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Boston Architectural College

Boston Architectural College is college with 578 students located in Boston, MA.

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The Boston Architectural College is a dynamic institution on the leading edge of design education. Located in the heart of Boston's Back Bay, the BAC is an independent college of spatial design, founded in 1889. With over 1100 degree program students, the BAC offers accredited undergraduate and graduate programs onsite and online in Architecture, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture and Design Studies, and stresses excellence in practice-based professional education, and accessibility to the design professions. BAC Professional & Continuing Education offers classes and certificate programs for design professionals who wish to enhance skills and increase expertise. Within P&CE, The Landscape Institute and the Sustainable Design Institute bring together faculty and students interested in conducting research and learning on subjects of intense interest. The BAC's central location and strong links with the design community make it a strategic educational center.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 578
Gender 57% Male / 43% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 72% Full Time / 28% Part Time
Geography 48% In State / 52% Out of State / % International
Socio-Economic Diversity 50% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 58%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 13%
Ethnicity Unknown 12%
Black or African American 7%
Asian 8%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: tutoring writing center learning center study skills assistance
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries wireless network available student web hosting available
  • Counseling Services: career counseling financial aid counseling veteran's counselor minority students services alcohol/substance abuse counseling economically disadvantaged students services health services legal services personal counseling employment services for undergraduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs
  • Facilities: on-campus gallery featuring exhibits of architectural and interior design interest, cad lab, photography studio
  • Special Needs Services: partial services for students with learning disabilities wheelchair accessibility services and/or facilities for hearing impaired services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cross-registration independent study internships liberal arts/career combination
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Architecture (57%), Environmental Design/Architecture (38%), Interior Architecture (3%), Landscape Architecture (0%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of architecture and to conduct research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in architectural design, history, and theory; building structures and environmental systems; project and site planning; construction; professional responsibilities and standards; and related cultural, social, economic, and environmental issues.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to design public and private spaces, indoor and outdoor, for leisure, recreational, commercial, and living purposes, and for professional practice as environmental designers and architects. Includes instruction in the design and planning of public and private open spaces and their relationship to buildings and other aspects of the built environment; facilities management; related aspects of interior design and architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning; and professional responsibilities and standards.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Architects, Except Landscape and Naval
Plan and design structures, such as private residences, office buildings, theaters, factories, and other structural property.
Landscape Architects
Plan and design land areas for projects such as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A program that prepares individuals to apply architectural principles in the design of structural interiors for living, recreational, and business purposes and to function as professional interior architects. Includes instruction in architecture, structural systems design, heating and cooling systems, occupational and safety standards, interior design, specific end-use applications, and professional responsibilities and standards.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Interior Designers
Plan, design, and furnish interiors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings. Formulate design which is practical, aesthetic, and conducive to intended purposes, such as raising productivity, selling merchandise, or improving life style. May specialize in a particular field, style, or phase of interior design.

A program that prepares individuals for the independent professional practice of landscape architecture and research in various aspects of the field. Includes instruction in geology and hydrology; soils, groundcovers, and horticultural elements; project and site planning; landscape design, history, and theory; environmental design; applicable law and regulations; and professional responsibilities and standards.

Job Opportunities:

Architectural and Engineering Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as architecture and engineering or research and development in these fields.
Landscape Architects
Plan and design land areas for projects such as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.
Architecture Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in architecture and architectural design, such as architectural environmental design, interior architecture/design, and landscape architecture. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Dr. Theodore C. Landsmark
Accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
Full-time Faculty 22
Student : Faculty Ratio 6 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 63 : 36
Percentage of Faculty Members
No Status Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

39% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
23% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
6% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $32,621 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $30,732
$30K-$48K $33,169
$48K-$75K $32,429
$75K-$110K $34,582
$110K+ $36,082

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $26,662, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $19,401 Same as On-Campus
Fees $650 Same as On-Campus
Housing N/A $8,688
Books $2,600 $2,600
Total (before financial aid) $22,651 $31,339

Students Receiving Aid

55% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 70% $5,614
Federal Scholarships/Grants 50% $3,369
Institutional Grants 5% $6,000
Other Federal Grants 10% $3,000
Other Loans 10% $12,500
Pell Grants 50% $2,769
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 30% $1,108
Student Loans 75% $6,907

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

2% of students graduated on time.

6% of students graduated in six years.

75% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

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