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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B
Boston University Academy is a top rated, private school located in Boston, MA. It has 186 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. Tuition is $44,966 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
About Boston University Academy...
Address
1 University Road
Boston, MA 02215
Telephone
(617) 353-9000

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$44,966
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
36%
Average Financial Aid
$27,863

Boston University Academy Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1420
27 responses
Average ACT
33
19 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • All school meetings
    29%
  • Dances
    29%
  • Theater Outings
    29%
  • Spirit Week
    14%

Students

Diversity
NG
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
186
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D-
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$31,560
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,475
National
$949
Median Home Value
$234,729
National
$184,700
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Boston University Academy Reviews

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It's a very tightknit community, and only as competitive as you make it. The courses are challenging, but nobody is expected to get all As here and it's only as stressful as you make it yourself. BUA's workload does, however, prepare you for college courses, especially the opportunity to take university courses in BU. There are plenty of clubs and activities, and new clubs are formed each year. Although the school is small, the art by the students are impressive. BUA does not primarily focus on sports, but its gym class offerings are fun and unique, like aerial silks or rock climbing. The teachers are helpful and the students are nice. Overall it's a great community and college-prep school.
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Graduated a few years ago, so things probably have changed. My biggest (and only major) qualms with my time at BUA was the lack of diversity and lack of mental health support. There was a school counselor and other support systems, but in such a stressful academic environment, I had wished for a more open dialogue. I loved all of my teachers at BUA and really felt I could go to any of them for help (academic, personal, boredom, etc.) whenever I needed it. I am so grateful to BUA for preparing me for college in all the ways they could, from class structures & curricula to the WONDERFUL college counselors, who are the most supportive, amazing humans. Made some ev
Boston University offers highly adaptive programs which you can alter to fit your own needs. The College of Communication is very highly rated, fitting to all its students and including one of the best film and television programs in the country, which allows students to have hands on experience, gain connections, and dive into their own personal interests.