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About Vandercook College Of Music

VanderCook College of Music is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Chicago, Illinois. Vandercook College Of Music was founded in 1909 and now enrolls around 289 students a year, including 107 undergrads.

Vandercook College Of Music offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.

Vandercook College Of Music's endowment was valued at $514572 thousand in 2021. There are 4 Vandercook College Of Music undergrads for each full-time professor.

2021 Vandercook College Of Music Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 89%
Average GPA 3.1
Mean ACT score 17
Mean SAT score 1066
Tuition $26,548

Vandercook College Of Music Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Early Admission at Vandercook College Of Music

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2020 Acceptance Rate for VanderCook College of Music

It is moderately difficult to get into Vandercook College Of Music. Around 89% of applicants get into Vandercook College Of Music each year. Last year, 27 students applied to Vandercook College Of Music and 24 were admitted.

Vandercook College Of Music Waitlist

Vandercook College Of Music reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into VanderCook College of Music?

Vandercook College Of Music is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Vandercook College Of Music, applicants must submit the following items.

Vandercook College Of Music Application Requirements

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Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3 3
Interview
Other Requirements audition on the applicant's primary instrument or voice
Letter(s) of Recommendation 3
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Test Scores for Vandercook College Of Music

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale. The mean composite SAT score is 1066. The mean ACT score for Vandercook College Of Music students is 17.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Vandercook College Of Music.

Does Vandercook College Of Music Require Test Scores?

Vandercook College Of Music does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 83% submitted the SAT. 13% submitted the ACT.


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Dorms at Vandercook College Of Music

Yes! Vandercook College Of Music provides on-campus housing for students.

Vandercook College Of Music students are active in the school's NAfME (National Association for Music Education), ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) and NBA (National Band Association). Prism Concert, A Night of the Pops Benefit Concert, and and The Midwest Clinic (Symphonic Band only) are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Vandercook College Of Music.

Financial Aid at Vandercook College Of Music

First-year students that attend Vandercook College Of Music full-time are awarded $13,888 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Vandercook College Of Music a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. There are a few statistics that can give you a good idea of how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its students.

Retention, graduation, and job placement statistics all give valuable information about the quality of the student experience, before and after graduation.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Vandercook College Of Music

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Vandercook College Of Music, around 94% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 14 students who started at Vandercook College Of Music as first-time freshman, 7 graduate within four years.

Vandercook College Of Music's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 76%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Student Debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 90% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $40,000 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $46,917 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Vandercook College Of Music sound? Remember, the best school for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Vandercook College Of Music a good school for you?

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Where is Vandercook College Of Music?

Vandercook College Of Music is located in the urban setting of Chicago, Illinois, less than an hour from Chicago.

If you want to see Vandercook College Of Music for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90/94 to Chicago, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Chicago Midway.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Vandercook College Of Music and Chicago are like without leaving home.

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College Info

3140 South Federal Street Chicago, IL 60616-3731

Campus Setting: Urban

Vandercook College Of Music Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Apr 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Not available

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Vandercook College Of Music is Apr 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Vandercook College Of Music ACT Scores

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ACT Range

13 - 21

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

21 and Above

Good

13 to 21

Avg

13 and Less

Low

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Vandercook College Of Music is 17. Students with an ACT score of 21 and above have a good chance of getting into Vandercook College Of Music. Students with an ACT score that falls between 13 and 21 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 13 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Vandercook College Of Music SAT Scores

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Composite SAT Range

988 - 1145

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Math SAT Range

485 - 575

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Reading SAT Range

485 - 550

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1145 and Above

Good

988 to 1145

Avg

988 and Less

Low

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Vandercook College Of Music students is 1066. Applicants with SAT scores of 1145 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Vandercook College Of Music, while applicants with SAT scores between 988 to 1145 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 988 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Vandercook College Of Music.

Vandercook College Of Music Tuition & Fees

Tuition & Fees

$42,408

In State

$42,408

Out-of-State
Cost Breakdown
In State
Out-of-State
State Tuition
$26,548
$26,548
Fees
$1,886
$1,886
Housing
$12,074
$12,074
Books
$1,900
$1,900

Student Life

Wondering what life at Vandercook College Of Music is like? There are approximately 289 students enrolled at Vandercook College Of Music, including 107 undergraduate students and 182 graduate students. 65% percent of students attend school full-time, 92% percent are from IL and 8% percent of students are from other states.

65%

Full Time

35%

Part Time

92%

In State

8%

Out-of-State

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Quick Facts

Total Enrollment

289

Campus Setting

Urban

Acceptance Rate

89%

Tuition and Fees

In State

$28,434

Out-of-State

$28,434

Fall Freshmen
Application Deadline

Apr 1
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