Boston Architectural College

Boston, MA

The Boston Architectural College (formerly The Boston Architectural Center), founded in 1889, is a private institution. The center's facilities are located in Boston's Back Bay.

Website: www.the-bac.edu/

Private
Co-ed
472
Undergraduate
Students
(42.4%) 200 Women
(57.6%) 272 Men
406
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Noncompetitive
Overall Admission Rate
15% of 178 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
 

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$21,894
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
51%
Average Freshman Award
$14,481
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
26
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 87% of classes
10-19 students: 11% of classes
20-29 students: 2% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Boston Population
625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.0% Asian
6.6% Black/African-American
17.6% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.7% White
8.1% Unknown
International Students
3.6%
First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Noncompetitive: Virtually all applicants accepted regardless of high school rank or test scores.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
 

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English    
Mathematics    
Science    
Foreign Language    
Social Studies    
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
320 Newbury Street
City, State, Zip
Boston, MA 02115-2795
Phone
(617) 585-0123
Fax
(617) 585-0111
E-mail
admissions@the-bac.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
 
Application Fee
 
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
Resum&,e and creative exercise required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
15% of 178 applicants were admitted
Women
17% of 94 applicants were admitted
Men
12% of 84 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
Not reported
Women
Not reported
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
Not reported
Score of 24 - 29
Not reported
Score of 18 - 23
Not reported
Score of 12 - 17
Not reported
Score of 6 - 11
Not reported
Score of 5 or Below
Not reported

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
Not available
Tuition and Fees
$21,894
Room and Board
Not reported
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning May 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003966
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
5 (45.5%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
5 (100.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
5 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
51%
Average Award
$14,481
Need-Based Gift
Received by 4 (80.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,665
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,549
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
98 (79.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
93 (94.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
88 (94.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1 (1.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
33%
Average Award
$11,472
Need-Based Gift
Received by 71 (80.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,941
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 84 (95.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,151
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1 (1.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
9 (7.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $2,740

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Architecture
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,915
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Architecture
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
Most Popular Disciplines
Architecture
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Distance learning, Independent study, Internships, Summer session
Study Abroad
Not offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
26
Part-Time Faculty
238
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
10%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 87% of classes
10-19 students: 11% of classes
20-29 students: 2% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
473,746
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
84
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Boston Population
625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Campus Size
1 acre

Weather

Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing


College Housing
College does not provide housing for students
Types of Housing
 
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
 
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
 
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Not available
Other
electronically operated building access, closed-circuit TV systems

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Not offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
student government association, student american society of landscape architects, bac interior design society (iida and asid), national organization of minority architecture students (nomas), american institute of architectural students
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
 

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
472
Women
200 (42.4%)
Men
272 (57.6%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
354
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.0% Asian
6.6% Black/African-American
17.6% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.3% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
53.7% White
8.1% Unknown
International Students.
3.6%
Average Age
26
All Graduate Students
406

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
75.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
85%
Average Starting Salary
85%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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