Rankings & Achievements

College Recognition & Rankings

The College of Fine Arts is one of the best fine and performing arts colleges in the world. But don’t take our word for it. CFA is honored to be regularly recognized among lists of top arts schools by lauded publications including U.S. News & World Report, The Hollywood Reporter, and Backstage, among others.

Alumni Achievements

CFA Terriers make waves all across the arts and entertainment industries. Our alums have won Tony Awards, Academy Awards, Grammys, Emmys, and Golden Globes. Their impact on their fields echoes for generations. We applaud each and every one of these incredible achievements in their crafts!

Alumni Award Winners

We’re endlessly proud of our incredible and talented CFA Terrier alums!

Please note that this is not a complete list. If you know of any CFA alumni who received an award who are not recognized on the list, please notify us at cfaalum@bu.edu.

CFA’s Distinguished Alumni Awards

The Distinguished Alumni Awards are the most prestigious awards conferred by the College of Fine Arts at Boston University. Since 1986, awards have been presented to individuals who have distinguished themselves with outstanding achievements in their careers, communities, and in service to the arts.

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2022 Distinguished Alumni Award Winners
  • Valerie Coleman (CFA’95, BUTI’89), flutist and composer
  • Michelle Hurd (CFA’88), actor and activist
  • Alexi Worth (CFA’93), visual artist and Guggenheim Fellow

Student Awards