VanderCook College of Music: Review & Facts

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VanderCook College of Music is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 200 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1909 and is one of the 74 schools located in Chicago, Illinois.

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Academic Offerings

Bachelor's degree and master's degree are offered at VanderCook College of Music.

VanderCook College of Music deploys a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers the only major -- Music Teacher Education. The most popular concentration is Education. Read the details about Curriculum offered at this college and see the program Rating compared to other colleges and schools.

Student Retention
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a positive sign. Nevertheless, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at VanderCook College of Music is high at 80% (well above Illinois average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
6 : 1
The graduation rate at VanderCook College of Music is good: 73%. About 32% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at VanderCook College of Music is very good, 6:1. Learn more about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans

Tuition and fees per year
Average tuition prices are very high, $24,700 a year. The additional fees at VanderCook College of Music (not included in tuition costs) are about $1,600; this makes it a total of $26,300 per year.

Read the details about VanderCook College of Music additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information

According to recent data, 47 applications were submitted and 45 were accepted; so it is very easy to become a student at this school.

This school might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits at entry.

Read the details about admissions as well applicants test score info at VanderCook College of Music in the Admissions and Tests report for this school.

Opportunities and Services

Annual Price
VanderCook College of Music provides a distance education program.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at VanderCook College of Music, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

VanderCook College of Music provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates nearly 500 students, which provides a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is reasonable - around $5,900 per year.

Based on the college crime information, VanderCook College of Music seems to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

VanderCook College of Music Location and Maps

Post Address: VanderCook College of Music, 3140 South Federal Street, Chicago, Illinois 60616-3731, USA
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