VanderCook College of Music campus

Overview

Applicants
47
Acceptance Rate
96%
Average HS GPA
3.64

GPA Breakdown

45%
Over 3.75
10%
3.50 - 3.74
20%
3.25 - 3.49
5%
3.00 - 3.24
20%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
368 - 472
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
478 - 612
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 510
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
22 - 28

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Application Essay
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities
Level of applicant's interest

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
6:1
Total Faculty
33
with Terminal Degree
8

19
Men
14
Women
3
Minority

Most frequent class size
2 - 9
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Majors

  • Education

  • Music Teacher Education


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Walter Dyett
Renowned Chicago music teacher; many noted pupils.

William D. Revelli
Widely influential band director at U. of Michigan

Haskell Harr
Author of popular percussion education materials.

Merle J. Isaac
Noted composer and arranger.

Forrest L. Buchtel, Sr.
Composer, inventor of the "tonette."

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
45%
Graduate in 5 years
58%
Graduate in 6 years
65%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
No

Career Services

Alumni Services
Classes
On Campus Interviews
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$6,591

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$9,168

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,378

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
86%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$29,242

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$11,911

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$24,700
Required Fees
$1,600
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,900

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters
$3,049

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,516
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
155
Foreign Countries Represented
2

Demographics

1.92%
Asian
7.69%
African-American
21.15%
Hispanic
61.54%
Caucasian
1.92%
Unknown
1.92%
International

41% female
59% male
25% are out of state
63% are full time
37% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
18%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
60%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
5
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
1
Number of Religious Organizations
0

Sports

Athletic Division
Other


Student Services

Academic

Sustainability


Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

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Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
1

Average Number of PC's per Lab
21

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
No

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
No

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
iPads are provided to all incoming freshmen.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
LeeAnn Meyer
Director of Admissions & Retention

Address
VanderCook College of Music
3140 S. Federal Street
Chicago, IL 60616

Phone
312-788-1120

Email
admissions@vandercook.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places Off Campus
The Art Institute of Chicago
The Field Museum
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
The Museum of Science and Industry
Millennium Park

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Not Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Contact Email Address for Visit
gmeyer@vandercook.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
VanderCook is located within walking distance of two Chicago subway lines (the Red and Green Lines), three Chicago bus lines (#s 1, 4 & 29), one Metra commuter rail station, and the 90/94 interstate. Chicago's two major airports, O'Hare International and Midway International, are both accessible by public transportation directly from the college.