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Reviews 146 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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1 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: They promised me 100% job placement. I have no job and have applied to well over 100 jobs. They've since added an asterisk with a "gainful employment disclosure" statement which says "This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers."

1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Facilities are poor, classrooms are old, there are rats in the basement.

1 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I would strongly recommend against entering the BoCo program in Music Education. The grade inflation is off the charts (everyone has a near perfect GPA), the quality of education was poor at best and their promises of a job (the only reason I enrolled in the first place) are far from honest.

I was told the program I enrolled in had 100% job placement. I've applied to well over 100 teaching jobs and have not had a single job offer. The "Career Support Services" consider me me fully employed yet all the jobs I currently hold, I was doing prior to entering the conservatory and are not in my field of study. I've been left with thousands in student loans and the only result I've seen is that the program has since placed a gainful employment disclosure statement that reads "This institution is not currently required to calculate a job placement rate for program completers."

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is very low key. Only 1 or 2 organizations.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's an AMAZING school! The Best!!

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It is in the city so there is always some kind of threat, but campus security is very easily known and useful.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I couldn't see myself getting better training anywhere else. (I am a dancer)

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: This school really prepares you for the field of which you are training for.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are very cool brownstone type buildings. All freshman must live on campus the first year but its nice because you can meet people who could be you friends the rest of your college life. It doesn't have that much privacy but to is nice.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics of this school are more "artistic" than just sports. There are no sports teams at the Boston Conservatory however, there are multiple dance, yoga, pilates and gyrokinesis classes to take.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The experience here is unbelievable. The dance classes are absolutely amazing. I have taken dance classes from many other programs in the U.S. but i think the Boston Conservatory is the absolute best choice for a contemporary dancer looking to have a career.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Super safe. Security guards are always there

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love the professors here. super nice and helpful

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think it is really up to the individual.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love my housing here.

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: we don't have greek life here.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: We don't have sports here at the conservatory.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am having some of my most memorable times here.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Our campus security is incredible. They are visible to the students and I know that there's a number of them that I talk to on a regular basis and they know my name. Since we're a city campus and not a closed one, they offer escorts form building to building at night, if you feel unsafe about walking to and from building by yourself. The blue emergency phones are at every academic building and there's one every other dorm building. The dorms are on key card system so the only way that you can get in is with a key.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The liberal arts courses are very specific. The most general course that everyone has to take is a writing workshop class. all other liberal arts are about very specific topisc in art and history and science and foreign language. The professors are very commited to their courses and their students and are more often than not, almost always available when we need help outside of the course. The class sizes are incredibly small, which is really only possible because of the small student body. The cut off size for most of the LA classes is 10 or 15 students. The attention is very much individualized and the courses are often tailored to the students who are enrolled in the class.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: All freshmen are required to live on campus. Most people opt to move off campus after their freshmen year so the lottery process is somewhat easy for upperclassmen, however, there aren't that many dorm buildings the lottery only opens once all freshmen registered and it is determined how many dorms are open after that. The dorms are incredibly small, as they are historic brownstones. They are aboslutely beautiful, but very old. Some buildings are more spacious than others, but all of them are equally beautiful. Most buildings have at most 50 residents and one RA is assigned to each building. They definitely feel like a small community and I know everyone who lives in my building, and most of the people that live in the others considering the student body is so incredibly small. The environment is very family like, very supportive and open, not too much drama happens inside the dorms themselves.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Attending this school has probably been the most eye opening experience of my life. I knew I wanted to attend a conservatory, but what I assumed a conservatory would be like is nothing like The Boston Conservatory is, and I am so glad about that. Yes, I do get to study intently in my artistic specialty, dance, but I also get to explore other areas of the arts like voice, certain facets of instrumental music, stage managment, and explore the concept of anit-disciplinary arts. Not only are opporunities like that available in my own school, but I also have the opportunity to take classes at other schools in the area in the arts consortium network, allowing me to explore even more artistic and academic areas of interest. There is also a plethora of opportunities for me to participate in performances as well as attend performances in the area for discounted or no price at all. Being located in the beautiful city of Boston is just an added bonus. There's always things to do on the weekend and with the large number of schools in the area, I've been able to meet students from lots of schools other than my own and have been able to be a part of a culturally rich and diverse group of friends. Attending The Boston Conservatory was the best decision for me and if I had to do it all over, I would still choose The Boston Conservatory.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Extremely safe environment, in terms of location and support programs. Health and safety staffs ensure that any serious problems are resolved quickly and carefully.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Classes (especially non-academic classes) are incredibly individualized and focused on the growth of each student as their own artist. With that said, some teachers are unprofessional in terms of incorporating personal beliefs over facts, or getting offended easily. However, the overwhelmingly vast majority of teachers are easy to work with, and all are valuable in terms of their experience in the field and willingness to support students. Teachers want to see their students succeed. Courses are mostly necessary and important, but some (especially academics) are less necessary.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Lots of notable alumni, and bulletin boards near division offices are incredibly lengthy in terms of working alumni. Almost every national tour/Broadway show features BOCO alumni.


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