Suffolk University

Founded in 1906, Suffolk University is a four-year, private university that draws students from the US and around the world. Our nationally recognized curricula place a strong emphasis on experiential learning, small classes, leadership development, and internships and career connections. As a global university located in the heart of Boston, Suffolk University offers undergraduate degrees in more than 60 majors as well as more than 30 graduate programs, legal degrees, and continuing education opportunities.  Students may take courses at the University’s Madrid campus or choose from among 50 study abroad programs, several global travel seminars, and other faculty-led study tours.

Suffolk students benefit from their close proximity to Boston’s top employers—including the key financial, health care, biotechnology, and start-up industries; advertising agencies; and government institutions that define the city—and a world of opportunity. Students pursue career-shaping internships at influential organizations and forge strong, essential connections with professional mentors. They also complement their classroom studies with experiential learning opportunities at sites throughout the city. Upon graduation, Suffolk students are well prepared for success.


Our location in the heart of Boston offers an urban setting where our academic buildings and residence halls are all within a 10-minute walk. Our students compete on 19 NCAA Division III teams. Intramural and club-level sports are also available. Student can participate in more than 80 clubs and organizations, including 15 different active cultural groups connecting students to the larger Suffolk community.

Suffolk provides a welcoming and supportive environment for international students with a dedicated Office of International  Student Services. 

A group of undergraduate students studying on Boston Common on an autumn afternoon.
Autumn helicopter flight over Boston in a Bell Jetranger helicopter.
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