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COLLEGE PROFILE

Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA

FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School GraduationHigh school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School ProgramCollege preparatory program is not required
High School Units Required or Recommended
SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English 4
Mathematics 1
Science 1
Foreign Language  
Social Studies  
History 1
Academic Electives 6
Examinations
ExamScores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT  
SAT Only  
ACT Only  
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT  
SAT Subject Tests Only 
ACT Writing Test PolicyAccepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT EssaySAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

APPLYING FOR ADMISSION

Admissions Office
Address1140 Boylston Street
City, State, ZipBoston, MA  02215-3693
Phone(617) 747-2221
Fax(617) 747-2047
E-mailadmissions@berklee.edu
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Application Fee$150
Application Fee WaiverAvailable
Regular Admission NotificationMarch 31
Accept Offer of AdmissionMay 1
Waiting List UsedYes
Defer AdmissionStudent can defer admission
Transfer AdmissionTransfer applications accepted
Early Admission
Early Decision OfferedNo
Early Decision Deadline 
Early Decision Notification 
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Action DeadlineNovember 1
Early Action NotificationJanuary 31
Application Form
Common ApplicationNot accepted
Universal College ApplicationNot accepted
Electronic Application Available
Other Application Requirements
InterviewRequired
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other2 years of formal music study and audition required for freshmen
Financial NeedFinancial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

SELECTION OF STUDENTS

FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Rigor of Secondary School RecordX
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
Class RankX
RecommendationsX
EssayX
InterviewX
Level of Applicant's InterestX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Volunteer WorkX
Particular
Talent/Ability
X
Character/Personal QualitiesX
First Generation to Attend CollegeX
State ResidencyX
Geographic ResidenceX
Relation with AlumnusX
Religious Affiliation/ CommitmentX
EthnicityX
Work ExperienceX

PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION

Overall Admission Rate19% of 5,538 applicants were admitted
   Women20% of 1,716 applicants were admitted
   Men19% of 3,822 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled931 (88%) of 1,061 admitted students enrolled
   Women312 (91%) of 341 admitted students enrolled
   Men619 (86%) of 720 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate 
Early Action Admission RateNot reported
Students Offered Wait List 300
Students Accepting Wait List Position 148
Students Admitted From Wait List 148
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPANot reported
3.75 and Above29%
3.50 - 3.7430%
3.25 - 3.494%
3.00 - 3.2429%
2.50 - 2.994%
2.00 - 2.494%
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT MathNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT Critical ReadingNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT WritingNot reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT CompositeNot reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank 
National Merit ScholarNot reported
ValedictorianNot reported
Class PresidentNot reported
Student Government OfficerNot reported
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.58 4.03 599 597 642 27
Low 3.10 3.25 430 460 420 19
High 4.00 4.50 800 670 750 31
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