5,117
Students
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31,688
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
83
83%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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
United States
Contact Ms. Donna Grand Pre
Assistant Vice President/Director Undergraduate Admissions
Email: admission@suffolk.edu
Phone: 617-573-8460
Fax: 617-742-4291

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Biology/biological Sciences Checkmark
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
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Broadcast Journalism Checkmark
International And Intercultural Communication Checkmark
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Mass Communication/media Checkmark
Organizational Communication Checkmark
Political Communication Checkmark
Public Relations/image Management Checkmark
Radio And Television Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
English As A Second/foreign Language (teaching) Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Mental Health Counseling Checkmark
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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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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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Criminology Checkmark
Economics Checkmark
Political Science And Government Checkmark
Sociology Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dramatic/theater Arts Checkmark
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Graphic Design Checkmark
Interior Design Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,237
Applied
6,867
Accepted
5,117
Enrolled
83%
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Female Admissions

4,812
Females Applied
4,104
Females Accepted
85%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

3,425
Males Applied
2,763
Males Accepted
81%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.24
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 15th March 20th Yes
Other early decision plan November 15th December 15th
Transfer June 30th Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 546 500 600
SAT Math 538 500 580
ACT Composite 24 21 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

38,420
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Fees

146
Full-time student fees
17,846
Room & board
14,484
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

31,688
Avg. Financial Aid Package
31,817
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
13,526
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,446
Avg. Loan Aid
13,994
Avg. Grant Aid
8,150
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
98% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
78%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
30%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

5,117
Total undergrad students
22%
International Students
32%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 11.96%
Black or African American 5.37%
White or Caucasian 46.08%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.14%
Asian 7.54%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.08%
Two or more races 2.25%
Other 4.14%

Gender

Male (45.67%)
Female (54.33%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 25%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Campus events:
Plazapalooza (Student Organization Fair), Unity Week and Winter/Spring Ball

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Program Committee, Suffolk Free Radio, Black Student Union and Journey Leadership Program

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 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 Checkmark No No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 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 Checkmark Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

685
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 346
Part-time - 339
Male - 374
Female - 311