The Boston Conservatory

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

The Boston Conservatory Rankings

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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
39%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$110
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$42,649/ 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
    $32,858/ year
  • $30-48k
    $41,624/ year
  • $49-75k
    $48,231/ year
  • $76-110k
    $44,746/ year
  • $110k+
    $44,150/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.7 responses
88%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.8 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.8 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
502Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
67%
of students say they don't have Greek life.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.9 responses
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After The Boston Conservatory

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
50%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.4 responses

Reviews

146 reviews
  • Excellent
    55
  • Very Good
    48
  • Average
    30
  • Poor
    4
  • Terrible
    9
I would strongly recommend against entering the BoCo program in Music Education. The grade inflation is off the charts (everyone has a near perfect GPA), the quality of education was poor at best and their promises of a job (the only reason I enrolled in the first place) are far from honest. I was told the program I enrolled in had 100% job placement. I've applied to well over 100 teaching jobs and have not had a single job offer. The "Career Support Services" consider me me fully employed yet all the jobs I currently hold, I was doing prior to entering the conservatory and are not in my field of study. I've been left with thousands in student loans and the only result I've seen is that the program has since placed a gainful employment disclosure statement that reads "This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers."
  • Recent Alumnus
  • 4 months ago
It's an AMAZING school! The Best!!
  • College Sophomore
  • 6 months ago
The experience here is unbelievable. The dance classes are absolutely amazing. I have taken dance classes from many other programs in the U.S. but i think the Boston Conservatory is the absolute best choice for a contemporary dancer looking to have a career.
  • College Freshman
  • 7 months ago