Juilliard School

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About Juilliard

The School was named for Augustus Juilliard, a wealthy textile merchant whose bequest was used to establish the Juilliard Graduate School in 1924. In 1926, it merged with the Institute for Musical Art to become the Juilliard School of Music. With the additions of a Dance Division in 1951 and Drama Division in 1968, the name was shortened to The Juilliard School.



Juilliard’s String Department is the largest department within the Music Division, representing about one-third of its total student enrollment. Students come from all over the world to study with members of a faculty that includes internationally acclaimed soloists, world-renowned chamber and orchestral musicians, and leading pedagogues. The Juilliard String Quartet, recognized as one of the world’s leading chamber ensembles, has been in residence at Juilliard since the time of its founding in 1946.


Juilliard’s Piano Department is the second-largest department within the Music Division, representing approximately one-quarter of its total student enrollment. Students come from all over the world to study with members of a faculty that includes some of today’s most illustrious performers and distinguished pedagogues

Extracurricular Activities

In addition to implementing events and programs, the OSA oversees all student organizations and clubs that register with the office. Registered organizations receive assistance and advisement from the OSA and benefit from limited funding. The wide variety of student organizations showcases the diversity of interests on campus. Students have the opportunity to form new organizations anytime throughout the academic year.

Registered organizations for 2015-2016:

Juilliard Christian Fellowship
J Alliance
Korea Campus Crusade for Christ

Housing and Dining


Juilliard students have two options for living arrangements. First time college students (individuals who have not attended college prior to entering Juilliard) are required to live on campus in the Meredith Willson Residence Hall. After their first year, students have the option of returning to the residence hall through Housing Selection, or moving off campus to one of New York City's vibrant neighborhoods. New transfer and graduate students may opt to live in the residence hall (space permitting) or live off campus.


Dining in Juilliard – There is only one hall to dine in. It is located on the lobby floor of the dorm building and overall, the food is good. The grill, salad bar, and hoagie are always maintained fresh and there is alot of choices in snacks and drinks. Overall, it is a good dining experience.

Financial Aid

Juilliard’s scholarship awarding policy is “need-based, merit-informed.” Assisting students with financial need is our top priority, but audition results are also strongly considered. While we are unable to meet the full need of all who apply, we make every effort to assist as many students as possible to attend the School.

It is a fundamental principle of awarding aid that every student and his or her family should contribute to their education to the extent of their ability. However, we also recognize that the information provided on the FAFSA does not always provide a realistic assessment of the student’s ability to pay for college. We encourage families to provide us with whatever supplemental information they feel is important to give us a clearer picture of their financial circumstances and enable us to create an appropriate award package.


Juilliard is school I want to go to because I play the viola and Juilliard has a collection of more than 200 high-quality stringed instruments available for students to borrow, including four violins by Guarneri del Gesù, two violins by Antonio Stradivari, and a Stradivari cello. Also playing the viola is one of the things I really like to do and i'm really good at. My experience in orchestra I've always been in first chair or last chair. Juilliard maintains an inventory of 275 Steinway pianos, the largest collection under one roof of any institution in the world. I just started playing the piano and by the time I go to college i should be really good.