Audio Assemble is a music industry site that produces a variety of lists. They recently announced the collection of data about 250 top music schools in the United States. Criteria included tuition, graduation rates, programs and acceptance rates. Details of the weighting and procedures for data collection and processing are not provided on the main page.
The top ten schools are:
- Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
- Music at the Juilliard School, New York
- University of Michigan, School of Music
- Yale School of Music, Connecticut
- The Curtis Institute of Music, Pennsylvania
- Rice University Shepherd School of Music, Texas
- University of Southern California Thornton School of Music
- Eastman School of Music University of Rochester, New York
- Manhattan School of Music, New York
- Berklee School of Music, Massachusetts.
The site also provides some specialised lists including online courses. The top online music school is Full Sail University, Florida, followed by Berklee Online and Academy of Art University, California.