McNally Smith College of Music

Saint Paul, MN
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McNally Smith College of Music is a contemporary for-profit music college located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States. McNally Smith offers a range of diplomas, associate's degrees, and bachelor's degrees in the areas of music business; performance in guitar, bass, drums, voice, keyboard, brass & woodwinds, and strings (violin, cello, viola and double bass); live sound, production, and recording engineering; and composition and songwriting.

Most of McNally Smith’s faculty members are actively engaged in aspects of the music industry, including as musicians, songwriters, and industry executives. A number of faculty have credits that include gold and platinum records and Grammy awards. Their careers include performances ranging from Broadway to major arena stages.

Formerly known as Musictech College, McNally Smith College took its new name in honor of its two founders, Jack McNally and Doug Smith, on its 20th anniversary celebrated in 2005. With a fall 2006 enrollment of 512, McNally Smith is known for its intimate setting, access to studios and other facilities, and small class sizes.

In the fall of 2009 the school opened the "first nationally accredited diploma program for hip-hop".

There is currently no listing for McNally Smith College of Music on College Board's website.

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Fast Facts

  • Private for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $22,620.00 avg tuition

19 Exchange Street East
Saint Paul, MN 55101-2220
(651) 291-0177

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Areas of Study:

  • Visual And Performing Arts
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McNally Smith College of Music

Applied 436
Admitted 272 62%
Enrolled total 95
Full Time: 76
Part Time 19
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 65%
4-year graduation rate
6-year graduation rate
Application Deadlines:
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Early Admission Deadline
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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 Neither required nor recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Recommended
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Required
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

McNally Smith College of Music

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $22,620.00 $22,620.00 $22,620.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $900.00 $900.00 $900.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $870.00 $870.00 $870.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $8,550.00 $8,550.00 $8,550.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $900.00 $900.00 $900.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $950.00 $950.00 $950.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $7,000.00 $8,258.00 $8,932.00
Other Expenses $7,390.00 $8,932.00 $8,932.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $75.00
Graduate Application Fee $75.00
Books and Supplies $1,000.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 78%
Percent receiving grant aid 41%
Avg amount of grant aid $6,338.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 77%
Avg amount of student loan aid $15,252.00

McNally Smith College of Music

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Brass Instruments X X
Keyboard Instruments X X
Music Management X X
Music Technology X X
Music Theory and Composition X
Percussion Instruments X X
Stringed Instruments X X
Voice and Opera X X

Scholarships for Students in Minnesota

Name Amount Deadline
Thomas M. Stetson Scholarship $2,000 June 01, 2017

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