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The New England Conservatory of Music

Boston, MA
University Website: necmusic.edu
Apply Online: www.unifiedapps.org/
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The New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) in Boston, Massachusetts, is the oldest independent school of music in the United States.

The conservatory, located on Huntington Avenue of the Arts near Boston Symphony Hall, is home each year to 750 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies along with 1400 more in its Preparatory School as well as the School of Continuing Education. At the collegiate level, NEC offers the Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Musical Arts, as well as the Undergraduate Diploma, Graduate Diploma, and Artist Diploma. Also offered are five-year joint double-degree programs with Harvard University and Tufts University.

NEC is the only music school in the United States designated as a National Historic Landmark. Its primary concert hall, Jordan Hall, hosts approximately 600 concerts each year.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $36,250.00 avg tuition

290 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115-5018
(617) 585-1100

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Areas of Study:

  • Visual And Performing Arts
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The New England Conservatory of Music

Applied 1,259
Admitted 340 27%
Enrolled total 98
Full Time: 90
Part Time 8
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 95%
4-year graduation rate 61%
6-year graduation rate 75%
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 Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Do not know
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

The New England Conservatory of Music

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $36,250.00 $36,250.00 $36,250.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $450.00 $450.00 $450.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,155.00 $1,155.00 $1,155.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $36,250.00 $36,250.00 $36,250.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $450.00 $450.00 $450.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $2,310.00 $2,310.00 $2,310.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $12,100.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $2,620.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $115.00
Graduate Application Fee $115.00
Books and Supplies $700.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 95%
Percent receiving grant aid 95%
Avg amount of grant aid $17,865.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 56%
Avg amount of student loan aid $9,252.00

The New England Conservatory of Music

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Brass Instruments X X
Conducting X
Jazz/Jazz Studies X X
Keyboard Instruments X X
Music History, Literature, and Theory X
Music Pedagogy X
Music Performance, General X X
Music Theory and Composition X X
Musicology and Ethnomusicology X
Percussion Instruments X X
Stringed Instruments X X
Voice and Opera X X
Woodwind Instruments X X

Scholarships for Students in Massachusetts

Name Amount Deadline
Karen Jacobs Scholarship Up to $500 October 26, 2017
Massachusetts Public Service Grant 100% of tuition May 01, 2017

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