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VanderCook College of Music

Chicago, IL
University Website: www.vandercook.edu
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VanderCook College of Music is a private, liberal arts college in Chicago, Illinois, and is the only college in the country solely specializing in the training of music educators. Students may pursue a Bachelor of Music in Education (B.M.Ed.), Master of Music in Education (M.M.Ed.), and Master of Music in Education and Certification. The college is located in a Mies van der Rohe building on the campus of Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). VanderCook is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the National Association of Schools of Music, and the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $21,900.00 avg tuition

3140 S. Federal St.
Chicago, IL 60616-3731
(312) 225-6288

Areas of Study:

  • Education
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VanderCook College of Music

Applied 75
Admitted 52 69%
Enrolled total 21
Full Time: 21
Part Time 0
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Math 0 0
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 0 0
ACT Composite 19 26
ACT English 21 27
ACT Math 18 25
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 82%
4-year graduation rate 42%
6-year graduation rate 63%
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 Required
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Required
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

VanderCook College of Music

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $21,900.00 $21,900.00 $21,900.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,290.00 $1,290.00 $1,290.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $925.00 $925.00 $925.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $5,520.00 $5,520.00 $5,520.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $450.00 $450.00 $450.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $460.00 $460.00 $460.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $10,464.00 $7,000.00 $3,049.00
Other Expenses $2,310.00 $3,049.00 $3,049.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $35.00
Graduate Application Fee $50.00
Books and Supplies $1,900.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 100%
Percent receiving grant aid 100%
Avg amount of grant aid $9,354.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 68%
Avg amount of student loan aid $11,399.00

VanderCook College of Music

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Music Teacher Education X X

Scholarships for Students in Illinois

Name Amount Deadline
Peters Foundation Scholarship Up to $5,000 April 01, 2017
Muddy Waters Scholarship $2,000 April 30, 2017
David Arver Memorial Scholarship $1,000 April 01, 2017
Richard J. Schnell Memorial Scholarship Varies July 01, 2017

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