Tuition & Fees

$35,578

$35,578

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
38%
400-499
39%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
43%
400-499
35%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
39%
400-499
37%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
5%
24-29
32%
18-23
53%
12-17
10%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,127
Declined + 1,523
Total Received 8,650
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Private (nonprofit)

5,565

undergraduate students

2,481

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Communications/journalism
  2. Finance
  3. Psychology
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Codes

SAT 3771
ACT 1920

School Facts

Suffolk University, founded in 1906, is a private, coeducational institution. Its urban campus is located in the historic Beacon Hill section of Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 8,046
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Boston, MA

Urban campus in Boston (population: 655,884); served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus. Branch campuses in Cape Cod, North Andover, and abroad in Madrid, Spain.

Suffolk University
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
24%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
66%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
11%
Top 1/4
40%
Top 1/2
73%
Bottom 1/2
27%
Bottom 1/4
5%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
13%
500-599
38%
400-499
39%
300-399
7%
200-299
1%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
43%
400-499
35%
300-399
7%
200-299
0
700-800
2%
600-699
14%
500-599
39%
400-499
37%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
5%
24-29
32%
18-23
53%
12-17
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required of some
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,127
Declined + 1,523
Total Received 8,650

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank

Considered

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Donna Grand Pre
Vice President of Undergraduate Admissions
P: 617 573-8460
F: 617 557-1574
admission@suffolk.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $7,135,257
State $1,868,247
Institutional $19,048,181
Other external $1,222,892
Total $29,274,577

Non-need-based

Federal
State $31,300
Institutional $43,779,013
Other external
Total $43,810,313

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
golf
ice hockey
soccer
softball
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, ECAC (Division III), GNAC Great Northeast Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Rams
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Administration of Higher Education
Advertising
African-American Studies
Art History
Asian Studies
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Chemistry/Computer Science
Communication
Communications/Journalism
Computer Science
Creative Writing
Crime/Justice
Criminal Justice
Economics
English
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Ethics/Public Policy
Executive Business Administration
Film Studies
Finance
Financial Services/Banking
Fine Arts
French
French Studies
General Humanities
General Sociology
German Studies
Global Business
Global Business Administration
Government
Graphic Design
Health Administration
History
History/Literature
Information Systems
Interior Architecture
Interior Design
International Economics
Latin American/Caribbean Studies
Law
Legal Studies
Management
Marketing
Mathematics
Mental Health/Counseling
Music History
Paralegal Studies
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Politics/Philosophy/Economics
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Relations
Radiation Biology
Radiation Science
Radiation Therapy
Spanish
Taxation
Theatre
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Undergraduate

69%

5,565
students

Female
54%
3,016

Male
46%
2,549

Graduate

31%

2,481
students

Female
58%
1,451

Male
42%
1,030

undergraduateFull-time

94%

5,232
students

Female
55%
2,838

Male
45%
2,394

undergraduatePart-time

6%

333
students

Female
54%
178

Male
46%
155

Student Break-down

23%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Hispanic/Latino
40%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

67%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

81

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

45

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 107
Countries most often represented China
Mexico
Saudi Arabia
Spain
Venezuela
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Kathleen Sparaco
Director Immigration Student Services
617 573-8154
oia@suffolk.edu

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