Founded in 1906, Suffolk University is located in the center of downtown Boston. We offer more than 70 undergraduate programs and over 50 graduate programs. Students in our College of Arts & Sciences, Sawyer Business School, and Law School gain the knowledge and experience they need to one day lead their fields. Undergraduates can study at both our flagship Boston campus and our campus in Madrid, Spain. Given our strong focus on experiential learning and career development, it's no wonder 99% of the Class of 2019 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within a year of graduation. 

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts
  • Law

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


You are a first year applicant if you are currently in high school or have graduated from high school, but are not enrolled at a college or university. In order to determine your eligibility for admission, we complete a comprehensive, holistic review of your application. Most students can even apply test-optional, which means you decide whether or not to submit your test scores. Suffolk offers Early Action (non-binding) admission with a deadline of November 15, and Regular Decision admission with a deadline of February 15. Applicants may apply on a rolling basis after these deadlines, and every student is automatically considered for the Honors Program and merit scholarships, including those who apply without standardized test scores. 

*Please note that our Early Action deadline for Fall 2021 has been extended to November 22.


You are a transfer applicant if you have been enrolled in college or university courses after completing your secondary education. In reviewing transfer applications, we consider your academic profile as well as your personal statement and extracurricular involvement. The deadline to apply for fall admission is June 30, and those applying for spring entry have a deadline of December 1. Admitted transfer students are automatically considered for the Honors Program and merit scholarships.

Additional Information

Admission and Test-Optional Policy
Suffolk University provides an education that is just as unique as you are. Since no two applicants are the same, our admission counselors will review your application holistically, and Suffolk’s test-optional policy lets you decide whether or not to submit your SAT or ACT scores. We look forward to reading your application and learning more about you in the process.

Scholarships & Financial Aid
At Suffolk University, we believe a quality education should be available to every student. That's why we provide a broad range of financial aid solutions including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities. 

We offer a virtual world of ways to visit Suffolk University online. Whether you attend one of our online admission events, join a live chat with current students, or take a virtual campus tour, you’ll discover what it’s like to learn and live in the heart of Boston. 

At Suffolk, the personal attention that we give to our students and the access to real-world experience that our location affords is absolutely transformational.

Marisa Kelly, President, Suffolk University
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School location

73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108, United States of America

Phone number

(617) 573-8460


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