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Can I get into VCM? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 45 out of 47 applicants or 96% were admitted making VanderCook College of Music an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores. VanderCook College of Music typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 47% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||32%||61%||47%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to VanderCook College of Music and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that VCM regularly accepts students with ACTs of 22 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 19 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 25 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 75 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to VanderCook College of Music.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 980 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 895. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1065 out of 1600. 20 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>98%|
|25 to 28||Avg +||96%-98%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||93%-96%|
|19 to 22||Reach||89%-93%|
|Less than 19||Low||<89%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1150 and Above||Good||>98%|
|1065 to 1150||Avg +||96%-98%|
|980 to 1065||Avg -||93%-96%|
|895 to 980||Reach||89%-93%|
|Less than 895||Low||<89%|
You will need above average high school grades to get into VanderCook College of Music. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at VanderCook College of Music was 3.48 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.48 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as VCM accepts 96% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||33%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||0%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||14%||Avg -|
|2.75 to 3.00||20%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||0%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
What are the requirements for admission to VanderCook College of Music and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=149639 IPEDS survey data for VanderCook College of Music.