Berklee College of Music

country rank  201
world rank  531

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University Overview

Established in 1945, Berklee College of Music is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Boston (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Massachusetts. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Berklee College of Music (BCM) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 5,000-5,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Berklee College of Music (BCM) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation degrees), bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 74 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym BCM
Founded 1945
Motto Esse Quam Videri
To be, rather than to seem
Colours Red and gray

University Location

Address 1140 Boylston Street
Boston (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
02215 Massachusetts
United States
T +1 (617) 266 1400
F +1 (617) 247 6878

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 1140 Boylston Street
Boston 02215
+1 (617) 747 2222
800 237 5533

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 5,000-5,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Berklee College of Music's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Not reported
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019