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
    A-
  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
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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

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
910-1120
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$30,498/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $24,359/ year
  • $30-48k
    $25,361/ year
  • $49-75k
    $26,253/ year
  • $76-110k
    $30,737/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,907/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
55%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.60 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,906Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
4%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Foreign
    50%
  • Hardworking
    45%
  • Diverse
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
52%
Poll
67%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.69 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Heart of the City
    80%
  • "Oh do you go to the Law School"
    16%
  • Respected
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
59%
National
49%
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 is not exactly the "college experience" the average senior in High School seeks. It is more like gaining an education while being a full-time adult in a big city. You can't simply buy a handle of vodka and walk down the street to the nearest frat house. You have to find friends with houses who throw parties and hope the cops don't come. Or you need a fake ID and tons of money to afford an Uber, drinks, and club cover fees. Overall though, Suffolk has it's perks. It is literally in the heart of Boston! And the academics are great, especially if you are a Business or Law student. I am in the Arts and Sciences program which is still good, but the Law and Business programs definitely get the most attention.
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Suffolk University is what you call one diverse school. It's amazing to see different ethnicities coming together. And it's a plus being in the city, if you want more of the "campus life" then Suffolk isn't your school. But overall the school is wonderful academically!
The academic lifestyle at Suffolk is very unique in a sense that everyone feels involved in their learning. The classrooms are small which enhances that fact that the professors are able to interact more closely with the students and have a better idea of the strengths and weaknesses that students have, rather than just having a big class and giving a lecture. Everyone feels accepted and the level of diversity creates a sense of community between all, which is what makes Suffolk a melting pot of diverse cultures, bringing in everyone together as a community and possibly a family.