Berklee College of Music

805 reviews
  1. Boston, MA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B+
Berklee College of Music is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
1140 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

Berklee College of Music Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
40%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$150
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$41,619/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $46,416/ year
  • $30-48k
    $49,701/ year
  • $49-75k
    $35,436/ year
  • $76-110k
    $42,690/ year
  • $110k+
    $50,249/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
77%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.62 responses
70%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.64 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.64 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,187Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
Report
  • Creative
    33%
  • Diverse
    31%
  • Dedicated
    27%
  • Someone to learn from
    6%
  • Creatively driven1
    2%
  • Hipster in a good way
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
59%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.66 responses
Poll
85%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.74 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Big, intimidating and absolutly fantastic.
    26%
  • An amazing resource that's up to you to use
    24%
  • Amazing
    17%
  • Full of opportunity, great people, connections,
    17%
  • Free and open
    7%
  • Eccentric in the best way
    5%
  • Self-driven
    5%

After Berklee College of Music

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
49%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86%
National
83%
93%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.43 responses

Reviews

805 reviews
  • Excellent
    209
  • Very Good
    261
  • Average
    237
  • Poor
    61
  • Terrible
    37
Like I said, I still haven't attended the school as a student but based on my visit, it was really great. I just can't give a full and accurate review because I haven't yet had the chance to take full advantage of everything that will be offered to me. Class sizes were great! Largest I attended was maybe 30 people and the smallest was about 8. So nothing like the 200-300 class sizes at many schools. All the staff at the school is extremely helpful in the admissions process and the time between being admitted and attending. They answer all questions clearly and easily transfer you between departments so you can get the best information from the most knowledgable people on the subject.
  • College Sophomore
  • 9 months ago
Berklee is full of diversity, kind and talented people. Teachers gave me nothing but all the will to keep on studying hard and never give up. I can feel the good vibes around me, truly because everybody loves this school. Everyone of the classes requires much effort and discipline. Otherwise, you're not good. I've studied in other institutions where I didn't have any pressure at all, that's what I like about Berklee, you have to do your best always.

I'd choose my school again and again, because it gives me the strongest tools with very professional people, because I feel free to be absolutely myself and I can find people with incredible and the most creative minds with whom we can...raise awareness through music.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
The academics involve working hard, whereas it is to study scales, harmonies, reviewing and analyzing pieces of music, and it's amazing to rely on talented and humble professors who care about the development to have us be great t what we love to do. It's intimidating sometimes when I'm alongsidestudents who are incredibly talented, though I have condidence in my own ability to be here and keep up with what these programs have to offer, and the life experience is beyond, memories that I take with me.
  • College Student
  • 3 months ago