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Suffolk University

Boston, MA 4-Year Private

About Suffolk University

Suffolk University is a private, nonprofit school located in the urban setting of Boston, MA, less than an hour from Boston, MA.

Founded in 1906, the institution currently enrolls around 6,832 students a year, including 4,398 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $246,207,460. For each full-time student, Suffolk University spends about $12,392.

Admissions Facts About Suffolk University

Acceptance rate: 86%

Average GPA: 3.37

Mean ACT score: 23

Mean SAT score: 1113

Early Decision or Early Action: No/Yes

2022 Regular Decision Deadline: February 15

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date:

What's the acceptance rate at Suffolk University in 2021?

Suffolk University is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 86 percent of all applicants to Suffolk University are accepted each year.

The average high school GPA for a student at Suffolk University is 3.37 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Suffolk University is 1113. The mean ACT scores is 23.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Suffolk University a good school?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

Out of the 1,077 students who started at Suffolk University as first-time freshman, 489 graduate within four years.

Suffolk University's six-year graduation for undergrads is 59 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 43 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $49,259 a year. Graduates in the class of 2021 had an average of $30,947 in student loans per borrower. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Suffolk University sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Suffolk University a good school for YOU?

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College Info

8 Ashburton Place Boston, MA 02108-2770

Campus Setting: Urban

Suffolk University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 30

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Suffolk University is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Suffolk University is Jun 30.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Suffolk University ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


21 to 26


21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Suffolk University is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Suffolk University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Suffolk University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1030 - 1210


Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

510 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above


1030 to 1210


1030 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Suffolk University students is 1119. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Suffolk University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1030 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1030 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Suffolk University.

Suffolk University Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Suffolk University is like? There are approximately 7,288 students enrolled at Suffolk University, including 4,983 undergraduate students and 2,305 graduate students. 96% percent of students attend school full-time, 68% percent are from MA and 32% percent of students are from other states.


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