College Deliberately: Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music is a medium-sized, private not-for-profit, four-year College that emphasizes culture, career and character located in the city of Boston, MA. It is known for Music, Computer Software and Media Applications and Music Performance.

Berklee College of Music

place 1140 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215
phone Phone: (617) 747-2222
web Web: http://www.berklee.edu/
No alternative names found


Many lenders and payment plans, including “qualified tuition plans” or 529 plans, apply only to accredited colleges and universities. Please check with your institution to verify accreditation before making any financial commitments.
The following information is gathered from a variety of public sources, and is updated annually. The user is advised to visit the accreditor’s site (linked where available) to verify accreditation status before making any decisions.
Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
Berklee College of Music New England Commission of Higher Education Accredited 1973-09-01 2023-12-31
The complete list of accredited programs and locations for Berklee College of Music is available for members.
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’


Every college reports annually to the US Department of Education, and is required by law to provide information that will enhance transparency for the prospective student or parent. These links are listed here, if they are available.

emphasisInstitutional Emphasis

164748 30
Click on items in the legend to remove them from the chart.

Last updated:

bar_chartKey words

Top and bottom 5 key words or phrases for Berklee College of Music. Postive values are words or phrases that appear in the web pages of Berklee College of Music and not in the web pages of peer institutions. Negative values appear in the web pages of peer institutions and not in the web page of Berklee College of Music.
Interested in learning more? Institutional accounts have access to a full breakdown of keywords.


Interested in applying to Berklee College of Music? Here’s what you’ll need to prepare. For information on what scores are typical of accepted students, see ‘Test Scores’ below.

Application Fee: $150.00


Create an account, and we'll analyze how well your goals and qualifications match.


Student Centeredness

1.8 of 10
The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
11% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

bar_chartMajors and Programs

Bachelor’s degree
Full major list available.
Master’s degree
Full major list available.

bar_chartTest Scores

Swipe for other score charts


  Full-time Part-time
Undergraduate face face
First time undergraduate face face
Graduate face face
Graduate-Professional practice  

displayDistance Learning

Does this institution offer courses and programs that exclusively via distant learning?
  Graduate Undergraduate
Programs offered

bar_chartDemographic Distribution

Swipe for other demographic charts
Swipe for other demographic distributions.


Tuition for Berklee College of Music is in the 95.5 percentile of all colleges and universities, which we classify as extraordinarily expensive.
Swipe for other tuition categories.

tuitionOther Costs

Room & Board:
Details of these plans can change from year to year. Please check with your intended institution before making any decisions.
Tuition payment plans
Details of these plans vary from institution to institution. Please be sure to check with the colleges and universities directly before making any decisions

roomandboardchargesRoom and Board charges


compare Similar colleges:

Institutions listed below have similar values in emphasis to Berklee College of Music.

hearingSocial Eavesdrop

We aim to provide you with the resources to properly evaluate a college or university. One way to do that is to watch how that college or university is discussed by others. Here, we provide overviews of that: how Berklee College of Music is discussed on reddit and twitter.
1354K members.
Created: 05/28/2008
Welcome to r/guitar, a community devoted to the exchange of guitar related information. This is a forum where guitarists, from novice to experienced, can explore the world of guitar through a variety of media and discussion. If you have guitar related questions, use the “Search” field FIRST, Then ask the community. The best place to start if you’re new is right below in our “Rules” section. Thanks for visiting.
175K members.
Created: 09/09/2008
Reddit’s home for discussing the music-making process – writing, composing, recording, live performance, mixing, mastering, and more!
539K members.
Created: 01/25/2008
A reddit focused on the city of Boston, MA and the Greater Boston Area.
164K members.
Created: 06/01/2008
r/Drums – The subreddit where drummers of all skill levels can discuss the world of percussion and share their grooves with the friendliest community on Earth.
462K members.
Created: 01/16/2009
A subreddit for people who care about composition, cognition, harmony, scales, counterpoint, melody, logic, math, structure, notation, and also the overall history and appreciation of music.
782K members.
Created: 08/02/2013
r/ApplyingToCollege is the premier forum for college admissions questions, advice, and discussions, from college essays and scholarships to SAT/ACT test prep, career guidance, and more.
26384K members.
Created: 01/25/2008
Reddit’s main subreddit for videos. Please read the sidebar below for our rules.
157K members.
Created: 01/07/2010
This Subreddit is dedicated to thoughts spawned by listening/watching the band Tool.
268K members.
Created: 10/28/2008
All things piano related!
2K members.
Created: 12/18/2009
31K members.
Created: 12/28/2010
479K members.
Created: 01/19/2011
This subreddit is for discussing the production of electronic music.
222 members.
Created: 02/10/2019
Ripe is a funk band from Boston, MA who formed in 2011 at the Berklee College of Music.
An approximation of whether tweets talking about Berklee College of Music are, on average, positive or negative.
Loading tweets…
Sentiment for tweets that say ‘Berklee College of Music’ or an alias (see above). Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment of tweets containing Berklee College of Music within those restrictions.
An approximation of whether tweets from the area around Berklee College of Music are, on average, positive or negative.
Loading tweets…
Sentiment for tweets from an area 0.5mi around Berklee College of Music. Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment for tweets from around Berklee College of Music within those restrictions. The chart will update as we get access to twitter’s full API.
Leave a Review