Providing an artistic and educational experience like nowhere else, Interlochen Arts Academy offers students the chance to work, study and live in an international community of artists. Students receive supportive attention and dozens of performance, gallery and presentation opportunities. Interlochen provides both college-preparatory academics and intensive artistic training in seven fine arts areas: creative writing, dance, film and new media, interdisciplinary arts, music, theatre, and visual arts. Academy students work with accomplished faculty, professional guest artists, and other talented and creative students. Personalized guidance and expert portfolio reviews allow graduates access to selective colleges, universities and conservatories.
Interlochen has produced 50 Presidential Scholars in the Arts, more than any other high school in the country. Interlochen is a 2006 recipient of the National Medal of Arts, and a 2019 recipient of the Green Ribbon School award.
Interlochen Arts Academy With Reviews, Requirements 2024 | FindingSchool

B Art
B+ Matriculation
B+ Academics
C Extracurricular activities
C Community
A Reviews
B Int. student mgmt

Boarding Grades: 9-12, PG
ESL: Yes
Boarding Tuition: $76,500
Day S. Tuition: $43,275
# of Students: 574
Boarding Rate: 93%
Teacher:Student: 1:6%
International Student: 15%
AP Courses: 2
Endowment: $268,990/stu.
Faculty w/ adv. degree: 84%
SAT: 1250/1600
IB: No

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#2 Columbia University 2
#2 Harvard College 1
#5 Yale University 1
#9 Johns Hopkins University 1
#9 Northwestern University 7
#14 Vanderbilt University 4
#17 Rice University 1
#19 University of Notre Dame 1
#20 University of California: Los Angeles 1
#23 Georgetown University 1
#23 University of Michigan 9
#25 Carnegie Mellon University 4
#27 University of Southern California 7
#28 New York University 7
#28 University of Florida 1
#28 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1
#34 University of Rochester 1
#42 Boston University 3
LAC #9 Carleton College 1
#47 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1
#49 Pepperdine University 2
#51 Spelman College 1
#55 University of Miami 4
#57 Penn State University Park 1
#59 University of Washington 1
#62 Rutgers University 1
#63 George Washington University 1
#68 Indiana University Bloomington 5
#68 Kalamazoo College 1
#72 Reed College 1
#72 Sarah Lawrence College 3
#75 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1
#79 American University 1
#81 Earlham College 1
#83 Elon University 1
#83 Howard University 1
#83 Michigan State University 1
#83 University of Iowa 1
#84 Bennington College 4
LAC #17 Barnard College 1
#93 University of Denver 2
#103 Drexel University 1
#103 Loyola University Chicago 1
#103 Miami University: Oxford 1
#103 University of Arizona 1
#104 University of Tennessee: Knoxville 2
#117 University of Vermont 1
#127 DePaul University 3
#127 University of Oklahoma 1
#130 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 1
#137 University of Alabama 1
#148 Duquesne University 1
#148 University of Cincinnati 1
LAC #30 Kenyon College 1
#151 Marymount Manhattan College 2
#166 Hofstra University 1
LAC #36 Oberlin College 3
#182 Montclair State University 1
#182 Ohio University 1
LAC #38 Skidmore College 1
#202 Loyola University New Orleans 1
#212 Ball State University 1
#234 University of Hartford 1
#263 Point Park University 1
#285 University of New England 1
#285 Western Michigan University 1
#299 Middle Tennessee State University 1
#317 Arkansas State University 1
Alfred University 1
amda college and conservatory of the performing arts, los angeles campus 5
Art Center College of Design 1
Berklee College of Music 14
Boston Conservatory at Berklee 11
Butler University 1
California Institute of the Arts 3
California Polytechnic State University: San Luis Obispo 1
Cleveland Institute of Music 5
Coastal Carolina University 1
Columbia College Chicago 2
Concordia University 1
Conservatorium van Amsterdam 1
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art 1
Curtis Institute of Music 1
Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester 7
Fashion Institute of Technology 1
Glasgow School of Art 1
Glenn Gould School 1
Hartt School 2
Istituto Marangoni, Milano 1
Johns Hopkins University: Peabody Conservatory of Music 1
Kennesaw State University 1
Lewis University 1
Liverpool Institute for 1
los angeles film school 1
Lynn University 1
Manhattan School of Music 8
Maryland Institute College of Art 1
Massachusetts College of Art and Design 1
Minneapolis College of Art and Design 1
MODUL University Vienna 1
Nashville Ballet 1
New England Conservatory of Music 1
Pacific Lutheran University 1
Rhode Island School of Design 2
Rider University 1
Royal Conservatory 1
San Francisco Conservatory of Music 7
Savannah College of Art and Design 1
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 4
Slade School of Fine Arts 1
Stetson University 1
Texas State University 1
the colburn school conservatory of music 1
The New School College of Performing Arts 4
University College of London 1
University of Colorado Denver 1
University of Essex 1
University of North Carolina at Asheville 1
University of North Carolina School of the Arts 1
University of the Arts 2
University of Toronto 1
Warren Wilson College 1
Wright State University 1
Wright State University Main 1

AP Courses

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Extracurricular Activities and Clubs

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Clubs include: Black Student Union
Jewish Student Union
Latinx Student Union
Queer Student Union
AAPI Affinity Group
Disability+ Affinity Group
Interlochen Christian Fellowship
IAA Student Newspaper
Quiz Bowl
Slam Poetry
Clubs include: Black Student Union
Jewish Student Union
Latinx Student Union
Queer Student Union
AAPI Affinity Group
Disability+ Affinity Group
Interlochen Christian Fellowship
IAA Student Newspaper
Quiz Bowl
Slam Poetry
Model United Nations
Be a Friend Club
DND Club
Ecology Club
Hip Hop Club
Mycology Club
Robotics Engineering Club
Rock Climbing Club
Social Justice Club
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Visual Arts
Interdisciplinary art
Visual Arts
Interdisciplinary art
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Basic Info

Year Founded: 1928
Campus Size: 1200 acres
Boarding Rate: 93%
Religious Affiliation: No Religious Affiliation

Application Info

Deadline: 01/15
Interview: On Campus, Zoom
Pre Interview: No Requirement
Other Accepted Scores: IELTS, DUOLINGO
School Code:
TOEFL: 8572
SSAT: 4117



Brief Reviews

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Frequently Ask Questions about Interlochen Arts Academy

Tell me a bit about Interlochen Arts Academy.
Interlochen Arts Academy is Co-ed private boarding school located in Michigan, US. It was founded 1928 , and currently has about 574 students, 15.00% of whom are international students.

For more official information, please visit http://www.interlochen.org.
Does Interlochen Arts Academy have rigorous academic requirements?
Interlochen Arts Academy is offering 2 AP courses.

In recent years, 67 of their students score 4 and 5 in AP exams.

Interlochen Arts Academy also have 84% of faculties whose degrees are master and above.
Where do Interlochen Arts Academy students typically go for their colleges?
In 2023, some students attended Princeton University, Columbia University, Harvard College, Yale University and Johns Hopkins University.
What is the application requirement for Interlochen Arts Academy?
Similar to most private schools in the US, Interlochen Arts Academy’s typical admission requirements include school transcript, recommendation letter, application essay, and interview (often optional, but highly recommended).
What is the latest tuition for Interlochen Arts Academy’s Co-ed student?
The total fee for Interlochen Arts Academy in 2024 is $77,270 , which typically includes tuition, boarding fee, student management fee and a few other fees associated with managing international students.

For more information, please contact school’s admission team at admission@interlochen.org .
Where is Interlochen Arts Academy located?
Interlochen Arts Academy is located in the State of Michigan of USA.
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What is the FindingSchool rating for Interlochen Arts Academy?
The overall rating for Interlochen Arts Academy is B.

The section ratings of Interlochen Arts Academy are:
B+ for Matriculation
B+ for Academics
C for Extracurriculum
C for Community
A for Students and Parents reviews
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