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San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Quick Stats
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
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

43.8%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$44,810

Average Salary in 10 Years

$30,800
Note: 10 years after enrolling at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco Conservatory of Music is located in San Francisco, California. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 205 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive with an acceptance rate of 43.8%.

Most students major in Visual and Performing Arts. 63% of students graduate.

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About
🗺 50 Oak Street
San Francisco, California 94102
Mission Our core mission is to transform our students: artistically, intellectually, professionally, and individually. Through the study of music at the highest level, our students learn to seek achievement in every endeavor, to convert challenge into opportunity, to understand the nature of excellence, and to pursue their dreams with vigor and determination.
🌐 https://sfcm.edu
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Admissions
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San Francisco Conservatory of Music has around 411 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 34% decide to enroll at San Francisco Conservatory 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 411 applicants 46% are men and 54% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 117 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 85 men.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music's acceptance rate is 43.8%. The acceptance rate for men is 49.2% and the acceptance rate for women is 39.2%.

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Applicants
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Who applies to San Francisco Conservatory of Music?

Number of Applicants

411

Number of Applicants per Spot

7
per spot

Male Applicants

46%

Female Applicants

54%
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Acceptance Rate
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Getting into San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Acceptance Rate

43.8%

Getting in

Somewhat Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

49.2%

Female Acceptance Rate

39.2%
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School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to San Francisco Conservatory of Music?

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Admissions Yield

34%
of accepted students choose to go to San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Male Admissions Yield

37%

Female Admissions Yield

31%
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Application
Admission Test Scores Recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Recommended
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
College Requirements
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Graduation Rate
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Graduation Rate

63%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

58%

Women Graduation Rate

70%

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 San Francisco Conservatory of Music?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$33,801
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$44,810
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

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

$60,870
per year

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

$60,870
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$27,000
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$287
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of San Francisco Conservatory 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.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

98%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

53%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at San Francisco Conservatory of Music you can visit https://sfcm.edu/admissions/cost-aid/financial-aid.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $60,870
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $60,870
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 San Francisco Conservatory of Music?

San Francisco Conservatory of Music students, on average, make $30,800 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 0% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from San Francisco Conservatory 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 San Francisco Conservatory 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.

Median Earnings of Students from San Francisco Conservatory 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 San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at San Francisco Conservatory 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 San Francisco Conservatory 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 San Francisco Conservatory 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

0.5x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Salary is for the number of years after you start at San Francisco Conservatory 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

0.3x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Salary is for the number of years after you start at San Francisco Conservatory 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

7
students per faculty
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at San Francisco Conservatory of Music?

Yes
Highest degree: Master's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

50%

Undergrads

205

Total Students

414
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

1%

Students over 25

11%

Student Median Household Income

$74,879
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

43%
of undergraduates

Men

57%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Men

San Francisco Conservatory of Music has slightly more male students than female students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 133 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 75 women.

International Students

30%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

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

Student Age

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

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at San Francisco Conservatory of Music study?

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Popular Majors

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

Most students study Visual and Performing Arts at San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at San Francisco Conservatory of Music?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

76%

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.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music has a retention rate of 76% for full-time undergrads, which is neither high nor low.

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Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

6
3% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Low

San Francisco Conservatory of Music has around 6 students who transfer into the school each year. This is fairly low at approximately 3% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see San Francisco Conservatory 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 San Francisco, California
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

715
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

42
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Politics in California
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Democratic

Politically, California tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 62% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 32% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.

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