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Manhattan School of Music

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Overview
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Acceptance Rate

42.9%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$44,600

Average Salary in 10 Years

$40,700
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Manhattan School of Music

Manhattan School of Music is located in New York, New York. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 488 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive with an acceptance rate of 42.9%.

Most students major in Visual and Performing Arts. 69% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $23,700.

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About
🗺 120 Claremont Avenue
New York, New York 10027
🌐 www.msmnyc.edu
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Admissions
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Manhattan School of Music has around 1,150 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 23% decide to enroll at Manhattan School of Music. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 1,150 applicants 45% are men and 55% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 121 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 83 men.

Manhattan School of Music's acceptance rate is 42.9%. The acceptance rate for men is 48.1% and the acceptance rate for women is 38.6%.

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Applicants
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Who applies to Manhattan School of Music?

Number of Applicants

1,150

Number of Applicants per Spot

10
per spot

Male Applicants

45%

Female Applicants

55%
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Acceptance Rate
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Getting into Manhattan School of Music

Manhattan School of Music Acceptance Rate

42.9%

Getting in

Somewhat Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

48.1%

Female Acceptance Rate

38.6%
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School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to Manhattan School of Music?

Manhattan School of Music Admissions Yield

23%
of accepted students choose to go to Manhattan School of Music

Male Admissions Yield

21%

Female Admissions Yield

26%
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Application
Admission Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Neither required nor recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

69%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

64%

Women Graduation Rate

74%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Cost
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Can you afford to attend Manhattan School of Music?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$44,554
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$44,600
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$60,600
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$60,600
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$25,775
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$274
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Manhattan School of Music would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

1%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Manhattan School of Music Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

83%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

67%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Manhattan School of Music you can visit www.msmnyc.edu/Admissions/Scholarships-Financial-Aid.

Manhattan School of Music Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $60,600
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $60,600
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Career & Salary
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How much money will you make after graduating from Manhattan School of Music?

Manhattan School of Music students, on average, make $40,700 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 14% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Manhattan School of Music

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Manhattan School of Music. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

14.5%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Manhattan School of Music.

Median Earnings of Students from Manhattan School of Music

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Manhattan School of Music.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Manhattan School of Music

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Manhattan School of Music.
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Return on Education
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Manhattan School of Music? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.7x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Manhattan School of Music. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Manhattan School of Music. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

0.5x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Manhattan School of Music. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Manhattan School of Music. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Teaching
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Student-Faculty Ratio

5
students per faculty
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at Manhattan School of Music?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

48%

Undergrads

488

Total Students

1,007
undergrads and grad students

Students over 25

4%

Student Median Household Income

$77,714
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Student Diversity
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

52%
of undergraduates

Men

48%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

About the Same

Manhattan School of Music around the same number of female and male undergrads.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 92 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 108 women.

International Students

40%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Manhattan School of Music

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Manhattan School of Music study?

Manhattan School of Music Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Most students study Visual and Performing Arts at Manhattan School of Music.

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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at Manhattan School of Music?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

96%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Manhattan School of Music has a retention rate of 96% for full-time undergrads, which is very high.

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Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

7
1% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Very Low

Manhattan School of Music has around 7 students who transfer into the school each year. This is very low at approximately 1% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Manhattan School of Music as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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Living in New York, New York
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

539
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

28
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Politics in New York
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, New York tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 59% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 37% voted for the Republican party, and 2% voted for neither.

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