Suffolk University Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Suffolk University
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Suffolk University and can I get accepted? The school has a 85% acceptance rate ranking it #64 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 7,104 out of 8,325 applicants were admitted making Suffolk University an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 49 percent. Only 17% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
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Suffolk University SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT87%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||520|
|SAT Math 25th||510|
|SAT Composite 25th||1030|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||620|
|SAT Math 75th||600|
|SAT Composite 75th||1220|
|Average SAT Score||1130|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Suffolk University?
Suffolk University typically requires applicants to be in the top 55 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1030 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 930. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. The school ranks #27 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 87 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1220 and Above||Good||>91%|
|1125 to 1220||Avg +||85%-91%|
|1030 to 1125||Avg -||77%-85%|
|935 to 1030||Reach||66%-77%|
|Less than 935||Low||<66%|
Suffolk University ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT12%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||N/A|
|ACT Math 25th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 25th||21|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||N/A|
|ACT Math 75th||N/A|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||23|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Suffolk University?
Admission data indicates that Suffolk University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 21 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 43 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #29 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 12 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Suffolk University.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>91%|
|23 to 26||Avg +||85%-91%|
|21 to 23||Avg -||79%-85%|
|19 to 21||Reach||71%-79%|
|Less than 19||Low||<71%|
Suffolk University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||18%||17%|
What are the requirements for admission to Suffolk University and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=168005 IPEDS survey data for Suffolk University.
Frequently Asked Questions
87% of students submit their SAT scores to Suffolk University. 12% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
85% of those who apply are granted admission to Suffolk University. Admission competition is and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1030 and 1220. 87% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.