Ranking of Music Graduate Schools

Rank the top 62 Music graduate programs in the US using the latest National Research Council data.

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Rank School & Program Regres Quality Survey Quality Student Outcomes Jobs at Grad Diversity
Indiana University-Bloomington
Folklore
1-11-136-5775%4-8
Harvard University
Music
2-72-31-370%18-33
University of California-Los Angeles
Musicology
2-82-33-2744%5-14
Indiana University-Bloomington
Musicology
2-114-1113-2975%4-11
University of Chicago
Music
2-93-723-4259%20-35
Yale University
Music
4-134-123-1158%25-41
Cornell University
Music
9-335-1215-3868%2-3
University of California-Los Angeles
Ethnomusicology
3-134-1024-4544%1-3
Northwestern University
Music Studies
12-357-183-1974%11-28
Columbia University in the City of New York
Music
7-178-1925-4465%26-43
University of Rochester
Musicology
8-2210-2122-4561%4-8
Princeton University
Music
6-225-127-2552%49-57
University of California-Berkeley
Music
8-339-185-2057%11-24
Duke University
Music
14-3711-253-2059%46-55
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Musicology
11-3415-3115-3757%5-12
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus
Music
14-3516-307-2756%4-10
New York University
Music
4-246-1646-5943%11-24
Washington University in St Louis
Music
7-3834-5532-5771%21-40
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Musicology
11-299-2211-3445%42-53
Michigan State University
Music Education
31-5516-374-2070%28-50
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Music
32-5216-3417-3868%28-48
University of Pennsylvania
Music
8-2112-283-2627%14-29
University of Rochester
Music Theory
16-4919-426-3361%55-58
Stanford University
Music
15-4718-3912-4654%9-22
University of California-San Diego
Music
19-4713-2919-3847%25-43
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Music
20-4723-4020-3961%14-27
University of Utah
Music
14-4225-4324-4561%11-25
Brown University
Music: Ethnomusicology
14-5011-3612-5261%58-61
Brandeis University
Musicology
20-4521-405-2746%11-30
Indiana University-Bloomington
Music Theory
38-5837-543-1975%34-52
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