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The New England Conservatory 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

32.8%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

Tuition & Fees

$46,930

Average Salary in 10 Years

$41,200
Note: 10 years after enrolling at The New England Conservatory of Music

The New England Conservatory of Music is located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a small private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 436 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is somewhat competitive with an acceptance rate of 32.8%.

Most students major in Visual and Performing Arts. 80% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $34,000.

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About
🗺 290 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
🌐 necmusic.edu
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Admissions
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The New England Conservatory of Music has around 1,216 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 27% decide to enroll at The New England 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 1,216 applicants 50% are men and 50% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 102 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 98 men.

The New England Conservatory of Music's acceptance rate is 32.8%. The acceptance rate for men is 37.3% and the acceptance rate for women is 28.4%.

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Applicants
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Who applies to The New England Conservatory of Music?

Number of Applicants

1,216

Number of Applicants per Spot

11
per spot

Male Applicants

50%

Female Applicants

50%
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Acceptance Rate
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Getting into The New England Conservatory of Music

The New England Conservatory of Music Acceptance Rate

32.8%

Getting in

Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

37.3%

Female Acceptance Rate

28.4%
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School Popularity
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Do Students Want to Go to The New England Conservatory of Music?

The New England Conservatory of Music Admissions Yield

27%
of accepted students choose to go to The New England Conservatory of Music

Male Admissions Yield

21%

Female Admissions Yield

35%
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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

80%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

78%

Women Graduation Rate

82%

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 The New England Conservatory of Music?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$37,292
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$46,930
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

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

$62,630
per year

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

$62,630
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$30,791
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$327
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of The New England 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.

The New England Conservatory of Music Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

98%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

40%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at The New England Conservatory of Music you can visit www.necmusic.edu/financial-aid.

The New England Conservatory of Music Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $62,630
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $62,630
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 The New England Conservatory of Music?

The New England Conservatory of Music students, on average, make $41,200 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 5% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from The New England 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 The New England 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.

How much will your income increase each year?

4.9%
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 The New England Conservatory of Music.

Median Earnings of Students from The New England 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 The New England Conservatory of Music.

Male Students: Average Earnings from The New England Conservatory of Music

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

Female Students: Average Earnings from The New England Conservatory of Music

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

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at The New England 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 The New England 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 The New England 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

0.7x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at The New England Conservatory of Music. Salary is for the number of years after you start at The New England 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

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

4
students per faculty
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Graduate School
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Can you go to grad school at The New England Conservatory of Music?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Students
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Undergraduate Focus

52%

Undergrads

436

Total Students

844
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

2%

Students over 25

3%

Student Median Household Income

$79,027
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

47%
of undergraduates

Men

53%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Men

The New England Conservatory of Music has slightly more male students than female students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 113 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 89 women.

International Students

41%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at The New England 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 The New England Conservatory of Music study?

The New England Conservatory of Music Popular Majors

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

Most students study Visual and Performing Arts at The New England Conservatory of Music.

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Student Satisfaction
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Will you be happy at The New England Conservatory of Music?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

93%

Undergrad Part-Time Student Retention Rate

100%

Students Who Transfer Out of The New England Conservatory of Music

11%

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.

The New England Conservatory of Music has a retention rate of 93% for full-time undergrads, which is very high.

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Transfers
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Undergraduate Transfers

13
3% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Low

The New England Conservatory of Music has around 13 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 The New England 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 Boston, Massachusetts
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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

669
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

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

Democratic

Politically, Massachusetts tends to be More Democratic. In the 2016 Presidential election, 60% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 33% voted for the Republican party, and 4% voted for neither.

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