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Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate54%

About Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music is the leading educational institution of contemporary music, located in one of the world’s great artistic cities. We give talented musicians creative outlets and commercial skills. Since 1945, generations of artists have broken the mold at Berklee. 

We know that musical careers demand a blend of nurturing, networking, and technology. We equip students with cutting-edge knowledge to pursue timeless dreams. We connect them with advantageous internships and professional connections. Long after graduation, Berklee is a hub for a generous, distinguished network of alumni who inspire, mentor, and elevate.

Berklee College of Music is a private, nonprofit college located in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. It offers undergraduate music studies in 15 majors, covering a wide range of industry areas from performance and composition to entrepreneurship and production. The college enrolls approximately 8,282 students annually, with 7,526 of them being undergraduates.

Berklee College of Music Acceptance Rate

It is moderately difficult to get into Berklee College of Music. Berklee College of Music admitted 54% of all applicants in 2022. In 2022, 3,951 out of 7,286 total applicants were accepted.

Berklee College of Music Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 54%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA Offered but % not available
No Standardized Tests You do not need to submit SAT or ACT scores

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Berklee College of Music is located in the city of Boston, Massachusetts,.

If you are interested in seeing Berklee College of Music for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) to Boston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Logan International (BOS).

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College Info

1140 Boylston Street Boston, MA 2215

Campus Setting: Urban

Berklee College of Music Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jan 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Berklee College of Music is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Berklee College of Music is Jan 15.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Berklee College of Music is like? There are approximately 8,282 students enrolled at Berklee College of Music, including 7,526 undergraduate students and 756 graduate students. 79% percent of students attend school full-time, 88% percent are from MA and 12% percent of students are from other states.


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