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Suffolk University

Boston, MA

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Overview

Suffolk University is a Comprehensive institution located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA  02108-2770
United States
Contact Ms. Donna Grand Pre
Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid
Email: admission@suffolk.edu
Phone: 617-573-8460
Fax: 617-742-4291

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Management Science Checkmark
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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International And Intercultural Communication Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,362
Applied
7,001
Accepted
4,983
Enrolled
84%
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Female Admissions

4,957
Females Applied
4,271
Females Accepted
86%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,405
Males Applied
2,730
Males Accepted
80%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.31
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
One recommendation
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 15th Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan November 15th Not reported
Transfer June 30th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 564 510 610
SAT Math 555 510 600
ACT Composite 24 21 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

41,242
Private
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Fees

666
Full-time student fees
18,134
Room & board
14,560
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees
Alumni

Financial Aid

28,833
Avg. Financial Aid Package
30,292
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
13,622
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,519
Avg. Loan Aid
14,264
Avg. Grant Aid
10,563
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
68%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
11%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

4,983
Total Undergrad students
19%
International Students
32%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 13.43%
Black or African American 5.34%
White or Caucasian 47.67%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.16%
Asian 7.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 2.62%
Other 3.55%

Gender

Male (43.61%)
Female (56.39%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 31%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Involvement Fairs, Ramily Reunion and Fall Concert

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Program Council, Caribbean Student Network, Black Student Union and Asian American Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball No Division 3 No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball No Division 3 No

Faculty

650
Total Faculty
15:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 382
Part-time - 268
Male - 341
Female - 309
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