Suffolk University

Boston, Massachusetts
4-year Private university


Suffolk University is a private institution established in 1906 with urban setting located at Boston. It is ranked 249 in National Universities in 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $45,380. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,437. It practices semester-based academic calendar.

#249 in National Universities
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1906
Selectivity Unselective
Size Small
4,437 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $38,566
Outstate Tuition Fee $38,566
Room and Board Fees $20,360
$45,060 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


87% (Unselective) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Minimally Difficult
$50 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.4 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$37,134 Average Financial Aid

Need-based Aid

$28,597 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $66,297
67% Students with need received Financial Aid
16.8% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application June 30
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Thomas A. Fulham Scholarship
Total Worth --
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
Dean’s Scholarship
Total Worth --
Eligibility All incoming freshmen
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Francis A. and Edith V. Sagan Scholarship
Total Worth --
Eligibility Incoming freshmen who are enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts & Science
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Alumni Discount
Total Worth $1,000
Details This $1,000 discount is available to the legal dependents of Suffolk University graduates who enroll full-time in an undergraduate program. Discount is not available to Suffolk University employees who receive tuition remission. A separate application is required.
Family Discount Plan
Total Worth $500
Details This program offers an award of $500 per student to families with two undergraduate dependent students who are both enrolled full-time at Suffolk University. Requires a separate application.


4,437 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
77% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
46% Students graduate within 6 years