What Makes Us Special

About VanderCook College of Music

VanderCook College of Music is the only institution in the nation dedicated solely to the practical preparation of music teachers. All VanderCook students learn to play and teach 19 instruments in addition to piano and voice. On average, 90% of our students secure teaching jobs within their first year after graduation. If you're thinking of becoming a music teacher, VanderCook is the place for you.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% ACT Range For Freshman Class


Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.64

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 43%
Men 57%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 80%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2015-16  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 6:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 67%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 64 20 3 0 87

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