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 Suffolk University

Suffolk University - Boston, MA

8 Ashburton Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

General information:(617)573-8000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Associate's degree
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Postbaccalaureate certificate
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:9,101(5,769 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:11 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
Special Learning Opportunities
Teacher certification
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $27,208 $28,526 $29,894 -5%
Out-of-state $27,208 $28,526 $29,894 -5%
Books and supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,200 -17%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $14,544 $14,904 $14,624 2%
Other $2,650 $2,450 $2,484 -1%
Off Campus
Room and board $15,130 $15,508 $15,602 -1%
Other $3,200 $3,000 $3,034 -1%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,200 $4,800 $4,834 -1%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $45,402 $46,880 $48,202 -4%
Off Campus $46,538 $48,034 $49,730 -2%
Off Campus with Family $32,408 $34,326 $35,928 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $45,402 $46,880 $48,202 -4%
Off Campus $46,538 $48,034 $49,730 -2%
Off Campus with Family $32,408 $34,326 $35,928 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $29,778
In-state fees $116
Out-of-state tuition $29,778
Out-of-state fees $116
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $28,920
In-state fee $20
Out-of-state tuition $28,920
Out-of-state fees $20
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,042 79% --
Grant or scholarship aid 989 75% $15,440,878 $15,613
Federal grants 418 32% $2,122,202 $5,077
Pell grants 418 32% $1,736,328 $4,154
Other federal grants 365 28% $385,874 $1,057
State/local government grant or scholarships 337 26% $605,085 $1,796
Institutional grants or scholarships 980 74% $12,713,591 $12,973
Student loan aid 908 69% $6,362,652 $7,007
Federal student loans 898 68% $4,948,405 $5,510
Other student loans 86 7% $1,414,247 $16,445
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 3,820 67% $52,065,825 $13,630
Pell grants 1,529 27% $6,474,615 $4,235
Federal student loans 3,404 60% $24,101,160 $7,080

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 9,101
Undergraduate enrollment 5,769
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 447
Graduate enrollment 3,332
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$50

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$50

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 9,137 3,827 5,310
Percent admitted 79% 75% 82%
Percent admitted who enrolled 75% 12% 14%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 1065 86%
ACT 139 11%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 450 570
SAT Math 460 570
SAT Writing 460 570
ACT Composite 21 25
ACT English . .
ACT Math . .
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 70 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division III (without football)MenWomen
Baseball 31-
Basketball 1514
Golf 12-
Ice Hockey 28-
Soccer 2218
Softball -17
Tennis 1314
Track and Field, X-Country 410
Volleyball -14

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/05/2000 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/08/1998 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education09/03/1996 Accredited
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/01/1952 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

AGENCY/PROGRAMPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar

Law (LAW) - Professional schools

01/01/1953 Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation

Clinical Psychology (CLPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs

04/11/2000 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Medical Dosimetry (MD) - Programs for medical dosimetrists

09/25/2012 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists

04/25/2003 Accredited
National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation

Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

10/01/2000 Accredited

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations11 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 000
Drug law violations 110
Liquor law violations 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 020
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 110
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 084
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 020
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 010
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 081
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 001
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.

THREE-YEAR OFFICIAL COHORT DEFAULT RATES

FISCAL YEAR2009
Default Rate3.9%
Number in default79
Number in repayment2,008

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00221800

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMBachelor's degree Master's degree Post-master's certificate Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Doctor's degree - professional practice Associate's degree Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years Postbaccalaureate certificate
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
French Studies0-------
German Studies0-------
Category total0-------
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry4-------
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2-------
Biophysics0-------
Biotechnology2-------
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography0-------
Radiation Biology/Radiobiology1-------
Category total46-------
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting110-----6
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General0-------
Business Administration and Management, General10001-0--
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other00------
Business/Commerce, General0-------
Business/Managerial Economics-19------
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry0-------
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies30------
Finance, General1100----0
Financial Planning and Services0--2---0
Human Resources Development-2-2----
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General-16-0--00
International Business/Trade/Commerce012------
Management Information Systems, General0-------
Management Science172------
Marketing, Other1836------
Marketing/Marketing Management, General5-------
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-7------
Organizational Behavior Studies-3111----
Taxation-0------
Category total53740816-006
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Communications Technology/Technician0-------
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician0-------
Category total0-------
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Advertising0-------
Broadcast Journalism20-------
Communication and Media Studies, Other1-------
Journalism3-------
Mass Communication/Media Studies8-------
Organizational Communication, General10------
Political Communication0-------
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other00------
Public Relations/Image Management07------
Speech Communication and Rhetoric00------
Category total1969------
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science33------
Computer and Information Sciences, General-10------
Information Science/Studies17-------
Category total2413------
Education Colleges
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching-1------
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services-16-1----
Education, General-2------
Educational Leadership and Administration, General--0-----
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship-0------
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration-21------
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching00------
Secondary Education and Teaching-0------
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels0-------
Category total04001----
Engineering Colleges
Computer Engineering, General0-------
Electrical and Electronics Engineering0-------
Engineering, Other1-------
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering0-------
Category total11-------
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other00------
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Electronics CAD/CADD---0----
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology2-------
Category total20-0----
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
Creative Writing8-------
English Language and Literature, General0-------
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other2-----0-
Category total35-----0-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature0-------
German Language and Literature1-------
Spanish Language and Literature2-------
Category total14-------
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Health Services Administration-1------
Health/Health Care Administration/Management-0------
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist0--0--0-
Mental Health Counseling/Counselor-03-----
Public Health, Other00------
Category total03630--0-
History Colleges
American History (United States)0-------
Asian History1-------
European History2-------
History, General0-------
History, Other00------
Public/Applied History1-------
Category total240------
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other00------
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration0-------
Criminal Justice/Police Science-29------
Critical Incident Response/Special Police Operations-0------
Category total030------
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Law----536---
Legal Assistant/Paralegal0--20-0--
Category total18--205360--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
General Studies-----1--
Humanities/Humanistic Studies1-------
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-----0--
Category total1----1--
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General1-------
Mathematics, Other1-------
Category total9-------
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Science, Technology and Society0----0--
Category total1----0--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Science2-------
Environmental Studies4-------
Category total6-------
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Ethics010------
Philosophy1-------
Category total1410------
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General2-------
Chemistry, Other10------
Physical Sciences0-------
Physical Sciences, Other1-------
Physics, General0-------
Category total100------
Psychology Colleges
Clinical Psychology-8--14---
Developmental and Child Psychology0-------
Industrial and Organizational Psychology0-------
Personality Psychology0-------
Psychology, General7---0---
Psychology, Other----1---
School Psychology-00-----
Social Psychology0-------
Category total9680-15---
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General1-------
Public Administration4001----
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other-0------
Public Policy Analysis, General0-------
Category total104001----
Social Sciences Colleges
American Government and Politics (United States8-------
Criminology5-------
Economics, General05--0---
Economics, Other-1------
International Economics03--5---
International Relations and Affairs713------
Political Science and Government, General10------
Political Science and Government, Other50------
Social Sciences, General3-------
Sociology118---0--
Category total22350--50--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Acting0-------
Art History, Criticism and Conservation0-------
Art/Art Studies, General0--0-0--
Dance, General0-------
Design and Applied Arts, Other00------
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1--2----
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other00------
Film/Cinema/Video Studies0-------
Fine/Studio Arts, General6-----0-
Graphic Design114------
Interior Design1534----0-
Music History, Literature, and Theory1-------
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology1-------
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management1-------
Visual and Performing Arts, General0-------
Category total7148-2-00-
Grand total910430556106