Boston Architectural College in Boston

Boston, MA

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Boston Architectural College offers 27-degree programs and 3 via distance education. Student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1. 1 high safety campus. 50.7% are women, and 49.3% are men. 10% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at Boston Architectural College is 36691$, that is above national average. 8% of full-time Boston Architectural College students completed their education in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is at the level of national average. Average salary after attending is $43,300, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Boston Architectural College is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).


By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Boston Architectural College students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$31,575
$30,001 - $48,000--
$48,001 - $75,000$37,970
$75,001 - $110,000--



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Percent of students with financial aid


Types of financial aids


233 of Boston Architectural College undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 50 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Boston Architectural College number 105 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at Boston Architectural College awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending


According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

Students services


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Living & meal

Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

Institution provide on-campus housing

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Veteran Services Available

Yellow Ribbon Program

Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

Disability services


Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

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Tuition payment plan

Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

Graduation Rate


Boston Architectural College graduation rate is below the national average.

8% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Boston Architectural College completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t consider students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at Boston Architectural College is 7:1, that means that for every 7 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

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Number of international students


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Students enrollment in distance education


In Boston Architectural College the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown


Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Boston Architectural College and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

Campus Safety

The percentage of crimes on Boston Architectural College

The campus located by 320 Newbury St address in Boston, Massachusetts.


Boston Architectural College in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Boston Architectural College with 0.34% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Boston Architectural College are burglary and motor vehicle theft.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

Boston Architectural College offers 27 programs in total: 12 are for Bachelor's degree, 12 - for Master's degree, and 3 are less than 1-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 37 universities in Suffolk county. Boston Architectural College is one of the few institutions in Suffolk that offers a Bachelor's degree program.


Number of degree programs offered via distance education

There are 3 distance learning programs that are offered in the Boston Architectural College: 3 are for Master's degree.

Note, that programs offered via distance education might be fully online as well as partially online and contain real-time elements. So look carefully into each program to make sure you can commit.


Total credit/contact hours

Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the Massachusetts state average data to help you compare.


Boston Architectural College provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 418 students with 8379 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 390 with 7277 credit hours.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for Boston Architectural College

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It served me well in gaining the experience needed for my architectural career. No IDP!

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The BAC is a scam, They use open additions to pray on young students, get them in the system and $50,000 in dept, and then have a number of hoops to jump around before they can continue with the education. Like practice reviews and portfolio submissions, things every other architecture school doesn't require.I was a student there for 6 years before transferring to a state school to finish my architecture degree at 1/4th the cost. It honestly is a better education as the faculty higher-up consider you their peers and are not power hungry like those at the BACWith a $35,000 a year tuition and a completion rate a 5%. The BAC needs to be investigated for corruption.Things I went through while at the BAC:-They lost 1/3 the campus but tuition went up that year, -They highered a professor who lived in Chicago, He canceled ever other class -After failing a structures class they fired the professor for her incompetence, but my grade remained the same. -Even when I had double the work hours required to move to segment two, (working with an architect, builder, and land surveyor) they held me back for not presenting my practice portfolio in there layout form. (I was un-aware there was such a template, something that would not have been overlooked at my state school because the staff actually has time to look out for you)

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Great college Stressful but learned a lot.

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I am a graduate student from BAC in March. six years' studying in the school but already got 4+ years working experience at premium architecture firm in Boston. The school have good reputation in Boston area. But enter with caution, you have to commit high dedication to yourself rather than counting on the school only. This is not a academic only colleague, but counting on "practice credits" also. There is no starchitect professor that would make student famous too, you have to cultivate-self with extreme effort.

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A friend of mine was stupid enough to join this college, and though she (and still) thinks it is awesome place - however, any sane person would see how overpriced the place is, and when she discovered that she won't graduate after a certain specific number of semesters, she still thinks the place is awesome. Apparently, you can have negative IQ - but, to each his own. Still the place is overpriced, overrated, and does not deserve the effort. But again, to each his own.

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Location & Website

Address: 320 Newbury Street


Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Semester

General Phone Number: +6172625000

Institution is active in current year: 1

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