Suffolk University

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School Information

Phone Number: (617) 573-8754
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
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Address: 73 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02108-3901
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,186
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 59%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 6,670 (93% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $38,566
Out-of-state Tuition: $38,566
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 97%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $19,723

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Suffolk University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Suffolk University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 2
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 14
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 41514
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 123
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 31
Education 11
Engineering 2
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 2
Health Professions and Related Programs 23
History 2
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 12
Legal Professions and Studies 11111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 3
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 12
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 11
Physical Sciences 3
Psychology 1111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 1052
Visual and Performing Arts 372
Grand total 14378374

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Suffolk University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $38,566
Out-of-state $38,566
Books and supplies $1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $36,508
Out-of-state $36,508

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,027 97%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,024 97% $19,723
Student loan aid 649 61% $9,740

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 4,378 87% $19,339
Federal student loans 2,635 52% $7,140

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Suffolk University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Suffolk University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2019

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 8,325 3,361 4,964
Percent admitted 100% 83% 87%
Percent admitted who enrolled 15% 15% 15%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Suffolk University Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 7,186
Undergraduate enrollment 5,044
Graduate enrollment 2,142

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Suffolk University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional Psychology (IPSY) - Predoctoral internship programs
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists
    • Medical Dosimetry (MD) - Programs for medical dosimetrists
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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