Boston Architectural College Graduate Program Reviews

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89%
of students recommend
(3.77 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 9 respondents

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School Information

  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Programmatic Accreditation: NAAB
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 770 (390 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 7 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 9% part-time, 91% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $23,482
Source: NCES

Student & Graduate Reviews

4.2 out of 5.0
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Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2016

My two years at Boston College were exciting and challenging. At the School of Social Work, I studied alongside many bright and talented individuals from all over the country. I took classes in Human Behavior and Diversity. My courses in Clinical Social Work were especially helpful. I believe that my favorite course was Dying, Grief, and Bereavement. However, there were some not-so-great things about studying in Chestnut Hill, MA. My undergrad years were at Brown, so I was familiar with being an underrepresented minority. At BC, the lack of diversity was disconcerting. The coursework on Research Methods and Program Evaluation could have been more challenging and provided more statistical knowledge: as it stood, the course provided little knowledge about understanding research design and review of journal articles. In sum, Boston College School of Social Work had its benefits and detriments. The classes I liked, I really liked. My professors were engaging and knowledgeable. But, a more diverse campus and more robust research curriculum would have been great.
1.75 out of 5.0
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Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2018

A 5 year grad program is much to long, in this case it isn't about the quality of education as much as the need for financial support. The work load is difficult and challenging, which for the program I chose was expected, however the criteria of which you are evaluated on is not always clear, and is often left to the personal opinions of the individual professor. (That being said, I've been blessed with knowledgeable, professional professors, however since faculty is mostly adjunct....there's no guarantee who will be teaching what semester.) Being in the heart of Boston is wonderful, culturally diverse, and rich in history. However there is no parking...So trucking architecture supplies around can be difficult some times of the year (i.e. all winter) Its a school where you need to know what you're getting into ahead of time. It's not easy, there's no hand-holding and the education will be only be as valuable as the amount if effort you put into it.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2017

As an online student, I cannot rate fairly based on the criteria but overall, I would recommend this school to anyone if the program services their needs.
5.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2017

I am attending the online program so some stars I cannot rate fairly. So far I love the school and I don't regret my program or school choice one bit. The only thing I do not like is that I have to time my days to the other side of the state because I am in a different time zone. Books are not as pricey as they can be and I love the flexibility of the online option.
3.33 out of 5.0
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Degree: Architecture
Graduation Year: 2017

As a graduate student there is no financial aid. As a commuter, there is no parking. As a student, resources are always avalible
1.83 out of 5.0
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Degree: Landscape Design
Graduation Year: 2018

Work/school model is helpful to advance career while still earning a degree. Access to public transportation is ideal, but for car commuters it is an issue to find reasonable parking.
3.17 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

For being an online program, I feel that I've gotten to know and appreciate certain professors, faculty, and students, thanks to the Intensive Weeks each semester. The online medium makes the program very flexible for my schedule, but it also can make it difficult to ask questions or understand concepts without the dialogue and immediate response of a physical classroom. I wish that there were more classes available that cater to my particular interests within the field, but I know that the program is new and continually growing. The school has done very well so far.
3.67 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2015

As someone hesitant to try online school, I have been overall very satisfied with the program. I don't think I would have been satisfied if it weren't for the "intensive weeks" that occur once a semester, where faculty and students convene in Boston for a week to work on projects, take field trips, and get to know each other. It's very important for me to know my professors and feel comfortable asking them questions, and these weeks allow me to do that. It also is an opportunity to network and build camaraderie with fellow students. The difficulties with my program are asking questions outside of the intensive weeks, as the online school lacks the interactive classroom environment. Questions are submitted as online posts, which are then responded to whenever the professor is able - sometimes not until a few days later. As a result, it's easy to become anxious about whether I'm on the right track with a topic or assignment. It's also easier to poorly manage time, as classwork is done entirely on one's own.
4.0 out of 5.0
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Degree: Fine Arts
Graduation Year: 2013

Sustainable Design is a hybrid program which allows working professional to keep their day job while pursuing the advance degree. Each semester we have to attend a one week intensive to kick start the semester which allows us to connect to both professors and other cohorts which is dramatically improve the online experience.
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