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Suffolk University Admission Requirements

Boston, Massachusetts

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Chances of getting into Suffolk University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
85.3%
Admission Difficulty for Suffolk University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionVery 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1030-1220
Applicants Submitting SAT
87%
SAT Scores for Suffolk University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 520
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1030
SAT Scores for Suffolk University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 600
SAT Composite 75th 1220
Average SAT Score 1130

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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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Suffolk University admission chances by SAT score
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%
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Suffolk University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
21-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
12%
ACT Scores for Suffolk University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th N/A
ACT Math 25th N/A
ACT Composite 25th 21
ACT Scores for Suffolk University
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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Suffolk University admission chances by ACT score
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%
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Suffolk University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Suffolk University has not reported high school GPA data for its accepted students.

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Admission Statistics

Suffolk University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 4,964 3,361 8,325
Accepted 4,311 2,793 7,104
Acceptance Rate 87% 83% 85%
Enrolled 732 508 1,240
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 18% 17%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Suffolk University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Suffolk University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Suffolk University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
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.

FAQs

Does Suffolk University prefer SAT or ACT?

87% of students submit their SAT scores to Suffolk University. 12% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Suffolk University?

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.

What SAT score is required for Suffolk University?

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.

What ACT score is required for Suffolk University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 21 and 26. 12% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.