Best Music colleges in the U.S. 2021

Have you ever met someone who thinks in A minor and speaks in G sharp? They can break down every part of a song while telling you who wrote it, where it was recorded and how they did it? They often operate on the “music is life” mantra. Is that person you? If so, you should consider earning a degree in Music and turning your love of music into a music career.

Those with a degree in Music can explore many different career options. If music is your true passion and you want to share its importance to the masses, consider teaching, ensemble or solo performance, music engineering, music therapy, sound technician, a career in radio or broadcasting, or theater stage manager. The list goes on!

Best Music colleges in the U.S. for 2021

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Washington University in St Louis offers 3 Music, General degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 9 Music, General students graduated with students earning 6 Bachelor's degrees, and 3 Doctoral degrees.

Brown University
Providence, RI
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Brown University offers 3 Music, General degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 24 Music, General students graduated with students earning 24 Bachelor's degrees.

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Cornell University
Ithaca, NY

Cornell University offers 3 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 12 Music, General students graduated with students earning 7 Bachelor's degrees, 4 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

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Columbia University in the City of New York offers 4 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 42 Music, General students graduated with students earning 23 Bachelor's degrees, 14 Master's degrees, and 5 Doctoral degrees.

Carnegie Mellon University offers 1 Music, General degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city.

University of California-Davis offers 3 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 29 Music, General students graduated with students earning 23 Bachelor's degrees, 5 Doctoral degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

University of Virginia-Main Campus offers 3 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small suburb. In 2019, 55 Music, General students graduated with students earning 46 Bachelor's degrees, 6 Doctoral degrees, and 3 Master's degrees.

University of Southern California offers 1 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 17 Music, General students graduated with students earning 17 Bachelor's degrees.

University of Maryland-College Park offers 3 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 57 Music, General students graduated with students earning 26 Master's degrees, 25 Doctoral degrees, and 6 Bachelor's degrees.

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University of California-Los Angeles offers 3 Music, General degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 59 Music, General students graduated with students earning 28 Bachelor's degrees, 23 Master's degrees, and 8 Doctoral degrees.

List of all Music colleges in the U.S.

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Washington University in St Louis Logo Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
5/5
16 : 1 16,191
Brown University Logo Brown University Providence, RI
5/5
11 : 1 10,333
Cornell University Logo Cornell University Ithaca, NY
5/5
13 : 1 24,027
Columbia University in the City of New York Logo Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY
5/5
19 : 1 31,456
Carnegie Mellon University Logo Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA
5/5
11 : 1 14,180
University of California-Davis Logo University of California-Davis Davis, CA
3/5
22 : 1 38,634
University of Virginia-Main Campus Logo University of Virginia-Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
4/5
16 : 1 25,012
University of Southern California Logo University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
5/5
22 : 1 48,321
University of Maryland-College Park Logo University of Maryland-College Park College Park, MD
3/5
22 : 1 40,743
University of California-Los Angeles Logo University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
3/5
21 : 1 44,371
University of Florida Logo University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2/5
21 : 1 52,407
University of California-Berkeley Logo University of California-Berkeley Berkeley, CA
3/5
24 : 1 43,185
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Logo University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
3/5
18 : 1 29,877
University of Washington-Seattle Campus Logo University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
3/5
23 : 1 47,576
The University of Texas at Austin Logo The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
3/5
20 : 1 51,090
Williams College Logo Williams College Williamstown, MA
5/5
7 : 1 2,150
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Logo University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Ann Arbor, MI
4/5
12 : 1 48,090
University of California-Santa Barbara Logo University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA
3/5
24 : 1 26,314
Southern Methodist University Logo Southern Methodist University Dallas, TX
5/5
16 : 1 11,824
University of Houston Logo University of Houston Houston, TX
3/5
30 : 1 46,148