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Established in 1867, the New England Conservatory is a non-profit private specialized higher education institution located in the urban setting of the large city of Boston (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Massachusetts. Officially accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, New England Conservatory (NEC) is a very small-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 500-999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. New England Conservatory (NEC) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor's degrees (i.e. certificates, diplomas, associate or foundation), bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study table below for further details. This 157-year-old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades. The acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this US higher education organization an averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. NEC also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, financial aids and/or scholarships, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.

University Snapshot


New England Conservatory's Control Typeprivate


New England Conservatory's Entity Typenon-profit


New England Conservatory' Size by Total Enrollmentvery small-sized


New England Conservatory's Selectivity by Acceptance Rateaveragely selective

University Identity

Acronym NEC
Founded 1867
Video Presentation

n.a.; please submit an official New England Conservatory general video presentation.

University Location

Address 290 Huntington Avenue
02115-5018 Massachusetts
United States
New England Conservatory's location map and satellite view Location Map and Satellite View
New England Conservatory Phone Number +1 (617) 585 1100
New England Conservatory Fax Number +1 (617) 585 1500

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Fields of Study / Degree Levels


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Fields of Study and Degree Levels Matrix

The following New England Conservatory's Fields of Study/Degree Levels Matrix is divided into 6 main fields of study and 4 levels of degrees, from the lowest undergraduate degree to the highest postgraduate degree. This matrix aims to help quickly identify New England Conservatory's academic range and degree level offering.

Programs and Courses

Courses and Programs

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Tuition Fees


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Yearly Tuition Fees Range Matrix

This New England Conservatory's Tuition Fees Range Matrix is divided into 2 types of students, local and international students, and 2 degree levels, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, and aims to help students to have an approximate idea of the yearly tuition range they might expect to pay at New England Conservatory.

New England Conservatory: Tuition Fees Range Matrix

Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)
over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)
over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)
over 50,000 US$
(over 45,570 Euro)

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Admission Information

uniRank publishes below some basic New England Conservatory's admission information.

New England Conservatory's Gender Admission Policy Gender Admission

This institution admits Men and Women (coed).

New England Conservatory's Admission Selection Admission Selection

Has New England Conservatory a selective admission policy? Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic records and grades.

Acceptance Rate Admission Rate

New England Conservatory's acceptance rate range is 40-49% making this institution an averagely selective higher education institution.

Admission Requirements Admission Requirements

  • Secondary school GPA is required
  • Secondary school rank is neither required nor recommended
  • Secondary school record is required
  • Completion of college-preparatory program is neither required nor recommended
  • Recommendations are required
  • Formal demonstration of competencies is required
  • Admission test scores are required
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) is neither required nor recommended

Source: IPDES

New England Conservatory's International Students Admission International Students Admission

International students are welcome to apply for admission at this institution.

New England Conservatory's Admission Office Admission Office

290 Huntington Avenue
Boston 02115-5018
(617) 585 1741

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Size and Profile


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Size and Profile

uniRank publishes below some major size and profile indicators for New England Conservatory.

New England Conservatory's Total Student Enrollment Student Enrollment

New England Conservatory has an enrollment range of 500-999 students making it a very small-sized institution.

New England Conservatory's Total Faculty/Academic staff Academic Staff

This institution has a range of 400-499 academic employees (Faculty).

New England Conservatory's Control Type Control Type

New England Conservatory is a private higher education institution.

New England Conservatory's Entity Type Entity Type

New England Conservatory is a non-profit higher education institution.

New England Conservatory's Campus Setting Campus Setting

This institution's main campus is located in a Urban setting.

New England Conservatory's Academic Calendar Academic Calendar

This institution adopts a Semesters type of academic calendar.

Religious Affiliation

New England Conservatory does not have any religious affiliation.

Carnegie Classification


The Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education is a framework for categorizing colleges and universities in the United States...

The classification was first created by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in 1970, and it has been updated periodically since then. The Carnegie Classification is based on a set of criteria, such as the level and types of degrees offered, research activity and enrollment size. Institutions are classified into one of several categories based on these criteria, ranging from "doctoral universities" with very high research activity to "special focus institutions" that primarily award degrees in a specific field, such as the arts or health professions. The classification allows for quick comparisons between institutions within and across categories.

Carnegie Classification

uniRank provides below the official New England Conservatory's Carnegie classification.

Basic Classification Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools
Size & Setting Four-year, very small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Research Doctoral: Single program-Other

Facilities and Services


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University Facilities

uniRank provides below an overview of New England Conservatory's main facilities:

New England Conservatory's Library University Library

This institution has a physical Library. Visit New England Conservatory's Library

The New England Conservatory of Music's library does not have any external branch. The library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium, etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2021 the library reported 113,333 physical volumes, 57,044 physical media, 290,801 digital/electronic media and 68 licensed digital/electronic databases. The library is managed by a total number of 33 full-time employees, including 4 librarians. The New England Conservatory of Music's library has a total library expenditure greater than $100,000 per year. Source: IPDES.

New England Conservatory's Housing University Housing

This institution provides housing services such as on-campus residences or dormitories.

In particular, the New England Conservatory provides on-campus housing and the total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 256 students in the 2021 academic year. Source: IPDES.

New England Conservatory's Sport Facilities/Activities Sport Facilities/Activities

Not reported

University Services

uniRank provides below an overview of New England Conservatory's main services:

New England Conservatory's Financial Aid Financial Aid

This institution offers one or more of the following financial aid for eligible students: scholarships, grants, loans, tuition waivers, emergency financial aid etc.

New England Conservatory's Study Abroad Study Abroad

Not reported

New England Conservatory's Distance Learning Distance Learning

This institution provides a distance learning mode for certain programs or courses.

In particular, this institution offers some courses via distance education at the undergraduate level and at the graduate level. Source: IPDES.

New England Conservatory's Academic Counseling Academic Counseling

This institution offers students academic guidance and support to assist them in their academic pursuits.

New England Conservatory's Career Services Career Services

This institution offers career counseling, career assessments, job and internship postings, career events, alumni networking or other career-related services to assist students transition successfully from academic life to professional life.

Recognition and Accreditation


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New England Conservatory's Recognition or Accreditation Institutional Recognition or Accreditation

New England Conservatory is legally recognized and/or institutionally accredited by: New England Commission of Higher Education

Year of first Recognition or Accreditation


Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

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  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

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Memberships and Affiliations


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Affiliations and Memberships

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Academic Structure


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Academic Structure

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Social Media


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Social Media

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Facebook Facebook

New England Conservatory's Facebook page New England Conservatory's official Facebook page

Twitter X (Twitter)

New England Conservatory's X (formerly Twitter) page New England Conservatory's official Twitter page

YouTube YouTube

New England Conservatory's YouTube channel New England Conservatory's official YouTube channel

Instagram Instagram

New England Conservatory's Instagram page New England Conservatory's official Instagram channel

LinkedIn LinkedIn

New England Conservatory's main LinkedIn profile

TikTok TikTok


Free Online Courses

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