College Snap Shots

In an effort to provide Burlington High School students and their families with relevant and up-to-date college information, the Guidance Staff will be visiting various colleges and universities and providing you with information. The colleges visited do not represent a preference on the part of the BHS Guidance Department towards any particular school.

In the college search process, many things are taken into consideration. Things that are considered, but not limited to are: campus size, location, number of students on campus, majors, tuition, distance from home, athletic programs, clubs and other activities. When considering a college, students must also make realistic decisions based on personal interest, grades, test scores, etc.

The department feels that the college visit is an integral part of the process, and we strongly encourage students to visit any and all schools that interest them, especially if these schools are fairly close by. The information we provide is only a small snapshot into each respective college. We hope to add information about other schools in the future, and as always we appreciate any feedback that you have that would help us provide our students and their families useful information in the sometimes overwhelming college search process.

Furthermore we ask that students also research colleges by using their Naviance accounts and scheduling meetings with their counselor on a consistent basis. Please feel free to contact your son or daughter's individual counselor if you have any further questions.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Bay State College

Date of visit: November 3, 2009
Visited by:  Ms. Diozzi
Location:  Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA

Population of School: 750 full and part-time students

Campus Type:  Urban

Number of BHS students who attended:

2011:  1 (7 applied, 3 were admitted)
2010:  2 (4 applied, 3 were admitted)
2009:  1 (4 applied, 4 were admitted)
2008:  1 (2 applied, 2 were admitted)

Most Popular majors:  Fashion merchandising, entertainment management, criminal justice.  New nursing major was added in 2010.

Snapshot Info:  Bay State is an urban college but with more of a “Back Bay” feel – tree-lined streets, brownstone buildings, a park across the street.  The interior buildings had turn-of the century architectural details: fireplace, elegant banisters, carved wood trim. The entrance building also had a friendly, intimate feel, with students gathered in the  main area quietly talking. Because of its small size, lots of personalized attention and assistance is available. Bay State admits students to the two-year programs with GPAs around 2.0 (minimum). Students who prove themselves academically are then welcome to transfer all previously earned credits into the four year program if they choose. Its urban location offers many opportunities for real-world career and internship experience.

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