The Juilliard School

The Juilliard School

The Juilliard School is a performing arts school, also popularly referred to as Juilliard. The school was founded in 1905 as the Institute of Musical Art by Dr. Frank Damrosch and is located at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. At Juilliard, students are trained in drama, dance and music at undergraduate and graduate levels. The programs are offered through the following divisions-

  • Dance Division
  • Drama division
  • Music Division

The Juilliard School has an Office of Student Affairs that manages educational, social, and cultural programs, student organizations, and other services like Residence Life and International Advisement. Notable alumni of Juilliard School include Christopher Reeve, Kevin Spacey, Kevin Conroy, Van Cliburn, Enrique Batiz, Tito Puente, Audra McDonal, and Laura Linney.

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New York , NY 10023-6588
General Phone: (212) 799-5000

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The Juilliard School Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Music221music performance, music theory and composition, conducting, piano, voice, jazz, violin, guitar, and strings
Drama and Performing Arts40dance, playwriting and screenwriting, acting

Number of programs and degrees for The Juilliard School in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree1248
Post-master's certificate126
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years31
Postbaccalaureate certificate85
Master's degree1097
Doctor's degree52

The Juilliard School Student Body

In 2007-2008, The Juilliard School had a total enrollment of 1,034 students (1,002 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 51%
Women 49%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 69%
Graduate 31%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 39%
Black 6%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 12%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 21%
(Foreign Students) 20%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 17%
20-21 22%
22-24 26%
25-29 15%
30-34 5%
35-39 2%
40-49 2%
50-64 4%
65+ 3%

The Juilliard School Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 95 %

The Juilliard School Room and Board (2007)

The Juilliard School offers campus housing for 348 of its 1,002 (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.

The Juilliard School Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

GPAnot required
Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

The Juilliard School Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,640
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,640
Room and board $ 11,250
Books and supplies $ 730
Other expenses $ 3,370

Financial Aid:
The Juilliard School participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 274200)

The Juilliard School Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year70$75,03243$65,750
All faculty totalacademic year70$75,03243$65,750

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

The Juilliard School Degree Programs (2007)

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Playwriting and Screenwriting

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

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