Suffolk University

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Suffolk University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(617) 573-8000
Website:www.suffolk.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:www.suffolk.edu/admission/undergraduate/208.jsp
Address:8 Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108-2770
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:7,461
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):55%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:7,087 (95% 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:$35,578
Out-of-state Tuition:$35,578
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:93%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$18,575

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Suffolk University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Suffolk University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services2
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies3
Biological and Biomedical Sciences16
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1811918
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs104
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services32
Education247
Engineering4
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields121
English Language and Literature/Letters13
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4
Health Professions and Related Programs655
History61
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service33
Legal Professions and Studies21321
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities23
Mathematics and Statistics3
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies12
Natural Resources and Conservation2
Philosophy and Religious Studies21
Physical Sciences51
Psychology2732
Public Administration and Social Service Professions232
Social Sciences311182
Visual and Performing Arts71184
Grand total457134645

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Suffolk University.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services11
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Grand total12

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$35,578
Out-of-state$35,578
Books and supplies$1,200

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$32,385
Out-of-state$32,385

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,23893%
Grant or scholarship aid1,22793%$18,575
Student loan aid79660%$9,127

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,27579%$17,890
Federal student loans2,92154%$7,240

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 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants8,4813,5114,970
Percent admitted100%82%86%
Percent admitted who enrolled14%15%14%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
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 2017

Total Enrollment7,461
Undergraduate enrollment5,191
Graduate enrollment2,270

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 Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions 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
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Medical Dosimetry (MD) - Programs for medical dosimetrists
    • Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists (Physics Department)
  • 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

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