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Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
Berklee, founded in 1945, is a private college. Its urban campus is located in Boston's Back Bay area.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,112
   Women 1,673 (32.7%)
   Men 3,439 (67.3%)
Graduate Students 160
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 26% of 7,682 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.00
SAT Math Not reported
SAT Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA   X    
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $62,042
  Tuition and Fees $41,398
  Room and Board $18,000
Average Percent of Need Met 35%
Average Freshman Award $16,827
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 255
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 45% of classes
10-19 students: 45% of classes
20-29 students: 8% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Boston Population 625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 76% of freshmen, 27% of all students
Athletic Conferences  
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.9% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
12.6% Hispanic/Latino
8.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.7% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.8% White
11.2% Unknown
International Students 33.2%
First-Year Students Returning 85.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 38.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported