Longy School Of Music

Overview of Longy School Of Music

The main campus of Longy is in Cambridge, MA (a medium-sized city). The school is a private, not-for-profit school. Longy offers degrees up to the Post-Master's certificate.

Areas of Study

The school students most commonly major in a field related to music.

Longy Selectivity

Longy does not accept everyone who applies.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, the school had 223 enrolled students.

More complete details are provided below.

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Longy School of Music
One Follen St
Cambridge , MA 02138

Longy Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Music50music performance, music theory and composition, piano, voice, violin, guitar, and strings
Education and Teaching11music teaching

Number of programs and degrees for Longy in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Postbaccalaureate certificate225
Master's degree326
Post-master's certificate15
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years65

Longy Student Body

In 2007-2008, Longy had a total enrollment of 223 students (198 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 60%
Women 40%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 24%
Graduate 76%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 62%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 6%
(Foreign Students) 27%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 5%
20-21 8%
22-24 33%
25-29 36%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 4%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey33%
New York33%

Longy Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 78 %
Part-Time 100 %

Longy Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Cambridge, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Longy Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Longy Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,450
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,450
Books and supplies $ 500

Financial Aid:
Longy participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2143000)

Longy Degree Programs (2007)

Education And Teaching
Music Teacher Education

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Piano and Organ
Violin, Viola, Guitar and Other Stringed Instruments
Voice and Opera

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Longy Highlights

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What Sets Longy Apart:

% of degrees in music
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Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Longy Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)

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checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library

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