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Boston Architectural College

Total Grad Surveys 6
Females 4
Males 2
Avg years at University 3.5
Research Quality C (4.9)
Research Availability C+ (5.5)
Research Funding C+ (5.1)
Graduate Politics C+ (5.5)
Not Errand Runners B- (6.4)
Degree Completion C+ (5.5)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] C- (3.7)
Sufficient Pay B- (6.2)
Competitiveness B (6.6)
Education Quality C+ (5.2)
Faculty Accessibility C+ (5.5)
Useful Research B- (5.8)
"Individual" treatment C- (3.8)
Friendliness C- (3.9)
Safety B (7.2)
Campus Beauty C- (4.0)
Campus Maintenance C+ (5.7)
University Spending C- (3.8)
Extracurriculars C- (3.9)
Scholastic Success C- (3.6)
Surrounding City A+ (10.0)
Social Life/ Environment C (4.4)
Scholastic SuccessC-
Surrounding CityA+
Problems at the BAC are so deep andJul 19 2013Architecture
Problems at the BAC are so deep and broad as to be indescribable within this comment space. The relationship between the school and the professional community is such that it is politically and academically untenable students, teachers, or administration to reveal opinions that accurately reflect their experience. There are few substantive forms of accountability (or mechanisms by which to enforce accountability) upon the institution. One example of both the problematic and incestuous relationships and the lack of accountability can be found in this fact: within a few-year time span the President of the BAC was also the President of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), a member of the Board of Directors of the the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), and a member of the Board of Directors of the AIA. The institution is riddled with problems and highly dysfunctional.
The BAC is uniqueSep 06 2005Architecture
The BAC is unique. Your personal work ethic and motivation is the prime ingrediant to success. There is NO hand-holding. The program is based on working in the field at the same time as in the classroom. Credit is earned in each area each semester. If your job is boring and you do not try hard to learn in that situation, your education will suffer. This is an institution that is easy to get in, but very hard to get through or stay in until graduation. This being said, architects and firms (at least in my experience in Boston) seem to have a great respect for those you have gotten though. I have had a generally positive experience thus far.
there is NO organization, no dissemination of informationNov 04 2004Interior Design
there is NO organization, no dissemination of information. that gathered from administration is not necessarily true. few people ever graduate, and when they do it takes well over the advertised time (closer to 10 years than 5 or 7). i would NOT recommend this school to anyone looking to learn from professionals. Some teachers are excellent, but most are either less experienced than most students, are students themselves at some other school, or do not even work (or know anything about) the subject they are teaching.

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