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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.85% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
8,481 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
81.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
772 Graduates


The median tuition at Suffolk University is $35,440, which is $3,230 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $30,498.

In 2016, 79% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 54% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Suffolk University received 8,481 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 0.13% annual decline. Out of those 8,481 applicants, 7,160 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 84.4% acceptance rate.

There were 7,461 students enrolled at Suffolk University in 2016, and 86% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Suffolk University has an overall enrollment yield of 16.6%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Suffolk University has a total enrollment of 7,461 students. The full-time enrollment at Suffolk University is 6,059 students and the part-time enrollment is 1,402. This means that 81.2% of students enrolled at Suffolk University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Suffolk University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 49.2% White, 10.4% Hispanic or Latino, 7.32% Asian, 6.3% Black or African American, 1.92% Two or More Races, 0.11% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.05% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Suffolk University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (16.3%), followed by White Male (12.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (4.44%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (5.27%), followed by White Male (4.09%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (0.82%).

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In 2016, 296 more women than men graduated from Suffolk University. The majority of students graduating from Suffolk University are White. These 1,154 graduates mean that there were 4.56 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 253 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Suffolk University is Speech Communication & Rhetoric with 169 graduates, followed by General Finance with 159 graduates and General Business Administration & Management with 130 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Suffolk University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Legal, with 479 graduates, followed by Communications with 184 graduates and Business with 966 graduates.


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Suffolk University has an endowment valued at nearly $185M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $-1,576,292 (-0.85%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Suffolk University had a total expenditure of $215M. Of that $215M, they spent $95M on salaries and $26.6M on benefits.

Suffolk University employs 129 Associate professors, 107 Professors, and 57 Assistant professors. Most academics at Suffolk University are Male Associate professors (70), Male Professors (64), and Female Associate professors (59).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Suffolk University are: Business and Financial Operations, with 172 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 147 employees, and Management with 70 employees.



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