Manhattan School of Music (MSM)

New York, NY

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Manhattan School of Music

Manhattan School of Music

Manhattan School of Music Student Essentials

Manhattan School of Music Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Website: www.msmnyc.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 35,140
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 35,140
Retention Rate: 86%
Enrollment: 967
Year Established: 1917

About MSM

One of the most prestigious music conservatories in the nation, Manhattan School of Music (MSM) in New York City grants bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees to aspiring professional musicians and composers.

While the majority of MSM’s programs are performance-oriented, degrees are also offered in Music History and Music Education.

For those students who are pursuing performance or composition degrees, there are both Jazz and Classical music tracks. Regardless of which you choose, you will work with some of the most esteemed faculty in the world of professional music.

Home to Jazz Ensembles, including a Big Band, a Symphony, a Wind Ensemble and a Chamber Orchestra, MSM provides numerous opportunities for performance at its renowned auditorium or in one of its recital halls.

It’s no surprise that students come from states throughout the nation and nations throughout the world to attend MSM. It is this mixture of cultures and nations that makes for MSM’s excitingly diverse student life experience.

The city, home to such places as Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, and a wealth of Broadway and Off-Broadway theatrical venues, is both inspiring and rich in opportunities.

The audition is the most important part of the admissions process. Out of those students who are admitted, a certain percentage also receives a talent scholarship.

Other financial aid offerings such as loans and grants may also be available.

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MSM Map & Location

Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Ave
New York, NY 10027


Getting Around MSM

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

9/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for New York, NY

Winter
Dec
43
32
Jan
38
27
Feb
42
29
Spring
Mar
50
35
Apr
61
45
May
71
54
Summer
Jun
79
64
Jul
84
69
Aug
83
68
Fall
Sep
75
61
Oct
64
50
Nov
54
42

MSM Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 407
Freshman Class 98
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 967

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 9%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 57%
  • Asian: 14%
  • Unknown and Other: 15%
Latino 9%
African American 4%
Caucasian 57%
Asian 14%
Unknown and Other 15%

Undergraduate 42%
Graduate 58%
Full-Time 87%
Part-Time 13%
Women 54%
Men 46%
International 32%
Domestic 68%

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