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The Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University is a conservatory and preparatory school located in the Mount Vernon neighborhood of Baltimore, Maryland at the corner of Charles and Monument Streets at Mount Vernon Place. The Peabody Conservatory of Music, one of the divisions of the Institute, is one of the leading music conservatories in the USA, boasting a renowned faculty and students from across the globe.
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Yale is arguably the best overall, but do not confuse Yale's undergrad program with Yale SOM, which is a grad only program, and is one of the very best worldwide. Harvards strenghts lie more in the composition area, and Princeton's program is also highly regarded. Columbia is also nicely rounded. The others can be iffy, even marginal, in terms of balance and peer level/quality.
1 Harvard 4.59
2 Chicago 4.53
3 Cal Berkeley 4.51
4 CUNY 4.41
5 Yale 4.40
6 Princeton 4.39
7 Penn 4.35
8 Rochester 4.24
9 Michigan 4.16
10 Illinois 4.11
11 Cornell 4.05
12 Columbia 4.05
13 Brandeis 3.85
14 SUNY Stony Brook 3.80
15 Stanford 3.79
16 North Carolina 3.72
17 Texas 3.69
18 UCLA 3.56
19 NYU 3.53
20 Indiana 3.47