Suffolk University

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Suffolk University can be found in Boston, MA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around 7,900 students enrolled each year at Suffolk University.

Students can report either the ACT or SAT scores to this school. A score within the range of 1020 - 1210 on the SAT exam, or 21 - 26 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. By applying sampled GPA data from over 150 schools, we are able to estimate that the Suffolk University average GPA ranges from 3.13 to 3.38 for accepted students. This school has an acceptance rate of around 84% with 16% of applicants choosing to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Suffolk University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Suffolk University was reported as 83.6% in Fall 2020 with over 8,190 college applications submitted to Suffolk University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 21 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.13 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Suffolk University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Suffolk University is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Suffolk University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 84.4%
  • 2017-2018: 83.5%
  • 2018-2019: 85.3%
  • 2019-2020: 83.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 78.3%

How Does Suffolk University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Suffolk University is forty-seven percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Emerson College33.4%
Fisher College69.3%
Berklee College of Music51.4%
Wentworth Institute of Technology68.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Recommended
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Suffolk University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading510 - 610
Math510 - 600
Total Score1020 - 1210
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score21 - 26
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