VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, IL

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VanderCook College of Music Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

SAT / ACT Scores Due July 1
SAT II Scores Due August 1
Priority Application Due April 1

Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.

Average GPA
3.29 (weighted)

SAT Scores

(11% of Students Admitted to VanderCook College of Music Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 630 to 670
  • Math 583 to 627
  • Writing 553 to 597
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 670 627 597
Bottom 25th Percentile 630 583 553

ACT Scores

(93% of Students Admitted to VanderCook College of Music Submit ACT Scores)

  • Verbal 21 to 29
  • Math 20 to 30
  • Composite 20 to 28
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Composite
  Verbal Math Composite
Top 75th Percentile 29 30 28
Bottom 25th Percentile 21 20 20

VanderCook College of Music Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($35)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Important
High School Transcript   Considered
Recommendations   Important
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Considered
Volunteer Work     Considered
Standardized Test Score(s)   Important
Interview     Important
Competencies   Very Important
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 3
Foreign Language 2
Math 2
Science 2
Social Studies 3
Other 3
Electives 1 1

VanderCook College of Music Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 194 (97%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 5 (2%)

VanderCook College of Music Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($35)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.50)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Very Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview   Very Important
Standardized Test Scores   Very Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
    Not Considered

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