Boston Architectural College

Overview

At a Glance

School type

Private, not-for-profit, 4-year or above

Faculty

141 Faculty Members | 6:01 student faculty ratio

Religious affliation

Not applicable

Mission Statement

Mission: The BAC provides excellence in design education emerging from practice and accessible to diverse communities.

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cost & financial aid

Annual tuition & fees

Undergraduate

In state

$24,238

Out of state

$24,238
Graduate

In state

$25,970

Out of state

$25,970

Financial Aid: Undergraduates

Received financial aid
60%
Did not receive aid
40%
Type of aid % of students recieving aid Average amount
Federal grants 25.0% $4,336
State/local grants 5.0% $526
Institutional grants 55.0% $4,673
Loans 15.0% $5,250

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Academics

Most Popular Undergraduate majors

  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
  • Interior Architecture
  • Architectural Technology/Technician
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Architecture
Full List of Majors

Undergraduate Majors X

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
    • Architecture
      • 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. Examples: [Architecture (BArch, BA/BS)], [Architecture (MArch/MA/MS)], [Architecture (PhD)] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Sustainable Design/Architecture
      • A program that focuses on the application of biological, physical, and social science in the design of sustainable cities and metropolitan regions. Includes instruction in community revitalization, community economic development, construction technology, design innovation, environmental economics, ethics, justice and politics, sustainable materials, sustainability theory, structural materials, and urbanism. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Interior Architecture
      • 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. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Landscape Architecture
      • 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. Examples: [Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA)], [Landscape Architecture (MSLA, MLA)], [Landscape Architecture (PhD)] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Architectural Technology/Technician
      • A program that prepares individuals to assist architects in developing plans and related documentation and in performing architectural office services. Includes instruction in architectural drafting, computer-assisted drafting and design, construction methods and materials, environmental systems, building codes and standards, structural principles, cost estimation, planning documentation, visual communication skills, display production, and architectural office management. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
      • A program that focuses on the application of advanced technology to building design and construction, retrofitting existing buildings, and efficient operation of buildings, including lighting and daylight design, acoustics, solar design, building conservation, and energy-conscious design. Includes instruction in architecture, building technology, civil and structural engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental control systems, sustainability, and computer tools and applications. Examples: [Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (BArch, BA/BS)], [Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (MArch/MA/MS)], [Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (PhD)] See other colleges that offer this major

Most Popular Graduate programs

  • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
  • Interior Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Architectural Conservation
  • Healthcare Environment Design/Architecture
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Graduate ProgramsX

  • ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
    • Healthcare Environment Design/Architecture
      • A program that focuses on the design and performance of healthcare environments to optimize healing. Includes instruction in interior design, architecture, healing sciences, healthcare environments, human-centered design, and healthcare delivery. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Sustainable Design/Architecture
      • A program that focuses on the application of biological, physical, and social science in the design of sustainable cities and metropolitan regions. Includes instruction in community revitalization, community economic development, construction technology, design innovation, environmental economics, ethics, justice and politics, sustainable materials, sustainability theory, structural materials, and urbanism. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Interior Architecture
      • 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. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Landscape Architecture
      • 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. Examples: [Landscape Architecture (BS, BSLA, BLA)], [Landscape Architecture (MSLA, MLA)], [Landscape Architecture (PhD)] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Architectural Conservation
      • A program that focuses on the architectural design principles and building techniques used in historic structures and environments, and the process of saving and restoring old buildings and districts for contemporary use and enjoyment. Includes instruction in architectural history, building conservation techniques, and material conservation. See other colleges that offer this major
    • Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
      • A program that focuses on the application of advanced technology to building design and construction, retrofitting existing buildings, and efficient operation of buildings, including lighting and daylight design, acoustics, solar design, building conservation, and energy-conscious design. Includes instruction in architecture, building technology, civil and structural engineering, mechanical engineering, environmental control systems, sustainability, and computer tools and applications. Examples: [Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (BArch, BA/BS)], [Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (MArch/MA/MS)], [Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology (PhD)] See other colleges that offer this major
    • Real Estate Development
      • A program that prepares individuals to create and redevelop housing, offices, retail centers, and industrial sites. Includes instruction in architectural design and construction, historic preservation, landscape architecture, urban planning and design, business, real estate and land use law, public policy, and engineering. See other colleges that offer this major

Types of Degrees Offered

  • Certificate
  • Associate's degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Master's degree
  • Doctoral degree
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Admissions

Application Fee

Undergraduate
$50
Graduate
$50
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Student Life

Student Demographics

Female Students
56%
Male Students
44%

Student Ethnicities
  1. Caucasian38.81%
  2. Two Or More Ethnicities27.91%
  3. Hispanic/Latino11.86%
  4. Not Specified9.43%
  5. Asian5.93%
  6. Black5.93%
  7. American Indian/Alaska Native0.13%

Student body breakdown

Total students enrolled

946

Undergraduate students

505

Graduate students

441

Attendance breakdown

Full time
87%
Part time
13%

Student services

  • Meal plan
  • Counseling services
  • Remedial services
  • Work-study
  • Placement services
  • Study abroad
  • Weekend/evening classes
  • On-campus day care for student's children
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