|Setting:||Large City Setting|
|Size:||Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)|
|Mascot:||Mingus the Jazz Cat|
|On-Campus Housing Available:||Yes|
A renowned music school that has graduated numerous award-winning musicians, Berklee School of Music in Boston is considered one of the most prestigious music schools in the world.
The programs at Berklee are primarily geared towards training music students in the areas of jazz and contemporary rock styles, including pop music and hip hop. Students may also concentrate on such specialized styles and areas as Reggae, Salsa, Film Scoring, Composition, Music Engineering, Songwriting and Music Therapy.
Graduates of Berklee have consistently gone on to win Grammy, Emmy and Academy Awards as well as the prestigious Thelonious Monk award for jazz music, among numerous others.
Faculty members have also historically been some of the most respected jazz, fusion, popular and classical musical artists.
Student activities are in great part dedicated to various aspects of music as well. There are, among others, an Electronica Club, a Music Law Club, a Musical Theatre group and an association for female musicians.
Since the programs at Berklee are extremely rigorous, social and recreational activities are also in place to help students to unwind.
Access to Boston’s musical, arts and cultural scene, as well as shopping, restaurants and other activities, also provides numerous creative and recreational opportunities.
A highly competitive school, Berklee accepts a rather small percentage of applicants and bases admissions decisions primarily on the quality of the student’s audition.
Financial aid awards, including talent scholarships, are awarded to eligible students.
50% of students gave Berklee College of Music, Boston 5 stars overall.
Berklee is good for one thing. Getting a degree while spending most of your time practicing your instrument. If that's your plan, then Berklee is the place for you.
Fantastic faculty, motivated students, terrific mission.
Berklee College of Music, Boston
1140 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
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|Full-Time Undergrad Students||5,161|
|Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students)||5,161|
- Latino: 12%
- African American: 9%
- Caucasian: 60%
- Asian: 5%
- Unknown and Other: 14%
|Unknown and Other||14%|
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