Admissions Information

The application fee is $35 for applying undergraduate school and $50 for graduate school at VanderCook College of Music. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$35
Graduate Application Fees$50
Admission Informationwww.vandercook.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationhttps://www.vandercook.edu/admissions/ug-apply-now/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2020-21, the acceptance rate is 100.00% and the yield is 42.86%. 7 men and 14 women applied to VanderCook College of Music and 7 men and 14 women students were accepted. Among them, 4 men and 5 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2020). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants21714
Admitted21714
Enrolled945
Acceptance Rate 100.00%100.00%100.00%
Yield 42.86%57.14%35.71%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2020-2021, 8 students (89% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 3 students (33%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 570 and the 25th percentile is 445. The SAT Math score is 590 (75th) and 445 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 20 (75th percentile) and 15 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing445570
SAT Math445590
ACT Composite1520
ACT Math2122
ACT English2324
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at VanderCook College of Music are relatively low when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,130, ACT: 65 - Private (not-for-profit) School of art, music, and design).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), and Completion of College Preparatory Program to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply VanderCook College of Music.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Considered but not Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramConsidered but not Required
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRequired
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended


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