College Counseling

The Boston University Academy experience provides an invaluable perspective as students make decisions about life after high school. Seniors have reaped the benefits of an intimate academic setting. They have also successfully navigated an urban University campus and caught a glimpse of what it means to be a college student. The college counseling program at BUA is designed to inform and support students and families at each step in the college search and application process. College counselors work with students and families individually in an effort to understand the type of academic programs and campus communities that will be the best matches following BUA.

Boston University Academy seniors in good academic and disciplinary standing enjoy guaranteed admission to Boston University. In a typical year, approximately 10-15% of BUA’s graduating seniors enroll at Boston University in a full-time degree-seeking program. Many of those students have earned prestigious scholarships, research opportunities, or advanced standing in their academic program of choice. Approximately 85-90% of BUA students enroll at other four-year colleges and universities across the US and around the world.

College Matriculation and Acceptance

Matriculation List 2013-2018

College Acceptance List for Classes 2013-2018

School Profile

BUA Profile Class of 2018

College Counseling Newsletters

View the College Counseling Newsletter archive here.

College Representative Visits

Between 65 and 80 college admission representatives visit Boston University Academy each fall to meet with interested seniors in small groups. During an average year, most of the following colleges sent admission representatives to our campus:

  • American International College
  • Amherst College
  • Barnard College
  • Bates College
  • Boston University
  • Brandeis University
  • Brown University
  • Bryant University
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Carleton College
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • Colgate University
  • Colorado College
  • Columbia University
  • Connecticut College
  • Dartmouth College
  • Earlham College
  • Emerson College
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Hamilton College – NY
  • Hampshire College
  • Harvey Mudd College
  • Haverford College
  • Hobart and William Smith Colleges 
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lewis & Clark College 
  • Macalester College
  • Marlboro College
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mercer University
  • Middlebury College
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • New York University
  • New York University – Abu Dhabi (UAE)
  • Newbury College
  • Northeastern University
  • Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College of Arts and Sciences
  • Pomona College
  • Princeton University
  • Quest University Canada
  • Regent’s University London
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Ryerson University
  • Saint Anselm College
  • Sarah Lawrence College
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • Skidmore College
  • Smith College
  • Springfield College
  • St. Lawrence University
  • St. Olaf College
  • Swarthmore College
  • Syracuse University
  • Tufts University
  • University of Chicago
  • University of King’s College  (Canada)
  • University of Massachusetts – Amherst
  • University of Massachusetts – Boston
  • University of Miami
  • University of New England
  • University of Puget Sound
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Scranton
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Wellesley College
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology
  • Wesleyan University
  • Wheaton College – MA
  • Williams College