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Suffolk University
Boston, MA
Suffolk, founded in 1906, is a private, comprehensive university. Its two-acre urban campus is located in the Beacon Hill section of Boston.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 5,290
   Women 2,909 (55.0%)
   Men 2,381 (45.0%)
Graduate Students 2,270
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 84% of 8,624 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.20
SAT Math 511 average
460-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 507 average
450-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
20-25 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $54,253
  Tuition and Fees $35,798
  Room and Board $14,730
Average Percent of Need Met 78%
Average Freshman Award $32,233
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 328
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 6% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 25% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Boston Population 625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston, MA
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 66% of freshmen, 25% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Ram
Sororities 1% of women participate
Fraternities 1% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.6% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
14.8% Hispanic/Latino
2.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.3% White
7.8% Unknown
International Students 22.0% from 100 countries
First-Year Students Returning 75.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 44.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 57%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 75.5%