Suffolk University Rankings

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In the World#1388 of 14178
In North America#429 of 2629
In the United States#390 of 2528
In Massachusetts#25 of 90
In Boston#6 of 25

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
84%
Average SAT
1115
Average ACT
24
Avg. cost to attend
$33,105 /y
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
4,862
Graduates
2,307
Male:Female Ratio
42:58
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Suffolk University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate84%80%86%
Applicants8,1943,3414,853
Admissions6,8532,6794,174
Freshmen enrolled full time1,071435636
Freshmen enrolled part time14104

829 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

88 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
905 or 83%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1020
or below

75% of them
had 1210
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Suffolk University are 1020-1210 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
143 or 13%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 21
or below

75% of them
had 26
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Suffolk University are 21-26 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
Secondary school GPA Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White3693 (52%)
Nonresident Alien1309 (18%)
Hispanic831 (12%)
Asian493 (7%)
Black or African American422 (6%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown246 (3%)
Two or more races160 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander7 (0.1%)
American Indian or Alaska Native3 (0%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$33,105/year
Average aid awarded
$22,233
Students receiving aid
95%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$27,748
$30-48K$28,938
$48-75K$28,986
$75-110K$29,343
$110K+$34,267

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$39,814$39,267
Tuition in-state$39,814$39,267
Tuition out-of-state$39,814$39,267
Fee in-district$290$210
Fee in-state$290$210
Fee out-of-state$290$210

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity1,642
Combined charge for room and board$17,462
Room charge$14,000
Meal charge$3,462

Suffolk University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Law312
Business Administration and Management, General10387
Accounting7881
Finance, General145
Marketing & Marketing Management, General136
Political Science and Government, General753
Entrepreneurship & Entrepreneurial Studies722
Legal Studies, General4327
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other61
Psychology, General59
Sociology531
Public Administration54
Biology & Biological Sciences, General51
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other47
Information Science & Studies43
Health & Health Care Administration & Management41
Marketing, Other1616
Management Science31
Graphic Design1811
Journalism28
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other24
Taxation24
Business & Managerial Economics715
Interior Design22
Interior Architecture20
English Language and Literature & Letters, Other18
Computer Science18
Economics, General17
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration17
Advertising16
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General15
Engineering, Other14
Clinical Psychology86
Speech Communication and Rhetoric13
International Relations and Affairs13
Criminal Justice & Police Science13
Mental Health Counseling & Counselor13
Radio and Television12
History, General11
Business Statistics10
Philosophy8
Non-Profit & Public & Organizational Management8
International and Intercultural Communication8
International Business & Trade & Commerce16
Public Relations & Image Management7
Ethics7
Environmental Science6
International Economics6
Physics, General5
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other5
Biochemistry4
Applied Mathematics, General4
Mathematics, General4
Management Information Systems, General4
Fine & Studio Arts, General3
Environmental Studies3
Radiation Biology & Radiobiology3
Spanish Language and Literature2
Art History, Criticism and Conservation2
Social Sciences, General2
Health Services Administration2
Organizational Behavior Studies2
Science, Technology and Society1
History, Other1
Physical Sciences, Other1
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management1
Environmental & Environmental Health Engineering1
Asian Studies & Civilization1
Communication and Media Studies, Other1
Financial Planning and Services1
European History1
French Language and Literature1
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other1
Broadcast Journalism1
Grand Total1,243573318
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate58%54%60%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%
  • Part-time retention rate - 79%

Publications & Citations

Publications
10,067
Citations
254,053

Publication count by topic

Medicine
2,627
Psychology
1,025
Biology
983
Business
638
Computer science
595
Political science
588
Economics
451
Sociology
415
Engineering
375
Chemistry
363
Environmental science
251
Materials science
250
Geography
217
Mathematics
143
Art
136
History
121
Physics
104
Geology
74
Philosophy
66

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Sociology38614,921
Business42416,676
Political science4953,861
Geography5006,531
Environmental science55512,170
Economics60110,340
Psychology60734,891
Medicine75949,097
Engineering7758,778
Geology7844,369
Biology89744,213
Computer science93114,728
History117885
Art123748
Philosophy125160
Materials science15007,502
Physics16461,989
Mathematics18582,085
Chemistry18936,694

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990100927
19911161043
19921061122
19931151211
19941331302
19951171560
19961431613
19972351940
19982032333
19991932703
20001502957
20011623361
20021583730
20031714528
20042064925
20052336045
20062426619
20073717545
20083308692
200940310227
201044211747
201138412070
201238213465
201337014319
201436015973
201535915470
201634314689
201735514768
201837713304
201945315325
202048017021

General info

Alternative namesSU
Founded1906
WikipediaSuffolk University
MottoHonestas et Diligentia
Honesty and Diligence
Academic CalendarSeptember to May (September - December; January-May). Also Summer Session (July-August)
Total FTE staff1,097
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Address73 Tremont St.
Boston, Massachusetts, 02108-3901
United States
City population618,000
Phone6175738754
Fax+1 (617) 557 1574

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