Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology: Narrative Description

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41 Berkeley St.
Boston, MA 02116-6296
Tel: (617)423-4630; Admissions: (617)423-4630; Fax: (617)482-3706; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, primarily 2-year, coed. Awards certificates, transfer associate, terminal associate, and bachelor's degrees. Founded 1908. Setting: 3-acre urban campus. Endowment: $8 million. Total enrollment: 388. 668 applied, 91% were admitted. Students come from 12 states and territories, 8% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 13% Hispanic, 37% black, 13% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0.3% international, 10% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, advanced placement, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at University of Massachusetts.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission. Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript. Recommended: essay, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, recommendations, interview, SAT I or ACT. Entrance: minimally difficult. Application deadline: 8/15.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $20. Tuition: $12,500 full-time, $520 per credit part-time. Mandatory fees: $339 full-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Social organizations: 4 open to all; local fraternities. Most popular organizations: Society of Manufacturing Engineers, student government, Yearbook Committee, athletics, Institute of Electrical and electronic Engineers (IEEE). Major annual events: Engineering Week Competition, Ben Franklin's Birthday, Spring Week. Student services: personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices, student patrols. College housing not available. Lufkin Memorial Library with 10,000 books, 90 serials, and an OPAC. 100 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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