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Manhattan School of Music

New York, NY

At A Glance

Main Address

130 Claremont Ave

New York, NY 10027-4631

www.msmnyc.edu

Admission Office

130 Claremont Avenue

New York, NY 10027-4698

(917) 493-4436

admission@msmnyc.edu

Contact : Amy Anderson

Dean for Enrollment Management

Type of School

Small

Private

college of music

4-year school

Coed

Regionally Accredited

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

College Board Code: 2396

Quick Facts

Total undergraduates : 488

In-State Tuition : $49,270.00

Out-of-State Tuition : $49,270.00

School Calendar

Semester

Degrees Available

Diploma

Bachelor's

Master's

Doctoral

Setting

Very Large City (>500k)

Urban

Residential campus

Other Characteristics

Extensive performance opportunities on and off campus.

Deadlines

Admission

Regular application due: No Regular Application Deadline

Priority application due : --

College will notify student of admission : --

Student must reply to acceptance by : May 1 (or within 2 week(s) if notified after May 1st)

Housing deposit due : Jun 15

Tests

SAT Reasoning/ACT Score report due : Feb 1

SAT subject score report due : Feb 1

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application due : Feb 15

Financial Aid Priority Application due : --

College will notify student : Apr 1

Student must reply : May 1

Transfer Students

Transfer Application closing date : --

College will notify student of transfer decision by : --

Transfer priority application date : --

Transfer student must reply : --

Transfer deadline for filing financial aid forms : --

Transfer priority financial aid deadline : --

College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about : Apr 1

Student must reply to financial aid decision by : May 1

Major and Learning Environment

Learning Environment

Calendar type : Semester

Degrees Offered in : Diploma, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral degrees

Accreditation and Associations

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Regionally Accredited

Most Popular Majors

Bachelor's
Visual and Performing Arts : 100.0%

All Majors

Levels at which colleges offer undergraduate majors are designated by these letters :

A = Associate degree, B = Bachelor's degree, C = Certificate degree, D = Doctor degree, M = Master degree

Visual & Performing Arts
Music Performance, General B C D M
Music Theory and Composition B C D M

Learning outside the classroom

Many colleges offer special programs like the opportunity to study abroad or participate in internships to get on-the-job training. Nearly all colleges provide extra academic help or tutoring to students who need it.

Special Study Options

Cross-Registration

English as a Second Language (ESL)

Independent Study

Internships

Visiting/Exchange Student Program

Off-Campus Study Options

Study Abroad

Extended Class Availability

Distance Learning

Computer Services

20 Public computers, available in: Computer Center, Libraries

Dorms wired for high speed internet connections

Dorms wired for access to campus-wide network

Wireless network available

Campus Life

Campus General Information

Size : Small

Unique Facilities : performance spaces, music library

Geographic Location : Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City

Very Large City

Urban

Residential Campus

Total undergraduates : 488

First-time degree-seeking freshmen : --

Degree-seeking undergrads : 490

Graduate enrollment : --

Student General Information

All students average age : 21

Full time students average age : 20

In state students : 25.0%

Out of state students : 75.0%

Other Activities & Organizations

Other Activities & Organizations : Undergraduates required to live in residence hall for first 2 years. Alcohol allowed only for those over 21 and only in designated areas. No smoking in the building. Social network restrictions concerning bullying.

Housing Policies

First-year students living in college housing : 90.0%

All undergraduates living in college housing : 60.0%

Housing Options

Coed Housing

Additional Housing Options

Housing deposit : $500.00

Housing deposit due : Jun 15

Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.

Car is allowed for freshman

Pet is not allowed in the Dorm

Counseling And Wellness

Career counseling

Employment services for undergraduates

Financial aid counseling

Health services

Alcohol/substance abuse counseling

Personal counseling

Additional Programs for Students with Disabilities

Partial services for students with learning disabilities

Services and/or facilities for visually impaired

Wheelchair Accessibility

Academic Support Programs

Reduced course load

Remedial instruction

Tutoring

Activities

Y indicates available and N indicates not available

Activity Name

Available on Campus

Campus Ministries

N

Choral Groups

Y

Concert Band

Y

Dance Activity

N

Drama/Theater

N

Film Society

N

Fraternities

N

Government or Political Activity

Y

International Student Organization

Y

Jazz Band

Y

Literary Magazine

N

Marching Band

N

Model United Nations

N

Music Ensembles

Y

Musical Theater

Y

Opera

Y

Pep Band

N

Radio Station

N

Sororities

N

Student Newspaper

Y

Symphony Orchestra

Y

Television Station

N

Yearbook

N

Sports

Applying

General Applying Information

Application Fee: $100.00

Application fee notes: Paper/Online

Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes

Applied early admission : --

Admitted early admission : --

Applied early action : --

Admitted early action : --



Admission stats are based on first-time, degree seeking freshmen from Fall 2016 and Fall 2017.

Very Important

Application Essay

Character/Personal Qualities

Level of Applicant's Interest

Recommendations

Rigor of secondary school record

Talent/Ability

Important

Academic GPA

Extracurricular Activities

Considered

Alumni Relation

Racial/Ethnic Status

Standardized Test Scores

Volunteer Work

Work Experience

Test Policies for Admission Decisions

SAT score use policy

Please contact college for information about its use of SAT scores

Additional requirements for home-schooled students

Special requirements for home-schooled applicants:

(in addition to any polices listed)

Statement describing home school structure and mission

Transcript/record of courses and grades

Letter of recommendation from person other than parent

Other Test Policies

Information not supplied by college

A note from the college

Audition, availability of space in specific performance area, and academic record most important.

GPAs of incoming freshmen

3.5 - 3.74 : 24.0%

3.25 - 3.49 : 16.0%

3.00 - 3.24 : 11.0%

2.50 - 2.99 : 2.0%

2.00 - 2.49 : 1.0%

Advanced Placement Program (AP) Information

Offers credit for AP Exams : No

Offers placement into higher-level courses for AP Exams : No

Offers sophomore standing for qualifying AP scores : No

AP credit policy depends on student’s major, school, or program : Yes

From the college: Courses that will be considered for transfer credit are those with a strong writing component (e.g., Literature, Philosophy/Religion, History, Languages, etc.). Music courses do not transfer, but credit can be obtained in certain areas through placement exams. The Registrar will make all decisions regarding transfer credits. If you have any questions about transferring, please email the Registrar at registrar@lists.msmnyc.edu.

High school Coursework

High School diploma required, GED accepted

Course Name

Required

Recommended

History

0

4

English

0

4

Math

0

3

Science

0

3

Social Studies

0

4

Foreign Language

0

4

TEST Scores

Percent who submitted SAT scores : -- and Percent who submitted ACT scores : --

Test Subjects

Middle 50% of First-Year Students

SAT Math

*

SAT Evidence Based Reading & Writing

*

ACT Composite

*


* The college did not report these requirements or does not have specific requirements.


Paying

Financial Aid Distribution & Stats

% of scholarship / grants : 86.0%

% of loans / jobs : 14.0%

Financial Aid Deadlines

Regular Financial Aid Deadline : Feb 15

Financial Aid Notification Date : Apr 1

Respond By Date : May 1

Contact Information

Financial aid contact name : Amy Anderson

Financial aid office phone : (212) 749-2802

Financial Aid Forms

Domestic first-year financial aid applicants must submit the following forms, if applicable:

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Institution's own financial aid form

Other: Statement of Educational Purpose

Financial Aid Policies

This school practices need-blind admissions.

Need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Leadership

Music/Drama

Non need-based financial aid determined by

Academics

Alumni Affiliation

Leadership

Music/Drama

Work Study Programs

Nights

For part-time students

Weekends

Tuition payment plans

Credit card payment

Deferred payment

External finance company

Installment payment

Annual College Costs

Cost Category

On Campus

Off Campus

At Home

In-state tuition and fees:

$49,270.00

$49,270.00

$49,270.00

Out-of-state tuition and fees:

$49,270.00

$49,270.00

$49,270.00

Room and board:

$16,305.00

$14,750.00

$2,700.00

Books and supplies:

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

$1,000.00

Estimated personal expenses:

$3,000.00

$3,000.00

$3,000.00

Transportation expenses:

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

$1,600.00

Estimated Total In-state:

$71,175.00

$69,620.00

$57,570.00

Estimated Total Out-of-state:

$71,175.00

$69,620.00

$57,570.00

The prices listed above are probably not what you and your family will pay. Most college students receive financial aid, which reduces the amount the family actually pays. For U.S. colleges, use the college's net price calculator to get the best estimate of what your family will pay.


For Transfer Students

Credit Information

Minimum number of credits: 24

Minimum college GPA (on a 4.0 scale): 2.8

Lowest grade earned for course that may be transferred for credit (on a 4.0 scale): 2

Maximum credits/courses from a 2-year institution: 12

Maximum credits/courses from a 4-year institution: 12

Minimum credits transfers must complete to earn bachelor's degree: 108

Admission Requirements (Required)

College Transcript(s)

Essay or Personal Statement

Interview

Admission Requirements (Recommended)

Standardized Test Scores

Students who applied for transfer

Terms in which transfer students may enroll

Fall

Transfers accepted as

1st semester freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Services for students transferring IN from another school

Advisor

Orientation

Services for students transferring OUT of this school

Transfer advisor

Special Requirements

Audition, availability of space in specific performance area, and academic record most important.

For International Students

Admission for International Students

Application fee: $100.00

Annual College Costs

Tuition and Fees: $49,270.00

Room & Board(on-campus): $16,305.00

Room & Board(off-campus): $14,750.00

Additional estimated expenses: $2,430.00

Costs per credit hour: --

Financial Aid

International students eligible for need based aid

International students eligible for non-need based aid

Non-resident aliens must submit the following financial aid forms:

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Foreign Student Certification of Finances

Tests for International Students

TOEFL Required of non-resident alien applicants

TOEFL (internet-based test) average score: --

TOEFL (internet-based test) minimum score: 79

TOEFL (paper) average score: --

TOEFL (paper) minimum score: --

Services for International Students

English as a Second Language Program On Campus for International Students

Special International Student Orientation Program

International Student Adviser