The Fiske Guide to Colleges 2011 has ranked the Eastman School of Music as one of the top undergraduate music programs in the country in “Fiske Picks: Music Schools That Should Be On Your Radar.”
The Eastman School was cited for its longstanding reputation as a leading institution as well as its ties to the University of Rochester. Eastman was one of the Fiske Picks that included the Curtis Institute, Yale University, the Juilliard School, Berklee College of Music, University of California at Los Angeles, Indiana University, Rice University, New York University, and Oberlin College
The Fiske Guide to Colleges is prepared by Edward B. Fiske, who served for 17 years as education editor of the New York Times. During that time, he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices. He wrote The Fiske Guide to Colleges to help them.