional Music, and Music Therapy to its students. The school is broken up into Music Technology, Professional Education, Professional Performance, and Professional Writing departments, and the average class size is typically just 11 students.
Outside of class, there are more than 350 student ensembles to join, as well as a variety of clubs and organizations to check out. There are also student-run enterprises, which give participants hands-on experiences running record labels, concert venues, and more. There are no fraternities or sororities. University residence halls are located in the Back-Bay Fenway neighborhood of Boston and, due to limited space, students are not guaranteed housing. International students make up about a quarter of the student body. Among the scores of notable alumni who have graduated from Berklee College of Music are singer John Mayer; Natalie Maines, lead singer of the Dixie Chicks; and Joey Kramer, drummer for Aerosmith.
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Berklee attracts the most creative music students in the world who know that no other music college or institution offers such a rich diversity of people, music, and programs. They come here to discover their true music calling; pushing themselves past their own expectations and into the forefront of every aspect of the global music community - Berklee Core Message
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Berklee College of Music, it's important to note the application deadline is January 15, and the early action deadline is November 1. The application fee at Berklee College of Music is $150. It has an an acceptance rate of 36.8 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2011 acceptance rate||36.8% 4|
|Application deadline||January 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Berklee College of Music is 12:1, and the school has 90.4 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Berklee College of Music include: Music Theory and Composition; Music, General; Music Performance, General; Recording Arts Technology/Technician; and Music Management. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 81.0 percent.
|Student-faculty ratio||12:1 4|
|4-year graduation rate||N/A|
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Berklee College of Music has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,307, with a gender distribution of 69.6 percent male students and 30.4 percent female students. At this school, 18.2 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 81.8 percent of students live off campus.
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Campus Info & Services
Berklee College of Music offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring and health insurance. Berklee College of Music also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Berklee College of Music.
|Students who have cars on campus||0%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||Yes|
Paying for School
At Berklee College of Music, 50.8 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $13,432.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$36,490 (2012-13)|
|Room and board||$16,950 (2012-13)|
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* Overview details based on 2011 data