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Suffolk University

8 Ashburton Pl, Boston, United States
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About Suffolk University

Suffolk University is a school located in with a total of 2406 courses available to enroll in.

Suffolk University is located in the heart of downtown Boston. They advertise that their village green is Boston Commons. For students looking for a distinctly urban experience, Suffolk University is the place.

Suffolk University began in 1906 as Suffolk School of Law by one man whose vision was to provide a place of learning for people who had to work while pursuing higher education. By 1934 is had grown into a university adding the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1937 they added the School of Business Administration. Today, Suffolk University still operates with its founding principles as a guide to how they mentor and education students.

Today the university enrolls over 5000 undergraduates and more than 2000 graduate students, about half of which are enrolled in the school of law. With this, Suffolk University maintains a 1:13 faculty to student ratio.

Suffolk University sponsors a wide range of student organizations and activities. But possibly more appealing, the university exists seamlessly with surrounding Boston. Virtually everything available in Boston is wide open for students at Suffolk University. Students have easy access to all of the culture, history, and nightlife of one of the most vibrant, historic, and international cities in the United States.


  • Enrollment

    7,288 (5,117 undergrads)
  • Demographics

    • American Indian - 0%
    • Asian - 8.2%
    • Black/African American - 6%
    • Hispanic - 12.3%
    • White - 0%
    • Other - 73.5%
  • Degree awarded

    • bachelor's degree
    • master's degree
    • doctorate's degree
    • law's degree
    • medical's degree
    • dental's degree
  • Areas of study

    • Accounting
    • Actuarial Mathematics
    • Actuarial Science
    • Advertising
    • American Politics
    • American Studies
    • Applied Ethics
    • Applied Politics Accelerated Degree
    • Art & Design
    • Art History
    • Arts Administration
    • Asian Studies
    • Astrophysics
    • Bachelor’s/Law
    • Big Data & Business Analytics
    • Big Data and Business Analytics
    • Biochemistry
    • Biology
    • Biotechnology
    • Black Studies
    • Broadcast Journalism
    • Business Analysis
    • Business Economics
    • Business Law
    • Business Minor
    • CAS Self-Designed Major
    • Chemistry
    • Classics
    • Communication: Accelerated Degree
    • Computer Science
    • Corporate Entrepreneurship
    • Corporate Finance
    • Creative Writing
    • Crime & Justice
    • Crime & Justice Studies
    • Digital Marketing
    • Economics
    • Education Studies
    • English
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Environmental Policy
    • Environmental Science
    • Environmental Studies
    • Family Entrepreneurship
    • Finance
    • Financial Institutions
    • Financial Planning
    • Financial Services & Banking
    • Fine Arts
    • Forensic Science
    • Foundation Studies (Art)
    • General Sociology
    • Global & Cultural Communication
    • Global Business
    • Global Marketing
    • Global Public Policy Accelerated Degree
    • Government
    • Government: Accelerated Degree
    • Graphic Design
    • Health & Society
    • Health Careers
    • History
    • History and Literature (Honors)
    • Information Systems
    • Interior Design
    • International Business
    • International Relations
    • Investments
    • Investments
    • Journalism
    • Launching the New Venture
    • Launching the New Venture
    • Law
    • Law & Public Policy
    • Law, Bachelor's
    • Leadership
    • Literature
    • Management
    • Marine Science
    • Marketing
    • Mathematics
    • Media & Film
    • Mental Health Counselling: Accelerated Degree
    • Paralegal Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Physics
    • Planetary Science
    • Political Theory
    • Politics, Philosophy, & Economics
    • Print/Web Journalism
    • Product Innovation & Brand Marketing
    • Production
    • Professional Selling
    • Psychology
    • Public History
    • Public Relations
    • Public Service
    • Pure Mathematics
    • Radiation Science
    • Radiation Therapy
    • Real Estate
    • Regional & Global Histories
    • Religious Studies
    • Social Entrepreneurship
    • Social Impact
    • Sociology
    • Spanish
    • Sports Marketing
    • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
    • Theatre
    • United States History
    • Urban Environmentalism
    • Wealth Management
    • Women's & Gender Studies
    • Youth & Community Engagement
  • Student to Faculty Ratio


  • Faculty

    • Total Faculty - 1,500
  • Average class size


  • Location

    Suffolk University is located in Boston, New York

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  • Nearest cities

    • Providence - 50 miles away
    • Cambridge - 3 miles away


Quick Facts

  • Suffolk university is situated in the centre of Boston
  • Suffolk brings therapy dogs on campus in the weeks before midterms and finals to help students destress
  • Suffolk is really close to Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House

Popular Majors

  1. Business
  2. Business management
  3. Marketing
  4. Accouting
  5. Applied Sciences

Popular Minors

  1. Journalism
  2. Communication
  3. Related Programs


Acceptance Rate
Application Deadline
Feb. 15, June 30
SAT Reading and Writing
ACT Range
Application Fee
High School GPA
2.7- 3.37
Early Decision/Early Action
Nov. 15

Student life

Full-Time Enrollment

Student services

Suffolk offers a wide array of programs to support its students academically. From orientation programs to academic support, it ensures that all of its students, domestic and international, can access the help they need in order to succeed and enjoy their experience here.

Career services
Career center - offers internships and co-op resources for all of its students
Academic support
Academic support- From tutoring to workshops, Suffolk aims to provide support its students to succeed academically
Personal Counseling and medical assistance
Personal Counseling and medical assistance - Professional support and counselling to guide students who are going through a difficult time with other burdens that may negatively affect their student experience.
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The intercollegiate athletic program at Suffolk College holds a glad convention among all New Britain Schools. Suffolk is an individual from the NCAA.

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Men's Sports

  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Ice hockey

Women's Sports

  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Golf

After graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years after Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation

Notable Locations

Eateries at Suffolk University


From Italian food in the North End to new fish on the waterfront, Boston's neighborhood eatery scenes are attractions all alone. Suffolk understudies appreciate a universe of delightful choices.

Parks at Suffolk University


From the Normal ideal outside our residences to the Scenic route, to the Fens and past, Boston's green spaces are immense and copious. Our understudies have their pick of urban desert springs.

Historical centers at Suffolk University

Historical centers

From aesthetic perfect works of art to provocative displays on science and then some, Boston's exhibition halls are world-class which is as it should be. Suffolk understudies get motivation—and openings—at these adjacent community treasures.

Libraries and Study Areas

Library at Suffolk University

Residences on campus

10 West Street Residence Hall

10 West Street

150 Tremont Street Residence Hall (Coed)

150 Tremont Street

Nathan R. Miller Hall (Coed)

10 Somerset Street.

Campus Clubs & Associations

American Compound club




School Reviews

181 in National Univesities as per US news
Jack Jones(2021) - I finished my freshman year at Suffolk this May and I greatly enjoyed my experience there. The University is very welcoming. Students from all over the world attend the school and the social environment is great. The dorms are quite good compared to other universities in the area. Most professors are good and have a great attitude. Getting good grades isn't too hard as long as you keep up with the assignments and attend classes. The location is probably one of the university's greatest features. It's right in the heart of Boston where everything a college student might need is within walking distance! The worst thing about the school is probably the food on campus but keep in mind that this matter is very subjective and many people actually enjoy it. Overall it's a great school and I highly recommend it for anyone who is considering applying/enrolling!
Mellisa (2020) - It's right in the heart of Boston where everything a college student might need is within walking distance! The worst thing about the school is probably the food on campus but keep in mind that this matter is very subjective and many people actually enjoy it. Overall it's a great school and I highly recommend it for anyone who is considering applying/enrolling!