VanderCook College of Music

Private, Four-years School Located in Chicago, IL

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How much is the VanderCook College of Music tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, VanderCook College of Music's tuition & fees is $30,910.
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 $43,710 when a student lives off-campus.

VanderCook College of Music Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$30,910
Books & Supplies Costs$1,200
Off-campus Room & Board$7,500
Off-campus Expenses$4,100
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$32,061

How Much Does it Cost to Go to VanderCook College of Music for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $135,590 at VanderCook College of Music. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is -$nan. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to -$nan.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$32,061-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2024-25)$33,256-$nan-$nan
Junior (2025-26)$34,494-$nan-$nan
Senior (2026-27)$35,779-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$135,590-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$33,256-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2025-26)$34,494-$nan-$nan
Junior (2026-27)$35,779-$nan-$nan
Senior (2027-28)$37,112-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$140,641-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$34,494-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2026-27)$35,779-$nan-$nan
Junior (2027-28)$37,112-$nan-$nan
Senior (2028-29)$38,494-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$145,880-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$35,779-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2027-28)$37,112-$nan-$nan
Junior (2028-29)$38,494-$nan-$nan
Senior (2029-30)$39,928-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$151,313-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$37,112-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2028-29)$38,494-$nan-$nan
Junior (2029-30)$39,928-$nan-$nan
Senior (2030-31)$41,415-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$156,949-$nan-$nan

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, VanderCook College of Music' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,875. Compared to private, four-years colleges in Illinois, its tuition is higher than the average tuition of $21,336.
In-StateOut-of-State
VanderCook College of Music$30,910
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
Illinois Four-years Colleges$19,553
Public Schools$10,585$13,638
Private Schools$21,336

Financial Aid and COA

At VanderCook College of Music, 78 students (86%) 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 $21,529.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at VanderCook College of Music is $22,181 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 20 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 $27,884 and the average amount of student loans is $6,742.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (off-campus)$43,710
Tuition & Fees$30,910
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$12,800
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$22,181
Average Financial Aid$21,529
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship7886%$21,529
Pell Grants2527%$4,525
Federal Student Loan5358%$7,121
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid20100%-
Grants or Scholarships20100%$27,884
Federal Grants20100%$6,252
Pell Grants840%$4,977
Other Federal Grants20100%$4,262
State/Local Grants420%$6,286
Institutional Grants20100%$20,375
Student Loan Aid1470%$6,742
Federal Student Loans1470%$5,304
Other Student Loans210%$10,066

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

VanderCook College of Music's acceptance rate is 100.00%. A total of 26 applicants applied to and 26 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 20 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 76.92%.
To apply to VanderCook College of Music, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Recommendations, Formal demonstration of competencies and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language). SAT and ACT scores are considered during the admissions process but are not required to be submitted.
TotalMenWomen
Applicants266$20
Admitted266$20
Enrolled205$15
Acceptance Rate100.00%100.00%100.00%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)76.92%83.33%75.00%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankConsidered But Not Required
Secondary school recordConsidered But Not Required
Completion of college-preparatory programConsidered But Not Required
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresConsidered But Not Required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

VanderCook College of Music has a total of 263 students including 94 undergraduate and 169 graduate students. By gender, there are 116 male students and 136 female students attending VanderCook College of Music. The school offers online degree programs and 138 students enrolled online exclusively (52.47% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total252 116136
Undergraduate88 4642
Graduate164 7094

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address3140 South Federal Street, Chicago, IL
Phone312-225-6288
WEBwww.vandercook.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered2 Programs
Graduate Program Offered1 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate97.30%
Yield47.22%
Student Population263
Graduation Rate57%
Retention Rate80%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate4 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties10 (Full-time), 37 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs26 (Full-time), 50 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$57,224
Average Staff Salary$51,489