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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
Suffolk is an above-average private university located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,762 undergraduate students. The Suffolk acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Communications, Marketing, and Finance. Graduating 60% of students, Suffolk alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $42,300.
About Suffolk University...
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
1000-1180
ACT Range
21-26
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$31,722/ 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
$19,507/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
93%

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
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
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,762Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
268
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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
58%
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
60%
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
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I LOVE Suffolk. I am starting my second year at the university and have already taken advantage of the plethora of opportunities that the school offers. I've gone to model united nations conferences at Harvard, flown to Spain to Suffolk's Madrid campus, and been accepted as an RA for the 2018-2019 school year. Boston is the ideal place for college students and the opportunities in the city are endless. Suffolk set me up with the perfect work study and the dorms are clean and come with great views. I can't wait to go back in the fall. Go Rams!
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Suffolk University has stood out from day one. From the application process to the admission team they are very accommodating. I am currently a incoming graduate student. While I have not yet attended my first class I would say that the admission ceremony was a very warm and inviting event. The diversity grade truly reflects that. There is a wide range of students all over the world that attend Suffolk University. I am very exciting to start this new chapter of my life at Suffolk!
I came here because I was looking for a career as a forensic scientist and saw they had a Biochemistry program that catered to that. The program is not an ASCLD accredited program, which I wish I had known sooner. This means their curriculum is not necessarily in line with the standards required to pursue a career in this particular field. There is no sense of community here. The campus is very scattered and unorganized; you have to do a lot of literal footwork to seek resources, as everything is located in different buildings and on several different floors. It was hard to streamline resources here. Housing is limited to Freshman and so you're stuck either commuting or paying a ridiculous amount of money to live in the city after that. Plan ahead. The library is beautiful, though.