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Manhattan School of Music

New York, NY
University Website: www.msmnyc.edu
Apply Online: www.unifiedapps.org
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The Manhattan School of Music (MSM) is a major music conservatory located on the Upper West Side of New York City. The school offers degrees on the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels in the areas of classical and jazz performance and composition. With a faculty of 275 and over 800 students from 40 countries, the school also has a pre-college division which trains 500 students per academic year.

Founded in 1917, the school is located on Claremont Avenue in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of New York City, adjacent to Broadway and West 122nd Street (Seminary Row). The MSM campus was originally the home to The Juilliard School, until Juilliard migrated to the Lincoln Center area of Midtown Manhattan. The campus of Columbia University resides close by, where it has been since 1895. Many of the students live in the school's residence hall, Andersen Hall. At the present time, 75 percent of the students come from outside New York State and 31 percent from outside the United States.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $33,630.00 avg tuition

120 Claremont Ave
New York, NY 10027-4698
(212) 749-2802

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Financial Aid:

Areas of Study:

  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Manhattan School of Music

Applied 866
Admitted 351 41%
Enrolled total 100
Full Time: 100
Part Time 0
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 0 0
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 91%
4-year graduation rate 60%
6-year graduation rate 65%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Manhattan School of Music

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $33,630.00 $33,630.00 $33,630.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $475.00 $475.00 $475.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,300.00 $1,300.00 $1,300.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $33,630.00 $33,630.00 $33,630.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $475.00 $475.00 $475.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,300.00 $1,300.00 $1,300.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $11,480.00 $9,388.00 $4,600.00
Other Expenses $4,600.00 $4,600.00 $4,600.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $100.00
Graduate Application Fee $100.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 72%
Percent receiving grant aid 60%
Avg amount of grant aid $20,700.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 37%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,182.00

Manhattan School of Music

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Music Performance, General X X
Music Theory and Composition X X

Manhattan School of Music Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Milton Fisher Scholarship for Innovation and Creativity Up to $5,000 April 30, 2017

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