Berklee College of Music

779 reviews
  1. Boston, MA
  2. 4 Year
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    D-
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.38 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.40 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.40 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 25 responses
Report
  • Diverse
    48%
  • Creative
    24%
  • Dedicated
    20%
  • Hipster in a good way
    4%
  • Someone to learn from
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
59%
Poll
79%
of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
Poll
85%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.53 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Amazing
    37%
  • Big, intimidating and absolutly fantastic.
    26%
  • An amazing resource that's up to you to use
    16%
  • Free and open
    16%
  • Eccentric in the best way
    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%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Reviews

779 reviews
  • Excellent
    193
  • Very Good
    256
  • Average
    234
  • Poor
    61
  • Terrible
    35
Berklee College of Music has afforded me the opportunity to achieve the career path which I have always wanted but never thought possible. I have been provided with excellent tuition and support from professors who are very knowledgeable and who are committed to our success. My experience has been extremely educational and exciting and allows us to be creative. For anyone who is considerie of Music.ng a career in music I would definitely recommend Berklee Colleg
  • College Senior
  • 2 months ago
Berklee College of Music has opened my eyes to amazing things that I never thought I could accomplish. People are so accepting there. It is full of opportunities and connections, if you are open to embracing them. I would not have chosen any other university. I feel more at home at Berklee than I have anywhere else. My school is unique because we are all a family, and only want to help each other succeed.
  • College Student
  • 2 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
  • 3 months ago