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Founded in 1906, Suffolk University. is a Private college. Located in Massachusetts, which is a city setting in Massachusetts, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 5,191 full time undergraduate students, and 2,270 full time graduate students.
The Suffolk University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 13:1. There are 341 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Suffolk University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Less Selective, with ,26% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 14 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
74% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 36% were in the top quarter, and 13% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Suffolk University.
66 Students rated on-campus housing 3 stars. 12 % gave the school a 5.0.
66 Students rated off-campus housing 3.2 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
77 Students rated campus food 2.9 stars. 8 % gave the school a 5.0.
88 Students rated campus facilities 4 stars. 31 % gave the school a 5.0.
88 Students rated class size 4.4 stars. 51 % gave the school a 5.0.
88 Students rated school activities 3.6 stars. 30 % gave the school a 5.0.
88 Students rated local services 4.6 stars. 76 % gave the school a 5.0.
88 Students rated academics 3.8 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
32 Students rated Suffolk University
Picking a college is always a different decision to make but so far my experience at Suffolk made me feel as though I made the right choice. My first overall impression started at orientation where I was quickly eloped into this active and inclusive environment. When moving in, despite being in a pandemic Suffolk really tried to connect us all as students that were going through the same experience where they throughly promoted a safe and adaptable learning environment even if it wasn’t what we all wanted coming into college. Personally my dorm was really comfortable yet, it has been hard making friends but the city being our backyard balances out the opportunities to explore. Academically I have been challenged and I feel as though I became a better student because of it and I feel having those good professors so far contributed to that. Overall there is something for everyone at Suffolk, there is always room to try, learn and explore new things.
The only reason you should go to Suffolk is because of Boston. You need to meet these three criteria to really enjoy life as a Suffolk student: be wealthy (bonus points if youre an international student), do not care much for academics or your future career, and love to party and drink. If you even miss one of these, your experience will suck.
I only attended for a year since I am a first generation college student, I DEEPLY am invested in my education, and I would rather stay in with a few friends and watch netflix with pizza and wings. I knew I had to leave as soon as I got in, and so I transferred to a local public ivy. Since Suffolk is incredibly easy, my GPA was high enough for me to automatically get accepted in a rigorous and competitive program.
Dont get me wrong, Suffolk has its perks that I do miss. For one, Boston is AMAZING. Walking to class was the highlight of my day. I would walk through the common everyday! Even the dirty sidewalks and mass tourists just made it feel like home. The class size is also incredibly tiny. You WILL know everyone in your graduation. The professors also know you and will reach out to you. In my current school, with 300 in one 9am class, it is really hard to stand out. At Suffolk I was able to get a handful of recommendation letters and references. And while yes the academics are easy so you hardly go as in depth as other universities, if you are looking for a good GPA, come here. Moderate studying will get you a 4.0. Most students complain about how difficult it is, but like I said before the student body is mostly made up of kids using daddy's money to party in Boston while majoring in political science to shut their parents up. Few actually study here. It is very lonely if you are a hard worker :(
Would I come back? Nah. They give scholarships out like flyers, but even that doesnt cover enough tuition or cost of living. I am dirt poor; the only person in my entire family with a job (part time job at that). Never met any other financial aid kid like me. You will feel left out if you cant afford at least $50 every weekend. It was also hard to make decent friends. People are cliche-y and if you do not party or drink they will tend to shun you. Its like middle school all over again. I even tried organizing study groups. The few (like one or two) people that did show usually just goofed off. I always had to study alone. Im not a socially awkward person nor am I extremely aloof, but dang this school made me feel like I was. I only had a couple of friends because if this. And the academics are too easy. Lectures barely cover anything about the subject, tests are super basic, and books are high school level. I love what I study and plan to use it. Dont come here if you want to actually learn something. Yes thats harsh, and their law program is great, but aside from that everything is eh.
That being said, everyone has different experiences but everyone also has different backgrounds and aspirations. Im the kid with a 7 year old ripped backpack but 4.0 GPA and decently built body (joking but I do take care of myself). I like to read and take naps at the library. Who are you? How do you think your experience will be?
I believe that Suffolk University is overall a very good school. All the aspects that make it great and unique are aspects that can help you shape your career. The weaknesses it has are those that can be fixed and don't affect your overall career. They may affect your experience there, but I can safely say that as long as you utilize the multitude of resources that the school has to offer, your career will be what you want it to be.
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Suffolk University doesn't have a lot to offer its students in my opinion. I will be transferring to the University of New Hampshire for a more college experience.
The worst thing about Suffolk University is the constant temptaion to aviod school work. Living and going to school in the very middle of the city lead many students to party a lot more than study, and at a level a lot higher than average campus dwelling college kids. There is also no sense of community, downtown Boston is your campus and that is not for everyone.
My school is a very-supportive, greatly located in the heart of boston with great opportunities that are given to all students who attend the school.
Suffolk University is best known for its lack of campus and student involvment.
Well for my freshman and sophmore years I am attending the Madrid campus. It has been an unbeliavable experience and I have grown a lot as a person.
Heavy partying students shouldn't attend this school. It is a very academic focused university. There aren't very many varsity sports either.
The best thing is the campus it's self its in a great neighborhood and there is a lot of offer.
I tell them that Suffolk's Student Activity Center is one of the best at any school I have attended. They have clubs for every race, interest, ethnicity, and ideology. It is a very diverse campus and it aims to please all students. They center is extrememly helpful for new students who want to meet people. They can join a student organization and gain friends for life!
The most frustrating thing about Suffolk University is the lack of housing on campus. Housing is not guaranteed for anybody, which puts a strain on maintaining friendships with other classmates. Also, because of the housing issue, there are numerous on campus groups that only meet during the weekday when a lot of students hold jobs or internships off campus.
Nothing, It was everything I had expected and more.
Anyone who is looking for a good location and a chance to meet a lot of people.
Suffolk's academics are really outstanding. Although it is not the most difficult school to get into, most students are very motivated and interested in their classes. The professors I have had so far are extremely dedicated and clearly love what they do. Their focus is not on trying to make the class as hard as possible, but to make sure you understand the material and to challenge you.
The small class sizes are the best part about Suffolk's academics. My classes have ranged from 15-30 students. Professors talk to students, not at them and make an effort to learn names. Most classes are not boring lectures, but discussions where students' opinions are valued.
I am a marketing major in the Honors Program, and I strongly suggest that you look into the Honors Program to see if you qualify. Honors scholars currently receive full tuition, priority housing and class registration, and have many other special privileges such as networking events and internship opportunities.
Suffolk has a sufficient variety of clubs and sports. One distinct feature about Suffolk is that there is no football team and we are a Division III school. Also, the only sports venue on campus is a basketball/volleyball court. This can be a good or a bad thing, depending on what you are looking for in a college. Although althetics are not a prominent part of student life, it is still there and taken advantage of by many students.
There are many clubs that students can get involved in. These include ethic/religious groups, theater, choirs, charity organizations, government and clubs relating to certain majors. The problem is that most of these clubs meet at the same time (Tuesdays and/or Thursdays, 1-2). I strongly recommed getting involved with something that interests you early on to become more familiar with student life and to meet people with similar interests to you.
The dorms at Suffolk are much nicer than dorms at other schools. There is 150 Tremont, which is the traditional hallway style dorm, Miller Hall, where 2 rooms share one private bathroom, and 10 West, which has apartment-stlye rooms. However, there are limited dorming opportunities. Many students have been denied housing, so send your deposit in early. The students that do not receive housing find apartments. This is where most of the party scene of Suffolk takes place, so make friends with someone with an apartment if you are into that.
At the beginning of the year, a lot of students in the dorms leave their doors open and are very open to making new friends. It is up to you to take advantage of this opportunity and not to be shy.
Although much of the Boston nightlife is 21+ and there is a ban on 18+ clubs, there are still a few places that have 18+ nights.
Suffolk is definitely different than colleges you see in the movies. There is no tree-lined campus with historic buildings and frathouses. However, Suffolk has a lot of things that suburban colleges can not offer. It's smack in the middle of downtown Boston and mostly everywhere you want to go is within walking distance. My friends who go to suburban colleges brag about the Dunkin' Donuts on campus or the shuttle bus to Target. At Suffolk you can walk to Downtown Crossing, Faneuil Hall, The North End, Newbury Street, and Copley Plaza, nevermind all the other parts of Boston that are only a few minutes away on the T.
Although the big city seems overwhelming, Suffolk has a small campus so that you will not be lost in the crowd. When applying to colleges, I wanted a small, suburban campus and wanted nothing to do with the city. Once I visited the campus, I realized that Suffolk was a small community within a large city, giving it the best of both worlds.
Suffolk University is as diverse as a university comes. We have people from all over the country, as well as all over the world; people who like sports, politics, music, photography, science, you name it. There are no "clicks" or stereotypes at Suffolk University, which is something I love. It allows you to walk around campus and say hi to a variety of different people without feeling self-conscious or awkward. Suffolk is one big loving community and what ever type of person you are, you'll fit in here.
There are the rich "Suffolk is the only school I got into because my parents gave a huge grant" kids who walk around looking down at you from their Gucci sunglasses and scoff at anyone who doesnt look like they're going to a photoshoot on their way to a monday morning class. Equally as obnoxious are the pretentious, artsy segment of NESAD's (New England School of Art and Design) students who look like they're straight out of an urban outfitters catalogue and sit outside 150 Tremont chain smoking cigarettes and talking about how much they love Vampire Weekend. There is a large international population that mostly keeps to themselves and then there are the "I could be going to Northeastern or BU but I got a free ride here" kids who mostly make up the honors program, therefore there's no chance in hell you'll ever see one of them in your classes if you got an average score on your SAT's. Suffolk is very cliquey, especially if you live in the dorms because there are so few students that you see on a day to day basis (most of Suffolk is a commuter campus) ...Then there are the minority that are actually nice, friendly, accepting people who cant really afford to go on shopping trips for designer clothes (because they're traditional college students without a trust fund) , wear pajamas to class occasionally and don't judge people by what type of music they listen to.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
93% of students
attending Suffolk University receive some sort of financial aid.
32% were awarded federal grants.
While 59% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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