Vandercook College of Music

Chicago, IL

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Vandercook College of Music

Vandercook College of Music

Vandercook College of Music Student Essentials

Vandercook College of Music Student Essentials
Region: Midwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.vandercook.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
In-State Tuition: $ 24,116
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 24,116
Retention Rate: 86%
Enrollment: 1,282
Year Established: 1909

About Vandercook College of Music

VanderCook College of Music (VCM) is unique among music schools in its focus on music education. VanderCook offers both undergraduate and graduate studies in music education, with all the benefits of a conservatory setting. All of VanderCook’s classes are taught by faculty, with a student-to-teacher ratio below 7:1.

VCM’s academics emphasize practical learning. Undergraduates learn conducting and arranging, as well as how to play more than 16 instruments. Once you’ve graduated from the bachelor’s degree program, you’ll be prepared and certified to teach K-12 music anywhere in the United States.

The graduate program is designed for students with an undergraduate music degree who would like to become music educators. You can earn your teaching certificate, then go on to pursue an MEd if you’d like further training at VanderCook. Continuing education courses are also available for current music teachers who wish to strengthen their skills while earning graduate credit.

Because of the college’s dual emphasis on performance and academics, VanderCook’s undergraduate admissions take your musicianship and academic background into consideration. Graduate admissions requirements include a bachelor’s degree in music and, for certified applicants, a year of teaching experience. All applicants are required to audition.

VanderCook College of Music offers institutional grants and scholarships, in addition to federal financial aid. Institutional aid is limited to undergraduate students.

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Vandercook College of Music Map & Location

Vandercook College of Music
3140 S. Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616


Getting Around Vandercook College of Music

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

8/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Chicago, IL

Winter
Dec
35
23
Jan
31
18
Feb
36
22
Spring
Mar
47
31
Apr
59
42
May
70
52
Summer
Jun
80
62
Jul
84
68
Aug
82
66
Fall
Sep
75
58
Oct
63
46
Nov
49
35

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 194
Freshman Class 39
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 1,282

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 8%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 56%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 30%
Latino 8%
African American 5%
Caucasian 56%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 30%

Undergraduate 15%
Graduate 85%
Full-Time 71%
Part-Time 29%
Women 47%
Men 53%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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