If you are thinking about applying to Suffolk University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 15 and the fee for the application costs $50.
Here's an overiew of some of Suffolk University's admissions stats.
|Suffolk University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.3|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||13%|
|Mean SAT Score||1173|
|Admissions Test Policy||Test Optional|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||19%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||3%|
These are the application deadlines for Suffolk University.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
|Early Action||Yes||November 15||December 15|
|Regular Decision||Yes||February 30||––|
Suffolk University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.
🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 15. Suffolk University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.
Suffolk University accepts roughly 96% of early action applicants and 88% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Suffolk University admitted 2,325 of the 2,413 who applied early action.
➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
For more information on transferring to Suffolk University, contact the school directly.
Suffolk University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.
What does Suffolk University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Suffolk University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Suffolk University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Suffolk University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Suffolk University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.3.
Out of all students that were admitted, 34% submitted a class rank. At Suffolk University 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 36% were in the top 25% and 72% were in the top 50%.
At Suffolk University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||11%|
|3.50 and 3.74||16%|
|3.25 and 3.49||14%|
|3.00 and 3.24||16%|
|2.50 and 2.9||21%|
|2.00 and 2.49||7%|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Suffolk University directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Suffolk University considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Suffolk University is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 19% of Suffolk University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Suffolk University applicants, you should strive to score between 1110 and 1260 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Suffolk University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1260 and 25% of scored lower than 1110, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Suffolk University student is 1173.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Suffolk University students scored 630 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Suffolk University students scored 650 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.
To be most competitive at Suffolk University, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Suffolk University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Suffolk University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 30. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Suffolk University during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Suffolk University?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Suffolk University.
Does Suffolk University accept transfer credits?
✅ Suffolk University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Suffolk University accepts:
• CLEP subject tests
Does Suffolk University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Suffolk University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Suffolk University?
❌ No, Suffolk University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.
What is Suffolk University's acceptance rate?
✅ Suffolk University has an acceptance rate of 88%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Suffolk University?
❌ Suffolk University does not offer early decision.
What is the early action acceptance rate at Suffolk University?
✅ The early action acceptance rate at Suffolk University was 96% in 2021.
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First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
29 and Above
23 to 29
23 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Suffolk University is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Suffolk University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1260 and Above
1110 to 1260
1110 and Less
The median SAT score for Suffolk University students is 1173. Applicants with SAT scores of 1260 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Suffolk University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1110 to 1260 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1110 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Suffolk University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Suffolk University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.33. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved
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