VanderCook College Of Music

Overview of VanderCook College Of Music

VanderCook College of Music is located in Chicago, IL (a large city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by VanderCook College of Music is the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in education and teaching.

VanderCook College of Music Selectivity

VanderCook College of Music does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007-2008 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 390 and 550.

Student Body

VanderCook College of Music had 320 enrolled students in 2007-2008. The school has a large minority student population.

Student Life

VanderCook College of Music has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:
"The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the preparation of teachers in instrumental, choral, and general music disciplines. Our broad-based curriculum is designed to prepare teachers with strong character, skill in the process of teaching, and respect for the essential role of music in our culture."

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting VanderCook College of Music

VanderCook College of Music
3140 S. Federal St.
Chicago , IL 60616-3731
General Phone: (312) 225-6288

VanderCook College of Music Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Education and Teaching96music teaching

Number of programs and degrees for VanderCook College of Music in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree201
Master's degree761

VanderCook College of Music Student Body

In 2007-2008, VanderCook College of Music had a total enrollment of 320 students (369 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 48%
Women 52%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 17%
Graduate 83%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 27%
Black 3%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 1%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 66%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 15%
20-21 12%
22-24 12%
25-29 19%
30-34 6%
35-39 3%
40-49 8%
50-64 6%

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

(International Students)4%

VanderCook College of Music Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 89 %

VanderCook College of Music Room and Board (2007)

VanderCook College of Music offers campus housing for 150 of its 369 (full-time) students.

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

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

VanderCook College of Music Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520540
SAT Math390550
SAT Writing430670
ACT Verbal1927
ACT Math1724
ACT Composite1925

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT16%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT84%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsrequired

VanderCook College of Music Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 20,140
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 20,140
Room and board $ 9,451
Room charge $ 4,914
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,537
Books and supplies $ 1,700
Other expenses $ 2,200

Financial Aid:
VanderCook College of Music participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 177800)

VanderCook College of Music Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track48

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year0*1*
Associate professorcalendar year3$68,7892*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*4$48,650
All faculty totalcalendar year4$64,4677$62,371

*: 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
Assistant professoracademic year0*1*
All faculty totalacademic year0*1*

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

VanderCook College of Music Degree Programs (2007)

Education And Teaching
Music Teacher Education

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What Sets VanderCook College of Music Apart:

% of degrees in education and teaching
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
(vs. all colleges)
Top 9%VanderCook College of Music Dorm rooms per full-time student
Minority % of student body
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 13%VanderCook College of Music Minority % of student body
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%VanderCook College of Music Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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