Academics

Location
Boston, MA
Undergrads
4,049
Tuition
$36,490
Admission Difficulty
Average
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5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: By academics, you mean music? Yes - they push you very hard. Liberal arts classes? Not so much.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Berklee provides such an amazing musical education, because it allows the student a great degree of freedom to pursue his/her personal interests and ambitions. In my program (Professional Music), I get to combine a wide variety of musical areas such as Music Technology, Music Business, Harmony, and Jazz Performance. This is ideal because I am now becoming equipped with skills that will be applicable to a number of different career paths - such as Music Production, Music Business/Management, Performance, Private Instruction, and Composition/Arranging.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Each of the professors at this school are certainly professionals in their respective fields. Furthermore, each of them are genuinely passionate about what they're doing - and I think this is what makes the biggest difference. The workload may be massive at times, but the professors are always willing to provide us with extra help and instruction, so nothing is impossible to achieve at this school. The type of education we receive is largely practical, and we often get to see and work with some of the best in the music scene.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: The profs are the best in the world!

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: It's the best field of work that I have ever heard of or known. The faculty is spectacular and the courses are almost at a master's level. Internship opportunities are readily available and offer priceless knowledge and experience before entering the field as a professional.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 6th
    Best Technology in the Classroom
  • 35th
    Best Online Course Options
  • 39th
    Most Flexible Curriculums
  • 46th
    Best Course Variety
  • 80th
    Best Student-Faculty Ratio

Student Author Overview

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Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
12:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
241
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
356
Total FT Faculty
241
Average Faculty Salary
$81,069
Full-Time Retention Rate
96%
Part-Time Retention Rate
100%
Graduation Rate
60%
Programs/Majors Offered
8
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
Yes
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Degrees Awarded
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
  • Master's degree
Most Popular Majors
  • Music History and Literature: 11%
  • Music Performance: 10%
  • Music Theory and Composition: 11%
  • Recording Arts Technician: 7%
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)

Student Polls

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements?    Based on 28 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • The academic advisers are helpful.
  • It is easy to get the classes you want.
  • Grading is generally consistent and fair.
  • There are a variety of interesting courses to take.
  • Students are encouraged to explore a wide range of courses and topics.
  • My Gen-Ed requirements are worthwhile and meaningful.
  • The workload is easy to manage.
  • There are plenty of good online course options.
  • Teaching assistants (TAs) are used effectively.
  • The course scheduling/registration process is efficient and student-friendly.
  • Classrooms/labs are up-to-date and incorporate new technologies effectively.

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements regarding the professors at this school?    Based on 27 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Professors are approachable and helpful when needed
  • Professors are engaging and easy to understand.
  • Professors are experts in their field.
  • Professors are passionate about the topics they teach.
  • Professors care about their students' success.
  • Professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.
  • Professors use teaching assistants (TAs) effectively.

Who are the most notable alumni from this school?    Based on 8 responses

  • 25% John Mayer
  • 18% Aerosmith
  • 14% Imagine Dragons
  • 14% Psy
  • 11% Karmin
  • 11% Roy Hargrove
  • 7% Norah Jones

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