North Bennet Street School in Boston

Boston, MA

(Rating 4.2 based on 5 reviews)
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Overview

North Bennet Street School offers 24-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 11:1. 1 high safety campus. 71.5% are women, and 28.5% are men. 2% percents of international students. The average annual total cost of attendance at North Bennet Street School is 33187$, that is above national average. 78% of full-time North Bennet Street School students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $32,700, 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 North Bennet Street School 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).

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$33,187
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By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, North Bennet Street School students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$33,187
$30,001 - $48,000--
$48,001 - $75,000--
$75,001 - $110,000--
$110,001+--

Student charges

Historical tuition and fees

Historical books and supplies cost

Student charges by the largest programs

The estimated cost of the Carpentry/Carpenter (the 2d largest program, lasting 18 months) is $81,687 per year and $980,244 in total. is the third largest program at North Bennet Street School, and it takes a full-time student 9 months to complete. This one will cost $20,533 per year and $246,393 for the full completion. The 4th largest with 18 months length Watchmaking and Jewelrymaking will cost you $82,865 per year, $994,374 for the complete course.

Finance

Percent of students with financial aid

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12%

Types of financial aids

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56 of North Bennet Street School undergraduates were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 34 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes North Bennet Street School number 129 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in Massachusetts.

Students at North Bennet Street School awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

Salary After Attending

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$32,700

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

Students services

Career

Academic/career counseling service

Employment services for students

Living & meal

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

Institution provide on-campus housing

Institution provides board or meal plan

Veteran Services Available

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

Recognized student veteran organization

Disability services

3%

Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

Does not offer distance education opportunities

Alternative tuition plans

Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

Prepaid tuition plan

Tuition payment plan

Prepaid tuition plan - a program that allows students or their families to purchase college tuition or tuition credits for future years, at current prices.

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

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78%
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North Bennet Street School graduation rate is above the national average.

78% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to North Bennet Street School 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 a huge number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into consideration 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 picture. 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 institutions.

Student Body

The student-to-faculty ratio at North Bennet Street School is 11:1, that means that for every 11 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.

Student-to-faculty ratio

11:1
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Men/Women

Number of international students

4
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2%

Percent of international students

Race/ethnicity breakdown

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Students enrollment in distance education

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In North Bennet Street School the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

Distance education location breakdown

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Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at North Bennet Street School 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 Main Campus

The campus located by 150 North St address in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Main Campus 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 North Bennet Street School with 0.65% of maximum crimes a year. The only type of crimes detected on Main Campus is robbery.

Academic Programs

Number of degree programs offered

North Bennet Street School offers 24 programs in total: 15 are for 2-year, but less than 4-year certificate programs and 9 are 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate programs.

This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 37 universities in Suffolk county. North Bennet Street School is one of the few institutions in Suffolk that offers a 1-year, but less than-2-year certificate program.

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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.

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North Bennet Street School provides coursework for undergraduate students оnly.

In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 195 students with 175580 сontact hours for 12-month instructional activity period.

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Student Reviews and Ratings for North Bennet Street School

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This place is so good... if they will take you, go.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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We leave unmolested those who set the fire to the house, and prosecute those who sound the alarm. --Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De ChamfortI would gladly submit to a lie-detector test to support all statements in this review.North Bennet Street School has now had more than five years to offer a peaceful truce to this dispute. They have chosen instead to sit silently or offer weak excuses. As a result, their unwillingness to resolve this issue has fostered hatred, rancor, and malice against me on the part of their "happy" and "successful" graduates and clientele. One has to look no further than the rebuttals to my reviews to see how this reviewer has been portrayed (by people who are ignorant of the facts of this dispute) as stupid, unreasonable, incapable, and possessing a host of other undesirable traits.As I continue my training and form relationships with colleagues and with skilled, award-winning and highly respected artisans and craftsmen in the field, they are impressed by my work ethic, enthusiasm, determination, ability and dedication to this craft. When I share with them my bitter experiences with NBSS, they are shocked and appalled that an institution with "such a good reputation" would behave in such a shameful manner.This "charitable", "philanthropic", tax-exempt, non-profit corporation, whose mandate is to benefit the community and stand out as a beacon for what is just and what is right, has failed miserably in this regard. Proof of one's character is in one's deeds. Their hurtful words and deeds will stand in perpetuity as a witness against them. NBSS's own actions will forever point an accusatory finger at its self.Quoting someone who has completed a similar course, he/she stated, "Any school worth anything will know that to achieve perfection in a jewelry piece is to work long hours after the teaching is over. The fact that they did not allow you to take the work home is ridiculous." I was not allowed to take the work home, not allowed to stay adequate after-hours to work in the studio, and not allowed to hire even a school-approved tutor (even at my own expense) to complete my projects. This commenter goes on to state, "One of the first lessons in jewelry school was that you will be painfully slow at first, and that speed will only increase with practice and repetition." This is a concept NBSS' instructors and administrators simply could not seem to grasp.I don't doubt that others have had wonderful experiences with NBSS. I too have read about the stellar successes of others after the completion of their courses there. I wrote this review to speak of MY experience. MY complete disillusionment and betrayal.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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Check out the shop attached to the school. Really amazing handcrafted products. I bought a journal that is almost too pretty to write in. So fun to look around. They aren't always open though so you may have to request that they open the shop for you.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I'm sorry to hear about the bad experience at North Bennet Street School. I would encourage you not to lose heart, nor give up your fight. I would think that the school would be accommodating, considering how they value their reputation. Perhaps they would grant you scholarship to attend a workshop at no charge to you? Everyone works at their own pace, and from my experience in the Piano Program, they seem to understand this. But not all programs are the same, and I would imagine that jewelry is delicate work. I remember the Cabinetry program required students to stick with traditional techniques for their first projects; this was a problem for some who endeavored to be too creative too soon. Perhaps this was part of the problem?Anyhow, here is my account of the school. I was a student in the Piano Technology program, and wherever I go, the North Bennet Street School's reputation precedes it. My attendance there has gotten me good number of job offers on the spot, including some steady institutional work on pianos. Beyond the school's mere public reputation, the education I received in the Piano program has been thorough, and given me the intellectual tools that I need to continue on in a lifelong business of maintaining pianos. In addition to learning tuning, regulation, repair and rebuilding, the school offers Wednesday programs each week that cover subjects such as how to build up your business, maintaining a business website, dealing with taxes, buying the proper insurance for your workshop, yourself and your staff, etc. I have been equipped with the knowledge and experience I need to turn out admirable work, and introduced to the network of piano technicians in a beneficial way. North Bennet Street has made an excellent springboard for my career as a piano technician, as it has for many other piano technicians I know in many different areas of the field - bellywork, soundboard construction, action rebuilding, concert work, piano and harpsichord making, so on and so on. There are four instructors for the Piano Technology Program, and each one has a different approach to the craft; their instruction has been excellent, and because of this I have come out with a well-rounded understanding of my work.If you are interested in attending for any program, the Director of Admissions can schedule with you for a tour of the school. There is also an open house (typically in November I believe.)

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

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I came to North Bennet Street School with little experience as a woodworker but with the hope of transitioning to a full-time career as a furniture maker. The two years that I spent at North Bennet Street School took me through the most basic of fundamental woodworking skills and built me up to where I am able to complete some of the most challenging and complicated tasks in furniture making. The teaching staff is filled with some of the most talented and well known furniture makers of today. I feel so fortunate to have been able to learn from and interact with them on a day to day basis. I am today working as a sole-proprietor of a small furniture making business and enjoying every day of it.

Source of the review: Google Places, Google Maps™

Location & Website

Address: 150 North Street

Place:

Religious affiliation: Not applicable

Calendar system: Differs by program

General Phone Number: +6172270155100

Institution is active in current year: 1

Institution's internet website address: nbss.edu

Financial aid office: Go to the page

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