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Suffolk University is a private, non-sectarian, non-profit research university located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, United States. With 7,560 students (includes all campuses, 7,379 at the Boston location alone), it is the eighth largest university in metropolitan Boston. It is categorized as a Doctoral Research University by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. It was founded as a law school in 1906 and named after its location in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. The university’s notable alumni include mayors, dozens of U.S. federal and state judges and United States members of Congress
The university, located at the downtown edge of the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood, is coeducational and comprises the Suffolk University Law School, the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Sawyer Business School.
The Princeton Review recently ranked the Sawyer Business School as “One of Top 15 in Global Management” and its entrepreneurship program is ranked among the top 25 in the U.S. The Princeton Review, also currently ranks some of its MBA programs among the top 50 business programs in the nation
. The 2015 edition of U.S. News publication ranked Suffolk Law School 6th in the United States for its Legal Writing, 13th for its Alternative Dispute Resolution program, and 20th for legal clinics. It has an international campus in Madrid in addition to the main campus in downtown Boston. Due to its strategic location and well-known law school, many notable scholars, prominent speakers and politicians have visited and given speeches at the university such as John F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, and former U.S. President George H.W. Bush
Advertising, Public Relations, & Digital Media
Do you see yourself working at an ad agency or public relations firm? Or perhaps you see your future working to promote your favorite cause at a nonprofit. Majoring in Advertising or Public Relations (ADPR) at Suffolk will prepare you for exciting professional communication careers in today’s economy.
Art & Design
Suffolk’s New England School of Art and Design (NESAD) features the small classes, individual attention, and highly-qualified faculty of a dedicated art school combined with the resources of a major urban university.
Whether you’re studying the world of living things in Boston or in the field, your hands-on exploration turns classroom learning into tangible knowledge.
Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability
With an eye toward the human impact on the environment, Suffolk University launched the Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability in 2016. The University’s longstanding Environmental Science and Environmental Studies advance our understanding how urban communities function within the context of environmental sustainability.
Chemistry & Biochemistry
Considering medicine? Working in a lab or hospital? Forensics? Start here with our intensive, laboratory-based curriculum and great opportunities for independent research right here in Boston.
Communication & Journalism
Social media, reporting, video, and other digital communications: you’re telling the story of someone or something. Learn how from top-notch faculty and get experience with real-world internship opportunities.
Economics is one of today’s most important fields. Our students learn from experts in one of the world’s largest financial centers. Join them to prepare for a rewarding career making positive change.
Study influential literature in a modern context; your writing, public speaking, and analytical skills set the foundation for important careers ranging from journalism to teaching to law.
Suffolk is adjacent to the Massachusetts State House, so classwork is only part of your experience; access is another.
The Freedom Trail. The Charlestown Navy Yard. Bunker Hill. At Suffolk, these landmarks are your campus in a city rich with culture and steeped in history, a mosaic of major American and world events.
Transform society by understanding it. What is your passion? We have curricula in Asian studies, Women’s and Gender studies, American studies, Black studies, Environmental studies, Latin American and Caribbean studies, Religious studies.
Mathematics & Computer Science
Our mathematics and computer science majors learn from the best in the classroom and in the city beyond. Students benefit from living and learning in Boston, a major hub of financial and technological industry and innovation.
What is the nature of right and wrong? What is justice? Humans have been working to understand these for centuries. Study about and with them and prepare for careers in academia, journalism, politics, and more.
Physics & Engineering
The Physics & Engineering Department provides a rigorous curriculum with strong emphasis on developing capabilities of analysis, problem solving, creativity, and innovation to address the needs of the world around us. We strive to help all students, regardless of background, to gain fluency in our world of rapidly evolving technological advances.
What makes us “us?” Examine emotion, motivation, learning, and memory. We encourage you to examine the brain, the person, and the cultural context of individual development.
Our undergraduate and graduate alumni are making a difference in social work, juvenile justice, victim advocacy, public policy, and law.
Theatre education at Suffolk is hands-on dramatic training. Whether you shine behind the scenes or at center stage, our program will help you hone your craft.
World Languages & Cultural Studies
It’s a connected world; you could find yourself working anywhere. We are students and specialists in language, literature, art, and cultural studies.