Manhattan School Of Music

Overview of Manhattan School Of Music

New York, NY is home to Manhattan School of Music. New York is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Manhattan School of Music go up to the Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

The school has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. Students commonly pursue studies in music.

Manhattan School of Music Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Manhattan School of Music attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 39% of them (as of 2007-2008).


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

Manhattan School of Music has 853 enrolled students (as of 2007-2008). The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life

Manhattan School of Music offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges.

More complete details are provided below.

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Manhattan School of Music
120 Claremont Ave
New York , NY 10027-4698
General Phone: (212) 749-2802

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Manhattan School of Music Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Music269music performance, music theory and composition

Number of programs and degrees for Manhattan School of Music in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years02
Bachelor's degree952
Postbaccalaureate certificate02
Master's degree1352
Post-master's certificate292
Doctor's degree102

Manhattan School of Music Student Body

In 2007-2008, Manhattan School of Music had a total enrollment of 853 students (846 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 48%
Graduate 52%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 41%
Black 3%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 9%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 31%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 19%
18-19 22%
20-21 22%
22-24 19%
25-29 15%
30-34 3%
35-39 1%
40-49 0%

Manhattan School of Music Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 92 %

Manhattan School of Music Room and Board (2007)

Manhattan School of Music offers campus housing for 400 of its 846 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Manhattan School of Music Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

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

Manhattan School of Music Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,450
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,450
Room and board $ 13,755
Room charge $ 8,750
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,400
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 4,600

Financial Aid:
Manhattan School of Music participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 275900)

Manhattan School of Music Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*0*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year55$48,83228$47,831
All faculty totalacademic year55$48,83228$47,831

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Manhattan School of Music Degree Programs (2007)

Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition

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What Sets Manhattan School of Music Apart:

% of degrees in music
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Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 7%Manhattan School of Music Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%Manhattan School of Music Selectivity (based on % of applicants accepted)
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Manhattan School of Music Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 13%Manhattan School of Music Dorm rooms per full-time student
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 17%Manhattan School of Music Minority % of student body
Number of students
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Top 19%Manhattan School of Music Number of students

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