At a Glance

Foundation Year At A Glance


  • All students are from the city of Boston
  • Innovative first-year college program
  • 85% completion rate (Foundation Year, 2009-2015)
  • Students can earn 32 semester hours of college credit
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio of 8:1
  • Classes taught by full-time, dedicated Foundation Year faculty
  • Average class size: 20
  • Enrolled students have a full-time, on-campus schedule

Academic community and support

  • Comprehensive and rigorous academic support, including writing and math tutors
  • Assistance with transfer and financial aid applications
  • Daily access to faculty and student advisors
  • Textbooks and laptop provided to each student


  • 73-acre, award-winning campus in the Fenway cultural district of Boston
  • Access to Snell Library, which is home to more 960,000 volumes
  • More than 260 student-led clubs and activities
  • Fully equipped fitness center