Berklee College of Music (BCM)

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BCM can be found in Boston, MA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 4,700 students enrolled each year at BCM.

This school has an acceptance rate of 36 percent with 44 percent of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall BCM Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Berklee College of Music was reported as 36.2% in Fall 2013 with over 6,410 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2020 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2020-2021 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Berklee College of Music has been slowly getting lower over the recent years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 42.5%
  • 2010-2011: 36.8%
  • 2011-2012: 28.0%
  • 2012-2013: 43.2%
  • 2013-2014: 36.2%
  • Projected BCM Acceptance Rate 2020-2021: 37.2%

How Does BCM Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for BCM is fifty-three percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
The Boston Conservatory36.5%
The New England Conservatory of Music27.8%
School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston76.8%
Wentworth Institute of Technology57.6%
Simmons College49.0%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Recommended
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)

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