The New England Conservatory of Music

55 reviews
  1. Boston, MA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    NG
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    NG
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    NG
  10. Campus Food
    NG
  11. Student Life
    NG
  12. Safety
    B-
The New England Conservatory of Music is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
290 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
29%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$115
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$41,086/ 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
    $37,790/ year
  • $30-48k
    $30,175/ year
  • $49-75k
    $36,860/ year
  • $76-110k
    $43,286/ year
  • $110k+
    $42,045/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
5:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
376Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
75%
of students say they don't have Greek life.4 responses
Poll
67%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.3 responses
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  • Come to Nec to live in the music history
    75%
  • Cream of the Crop
    25%

After The New England Conservatory of Music

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$29,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.3 responses

Reviews

55 reviews
  • Excellent
    12
  • Very Good
    19
  • Average
    19
  • Poor
    5
  • Terrible
    0
Few Parties on Campus – There are usually house parties on Friday and Saturday nights. But these parties are mostly off campus, since the dorms accommodate mostly Freshmen. These house parties are usually for drinking purposes, and are held in the nearby neighborhood in Jamaica Plain, Mission Hill, etc.
There are many good bars and clubs near the school and around Boston. Since NEC is located in the heart of Boston, transportation is usually not a problem, since the T pretty much covers the entire downtown area. Walking is also an option in Boston.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 19 2011
Boston Is Simply Amazing – Boston is a great city. Many things to do, and the atmosphere of the city is very charming. Tons of colleges nearby, so the population of the city is generally young, therefore there's a lot of energy in the city. A very decent sized city, and very walkable. Public transportation is good, but sometimes not as efficient as expected. Nightlife is great in Boston. Many attractive people, a great city to people watch. Boston Common is a great place to hang out, and enjoy the sun.
The winter weather is pretty severe, and the snow and the wind are some of the cons of Boston.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 19 2011
Mostly Asian Students With Some White Kids – NEC is predominantly Asian, especially classical performance students. The jazz department at NEC is somewhat more diverse with mostly white students, and a few African-American students. NEC is liberal, homosexuality is widely accepted. Economic backgrounds vary, since the school provides much financial support for students. A small Christian group meets every week.
  • College Freshman
  • Apr 19 2011