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NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC - [NEC], BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Boston, MassachusettsLOCATION
SchoolSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1867Established Year
  844Enrollment

New England Conservatory of Music: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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The New England Conservatory of Music aims to educate and train musicians from around the world. NEC is a private internationally recognized institute regarded as a leader among music schools of the world providinghigher education in the USA to students. 

NEC created a new model of a conservatory with the best of European tradition combined with American innovation and is the oldest music school in the USA. The New England Conservatory of Music was established in 1867 in Boston, Massachusetts by Eben Tourjée.

The institute teaches and educates musicians of all age groups from every side of the world, drawing on the talent and deep pool of experience of the prominent faculty. The curriculum designed by this institute helps a person to be a musician with artistic integrity, a responsible citizen and an active life-long learner in both musical and academic disciplines.

Every year around 750 students enroll at NEC for their higher studies. New England Conservatory (NEC) offers courses like Bachelor of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music as well as the Undergraduate Diploma, Artist Diploma and Graduate Diploma.

It does not discriminate based on color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, etc.

Rankings

  • New England Conservatory of Music is Ranked #7 of 138 in ‘Best colleges for music in America.’
  • According to college factual 2020 rankings, New England Conservatory of Music ranks among the top 5% of the Most Popular Colleges for Music and the top 1% of the Most Focused College in Music and Visual and Performing Arts.

Highlights

Institute TypePrivate
Year of Establishment 1867
Campus SettingURBAN
Total Enrollment750
Full-TimeFull-Time, Online
Campus Housing Facilities255
Annual EndowmentUSD 89.6 MILLION
Websitenecmusic.edu

Programs, Campus, and Residence

Programs

NeC offers severalundergraduate and graduate programs. Courses offered here are:

  • Undergraduate programs in Bachelor of Music Degree (BM), which is a 4-year program.
  • Dual degree programs, which is a 5-year course for students who have an interest in music as well as other fields.
  • Graduate programs in the Master of Music degree, which is a 2-year program.
  • Doctor of Musical Arts degree (DMA), which includes 8-10 credits per semester to complete this degree.
  • The Artist Diploma (AD)
  • Certificate Programs

Campus

The campus is located at 290 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts. It comprises of three buildings on both sides of Gainsborough Street, in the middle of St. Botolph Street and Huntington Avenue.

NEC is home to America's most distinguished concert halls- Jordan Hall. The music school also consists of the Brown Hall, Williams Hall, Keller Room, Pierce Hall and Other rooms used flexibly as concert spaces.

Residence

All incoming UG students are required to stay in the Residence Halls of NEC for the first four semesters of their program. Whereas, graduate students or transfer students can choose whether to stay on-campus or look for affordablestudent housing near the college.

  • The residence hall offers suites, double and single rooms for the students with a total occupancy of around 250 beds. The annual pricing ranging from 16,500 USD to 21,000 USD. 
  • All residents are required to have a meal plan at the Green Room Cafe. The fee for the meal plan is included in the room and board fee.
  • Each guest and visitor must show a valid photo issued by the government for verification before entering the building.

New England Conservatory of Music Application Process

Application: Online

Application Fee: 125 USD. Early Applications can be offered a discount on the application fee for admissions to NEC.

Application deadline: Applications for admission in September must be submitted by December 1 and Applications for admission in January are accepted only on a space-available basis.

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • Submit pre-screening recording
  • Academic transcripts
  • Essay
  • Artistic resume
  • English proficiency documentation – IELTS, TOEFL, etc.
  • Application fee 
  • Electronic versions of academic transcripts
  • Live auditions are planned after submission of a completed application process.

Cost of Attendance

Bachelor of Music, Undergraduate Diploma:

ExpensesFee
Tuition FeesUSD 49,580
Room & Board FeesUSD 16,500
Comprehensive FeeUSD 880
Health InsuranceUSD 2,236
Health CenterUSD 560
Total Estimated ExpensesUSD 69,756

Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts:

ExpensesFee
Tuition FeesUSD 49,580
Room & Board FeesUSD 16,500
Health CenterUSD 560
Comprehensive FeeUSD 880
Health InsuranceUSD 2,687
Total Estimated ExpensesUSD 70,207

Graduate Diploma, Artist Diploma:

ExpensesFee
Tuition FeesUSD 48,340
Room & Board FeesUSD 16,500
Health CentreUSD 560
Comprehensive FeeUSD 880
Health InsuranceUSD 2,687
Total Estimated ExpensesUSD 68,967

Scholarships and Financial Aid at New England Conservatory of Music

Most of the applicants are provided Financial Aid package that affiliates various awards. NEC gives financial support to the world’s best young musicians with financial need and scholarships on merit and needs basis. Every year, more than 90% of the students at New England Conservatory of Music receive scholarships.

Types of Scholarships:

  • NEC Scholarship- These scholarships are offered to full-time students at New England Conservatory of Music. To be eligible for the same, students are required to complete additional financial information provided during the application process. 
  • NEC From the Top Scholarship- Offered by NEC in partnership with the From the Top program. Fundings of about 7,500 USD per academic year are offered to the students. 
  • NEC Beneficent Society Scholarship- Offered to current students at NEC, this is a one-time need-based scholarship funded by various private bodies. 
  • Tourjée Scholarship- This award was established by the NEC Alumni Council in 1985. Tourjée Alumni Scholarship Award is awarded towards the first-year tuition of a graduating student or NEC alumni who plans to pursue further education at NEC

Several students and families takeeducation loans for financing their college education.

Types of Loans :

  • Federal Direct Stafford Loan, which has further 2 types – (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans) which are accessible only to domestic undergraduates who reveal the financial needs and which are available to domestic students regardless of their financial need respectively.
  • Federal Direct PLUS Loan which is accessible to graduate students and parents of a dependant under graduated students.
  • Private Student Loans are accessible to undergraduate and graduate students and their families.

International students can look for other financial aid opportunities as well such asinternational scholarships awarded by private organizations in the USA or specific home countries.

Alumni Network

Benefits provided by the Alumni:

Every NEC Alumni is considered to be a member of the Alumni Association and are given special benefits, both on campus and through partner organizations.

  • An advantage to access the library with the Alumni ID card and a refundable deposit of USD 30.
  • Services and discounts on brands like Hotel storm, Zipcar, Clarion Associates. Inc, Music Pro Insurance, Drive Data Recovery.

A few of the notable alumni include:

  • Vic Firth – percussionist
  • Cecil Taylor – jazz pianist
  • Denyce Graves – famed American opera
  • Roberto Diaz – violist and faculty member of the most outstanding viola programs in the world. 
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New England Conservatory of Music Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population891
FAFSA Code002194
Application Cost$120
Accreditation NEASC
Average Cost of Attendance$47,900 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

New England Conservatory of Music Acceptance Rate

32.8%

Acceptance Rate

1216

Total Applicants

891

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

54.9%

Male

45.1%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program32.8%
Total Applicants1344
Total Enrolled441
Graduate
Graduate Programs32.8%
Total Applicants1372
Total Enrolled450

New England Conservatory of Music Enrollment

Enrollment
New England Conservatory of Music Enrollment891
Undergraduate Enrollment441
Graduate Enrollment450
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate83.2%

Attendance Cost

$47,900

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$47,900 / Year
Post Graduate Program$47,900 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$500 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$15,700 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,900 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$15,700 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,900 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,734 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,900 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
584220773765-
+1-617-585-1100
TELEPHONE
290 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5018
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