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  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 a private university located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 4,906 undergraduate students. The Suffolk acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Communications, Marketing, and Finance. Graduating 59% of students, Suffolk alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $39,300.
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
910-1120
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

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
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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
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 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 39 responses
Report
  • Foreign
    49%
  • Hardworking
    44%
  • Diverse
    5%
  • local
    3%

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.70 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.84 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Heart of the City
    78%
  • "Oh do you go to the Law School"
    17%
  • 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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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 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.
I finished my freshman year at Suffolk this May and I greatly enjoyed my experience there. The University is very welcoming. Students from all over the world attend the school and the social environment is great. The dorms are quite good compared to other universities in the area. Most professors are good and have a great attitude. Getting good grades isn't too hard as long as you keep up with the assignments and attend classes. The location is probably one of the university's greatest features. It's right in the heart of Boston where everything a college student might need is within walking distance! The worst thing about the school is probably the food on campus but keep in mind that this matter is very subjective and many people actually enjoy it. Overall it's a great school and I highly recommend it for anyone who is considering applying/enrolling!