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Suffolk University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1906
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 5,214
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

8 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 02108

Website

http://www.suffolk.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@suffolk.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Less Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.0
Send application by: March 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: John Hamel
Admissions office telephone: (617) 573-8460
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: March 1
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 20
 
Decision sent by: December 20
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? Yes
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.applyweb.com/apply/suffolk Tuition deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $500 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 1 1
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 1 1
History 1 1
Academic electives 4 4
Total academic units 18 21

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: June 30
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 83%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 95%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 81%
Total applicants: 7,106
Total acceptances: 5,875
Total freshman enrollment: 1,307
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 17%
Male applicants: 2,938
Male acceptances: 2,350
Male freshman enrollment: 561
 
Female applicants: 4,168
Female acceptances: 3,525
Female freshman enrollment: 746
Out-of-state freshmen: 32%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 100
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 38
Students enrolled from waiting list: 3

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 9%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 29%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 68%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 55%
Average high school GPA: 3.0
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 91%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 440 – 550
Math: 450 – 550
Combined: 890 – 1100

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 1.8% 0.9%
600-699 11.8% 11.5%
500-599 39.5% 39.9%
400-499 37.9% 41.5%
300-399 8.3% 6.0%
200-299 0.7% 0.2%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 9%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 19 – 23

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 2.6% N/A N/A
24-29 20.7% N/A N/A
18-23 61.2% N/A N/A
12-17 15.5% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 

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