Berklee requires entering students to own a MacBook Pro that meets the standards established by the academic and technology leadership of the institution.
To purchase a MacBook Pro through Berklee, respond accordingly in the “Next Steps” section of the Admissions portal after receiving your Berklee OnePass credentials. Please note that if you do not sign up to have Berklee purchase a computer on your behalf, we cannot guarantee that equipment will be available at the beginning of the semester.
*This purchase option is available to students on the Boston campus only. Students who will spend their first year abroad in Spain are required to bring their own MacBook Pro.
If you own a MacBook Pro that meets or exceeds the requirements below and is less than three years old, it will most likely meet the technology requirement. A small number of computers that are eligible might not meet certain requirements for technology-focused majors, and you may need to upgrade your device during your stay at Berklee. Any of the current MacBook Pro laptop models meet the requirements. You may learn more about these models on the Apple Store website.
If you need help identifying your MacBook Pro model, please visit the How to Identify MacBook Pro models page on the Apple website.
Recommended Computer Technical Specifications
|Display||13-inch retina display or greater|
|Processor||Dual-core Intel Core i5 or greater|
|Memory||16 GB or greater|
|Storage||512 GB or greater|
|MacBook Pro 2.4GHz/16GB/512GB*||$2,099.00|
|MA Sales Tax, 6.25%||$131.19|
|Total (This price will be displayed on your tuition statement.)||$2,230.19|
13-inch MacBook Pro—Silver with Touch Bar and Touch ID
|Display||13-inch retina display|
|Processor||2.4GHz quad‑core 8th‑generation Intel Core i5 processor, Turbo Boost up to 3.8GHz|
|Memory||16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard memory|
|Storage||512GB SSD storage|
Four Thunderbolt 3 ports, 3.5 mm headphone jack
|Warranty||AppleCare+ for Mac extends your coverage to three years from your computer’s purchase date and adds up to two incidents of accidental damage coverage, each subject to a service fee of $99 for screen damage or external enclosure damage, or $299 for other repairable damage, plus applicable tax.|
Here is this exact model on Apple's website: 13-inch MacBook Pro - Silver
Berklee will also include two USB-C to USB adapters for students who purchase this package from Berklee.
This is the only model of computer available for purchase from Berklee. If you would like additional customization options, you will need to purchase the computer from Apple directly.
The information above has been updated for the fall 2019 semester. Please note that pricing and technical specifications can change without notice. For the most current MacBook Pro specifications, please contact the Student Computer Support Center.