Berklee College of Music


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Massachusetts


Berklee College of Music was founded on the revolutionary principle that the best way to prepare students for careers in music is through the study and practice of contemporary music. For more than half a century, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. With more than a dozen performance and nonperformance majors, a diverse and talented student body representing more than 70 countries, and a music industry "who's who" of alumni, Berklee is the world's premier learning lab for the music of today¢´ ´Óand tomorrow.

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Total Students: 4054
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Undergraduate Students: 4054
Faculty: 222

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 18:1

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1140 Boylston St
Boston Massachusetts 2215


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Minimum GPA for Applying:
There are no specific minimum cut-off grade point averages (GPA), college board scores, or class ranks in order to be considered for acceptance. However, the board of admissions (BOA) prefers grades of C+ and higher in English, math, history, and science.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Transfer credit may be awarded for most liberal arts courses (with grades of at least a "C" or 2.0) from an accredited institution.

Credits (Min/Max):
All students, including those transferring from other schools, are required to complete a minimum of 60 credits for the degree and 48 credits for the diploma at Berklee in order to graduate from the college.

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SAT/ACT scores are not required for admission.

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Transfer students are required to provide a Dean of Students release form.

Essay(s) required:
There is a series of Interview questions on the application, as well as a 500 word or less essay question.

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There is a $150 nonrefundable application fee.

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