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Institutional Characteristics

The following table compares the basic academic information between Top 25 Arts Music Design Schools. By school type, there are 1 public and 24 private schools in Top 25 Arts Music Design Schools. By school level, there are 24 four years (or high) schools and 1 2-4 years schools .
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Academic Comparison - Top 25 Arts Music Design Schools
RankNameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
2 Curtis Institute of MusicPhiladelphia, PAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
3 The Juilliard SchoolNew York, NYPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
4 Rhode Island School of DesignProvidence, RIPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
5 Harrington College of DesignChicago, ILPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsMaster's Degree-
6 University of North Carolina School of the ArtsWinston Salem, NCPublic, four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
7 San Francisco Conservatory of MusicSan Francisco, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
8 Pratt Institute-MainBrooklyn, NYPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
9 California Jazz ConservatoryBerkeley, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
10 College for Creative StudiesDetroit, MIPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master
12 Minneapolis College of Art and DesignMinneapolis, MNPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
13 Manhattan School of MusicNew York, NYPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
14 Los Angeles College of MusicPasadena, CAPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Associate, Bachelor
15 The New England Conservatory of MusicBoston, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
16 Savannah College of Art and DesignSavannah, GAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master
17 California Institute of the ArtsValencia, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsDoctor's DegreeBachelor, Master, Doctorate
18 Beverly Hills Design InstituteBeverly Hills, CAPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
19 KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic ArtsDallas, TXPrivate (for-profit), 2-4 yearsAssociate's DegreeAssociate
20 Design Institute of San DiegoSan Diego, CAPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
21 Maryland Institute College of ArtBaltimore, MDPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
22 American Musical and Dramatic AcademyNew York, NYPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor
23 Berklee College of MusicBoston, MAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeCertificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
25 The Creative CenterOmaha, NEPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeAssociate, Bachelor
26 Gemini School of Visual Arts & CommunicationAustin, TXPrivate (for-profit), four-yearsBachelor's DegreeBachelor
27 School of the Art Institute of ChicagoChicago, ILPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
28 Art Center College of DesignPasadena, CAPrivate (not-for-profit), four-yearsMaster's DegreeBachelor, Master
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Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of Top 25 Arts Music Design Schools is $34,913 for State residents and $40,810 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance rate is 52.46% and graduation rate is 75.36%. The following table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.
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Key Facts Comparison Between Top 25 Arts Music Design Schools
RankNameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
2 Curtis Institute of Music $5,015 4.80% 81% 2:1145
3 The Juilliard School $51,230 7.43% 87% 5:1961
4 Rhode Island School of Design $56,290 18.68% 86% 9:12,227
5 Harrington College of Design $16,874 - - 1:19
6 University of North Carolina School of the Arts $8,941 / $26,175 29.75% 70% 6:11,070
7 San Francisco Conservatory of Music $50,800 46.45% 71% 3:1410
8 Pratt Institute-Main $55,590 67.86% 71% 9:14,353
9 California Jazz Conservatory $21,900 100.00% 100% 5:135
10 College for Creative Studies $47,585 53.80% 62% 10:11,512
12 Minneapolis College of Art and Design $41,794 65.52% 66% 9:1760
13 Manhattan School of Music $50,840 48.99% 72% 5:1939
14 Los Angeles College of Music $25,650 82.99% 73% 5:1249
15 The New England Conservatory of Music $53,730 43.28% 83% 4:1701
16 Savannah College of Art and Design $38,840 80.78% 71% 18:114,265
17 California Institute of the Arts $53,466 28.98% 72% 5:11,166
18 Beverly Hills Design Institute $23,220 39.13% 100% 5:114
19 KD Conservatory College of Film and Dramatic Arts $16,883 51.90% 90% 7:171
20 Design Institute of San Diego $25,613 100.00% 50% 9:1130
21 Maryland Institute College of Art $52,040 85.75% 74% 8:11,892
22 American Musical and Dramatic Academy $42,960 22.06% 71% 5:11,399
23 Berklee College of Music $46,800 55.17% 67% 9:16,631
25 The Creative Center $27,755 - - 8:124
26 Gemini School of Visual Arts & Communication $88,000 16.67% - 2:17
27 School of the Art Institute of Chicago $53,160 80.98% 65% 8:13,132
28 Art Center College of Design $48,044 75.56% 76% 8:12,182
Average$34,913 / $40,81052.46%75.36%6.60:11,771
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