B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B+
Suffolk University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Address
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

Suffolk University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Suffolk University

Cost

Net Price
$27,818/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $22,204/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,689/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,682/ year
  • $76-110k
    $29,056/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,956/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
53%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.57 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
5,024Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
38%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Foreign
    54%
  • Hardworking
    46%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
63%
Poll
68%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.66 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Heart of the City
    81%
  • "Oh do you go to the Law School"
    14%
  • Respected
    5%

After Suffolk University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
55%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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Suffolk University Reviews

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Suffolk Univesity has an amazing location, the heart of downtown Boston! There is always something to do. Concerts, volunteer opportunities, festivals, 5k runs, bars, shopping, job opportunities, dance clubs, and restaurants. However, Suffolk only supplies students with two years of on-campus housing, Parking is scarce and cost of living is high.
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I originally chose to study at Suffolk University because of its location and Interior Design program. Studying at Suffolk is exciting, because everyday, I get to walk around in a beautiful and historic city that the school utilizes. There interior design program is challenging, and the school helps with networking by having guest speakers and class trips to nearby companies. The school is involved in my future, and has academic advisors meet with students frequently to discuss school plans, internships, and other related business. While Suffolk isn't well-known for its sports, it is helpful in building a future for its students and creating and full-college experience in the heart of Boston.
Suffolk University is in the middle of Boston which is a hassle for commuters like me. Accommodations for commuters don't exist and the weather doesn't influence the school as much as it does others. Once you get to the school the "campus" is pretty cool because it is Boston. I walk by coffee shops and restaurants to get to class and I am in walking distance from downtown Boston where there are lots of stores. I have had a handful of amazing professors but more professors that are not personable at all and are simply arrogant and rude. I have made a lot of friends because the other students are friendly and kind making the environment comfortable. Without the friends that I have made, it would've been harder to complete.