Berklee College of Music was established in 1945 by Lawrence Berk under the name of Schillinger House. In 1954 this school changes its name to Berklee School of Music and in 1970 it became Berklee College of Music.
Berklee College of Music was founded to prepare students for careers in music through the study and practice of contemporary music. For many years, the college has evolved to reflect the state of the art of music and the music business. The College offers more than a dozen performance and nonperformance majors. So Berklee is the world's professional learning lab for the music of today and tomorrow.
Berklee College of Music attracts creative young musicians in the world who know that no other music college or institution offers such a rich diversity of people, music, and programs. Students come here to discover their true music calling; pushing themselves past their own expectations and into the forefront of every aspect of the global music community.
Berklee's educational facilities are designed to meet the needs of around 4,100 students and to maintain an average class size of 11 students. At this college students get the advantages of a small college as well as experience with faculty who are some of the world's most renowned musicians.
Berklee College of Music has fixed application deadlines. The completed application for admission, along with all required supporting documents, must be postmarked on or before the deadline.
Application to this college also includes the completion of a live audition and interview. Applicants will be automatically considered for scholarships through the live audition and interview process. Individuals may participate in their audition regardless of whether the college has received their supporting materials.
The Office of Financial Aid is ready to help Berklee students and families manage the cost of a quality education through a wide variety of sources, including federal, state, and institutional aid programs, as well as a payment plan and educational loan opportunities.
Students' Berklee education financial assistance is available from a variety of sources, such as federal grants and loans, state scholarship programs, private sources, student employment, and institutional scholarships. It is also important to note that grants, scholarships, and student employment are viewed as supplemental to the Expected Family Contribution for students' college education.
Types of Available Aid:
Federal Direct Stafford Loan
Federal Perkins Loan
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)
Need-Based Berklee Grant