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Colleges / The Juilliard School

The Juilliard School

New York, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate11%

The Juilliard School Admissions

The Juilliard School is extremely difficult to get into. In 2022, The Juilliard School accepted just 11% of all applicants. Out of 2,078 applications received in 2023, 221 students were offered admission.

If you are applying to The Juilliard School, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 12/1 and the application fee is $110.

Students who apply to The Juilliard School for the fall semester should hear back from The Juilliard School by April 1.

The Juilliard School Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of The Juilliard School's admissions stats.

The Juilliard School 2023 Admissions Statistics
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist Yes

The Juilliard School Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for The Juilliard School.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No
Regular Decision Yes 12 1 April 1

Applying Early to The Juilliard School?

The Juilliard School does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on The Juilliard School Admissions

How To Get Into The Juilliard School

The Juilliard School is an extremely difficult school to get into. The Juilliard School evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, The Juilliard School accepted 11% of all applicants, about 221 of the 2,078 students who applied.

Schools that are extremely difficult to get into, like The Juilliard School, accept fewer than 30% of all applicants. At least 75% of admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT or over 29 on the ACT.

Transferring to The Juilliard School

Transfer student admissions is extremely difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to The Juilliard School

In 2022, The Juilliard School waitlisted 49 students and 43 accepted a place on the waitlist. Of those, 12 eventually were offered a spot.

What's Most Important for Getting Into The Juilliard School?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at The Juilliard School

Curious about the factors that are considered by The Juilliard School during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Interview Very Important
Talent/Ability Very Important
Application Essay Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Academic GPA Considered

Make sure to check with The Juilliard School for more information on admission factors.

The Juilliard School Application Requirements

To apply to The Juilliard School, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with The Juilliard School's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements audition
Letter(s) of Recommendation
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into The Juilliard School?

The Juilliard School has not provided an information about GPAs of accepted students. Any questions regarding applicant expectations should be addressed directly with the school. The Juilliard School considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

The Juilliard School 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.

More Information on Transferring to The Juilliard School

For transfer students, it is extremely difficult to get admitted to The Juilliard School.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is December 1. Applicants should hear back by April 1.

Transfer students can enroll in The Juilliard School during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

The Juilliard School Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to The Juilliard School?

❌ Students who are admitted to The Juilliard School must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does The Juilliard School accept transfer credits?

✅ The Juilliard School accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions.

Does The Juilliard School accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

❌ The Juilliard School does not accept International Baccalaureate credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to The Juilliard School?

✅ The Juilliard School is not test optional.

What is The Juilliard School's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for The Juilliard School is 11%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at The Juilliard School?

❌ The Juilliard School does not offer early decision.

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The Juilliard School Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty



How hard is it to get into The Juilliard School? The Juilliard School is a selective institution. The The Juilliard School acceptance rate is 11%. This means that the institution accepts 10 out of every 100 applicants.


The Juilliard School Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Dec 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Dec 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to The Juilliard School is Dec 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to The Juilliard School is Dec 1.

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

The Juilliard School SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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The Juilliard School GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)

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Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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