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Boston Architectural College

Boston, MA, USA
3.39 Average Rating

Founded in 1889, Boston Architectural College is the largest college of spatial design in New England. The bachelor of architecture program curriculum combines classwork with professional employment at a design firm or through projects or competitions. BAC students can study architecture, landscape, and interior architecture, and the college also offers a number of master’s programs online for continued education during full-time employment. In addition to professional studio work, all students must complete 40-45 Liberal Studies credits.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
15%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
No
ACT
No
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision February 15, 2019
Spring Regular Decision October 15, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
36%
Out-Of-State Students
23%
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
695
Total Number of Undergrads
344
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
1%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
3:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,216
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$24,198
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$24,198
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,830
Books and Supplies
$1200

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$7,194
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,846
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,000

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
27%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$11,741
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$31,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$431
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
55%
45%
Student Organizations
7
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

On-campus living required of freshman
No

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
San Francisco
Providence
Los Angeles
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
85%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$50,900
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What Students Are Saying

3.39 Average Rating
I am a Master's of Design Studies Student focusing in Historic Preservation through BAC's distance learning program, and what I love most about the school is the responsiveness of the professors. They have all been wonderful resources for the Historic Preservation Practice and have structured their classes in order to get us students investigating our own local areas. Everyone I have interacted with from BAC has been truly dedicated to helping students achieve their goals both inside and outside the classroom!
Jamie from Columbia, IL

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