Suffolk University

Boston, MA

Suffolk University

Boston, MA

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$41,908

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
31%
500-599
48%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
53%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
38%
18-23
41%
12-17
9%
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undergraduateRatios

44%

male

56%

female

15

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,001
Declined 1,361
Total Received 8,362
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Private

4,983

undergraduate students

2,305

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Founded in 1906, Suffolk University is located in the center of downtown Boston and all of the city's boundless opportunities. Their innovative offerings include more than 60 undergraduate programs and over 50 graduate programs. Undergraduates can study at both the flagship Boston campus and very own campus in Madrid, Spain'

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 7,288
Established in 1906
Coeducational Coeducational

Urban campus in Boston (population: 685,094); served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus. Branch campuses abroad in Madrid, Spain.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Boston, MA
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Suffolk University
73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA
02108

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
31.18%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Program Council
  • Caribbean Student Network
  • Black Student Union
  • Asian American Association

Top Events

  • Involvement Fairs
  • Ramily Reunion
  • Fall Concert
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
14%
Top 1/4
42%
Top 1/2
81%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
31%
500-599
48%
400-499
16%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
3%
600-699
24%
500-599
53%
400-499
17%
300-399
1%
30-36
10%
24-29
38%
18-23
41%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $50
Application deadline February 15
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.31

Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 7,001
Declined 1,361
Total Received 8,362

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
interview
class rank
talent/ability
standardized test scores
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 100
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

93%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,088

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $41,242
Room & board $18,134
Additional fees $666
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $2,273
Total $63,515
Average Financial Aid - $5,088
Total with Avg. Aid $58,427
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for children of alumni yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Golf
Ice hockey
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

cheerleading

Club Sports - Women's

cheerleading

Intramural Sports Men

Cheerleading, Soccer

Intramural Sports Women

Cheerleading, Soccer

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Advertising
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Asian Studies/Civilization
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Broadcast Journalism
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Creative Writing
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
Financial Planning and Services
Fine/Studio Arts, General
General Studies
Graphic Design
History, General
Information Science/Studies
Interior Design
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Economics
International and Intercultural Communication
Journalism
Legal Assistant/Paralegal
Legal Studies, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Management Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Organizational Communication, General
Philosophy
Physical Sciences
Physics, General
Political Communication
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radiation Biology/Radiobiology
Radio and Television
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

7,288

total students

67.64%

in-state

32.36%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

68%

4,983
students

Female
56%
2,810

Male
44%
2,173

32%

2,305
students

Female
59%
1,359

Male
41%
946

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

4,783
students

Female
57%
2,705

Male
43%
2,078

5%

200
students

Female
53%
105

Male
47%
95

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 77%
Student 4 year graduation rate 42%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

19%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
13%
Hispanic/Latino
47%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

331

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: June 30

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

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
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