Suffolk University Overview
Suffolk University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Boston, Massachusetts. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.
What Is Suffolk University Known For?
- The student loan default rate at Suffolk is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
- The highest award offered at Suffolk is the doctor's degree.
- In 2017-2018, 54% of the faculty were full-time.
- Students who graduate from Suffolk with a bachelor's degree make about $53,100 a year. That's 30% more than those who graduate from other schools.
Suffolk University Rankings
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Suffolk.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Suffolk has earned from around the web.
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Where Is Suffolk University?
Contact details for Suffolk are given below.
|Address:||73 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02108-3901|
How Do I Get Into Suffolk?
You can apply to Suffolk online at: https://uga.suffolk.edu/apply/
Admission Requirements for Suffolk
|High School GPA||recommended|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Suffolk?
Approximately 40% of accepted students are men and 60% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 81%, and the acceptance rate for women is 85%.
Average Test Scores
About 81% of students accepted to Suffolk submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 500 and 600. Math scores were between 500 and 580.
Can I Afford Suffolk University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Suffolk, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $9,740 a year. That adds up to $38,960 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Suffolk is 3.9%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.
Suffolk University Undergraduate Student Diversity
There are also 2,142 graduate students at the school.
Of the 4,836 full-time undergraduates at Suffolk, 45% are male and 55% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Suffolk University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||247|
|Hispanic or Latino||602|
Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Suffolk University. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 112 countries are represented at Suffolk. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.
Online Learning at Suffolk University
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Suffolk has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 33rd most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Suffolk
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Suffolk University was -5.6%. This is the #2,487 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Suffolk regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Suffolk majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Business, Management & Marketing||6%|
|Finance & Financial Management||3%|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||34%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Suffolk ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Suffolk.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods||#45|
|Finance & Financial Management||#88|
|Management Information Systems||#89|
|Human Resource Management||#170|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Suffolk University Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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