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Reviews 655 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: School doesn't help much with off campus housing.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't eat ethnic food but there are many places.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Good enforcement of more important rules.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't receive and aid from the school.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Always the same people. Sometimes too crowded

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Good food nearby that accepts berklee card

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The walls are very thin, the bathrooms are dirty

College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There are quite a number of programs and meetings to enforce certain issues.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: N/A

I don't go to parties

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: N/A

I don't live in campus.

College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are people from all over the world in our school. From the most remote places in Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean, as well as South and North America. This depicts a wide variety of language, cultural manners, understanding of interaction, etc. Certainly there are some cons to this, but when it comes to music, we all join in like a big family. I am Cuban, also 35 years old. There is very little I could say about "guys & girls" at my school. Personally, I am at a different level of maturity, and see and approach things completely different than the average 18 and early 20 year olds. But I do have to say, it looks like a very positive mixing of cultures.

4 College Sophomore

Local Area: It's truly great! I love downtown Boston, and I would totally move in for good if I find a steady job after graduating. We call the school area "The Bubble," only because it is difficult to come out of it. Everything within campus is within walking distance, food choices outside of campus are right across the street, the facilities within the school are quite comfortable, and our favorite jamming places are near by.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Pho Thai and the Teiyaki House are my favorite places to eat at. The Caf is a good option too, as it provides a wide selection of healthy vegetarian food. I still need to find out where Cafe 24 is, as i would not mind having occasional salads.

College Sophomore

Majors: The application process was pretty straight forward.

Part 1: A form is filled in online, in order to be considered for audition.

Part 2: In the audition, one is allowed to bring a prepared piece. Then, there is a sight reading test including improvisation, as well as a rhythmic and melodic ear training test. This lasts roughly 15 minutes.

Part 3: On the same day of the audition, there is an interview in which one is to elaborate further about the reason for applying to Berklee, and how can one be of asset to the school, goals, plans, etc.

The prepared piece is very important. Although I also recommend to be prepared in advance with some sight -reading and improvisation. These could be tough is there is no previous preparation. Ultimately, just BE YOURSELF, and bring to the table your true talented self. The panel will realize your true potential, and that will determine your admission to the school.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There quite a number of coffee shops and restaurants, both providing a wide amount of fast food, but also some healthy choices if one takes the time to look for those. There are Japanese, Thai, and Italian restaurants just around the corner, as well as a Starbucks, a Dunkin donuts, Poloco, and more. It is fairly expensive to live off eating out. I personally try my best to cook at home and bring the food with me.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I personally live about 30 minutes off campus. Transportation is not an issue at all. I only wish I was slightly closer to school, but that area is obviously more expensive to live in.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Last year, over fifty alumni of Berklee College of Music were involved in Grammy winning and nominations. Categories ranged from solo performing artists, engineering, production,and others. Some of the most popular jazz artists have graduated from Berklee, such as Esperanza Spalding, and Lala Hathaway. This is one of the main reasons I chose Berklee (and no other school). I knew the level of education and preparation for the future was going to be at its highest level, and I was not wrong. Going into my fourth semester at the moment, and I can already notice how much I have improved my performance and composition skills,and enlarged my number of contacts and possibilities of work after I graduate. The prospects of graduating from Berklee, with self focused and discipline of course, and the guidance of such amazing tutors and teachers, are limitless.

College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school provided me with a scholarship upon the results I obtained in my audition to enter the school. Then, I received a scholarship for composition skills. (Still very expensive). I have not yet applied for financial aid.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports at Berklee aren't that much of a big deal. Must of us are truly focused on practicing our instruments, playing and interacting with others, and most importantly creating a network that can be beneficial for our career post-graduation. Those interested in being healthy go to the gym regularly, but I personally have not heard of specific groupings just for the purpose of athletics.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The off-campus housing is quite easy to find, it's just the matter or the distance to school.

Various types of housings are available but the overall cost for housing at Boston is just sky-high

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: It has been difficult to receive financial aid from Berklee. It's an expensive institution, and the tuition is quite high, and it is difficult to become eligible for a scholarship. If you just barely fall into the bracket where your family can afford it, you become disqualified. My family can just barely handle it, but some help would be nice. You have to really hustle to find financial aid at Berklee.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I haven't heard very much about sexual assault during my time at Berklee. We have very strict security, so there isn't an overhanging fear of an attack or a break in. It's a very secure campus, with an intelligent and socially aware student body. There is very little disrespect between people in that regard. There was a seminar held about the issue and there was an effort to spread awareness. It hasn't been an issue.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The Back Bay of Boston is an ideal place for a young foodie. Around the Berklee College of Music campus, there are a plethora options. Boylston, Massachusetts Avenue and Newbury Street, all feature a variety of ethnic and American foods. I often find myself at Mass Ave's Chef Chang's, which is a wonderful place sporting several classics of Asian cuisine. Berklee also is lucky enough to have a great pizza joint across the street, Supreme's. Open until 2am, it's a great stop for the hungry musician. This only a small sample of what is offered in the area, but you name the culture, the Back Bay has got it.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: to be honest it really is too expensive, sometimes I feel the school values money over education. Not enough scholarship opportunities, scholarships office is not helpful at all.

But I do meet a lot of inspiring teachers and classmates here in Berklee, and that really helped my craft a lot.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: We don't really have one


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