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VanderCook College of Music Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on VanderCook College of Music, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is VanderCook College of Music Ranked?

2020 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

VanderCook College of Music was awarded 2 badges in the 2020 rankings.

Overall Quality

VanderCook College of Music was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into VanderCook College of Music?

Acceptance Rate

With an acceptance rate of 100%, VanderCook College of Music has a fairly liberal admissions policy. However, don't just assume you'll get in! Put together a good application and make sure you include all requested documents and materials.

Average Test Scores

About 7% of students accepted to VanderCook College of Music submitted their SAT scores.VanderCook College of Music received ACT scores from 93% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 29.

ACT Composite Scores for VanderCook College of Music  ( 21 to 29 )

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VanderCook College of Music Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at VanderCook College of Music is an impressive 3 to 1. That's quite good when you compare it to the national average of 15 to 1. This is a good sign that students at the school will have more opportunities for one-on-one interactions with their professors.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at VanderCook College of Music is 34%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  34 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at VanderCook College of Music

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at VanderCook College of Music is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At VanderCook College of Music the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 47%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  47 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at VanderCook College of Music

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 122 undergraduates at VanderCook College of Music with 88 being full-time and 34 being part-time.

VanderCook College of Music Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for VanderCook College of Music is 61.07 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  61.07 out of 100
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How Much Does VanderCook College of Music Cost?

The overall average net price of VanderCook College of Music is $27,188. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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 VanderCook College of Music, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At VanderCook College of Music, approximately 86% of students took out student loans averaging $7,089 a year. That adds up to $28,356 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at VanderCook College of Music is 13.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do VanderCook College of Music Graduates Make?

Location of VanderCook College of Music

VanderCook College of Music is a private not-for-profit institution located in Chicago, Illinois. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

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Location of VanderCook College of Music

Contact details for VanderCook College of Music are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3140 South Federal Street, Chicago, IL 60616-3731
Phone: 312-225-6288

VanderCook College of Music Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 1 majors graduated from VanderCook College of Music. Of these students, 27 received undergraduate degrees and 55 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
Teacher Education Subject Specific 27 $34,400

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