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Music at The Juilliard School

If you are interested in studying music, you may want to check out the program at The Juilliard School. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Juilliard is located in New York, New York and approximately 961 students attend the school each year. Of the 114 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from The Juilliard School in 2021, 85 of them were music majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Music section at the bottom of this page.

Juilliard Music Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Music
  • Master’s Degree in Music
  • Doctorate Degree in Music

Juilliard Music Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the music progam at Juilliard compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The music major at Juilliard is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Music. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Focused Music Doctor’s Degree Schools 2
Most Focused Music Master’s Degree Schools 6
Most Focused Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools 7
Most Popular Music Master’s Degree Schools 7
Most Focused Music Graduate Certificate Schools 8
Most Focused Music Schools 10
Most Popular Music Schools 11
Most Popular Music Graduate Certificate Schools 15
Most Popular Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools 17
Most Focused Music Undergraduate Certificate Schools 21
Most Popular Music Undergraduate Certificate Schools 21
Most Popular Music Doctor’s Degree Schools 60
Best Music Graduate Certificate Schools 60
Best Value Music Graduate Certificate Schools 66
Best Music Doctor’s Degree Schools 81
Best Value Music Doctor’s Degree Schools 86
Best Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools 146
Best Music Master’s Degree Schools 205
Best Value Music Master’s Degree Schools 254
Best Music Schools 298
Best Value Music Bachelor’s Degree Schools 408
Best Value Music Schools 514

In 2021, 105 students received their master’s degree in music from Juilliard. This makes it the #7 most popular school for music master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 7 students who received their doctoral degrees in music, making the school the #60 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Music Student Demographics at Juilliard

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the music majors at The Juilliard School.

Juilliard Music Bachelor’s Program

39% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 61% of music bachelor's degrees went to men and 39% went to women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 9% more racial-ethnic minorities in its music bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from The Juilliard School with a bachelor's in music.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 12
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 29
International Students 24
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

Juilliard Music Master’s Program

53% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 105 students graduated with a master's degree in music from Juilliard. About 47% were men and 53% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from The Juilliard School with a master's in music.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 14
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 36
International Students 42
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Juilliard also has a doctoral program available in music. In 2021, 7 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Music Grads May Go Into

A degree in music can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for The Juilliard School.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
High School Teachers 74,830 $85,300
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 11,530 $99,870
Music Directors and Composers 2,780 $66,120
Sound Engineering Technicians 1,770 $82,030


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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