Berklee College of Music, Boston

Boston, MA

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Berklee College of Music, Boston

Berklee College of Music, Boston

Berklee College of Music, Boston Student Essentials

Berklee College of Music, Boston Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Mingus the Jazz Cat
Website: www.berklee.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 36,490
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 36,490
Retention Rate: 96%
Enrollment: 5,161
Year Established: 1945

About Berklee College of Music, Boston

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.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 3.5 of 5 Stars 2 Reviews

50% of students gave Berklee College of Music, Boston 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Alumnus - Grad Year 1988

Overall Rating

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.


Overall Rating

Fantastic faculty, motivated students, terrific mission.


Berklee College of Music, Boston Map & Location

Berklee College of Music, Boston
1140 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215


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Getting Around Berklee College of Music, Boston

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.

10/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Boston, MA

Winter
Dec
41
28
Jan
36
22
Feb
39
25
Spring
Mar
45
31
Apr
56
41
May
66
50
Summer
Jun
76
60
Jul
82
65
Aug
80
65
Fall
Sep
72
57
Oct
61
47
Nov
52
38

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 5,161
Freshman Class 889
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 5,161

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 12%
  • African American: 9%
  • Caucasian: 60%
  • Asian: 5%
  • Unknown and Other: 14%
Latino 12%
African American 9%
Caucasian 60%
Asian 5%
Unknown and Other 14%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 100%
Part-Time 0%
Women 32%
Men 68%
International 29%
Domestic 71%

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Berklee College of Music, Boston

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