#25 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Suffolk University

Boston, Massachusetts

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Student Population
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Location Boston, Massachusetts
Online suffolk.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Suffolk University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 8,325 prospective students applied, and 7,104 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,240 enrolled in the school.  5,975 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,211 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $38,420 plus fees of $146. Suffolk University is ranked 584 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Suffolk University is rated within the top 50% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 6 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1030/1220
ACT 21/26
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Suffolk University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$146
Room and Board $15,582
Budget for Other Expenses$2,523
Total One Year Cost$57,871

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$59,100 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
54% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Suffolk University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 39%
Social Sciences 16%
Communication 14%
Psychology 7%
Visual and Performing Arts 5%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168005 IPEDS survey data for Suffolk University.