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VanderCook College of Music Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

380 Students

100% Admitted

  • 158 full time
  • 226 part time
  • 70 men full time
  • 84 women full time
  • 75 applied
  • 52 admitted
  • 21 enrolled

122 Undergraduates

$25,440 Tuition/Year

  • 209 Graduates
  • 32 Non-Degree
  • $25,440 in state
  • $1,740 fees
  • N/A room & board
  • $1,900 books and supplies

At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Great Lakes Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Master's degree
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Michelle from Romeoville, IL
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  • VanderCook College of Music is a great learning environment. The students and faculty become more of a family, and they will be there to help you with anything whether it's…

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  • Elisabeth from Niles, MI
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  • vandercook is an amazing place if you are planning on being a music teacher or are a teacher going back to get your masters. the information you learn is…

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  • Ajanette from Chicago, IL
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  • vandercook really helps a person improve their playing skills. when it comes to learning other instruments they help you learn at a fast rate. its a small environment here with…

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  • Kristina from Wilmette, IL
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  • This school is the best school for those who want to major in Music Education! We are taught not only to be excellent educators, but also to be excellent performers.…

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Mission Statement

The mission of VanderCook College of Music is to enrich the lives of present and future generations through the preparation of teachers in instrumental, choral, and general music disciplines. Our broad-based curriculum is designed to prepare teachers with strong character, skill in the process of teaching, and respect for the essential role of music in our culture.

VanderCook College of Music
  • Located in Chicago, IL
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 380 students enrolled
  • 100% admitted
  • $25,440 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Michelle from Romeoville, IL
  • I am a current student here

    There is tons of stuff to do on and around campus. Since VanderCook is located minutes away from the city of Chicago, there are literally hundreds of things going on every day. Plus, you have a CTA pass included in your tuition so you can take the CTA trains anywhere for free.

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  • 5
  • Guadalupe from Streamwood, IL
  • I am a current student here

    The school is fun, there are ensembles that you can join or if you really want you can make up your own ensembles,. The school environment is really nice and there is no major hostilities. Its just a great place to be, if music is your passion

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