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Founded in 1909, VanderCook College of Music. is a college. Located in Illinois, which is a city setting in Illinois, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 133 full time undergraduate students, and 40 full time graduate students.
The VanderCook College of Music Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 6:1. There are 12 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at VanderCook College of Music include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at VCM are considered Less Selective, with ,3% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 39 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
81% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 35% were in the top quarter, and 8% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at VanderCook College of Music.
4 Students rated on-campus housing 2.5 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
3 Students rated off-campus housing 4.3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
4 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.
4 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.
4 Students rated class size 5 stars. 100 % gave the school a 5.0.
4 Students rated school activities 4.3 stars. 75 % gave the school a 5.0.
4 Students rated local services 4.5 stars. 50 % gave the school a 5.0.
4 Students rated academics 5 stars. 100 % gave the school a 5.0.
2 Students rated VanderCook College of Music
VanderCook College of Music is the only school in the country that is entirely based on a single major: Music Education.
It’s a small school and all of the students are close with their professors on a name to name basis. Professors are always available and easy to help students in need. The school is filled with talented, music loving students. It’s like a second family.
VanderCook College of Music is incredibly demanding. It can be stressful, but they are preparing students for the long hours of being a music educator. The credit hours can be excessive, but students have to keep in mind that VanderCook College of Music does squish a five year degree into a four year degree. They want to get students into the real world of education as soon as possible. Finishing the degree in four years rather than five years doesn't mean they are neglecting some parts of the degree program, though. VanderCook students will actually have more experience and classes that relate to being an educator over most 5 year programs. VanderCook also has very very small class sizes. Each and every student gets individual attention and instructors are very easy to contact at any time of day for extra help. The fact that VanderCook is strictly for music educators means that students are not mixed in with other music majors. The minute they walk into the school, they are not music majors, they are future music educators. I have visited and even attended other schools, and VanderCook is the only one that feels like home. For such a small school, they are very involved. They have tons of extracurricular groups and even greek life. Students may also join Illinois Institute of Technology organizations if they please. For a school with such a small population, it has a great reputation, world renowned performers for instructors, and is known all over the world. VanderCook students always leave a good impression on the music world.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for VanderCook College of Music is 90%. 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 _____.
The most stressful aspect of college has not been the curriculum, but the financial burden. I worked many hours while attending high school and I simply spent almost everything I earned. If I could give myself a piece of advice my senior year of high school, it would be to save up as much money as possible. Not needing to worry about money makes one's academic life and social life much more manageable and enjoyable. I made sure to make the most out of my years in high school, but because I did not think to save more money, it has become difficult to take full advantage of my time in college. Without the stress of not knowing whether I would be able to afford my books, or even pay rent for the entire semester, I would be able to focus more on my classes to reach my full learning potential, as well as enjoy more free time to socialize and grow as a person. After all, that is what college is about.
VanderCook is a 4-year vocational school for music educators that has no equal within the United States.
Teacher to student ration, resources, location, and historical tradition.
The professors at VanderCook are phenominal and becuase the class sizes are so small, they are always willing to help you with anything.
My classmates at VanderCook are very unique with their music and their social life because everyone is so universal to on another.
VanderCook College of Music is know for the ability to have the students learn 18 instruments and be in ever group possible. The students are musicians. We do everything that musicians can do. I am a saxophone major, but I also sing and play other instruments because of VanderCook College of Music.
One whose love for music does not completely ovetake them. If you aren't willing to commit yourself totally then you shouldn't come here.
At times there is really no one to guide you through the maze of paper work and in getting scholarships. When you start out you have a track coach but then after awhile that goes by the wayside and then you feel lost at times,
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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 VanderCook College of Music receive some sort of financial aid.
25% were awarded federal grants.
While 90% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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