VanderCook College of Music
Chicago, IL 60616-3731

Overview

Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 173
Religious affiliation None
Student to faculty ratio 6:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
No
Occupational
No
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
No
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
No
Weekend/evening classes
No
Study abroad
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
No
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates

Admission

90%
Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

VanderCook College of Music is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 51 applications and 46 students were granted admission. VanderCook College of Music is at the #88 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 95% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 5% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
ACT20 to 25

Application Fee

$35
Undergrad students
$50
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, VanderCook College of Music's tuition was $25,440 for all students regardless of residency (5% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

$27,110
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $22,127
$25,440
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
$25,440
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 100% of VanderCook College of Music's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 25% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,865 (which is 10.6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at VanderCook College of Music in 2016-2017, was 18, which is 90% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,507 (which is 6.6% below the national average.)

$4,865
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,400
$5,507
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $5,895
100%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, VanderCook College of Music has enrolled a total of 173 students (112 students full-time and 61 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 173 students, 1 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 50% men and 50% women and 133 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 40 for graduates studies.

173
Total Enrollment
1
Transfers

Student Diversity

White: 57%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 15%

Hispanic: 13%

Black/African American: 6%

Two or more races: 5%

Asian: 3%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 1 largest majors offered at VanderCook College of Music.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Education 93% 226

Graduation & Dropout Rates

59%
Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of VanderCook College of Music full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

3%
Still enrolled
--
Dropout rate
38%
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of VanderCook College of Music.

Shimer College
0.3 mile away
East-West University
2.4 mile away
Spertus College
2.5 mile away
Columbia College Chicago
2.5 mile away
Roosevelt University
2.7 mile away