• Address: 8 Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

  • Phone Number: 617-573-8000

  • Website: http://www.suffolk.edu/

About

Suffolk University is a private not-for-profit research institution that was established in the year 1906 as the Suffolk School of Law. The university campus is located in Boston, Massachusetts. In the year 1934, the College of Arts and Science was established and in 1937, the College of Business Administration was established. The 3 institutions together were formed and called as the university. 

The university now works hard and continues to respond to the needs of a diverse student body. The main aim of the university is to recognize and develop student potential to the maximum. Suffolk University law school is well recognized and most of the students enroll for that program every year. The university has around 7,000 students from all over the world for their various programs. 

  • The student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

  • Suffolk University acceptance rate is 84%.

  • The graduation rate of the university is 59%.

  • The retention rate is 75% for the full-time students and 67% for part-time students.

  • The total student population of the university is 7,461, which includes 6,059 full time and 1,402 part-time students.

  • Suffolk University Accreditation - The university is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

  • Suffolk University address is 8 Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770. 


Suffolk University Online

The university provides online programs that are flexible, convenient, and structured. It provides fully online courses and hybrid programs. Students who cannot travel to the campus can opt for fully online classes. 

  • Suffolk University Login - mySuffolk is the university's students portal. It is the platform for students to view information relating to their grades, bills, announcements, taking up online classes, class schedule, financial aid, canvas, and much more.

  • The university offers 2 online programs across various disciplines and Suffolk university majors in which the online programs are provided is Business Management. 

  • Suffolk University Blackboard is the online resource that provides faculties with advanced tools and materials to train their non-traditional students like how they train their on-campus students The Blackboard is the web-based learning management system that can be accessed by students by logging in to their mysuffolk account. 

  • The university also provides access to all their students to the Outlook Web. Suffolk University mail system is powered by Outlook and it acts as the communication medium between students and faculties. 

  • It provides 24/7 tech support to their students. A student can contact the technical department via mail, call, or chat. 


Suffolk University Reviews

Students reviews on the university are as follow.

  • Students say that the university provides numerous opportunities for a student to explore what they really like. Suffolk sets students with the perfect work-study and Suffolk University dorms are very clean and comes with the great view. 

  • Academics in the university is very good and students get one-on-one attention from faculty members. The university and students are very friendly and welcoming. Even a freshman feels like he/she at home. 


Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit

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Headquartered at

Boston, Massachusetts

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002218

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Institutional Accreditation

CIHE

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Historically Black College or University

No

Data Source: http://www.suffolk.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Campus Life

The university itself is located in the heart of the Boston, allowing students to get access to the most amazing places and cities to explore. The student life in Suffolk is not just about books, studies, and assignments. It is something that students make use of the opportunities provided by the university to make it a memorable one. 

  • The Division of Student Affairs supports the university mission by striving to provide a supportive, engaging, and welcoming environment that enriches academic, social, and personal experiences of all students, and providing them with opportunities to explore their passion.

  • Clubs and organizations on campus allow students to pick up a club, lead from day one, plan, and organize various events and activities to keep all the students engaged on campus. Few clubs and organizations on campus are Ascend, Interior Design Council, Asian Business Club, Chinese Student & Scholars Association, Club Hockey, Cosmetics Club, and more.

  • Suffolk University Bookstore serves students of the university by selling them gifts, apparels, accessories, collectibles, supplies, electronics, and more. In addition to this, the campus store is a platform for students to buy/rent textbooks and study materials.

  • Suffolk University athletics teams are named as the 'Suffolk Rams' who primarily compete in the NCAA Division III and is a member of Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). Suffolk University Baseball team on campus are performing really well and have won many tournaments for the university. 

Statistics

Key Statistics
Student Faculty Ratio 13: 1
Retention Rate Full Time: 75 % Part Time: 67 %
Total Population 7,461
Student Population Full Time: 6,059 Part Time: 1,402
Gender Division Male: 44 % Female: 56 %

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 57 %

The College Monk

Female: 60 %

Total Graduation Rate: 59 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Majors and Online Programs

Suffolk University offers 2 online programs across 1 Majors

Business Management

Offering 2 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

Suffolk University Acceptance Rate is 84%

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $50
Graduate Application Fee $50

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 8,481
Total Applicants Admitted 7,160
Applicants Enrolled 1,186
Full time Applicants Enrolled 1,176
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 10
Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Suffolk University Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 1,020
Number of students submitting ACT scores 179
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 86%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 15%
SAT Math 505 average 450 - 560 range
SAT Critical Reading 510 average 460 - 560 range
SAT Writing 505 average 450 - 560 range
ACT Composite 23 average 20 - 26 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

The university believes that quality education should be available to every student regardless of their financial background. Suffolk Office of Financial Aid works with students and their parents in identifying the resources available for them to make their education affordable. Students looking for financial assistance has to fill up the FAFSA form. 

Suffolk University federal school code is 002218.

  • Federal Aid includes Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan. Federal Work-Study option is also available for the students.

  • State Aids includes Mass Grant, Gilbert Matching Grant, State Part-time Grant, Public Service Grant, and Gear-up Grant. 

  • Suffolk University Scholarships include Academic Leadership Scholarship Awards, Trustee Academic Scholarships, Law Dean's Scholarship, SJD Academic Scholarship, Sargent Scholarship, and grants such as Trustee Achievement Grant and University Achievement Grant. 

  • Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $2,594 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. March 1st, 2019
Pell Grant $4,648 Undergraduate. U.S Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. March 1st, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct PLUS Loans $18,281 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Dependent students. March 1st, 2019
Direct Subsidized Loan $6,027 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. March 1st, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized loan $6,027 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. March 1st, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Satisfactory academic progress. March 1st, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

State Grants and Scholarships

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Mass Grant $1,600 Full-time undergraduate students. Residents of Massachusetts for at least one year. May 1st, 2019
Gilbert Matching Grant $2,500 Full-time undergraduate students. Residents of Massachusetts. May 1st, 2019
State Part time Grant Varies Enrolled for a minimum of 12 credits per semester. Residents of Massachusetts. Varies
Public Service Grant $2,500 Student loss of a parent and or spouse who is killed or missing in the line of public service duty in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Resident of Massachusetts. Varies
Gear-up Grant Varies Student participated in the Early Intervention component of GEAR UP Massachusetts and graduated from a Massachusetts public high school. Massachusetts Residents. Varies

Data Source: http://www.suffolk.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Scholarships and Grants

Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Trustee Achievement Grant (TAG) Varies Enrolled Full time. Good Academic Performance. Varies
University Achievement Grant Varies Incoming freshmen and Transfer students. Good Academic Progress. Enrolled full time. Varies
Institutional Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
College Loan $2,500 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Varies
Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Academic Leadership Scholarship Awards Varies Top five students in each section. Excellent Academic Progress. Varies
Trustee Academic Scholarships Varies Excellent Academic Progress. Students of Suffolk University Law School. Varies
Law Dean's Scholarship Varies Enrolled Full Time. Student with Outstanding Academic Achievement. Varies
SJD Academic Scholarships Varies Student must complete the required 24 program credits. Enrolled full time. Varies
Sargent Scholarships Varies Incoming students. Strong Academic Performance. Varies

Data Source: http://www.suffolk.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military and Veteran Benefits

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $26,367 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member. Varies

Data Source: http://www.suffolk.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $24,359
$30,001 - $48,000 $25,361
$48,001 - $75,000 $26,253
$75,001 - $110,000 $30,737
Over $110,000 $32,907

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 28% $4,589
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 93% $18,575
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 32% $5,097
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 93% $16,299
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 60% $9,127
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 59% $5,474
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 30,498
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 125 $26,041
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 80 $25,790
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 45 $26,489

Data Source: http://www.suffolk.edu/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Library

The university library is named as the Mildred F. Sawyer Library. The library strives to provide accurate information and resources to their patrons by providing them access to a wide range of books, journals, and articles in various formats such as videos, images, and audios. 

  • The university library collections include more than 1,28,000 print books, over 1,00,000 e-books, more than 25,000 electronic journal titles, and over 1,44,000 microform. 

  • The faculties make sure to submit all the required textbooks and study materials to the library which further can be accessed by students whenever they want and check out the materials they need.

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) facility allows students to request books from other partnered libraries if it is found that the Sawyer library doesn't own that particular material. 

  • The library has also subscribed to many popular databases such as the ABC-CLIO eBook, ABI/INFORM, Academic OneFile, BioOne, CQ Researcher, EBSCOhost, ERIC, IBISWorld, and more.

Rankings

Some of the rankings according to the US News are given below.

  • The university is ranked 177th in 'National Universities'.

  • It is ranked 220th in 'High School Counselor Rankings'.

  • The university is ranked between 193-205 in 'Engineering Programs'.

FAQ's

  What is the university institution type?

The university is a Private not-for-profit type institution.

  Is Suffolk University accredited?  

Yes, the university is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).

  What is the university acceptance rate?

The university acceptance rate is 84%.

  What is the university student portal?

mySuffolk is the university student portal. It is the platform for students to view information relating to their grades, bills, announcements, taking up online classes, class schedule, financial aid, canvas, and much more.

  What is the web-based learning management system used by the university?

Suffolk University blackboard is the web-based learning management system used by the university. It provides faculties with advanced tools and materials to train their non-traditional students like how they train their on-campus students. It can be accessed by students by logging in to their mysuffolk account. 

  How much is the undergraduate tuition of the university?

The average undergraduate tuition of the university is $37,128 for both in-state and out-of-state student.

  Does the university offer financial aids?

Yes, the university various types of financial aids such as grants, loans, scholarships, work-study programs, and military aids.

  What is the university federal school code?

Suffolk University federal school code is 002218.

  What is the university library named as?

The university library is named as Mildred F. Sawyer Library.

  What is the university address?

Suffolk University address is 8 Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts, Zip Code - 02108-2770.

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