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The Boston Architectural College is a nonprofit professional college dedicated to architecture and design. Centrally located in Boston’s Back Bay, we have been a distinctive part of Boston’s design community for more than 125 years.

At the BAC, your design education happens both in the classroom and in the field. Alongside your classes and studios, you acquire vital professional experience through real-world employment and hands-on projects, earning credit and building compounding skills in both settings.

The BAC’s model of professional practice also makes it possible for you to earn while you learn, making your education more attainable. And our policy of open admissions means that anyone with the determination and drive to earn their degree is welcome here.

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What Makes the BAC Great

  • We have been educating architects and designers for more than 125 years.
  • Professional experience is built into our programs, so our graduates are highly competitive in their fields.
  • 97% of BAC students are employed in their field on the day they graduate.
  • Our faculty is made up of more than 300 experienced, practicing professionals with deep ties to Boston's design field.
  • You'll be immersed in a vibrant culture of art, food, and entertainment among an amazing blend of cutting edge and historic buildings.
  • Boston is one of the youngest and most innovative cities in the US, with one in three people between the ages of 20 and 34 and thriving industries in technology, healthcare, construction, finance, and education.