The New England Conservatory Of Music

Overview of The New England Conservatory Of Music

The New England Conservatory of Music is in Boston, MA. Boston is a large city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The New England Conservatory of Music issues awards (degrees) up to the level of Doctoral degree.

Areas of Study

Fields of study in vogue at the school include music.

The New England Conservatory of Music Selectivity

Not all applicants to The New England Conservatory of Music are accepted. Just 32% of applicants in 2007-2008 were accepted at the school.


The schools' faculty/student ratio of superior to most.

Student Body

Approximately 787 students study at the school (in 2007-2008).

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of New England Conservatory is the education and training of musicians of all ages from around the world, drawing on the talents of an accomplished faculty and nurturing individual excellence in a challenging and supportive community dedicated to the highest standards of performance, teaching and scholarship. In so doing, NEC aspires to ensure that music has a central place in public life and that the broader value of a rigorous music education is recognized."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting The New England Conservatory of Music

The New England Conservatory of Music
290 Huntington Ave
Boston , MA 02115-5018
General Phone: (617) 585-1100

The New England Conservatory of Music Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Music306music history and theory, music performance, music theory and composition, musicology, conducting, piano, voice, jazz, violin, guitar, and strings, ...
Education and Teaching0music teaching

Number of programs and degrees for The New England Conservatory of Music in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree16510
Bachelor's degree1018
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years06
Postbaccalaureate certificate356
Doctor's degree57

The New England Conservatory of Music Student Body

In 2007-2008, The New England Conservatory of Music had a total enrollment of 787 students (741 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 59%
Women 41%
Full-Time 95%
Part-Time 5%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 49%
Graduate 51%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 51%
Black 3%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 9%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 29%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 21%
20-21 20%
22-24 36%
25-29 18%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 1%

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

(International Students)25%
New Jersey6%
New York5%
State unknown1%
Rhode Island1%
New Hampshire1%

The New England Conservatory of Music Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 91 %
Part-Time 100 %

The New England Conservatory of Music Room and Board (2007)

The New England Conservatory of Music offers campus housing for 154 of its 741 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Boston, 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.

The New England Conservatory of Music 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)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

The New England Conservatory of Music Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 33,325
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 33,325
Room and board $ 11,600
Books and supplies $ 700
Other expenses $ 2,620

Financial Aid:
The New England Conservatory of Music participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 219400)

The New England Conservatory of Music Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankcalendar year59$63,80930$60,824
All faculty totalcalendar year59$63,80930$60,824

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

The New England Conservatory of Music Degree Programs (2007)

Education And Teaching
Music Teacher Education

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

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