San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Private, Four-years School Located in San Francisco, CA

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How much is the SFCM tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, SFCM's tuition & fees is $52,800 based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $79,100 when a student lives on-campus.

SFCM Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$52,800
Books & Supplies Costs$1,000
On-campus Room & Board$19,900
On-campus Expenses$5,400
Off-campus Room & Board$17,200
Off-campus Expenses$6,100
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$54,879

How Much Does it Cost to Go to SFCM for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $232,822 at SFCM. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $338,152. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $207,203.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$54,879$80,585$49,719
Sophomore (2024-25)$57,039$83,159$51,077
Junior (2025-26)$59,285$85,824$52,480
Senior (2026-27)$61,619$88,584$53,927
4 Years Total$232,822$338,152$207,203
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$57,039$83,159$51,077
Sophomore (2025-26)$59,285$85,824$52,480
Junior (2026-27)$61,619$88,584$53,927
Senior (2027-28)$64,045$91,443$55,422
4 Years Total$241,988$349,010$212,906
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$59,285$85,824$52,480
Sophomore (2026-27)$61,619$88,584$53,927
Junior (2027-28)$64,045$91,443$55,422
Senior (2028-29)$66,566$94,405$56,965
4 Years Total$251,515$360,257$218,794
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$61,619$88,584$53,927
Sophomore (2027-28)$64,045$91,443$55,422
Junior (2028-29)$66,566$94,405$56,965
Senior (2029-30)$69,187$97,473$58,559
4 Years Total$261,418$371,906$224,873
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$64,045$91,443$55,422
Sophomore (2028-29)$66,566$94,405$56,965
Junior (2029-30)$69,187$97,473$58,559
Senior (2030-31)$71,911$100,651$60,205
4 Years Total$271,710$383,973$231,151

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, SFCM' tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $20,449. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is much higher than the average tuition of $22,481.
San Francisco Conservatory of Music$52,800
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
California Four-years Colleges$20,202
Public Schools$3,888$12,488
Private Schools$22,481

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between SFCM and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
San Francisco Conservatory of MusicSan Francisco, CA$52,800$50,800
American Film Institute ConservatoryLos Angeles, CA$62,049$65,800
American Conservatory TheaterSan Francisco, CA$30,285$30,285
California College of the ArtsSan Francisco, CA$54,706$57,610
Columbia College HollywoodTarzana, CA$26,175-
Dell'Arte International School of Physical TheatreBlue Lake, CA$17,650$17,300
Design Institute of San DiegoSan Diego, CA$27,875$25,315
Interior Designers InstituteNewport Beach, CA$20,250$20,400
Laguna College of Art and DesignLaguna Beach, CA$34,600$40,202
Musicians InstituteHollywood, CA$25,325$28,340
Otis College of Art and DesignLos Angeles, CA$52,460$52,480

Financial Aid and COA

At San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 226 students (100%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $29,697.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at SFCM is $49,403 for students living on-campus and $47,403 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 56 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $30,328 and the average amount of student loans is $8,930.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (on-campus)$79,100
COA (off-campus)$77,100
Tuition & Fees$52,800
Indirect Costs (on-campus)$26,300
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$24,300
COA (on-campus) after Receiving Aid$49,403
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$47,403
Average Financial Aid$29,697
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship226100%$29,697
Pell Grants3917%$5,574
Federal Student Loan10346%$6,648
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid56100%-
Grants or Scholarships56100%$30,328
Federal Grants611%$5,787
Pell Grants611%$5,287
Other Federal Grants611%$500
State/Local Grants59%$9,220
Institutional Grants56100%$28,885
Student Loan Aid2545%$8,930
Federal Student Loans2341%$5,228
Other Student Loans47%$25,750

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

SFCM's acceptance rate is 46.45%. A total of 422 applicants applied to and 196 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 49 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 25.00%.
To apply to SFCM, 5 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations, Formal demonstration of competencies and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and 2 items are recommended to submit - Secondary school rank and Completion of college-preparatory program.
Acceptance Rate46.45%50.00%42.50%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)25.00%27.03%22.35%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programRecommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

San Francisco Conservatory of Music has a total of 437 students including 221 undergraduate and 216 graduate students. By gender, there are 223 male students and 219 female students attending SFCM.
Total442 223219
Undergraduate228 13593
Graduate214 88126

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address50 Oak Street, San Francisco, CA
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered38 Programs
Graduate Program Offered9 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate41.58%
Student Population437
Graduation Rate63%
Retention Rate90%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate3 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties29 (Full-time), 21 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs91 (Full-time), 36 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$134,974
Average Staff Salary$110,398