Suffolk University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, and More

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Suffolk University is located in downtown Boston. Tim Grafft/MOTT / Flickr

With an acceptance rate of 84 percent, Suffolk University is largely accessible school. Students with solid grades and test scores within (or above) the ranges listed below have a good chance of being admitted each year. To apply, prospective students will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, letters of recommendation, and an essay/personal statement. If you have any questions about applying, be sure to contact the admissions office at Suffolk. Calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Admissions Data (2016)

Suffolk University Description

Suffolk University is a private university located in Boston, Massachusetts. Originally founded as a law school, the university has expanded to include colleges of arts and sciences, business and art and design. The urban campus is right in the heart of downtown Boston on Beacon Hill. The university also has two satellite campuses in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, and Madrid, Spain.

Suffolk has a student-faculty ratio of 12 to 1 for its undergraduate school and 17 to 1 in the law school. Its academic offerings include 41 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate programs in addition to the law school’s Juris Doctor, Master of Laws and Doctor of Juridicial Science degrees. Other popular areas of study include marketing, finance and communication/journalism. Outside of academics, students are actively involved in campus life, participating in nearly 90 clubs and organizations. The Suffolk University Rams compete in the NCAA Division III Great Northeast Athletic Conference.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 7,461 (5,191 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45 percent male / 55 percent female
  • 95 percent full-time

Costs (2016 -17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $35,578
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,730
  • Other Expenses: $2,525
  • Total Cost: $54,033

Suffolk University Financial Aid (2015 -16)

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 93 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 93 percent
    • Loans: 60 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $18,575
    • Loans: $9,127

Academic Programs

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 75 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 45 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 59 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Baseball, Golf, Basketball, Hockey, Tennis, Cross Country, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Soccer, Tennis, Softball, Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics