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Best Music Colleges & Universities in America

It's a great time to get into Music and find the best school for your undergraduate Music degree on our list of the Best Music Colleges and Universities in America.

Curtis Institute of Music

Curtis Institute of Music

4 Year  •  PhiladelphiaPA  • 

2 reviews

Curtis Institute of Music is a private not-for-profit university based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 12 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 3%.

#1 in Best Music Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
3%
Net Price
$20,993
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The Juilliard School

The Juilliard School

4 Year  •  New YorkNY  • 

4 reviews

The Juilliard School is a private not-for-profit university based in New York, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 110 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 5%.

#2 in Best Music Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
5%
Net Price
$62,600
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Berklee College of Music

Berklee College of Music

4 Year  •  BostonMA  • 

2 reviews

Berklee College of Music is a private not-for-profit university based in Boston, Massachusetts. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,329 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 52%.

#3 in Best Music Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
52%
Net Price
$63,574
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Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University

4 Year  •  NashvilleTN  • 

10 reviews

Vanderbilt University is a private not-for-profit university based in Nashville, Tennessee. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,607 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 10%.

#4 in Best Music Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
10%
Net Price
$67,392
SAT Range
1440-1570
ACT Range
32-35
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University of Southern California

University of Southern California

4 Year  •  Los AngelesCA  • 

10 reviews

University of Southern California is a private not-for-profit university based in Los Angeles, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 3,358 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 15%.

#5 in Best Music Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
15%
Net Price
$72,209
SAT Range
1300-1500
ACT Range
30-34
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Northwestern University

Northwestern University

4 Year  •  EvanstonIL  • 

10 reviews

Northwestern University is a private not-for-profit university based in Evanston, Illinois. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,903 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 9%.

#6 in Best Music Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
9%
Net Price
$72,980
SAT Range
1420-1560
ACT Range
32-34
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The New England Conservatory of Music

The New England Conservatory of Music

4 Year  •  BostonMA  • 

2 reviews

The New England Conservatory of Music is a private not-for-profit university based in Boston, Massachusetts. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 109 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 32%.

#7 in Best Music Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
32%
Net Price
$66,030
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San Francisco Conservatory of Music

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

4 Year  •  San FranciscoCA  • 

3 reviews

San Francisco Conservatory of Music is a private not-for-profit university based in San Francisco, California. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 61 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 43%.

#8 in Best Music Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
43%
Net Price
$64,945
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Rice University

Rice University

4 Year  •  HoustonTX  • 

10 reviews

Rice University is a private not-for-profit university based in Houston, Texas. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,048 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 15%.

#9 in Best Music Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
15%
Net Price
$63,158
SAT Range
1490-1580
ACT Range
33-35
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Manhattan School of Music

Manhattan School of Music

4 Year  •  New YorkNY  • 

2 reviews

Manhattan School of Music is a private not-for-profit university based in New York, New York. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 115 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 42%.

#10 in Best Music Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
42%
Net Price
$66,200
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Johns Hopkins University

Johns Hopkins University

4 Year  •  BaltimoreMD  • 

10 reviews

Johns Hopkins University is a private not-for-profit university based in Baltimore, Maryland. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,420 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 12%.

#11 in Best Music Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
12%
Net Price
$69,863
SAT Range
1450-1570
ACT Range
33-35
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Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University

4 Year  •  PittsburghPA  • 

10 reviews

Carnegie Mellon University is a private not-for-profit university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It is an institution with an enrollment of over 1,676 bachelor’s degree candidates. The admission criteria is somewhat competitive with the acceptance rate of 22%.

#12 in Best Music Colleges & Universities in America

Acceptance Rate
22%
Net Price
$70,094
SAT Range
1430-1560
ACT Range
32-35
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