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Study at Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music is an independent music college located in Boston, Massachusetts. It was established in 1945 and today the college enrolls more than 3, 500 students. Berklee offers an accredited four-year baccalaureate's degree or diploma degrees in several fields of study. The campus houses the Berklee Performance Center, which is a 1, 200 seat auditorium.

Berklee also offers athletics for students who wish to participate in sports. The students can sign up for NCAA Division III athletics at Emerson College as Berklee has a membership in the Professional Arts Consortium. Many alumni of the college have gone on to become famous including Quincy Jones, producer; Bruce Hornsby, pianists; and John Petrucci, guitarists.

Profile of Berklee College of Music

Students attend Berklee in Boston, MA, a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Berklee degrees go up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

The school has a tighter focus on specific Course Topics than most colleges its size. Berklee is known for its programs in media and music.

Berklee Selectivity

The school is selective and does not offer open admission. One sign of prestige is that Berklee only let in 49% of those who applied in 2007. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.


The full-time faculty at Berklee is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 4, 090 students at the school . A very high share of students at Berklee are male.

Berklee Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Music643music theory and composition, music, music management, music performance, various music studies
Media93recording arts tech
Education and Teaching23music teaching
Therapy and Counselling18music therapy

Contact: Berklee

Berklee College of Music

1140 Boylston St

Boston, MA 02215

General Phone: (617) 747-2222


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