Suffolk University is a comprehensive private university, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Sawyer Business School, and the Law School.

Suffolk's urban campus is in historic Beacon Hill, near the state capitol building and the city's business district. The University also maintains a branch in Madrid, Spain where students can either start their university studies, or study abroad throughout their university career.

There are 5,100 undergraduate students; 22% are international hailing from 98 different countries. All applicants are eligible for a merit scholarship which can cover up to 50% of tuition.

With a 95% placement rate, Suffolk is a diverse university and over 70% of the students get an internship to apply their classroom learning to the real-world.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 77%
  • Average ACT score: 23
  • Average SAT score: 1570 (with writing included)
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Art History; Astronomy; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Economics; English; Environmental Sciences; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Literature; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Relations/Affairs; Sociology
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $62,726


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's Baseball; Women's Softball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Men's Football / Soccer; Women's Football / Soccer; Men's Golf; Men's Ice Hockey; Men's Tennis; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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