College Support

Our two full time college counselors, Ms. Doris and Ms. Danielle, support our high schoolers with every step of the college process, including:

  • Exploring and touring potential colleges
  • Meeting with students for individualized support and guidance around college selection
  • Meeting with parents to explore college options and offer financial aid guidance
  • Completing financial aid and scholarship applications
  • Completing applications to public and private colleges and universities in and outside of New York City 


With some of the highest college persistence rates across high schools in Brooklyn, our counselors’ hard work pays off: UAI students have been accepted to colleges and universities that include:

Alfred State                                            

Alfred University 

Baruch College

Barnard College

Bentley University

Borough of Manhattan CC

Boston University

Brooklyn College

Buffalo State College

Columbia University

Clarkson University

Champlain College

City College

College of Staten Island

Columbia University

Connecticut College

Cornell University

Daemen College

Drexel University

Guttman CC

Hampton University

Howard University

Hunter College

Ithaca College

John Jay College

Keuka College

Kingsborough CC

Lafayette College

Le Moyne College

Lehman College

Marymount Manhattan College

Medgar Evers College

Mount Saint Mary College

Nazareth College

NYC College of


Pace University


Institute of NYU

Queens College

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rochester Institute of Technology

Schenectady CC

Siena College

Skidmore College


Smith College

St. Thomas Aquinas College

Stony Brook University

SUNY Albany

SUNY Binghamton

SUNY Canton

SUNY Cortland

SUNY Geneseo

SUNY Old Westbury

SUNY Oswego

SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY Potsdam

SUNY University at Buffalo

Syracuse University

Temple University

Tompkins Cortland

Tuskeegee University

Trinity University

University of Maryland

University of Mass, Amherst

Utica College


Vaughn College

Virginia State

Wentworth Institute


College Access for All

Through the New York City Department of Education, UAI receives additional funding and support to create a true college-ready culture in both our middle and high schools. Our eleventh graders are offered the opportunity to take the SAT free of charge and many are eligible to apply to CUNY schools with no admissions fee.

Learn more about paying for college with this helpful CUNY Resource