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 7,700 students enrolled each year at BCM.

This school has an acceptance rate of 51 percent with 38 percent of applicants deciding to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall BCM Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Berklee College of Music was reported as 51.4% in Fall 2020 with over 6,760 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Berklee College of Music has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 33.8%
  • 2017-2018: 52.5%
  • 2018-2019: 51.7%
  • 2019-2020: 51.4%
  • Projected BCM Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 46.0%

How Does BCM Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for BCM is ten percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Simmons College73.1%
Wentworth Institute of Technology68.6%
Emmanuel College78.1%
Massachusetts College of Art and Design57.8%
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences85.3%

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 2020)

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