Suffolk University

Quick Facts

Third Largest University in Boston


Boston, MA


Certificates, Associate, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Popular Majors

Business, Law, Psychology, Public Administration, Communications, Political Science, History, Sociology, Criminal Justice

Total Students

Undergrad Students




Room and Board

$38,566 (Undergraduate)
$36,454 (graduate)



 Average Net Price *



Distance from Boston

School Website


School Website

* Average net price is is the actual average cost to students for attending the college.  This is calculated by adding the cost of attendance (tuition, fees and room and board where applicable) and subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship.

Founded in 1906, Suffolk University is a private university located in downtown Boston. Originally founded as a law school in 1906, it is now the third-largest university in Boston.

The university offers more than 70 undergraduate programs and grants bachelor's, master's and law degrees. The most popular degrees are in business, law, communications and social sciences.

The unique downtown location offers students access to internship and co-op opportunities in a wide range of fields, helping them gain important work experience while they complete their undergraduate degree.

Students are not required to live on campus during their career at the university, and housing is determined on a first-come-first-served basis. The majority of undergraduate students live off-campus in an apartment or commute from home from the surrounding neighborhoods.

The Suffolk Rams are members of the NCAA Division III Great Northeast Athletic Conference and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC.) The school currently hosts 13 varsity sports and provides seasonal intramural sports for its student body.

The school is located in the very center of Boston with an abundance of cultural, entertainment and recreational possibilities. It also has international campuses in Madrid and Dakar, Senegal, as well as two other regional campuses in Massachusetts.