Status

Suffolk University is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian university located in Boston. Founded in 1906, the University offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degree programs in its Law School, College of Arts & Sciences, and Sawyer Business School.

Students (as of fall 2013)

  • 8,796 Full-and part-time students
  • 5,779 Undergraduate students
  • 1,439 Graduate students
  • 1,578 Law students
  • 1,436 International students (undergraduate and graduate) 

Faculty

  • 86 percent of full-time faculty have a PhD or terminal degree
  • 1:12 Faculty/student ratio (undergraduate)
  • 1:17 Faculty/student ratio (Law School)

Alumni

  • 22,540  Law School
  • 22,179  College of Arts & Sciences
  • 26,281  Sawyer Business School
  • 71,000  Active alumni
  •   1,919 Alumni with degrees from more than one Suffolk school

Finances

  • Annual operating budget - $319,549,400 (FY 2014) 
  • Tuition for the Sawyer Business School and College of Arts & Sciences (see Tuition and Fees)
  • Tuition for the Law School (see Tuition and Fees)
  • Financial Aid for the College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School (see Student Financial Services)
  • Financial Aid for the Law School

Facilities

  • 13 buildings located on Beacon Hill and in downtown Boston
  • 40-acre Robert S. Friedman Field Station at Cobscook Bay, Maine
  • 80-acre riverfront property in Passadumkeag, Maine
  • 426-bed Residence Hall at 150 Tremont Street
  • 345-bed Nathan R. Miller Residence Hall at 10 Somerset Street
  • 274-bed Residence Hall at 10 West Street
  • 197-bed Modern Theatre Residence Hall at West and Washington streets

International Campus

  • Madrid

Satellite Campuses

  • MBA-North at Riverwalk, Lawrence, Massachusetts

Institutes and Research Centers

  • Beacon Hill Institute
  • Center for Advanced Legal Studies
  • Center for Business Complexity and Global Leadership
  • Center for Crime and Justice Policy Research
  • Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Center for Executive Education
  • Center for Global Business Ethics and Law
  • Center for Innovation and Change Leadership
  • Center for Real Estate
  • Center for Restorative Justice
  • Center for Teaching & Scholarly Excellence
  • Center for Women’s Health and Human Rights
  • R.S. Friedman Field Station at Cobscook Bay, Maine
  • Institute on Law Practice Technology and Innovation
  • Institute for Public Service
  • Juvenile Justice Center
  • Macaronis Institute for Trial and Appellate Advocacy
  • John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute
  • Moakley Center for Public Management
  • Poetry Center
  • Suffolk University Political Research Center
  • Rappaport Center for Law and Public Service
  • Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies
  • Sagan Energy Research Laboratory

The Arts

  • The Adams Gallery
  • Suffolk University Art Gallery
  • C. Walsh Theatre
  • The Modern Theatre

Libraries

  • John Joseph Moakley Law Library
  • Mildred F. Sawyer Library (also serving Madrid)
  • New England School of Art & Design at Suffolk University Library

Special Collections

  • Collection of African American Literature
  • John Joseph Moakley Archive and Institute
  • Zieman Poetry Collection

Recognition

  • The Princeton Review 2014 edition of The Best 378 Colleges
  • The Princeton Review 2014 edition of The Best 295 Business Schools
  • U.S. News & World Report's 2014 Best Law School rankings have singled out three Law School programs as among the best in the nation: Legal Writing ranked No. 5; Dispute Resolution placed No. 12; and the Clinical Programs were ranked No. 17.
  • The Sawyer Business School’s MBA concentration in taxation is ranked in the top 10 nationally from an employer’s perspective. It registers sixth in the Tax Talent 2014 Educational Survey Series rankings of MBA programs with tax concentrations, which asks employers which programs they favor when hiring candidates.
  • The American Bar Association eLawyering Task Force ranked the Law School among the “Top 13 Technology Programs” in 2013.
  • U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 Best Law School rankings singled out three Law School programs as among the best in the nation: Legal Writing Program ranked No. 9; Dispute Resolution placed No. 18, while the Clinical Programs were ranked No. 20.
  • The Princeton Review 2013 edition of The Best 377 Colleges
  • The Princeton Review 2013 edition of The Best 296 Business Schools
  • Design Intelligence magazine "2013 America's Best Architecture & Design Schools" ranked the New England School of Art & Design's MA program among the "Top 10" interior design programs in the United States.
  • The Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

Accrediting Commissions and Agencies

  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business - AACSB International
  • AACSB for Accounting and Taxation
  • American Bar Association
  • American Bar Association approved paralegal education program
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • Comunidad de Madrid - Suffolk University Madrid Campus Accreditation
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc.
  • Foundation for Interior Design Accreditation
  • International Association of Counseling Centers
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for inclusion in the reciprocity privileges of the Interstate Certification Compact

Membership Affiliation

  • Association of American Law Schools