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There’s a virtual world of ways to explore Suffolk. Take a virtual campus tour with or without a student guide. Our online Fall Preview Days feature interactive sessions and dynamic videos about the Suffolk experience. You can chat live with current students and campus administrators at interactive Q&A sessions. Plus, we’re hosting a limited number of in-person admission events on campus. Learn More

  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    C+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
73 Tremont St.
Boston, MA 02108
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
From Suffolk University

Suffolk University is student-centered. We’re committed to nurturing our students' academic, professional, and personal journeys and preparing them for success—however they define it.
Experiential learning is a cornerstone of a Suffolk education. Thanks to our partnerships with Boston’s top employers, students enjoy internships, service learning opportunities, and project-based curricula. Our downtown location places students at the center of all these possibilities—along with Boston’s famous arts, history, music, food, and sports scenes.
The workforce needs culturally competent thinkers who understand problems on a global scale. Suffolk students gain intercultural insights on campus, in Boston, on our 50+ study abroad programs, and at our campus in Madrid, Spain.
We’ve been welcoming students from all walks of life since our founding in 1906. Diversity is in our DNA, and we celebrate it in our inclusive community.
The Suffolk experience is truly life-changing. It will change yours.

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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

Application Deadline
Acceptance Rate
85%
SAT Range
1030-1220
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$33,197/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$19,723/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.55 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.63 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses

Majors

Political Science at Suffolk University

Our political science majors study next door to the Massachusetts State House. They intern there, too—and at Boston City Hall, agencies, consulates, and consulting firms. Learn how to conduct polls, run campaigns, and connect with voters from professors with deep expertise, experience, and connections in the field. You can also gain insights on federal politics with the Washington Center.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    5%
  • On Campus
    95%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,836Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
208
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Foreign
    46%
  • Hardworking
    44%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • local
    2%
  • Outgoing
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
52%
Poll
65%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.72 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Heart of the City
    75%
  • "Oh do you go to the Law School"
    17%
  • Respected
    4%
  • Fast-paced
    2%
  • Mediocre education
    2%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $53,100/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    59%
    National
    49%
    Employed 2 Years After Graduation
    94%
    National
    83%
    77%
    of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses

    Suffolk University Reviews

    983 reviews
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    After completing my first year, I can say that Suffolk University is a great school! Undeniably, the best aspect of it is the unbeatable location. It's located in the heart of Boston, and one does not have to walk for more than a minute from campus without coming across something interesting to do or see. I was very fortunate to live in a tenth-floor dorm that overlooked the Boston Common. The academics at Suffolk are also excellent. I am a media/film production major and had lots of hands-on experience with camera and microphone equipment in class. I was also able to borrow that equipment and use it for my own projects. The professors seem to be a mixed bag; there were some that I enjoyed having and some that I would never take a class from again. Additionally, the school is very costly and specializes in the studies of politics and law. If those aspects do not bother you, then I would certainly recommend attending Suffolk University!
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    I have absolutely loved every second of my experience at Suffolk University! From the friends I have made to the professors I have had to the program I am in, I have truly enjoyed my time at Suffolk. Its unique location allows Suffolk to have great connections with businesses all around which provides students many job and internship opportunities as well as events to attend throughout the city. Suffolk has not only given me the chance to become an Orientation Leader, but also a tour guide, and has even given me the chance to study abroad at our own Madrid Campus. I have loved my time here at Suffolk and I wouldn't change a second of it for the world!
    Suffolk University is great a great university, especially the Business School! You learn a lot of IMPORTANT business fundamentals from freshmen year, which makes you prepared for the actual business work environment by the time you graduate.