Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music Data & Information Overview

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How Well Is Berklee College of Music Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Berklee College of Music was awarded 101 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is music management.

Overall Quality

Berklee College of Music was not ranked in College Factual's 2022 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

Is It Hard to Get Into Berklee College of Music?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Berklee College of Music is a competitive 53%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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Berklee College of Music Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Berklee College of Music, the student to faculty ratio is an excellent 10 to 1. That's much better than the national average of 15 to 1. This indicates that many classes will probably be small, and students will have ample opportunites to work closely with their professors and classmates.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Berklee College of Music is 39%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  39 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Berklee College of Music

Freshmen Retention Rate

Berklee College of Music has a freshmen retention rate of 86%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  86 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate for someone pursuing a bachelor's degree is typically four years. This rate at Berklee College of Music for first-time, full-time students is 47%, which is better than the national average of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  47 out of 100

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Berklee College of Music Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 6,439 undergraduates at Berklee College of Music with 5,041 being full-time and 1,398 being part-time.

How Much Does Berklee College of Music Cost?

The overall average net price of Berklee College of Music is $49,514. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Berklee College of Music

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$45,231 $40,455 $45,959 $48,355 $54,276

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Berklee College of Music, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Berklee College of Music, approximately 40% of students took out student loans averaging $12,820 a year. That adds up to $51,280 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Berklee College of Music is 6.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Berklee College of Music Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Berklee College of Music with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $30,300 in their early years. Unfortunately, this is 24% less that the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


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Location of Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Boston, Massachusetts. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Contact details for Berklee College of Music are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1140 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-747-2222

Berklee College of Music Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 8 majors graduated from Berklee College of Music. Of these students, 1,432 received undergraduate degrees and 329 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Music 657 $20,100
Computer Software & Applications 316 NA
Arts & Media Management 167 $30,100
Engineering Technology (Other) 149 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 53 NA
Dance 45 NA
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 33 NA
Teacher Education Subject Specific 12 NA

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Online Learning at Berklee College of Music

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2018-2019, 1,703 students took at least one online class at Berklee College of Music. This is an increase from the 1,582 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 1,703 1,335
2017-2018 1,582 1,297
2016-2017 1,371 1,168
2015-2016 1,192 943
2013-2014 253 253

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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