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Suffolk University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Boston, Massachusetts. The location of the school is great for students who enjoy the amenities of city life.

$44,562 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
86% Acceptance Rate

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Suffolk University Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Suffolk.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Entrepreneurial Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Best Managerial Economics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Managerial Economics Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#61 Most Popular Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Most Popular Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Most Popular Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#77 Most Popular Accounting Master’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Suffolk has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#4 Best Business/Managerial Economics Master’s Degree Schools College Factual
#7 Best Other Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools College Factual
#39 Best Entrepreneurship Schools College Factual
#47 Best Entrepreneurial Studies Schools College Factual
#124 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Course Advisor
#216 Best Accounting Schools College Factual

Where Is Suffolk University?


Contact details for Suffolk are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 73 Tremont St., Boston, MA 02108-3901
Phone: 617-573-8754

How Do I Get Into Suffolk?

You can apply to Suffolk online at:

Admission Requirements for Suffolk

Submission Required?
High School GPA recommended
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Suffolk?

86% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
86% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 86%, Suffolk is fairly easy to get into, but you must be sure to submit the required materials.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 84%, and the acceptance rate for women is 87%.

Average Test Scores

About 86% of students accepted to Suffolk submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 510 and 613. Math scores were between 500 and 590.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Suffolk University  ( 510 to 613 )

SAT Math Scores for Suffolk University  ( 500 to 590 )
Suffolk received ACT scores from 10% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 21 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Suffolk University  ( 21 to 26 )

Can I Afford Suffolk University?

$44,562 Net Price
63% Take Out Loans
4.0% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Suffolk is $44,562. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Suffolk, approximately 63% of students took out student loans averaging $9,420 a year. That adds up to $37,680 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Suffolk is 4.0%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Suffolk University Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,179 Full-Time Undergraduates
58% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 4,397 undergraduate students at Suffolk, with 4,179 being full-time and 218 being part-time.


There are also 2,433 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,179 full-time undergraduates at Suffolk, 42% are male and 58% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Suffolk University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 321
Black or African American 230
Hispanic or Latino 594
White 2,069
International Students 705
Other Races/Ethnicities 260

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Suffolk University. At this time, 30 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 112 countries are represented at Suffolk. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Suffolk University

139 Took All Classes Online
2,718 Took At Least One Class Online
22.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 2,718 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Suffolk has changed over the last few years.


This school is the 13th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.

Online Affordability Rankings of Suffolk

During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time undergraduate tuition at Suffolk University was $33,934 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how Suffolk is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.

Major Tuition for In-State Students Tuition for Out-of-State Students
Business/Managerial Economics #1 #1
Business Economics #1 #1
Other Economics #4 #4
Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication #6 #6
Other Marketing #7 #7
Public Relations #9 #9
Taxation #10 #10
Taxation #10 #10
General Economics #14 #14
Entrepreneurial Studies #15 #15
Business Statistics #15 #15
Entrepreneurship #18 #18
Supply Chain Management #21 #21
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods #23 #23
Management Science #27 #27
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #33 #33
International Business #34 #34
International Business/Trade/Commerce #34 #34
Organizational Behavior Studies #36 #36
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management #49 #49
Finance #51 #51
General Management Information Systems #59 #59
Management Information Systems #65 #65
Marketing #66 #66
Finance & Financial Management #69 #69

Online Growth Rankings of Suffolk

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Suffolk University was 22.0%. This is the #898 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Suffolk regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Suffolk ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Suffolk.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Business Economics #1
Business/Managerial Economics #1
Other Economics #2
Business Statistics #6
Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication #6
Other Marketing #8
Taxation #10
Taxation #10
Public Relations #13
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods #17
General Economics #24
Organizational Behavior Studies #26
Economics #33
International Business #34
International Business/Trade/Commerce #34
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management #36
Finance #37
Management Science #42
Public Relations & Advertising #58
Finance & Financial Management #59
Supply Chain Management #61
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods #65
Entrepreneurship #72
Entrepreneurial Studies #90
Interior Design Management #91
Marketing #137
Human Resource Management #164
Accounting #193
Accounting #325

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Suffolk University Business Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Accounting 0
General Business Administration and Management 0
Interior Design Management 0
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 0
Supply Chain Management 0
Business Economics 0
Entrepreneurship 0
Finance 0
Financial Planning & Services 0
General Business/Commerce 0
Organizational Behavior Studies 0
International Business/Trade/Commerce 0
Business Statistics 0
Management Science 0
Other Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods 0
Marketing/Marketing Management, General 0
Other Marketing 0
General Management Information Systems 0
Taxation 0
Advertising 0
International & Intercultural Communication 0
General Organizational Communication 0
Political Communication 0
Public Relations 0
Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication 0
General Economics 0
Other Economics 0
International Economics 0


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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