Want a real take on what a college tour is like? Vivian, Jenna and Jacqueline, three students at Emerson College, want to help! These students plan to take every college tour in metro Boston (and maybe more) over this summer, and have been blogging about it at Rate My College Tour.
This week, we highlight their tour of The Boston Architectural College.
The BAC’s facilities are located right on Newbury Street in the heart of the Back Bay. This would sound charming, but unfortunately they are also located inside a classic example of 1970s Brutalist architecture, commonly known as the WORST. Although the BAC doesn’t really fit in stylistically with its neighbors, it is a good look for an architecture school, since you can’t deny that Brutalism is all about planning.
There really wasn’t a lobby. We walked into the main gallery space and were directed by Securitas to the office. Upon entering the admissions area, we realized it was primarily an office space, with a few chairs scattered around the room to meet with prospective students.
Molly, a member of the admissions staff (our first non-student tour guide!) Fun fact: she likes to use the concrete stairwell when it’s hot out because it’s “built in air conditioning”.
Molly was so nice. She was friendly and welcoming and made Jackie feel like she could fit right in at the BAC. Even though she was an adult, she treated us like equals throughout the tour.
Molly was wearing a cute black casual summer dress and sandals. Her primary purpose is to work in the admissions office, and this outfit fit the bill: professional, but still cute. On the hotness scale, Molly received a 7.
Vivian, Jenna and Jacqueline, with some friends, plan on taking 47 college tours and want to report on the best and worst parts of every Boston school. Each Tuesday, we’ll be publishing highlights of their various college tours. If you can’t make it to every college you want to tour this summer, keep up with StudentAdvisor and Rate My College Tour!