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Berklee College of Music: Accreditation, Admissions and Tuition Expenses

Tuition, Fees, and Estimated Student Expenses

Estimated expenses for academic year 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
Tuition and fees $24,000 $25,990 $28,513 $30,150 5.7%
Books and supplies $860 $900 $464 $470 1.3%
Living arrangement          
On Campus          
Room and board $12,550 $13,550 $14,360 $15,080 5.0%
Other $7,063 $7,416 $3,286 $3,319 1.0%
Off Campus          
Room and board $13,030 $13,550 $10,984 $11,314 3.0%
Other $7,063 $7,416 $3,286 $3,319 1.0%
Off Campus with Family          
Other $7,063 $7,416 $3,286 $3,319 1.0%
Total Expenses 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009 2009-2010 % change 2008-2009 to 2009-2010
On Campus $44,473 $47,856 $46,623 $49,019 5.1%
Off Campus $44,953 $47,856 $43,247 $45,253 4.6%
Off Campus with Family $31,923 $34,306 $32,263 $33,939 5.2%

Map & Directions

Map of Berklee College of Music

Admissions

Undergraduate application fee (2009-2010): $150
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2009
  Total Male Female
Number of applicants 3,636 2,702 934
Percent admitted 42% 41% 47%
Percent admitted who enrolled 57% 57% 56%
Admissions Considerations Required Recommended
Secondary school GPA X  
Secondary school rank   X
Secondary school record X  
Recommendations X  
Formal demonstration of competencies   X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)   X
  • Berklee requires an in-person audition and interview for each applicant, along with submission of academic transcripts and a 500 word essay.

 

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation
Agency Periods of Accreditation Status
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education 9/1/1973 -   Accredited