About San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Founded in 1917, San Francisco Conservatory of Music. is a college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 188 full time undergraduate students, and 213 full time graduate students.

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 6:1. There are 26 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at San Francisco Conservatory of Music include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate41%
Application Deadline
Application Fee110
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Admissions at SFCM are considered More Selective, with ,1% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 13 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

0% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 0% were in the top quarter, and 0% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


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San Francisco Conservatory of Music REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    1 Students rated on-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    0 Students rated off-campus housing 5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    1 Students rated campus food 5 stars. 100 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    1 Students rated campus facilities 5 stars. 100 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    1 Students rated class size 5 stars. 100 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    1 Students rated school activities 5 stars. 100 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    1 Students rated local services 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    1 Students rated academics 4 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of San Francisco Conservatory of Music?

2 Students rated San Francisco Conservatory of Music

nicola - 01/17/2021

I am so proud to be apart of this institution. My teachers are incredible and I really appreciate the energy that is put into lectures.

Kojiro - 06/29/2017

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music is a good college for people pursuing a professional degree in music. It has many courses designed to train musicians in all of the aspects of becoming a professional. The professors are accessible and have regular office hours. They answer questions and help students who need it. The professors are specialized in specific musical skills for different courses. There are instrument teachers, musicianship/theory teachers, music history teachers, ect. The only downside is that the school has major drug and alcohol problems at the dorms. Nearly everyday, there are parties where intoxication, blacking out, and illegal drug use are present. The school has a difficult time doing something about these issues.

San Francisco Conservatory of Music FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at San Francisco Conservatory of Music?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for San Francisco Conservatory of Music is 41%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. Describe the students at your school.

    At the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, notes on staff paper come alive and turn into beautiful, entrancing music with every friendly and greatly talented professional musician-in-training.

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  3. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    You must do what makes you happy. I've learned from others that if you commit to something you feel half-hearted about, you will drop out at some point. As human beings, we long for happiness if we know we can obtain it. In high school, I felt blinded by just getting through it and graduating. With the knowlege of going to San Francisco Conservatory of Music, I concentrated on my application and was determined to recieve a good scholarship.

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  4. What's the dating scene like?

    Very slim...

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  5. What kind of person should attend this school?

    I think that this is a music school for talanted musicians and composers. Only people who love music and want to be musicians must attend this school. One has to work hard and never give up.

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  6. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Music has been around for many centuries and the concepts haven't change. Ultimately, music is related to math and theory. When we hear the amazing music, we don't think about the concepts and chords coming from the instument. Only a real musician will take his/her time to understand thier own instrument with the knowlege that music is produced by how well a person understands and feels the music. It takes a lot of hard work and there are no short-cuts. One must be passionate about art because music is the strongest from of art.

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

100% of students attending San Francisco Conservatory of Music receive some sort of financial aid. 32% were awarded federal grants. While 56% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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