Boston Architectural College Admissions

Test Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Scholarships & More

Boston Architectural College
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Boston Architectural College Admissions Overview:

Admissions to Boston Architectural College are "open," meaning that all interested students have the opportunity to study there. However, students must still apply to the school. Admissions are also on a rolling basis--students can apply for the both the spring or fall semesters. Applicants can submit an application form online, and must submit high school transcripts, an application fee, and a resume. A portfolio is not required, but strongly recommended. The school's website has all the information you need about the portfolio, the application process, and more about the school and its programs. And, of course, students are encouraged to visit the campus and talk with an admissions counselor before applying.

Admissions Data (2016):

Boston Architectural College Description:

Boston Architectural College, previously known as the Boston Architectural Center, is the largest independent college of architecture and spatial design in New England. The urban campus is situated in the heart of Boston’s Back Bay. Academics at the BAC emphasize a “learn by doing” approach, integrating classroom learning with practical and professional experience. Approximately one-third of the required credits for graduation are earned through practical learning. The college is divided into four schools of spatial design: architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and design studies, each of which offer a bachelor’s and master’s degree program. The school of design studies also offers concentrations in architectural technology, design computing, historic preservation, sustainable design and design history, theory and criticism. Despite being a commuter college, campus life is active; students are involved in a variety of activities and organizations, including several prestigious academic societies for architecture and design.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 737 (365 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 56% Male / 44% Female
  • 84% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $20,666
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $15,246 (off campus)
  • Other Expenses: $3,034
  • Total Cost: $40,146

Boston Architectural College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 18%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 16%
    • Loans: 16%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $4,493
    • Loans: $5,833

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Architecture, Design

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 82%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: -%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 17%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

If You Like BAC, You May Also Like These Schools:

Other colleges dedicated to architecture, or those with a strong architecture program, include Rice University, the University of Notre Dame, Cornell University, and the University of Southern California.

Applicants interested in smaller school located in or near Boston should also check out Eastern Nazarene College, Newbury College, Wheelock College, or Pine Manor College.

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