Suffolk University Reviews

  • 33 Reviews
  • Boston (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $38,566
90% of 33 students said this degree improved their career prospects
91% of 33 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Kaitlyn Capone
  • Reviewed: 1/5/2020
  • Degree: Business
"I initially chose to attend Suffolk University because of the central Boston location, this is a critical selling point for the school and one that they heavily lean into. I feel that being in a city gives a student greater access to employment and networking opportunities, the ability to build their cultural acumen, and the opportunity to thrive independently as a young adult. I was a business student at Suffolk University, I found the classes and topics to be manageable but challenging and I do feel that the foundational curriculum helped prepare me for a role in the business world. I do wish the school focused more on experiential learning opportunities instead of heavy reliance on text and lectures. Overall I enjoyed my professors, most of them still worked in the industry and it was helpful to get their take on how to use strategies and lessons to solve real-world business issues. I also enjoyed the smaller class sizes, it made getting to know classmates, professors, and staying engaged much easier. Students that rely heavily on the career services office as a method of finding post-graduation employment, probably wont have much success at Suffolk, they dont do a great job of providing visibility to jobs or hosting major career fairs. However, those that fully lean into the location will likely be able to easily obtain employment. I loved that I could easily learn about any function or any company by simply walking out my door and meeting someone for coffee, or setting up an informational interview The ability to make professional connections were endless, but it was heavily dependent on the student and their determination and motivation to go out to find connections. Living in Boston I took advantage of pursuing a total of 4 internships, which gave me critical professional work experience both during summers and the school year, an advantage that students in a major city have over the larger undergrad population, however, most of these internships were obtained through my own methods vs school-sponsored activities. Suffolk is located in the center of Boston, a great spot with access to many interesting cultural events and forms of entertainment. I think the school does a nice job in creating visibility to what these events are and even provides tickets or means to save some money by pursuing these events. However, the school itself is missing a community feel or unique events for students to participate in. Because of the location and the fact that Room & Board is only provided to Freshmen and Sophomores, most students end up residing all over the city, therefore with a large number of students commuting there is a lack of cohesive school-wide pride. I enjoyed my time at Suffolk University, although I do feel like a majority of the opportunities I had were a result of living in a great American city versus facilitated by the University. If you are someone who is self-motivated and determined and looking to live in Boston, this is a great school for you, but if you are looking for heavy guidance I would recommend you look at another school."
Victoria Greenleaf
  • Reviewed: 10/4/2018
  • Degree: Journalism
"My school could have done more to engage with students who commuted and could not afford to live on-campus. As a commuter, I felt very ostracized from the rest of the student population. Many times, events were geared for dorm-room only, and they provided no means of support for commuters to get there or home. Additionally, there were no dedicated spaces for commuters on-campus at the time; I had to take meals in the park or in cafes in-between classes. I hope that the school is able to work towards fixing the communication gap between on campus and off campus students in the future to make a more inclusive environment."
Rebecca Thomas.
  • Reviewed: 1/10/2018
  • Degree: Communications
"Suffolk shares libraries and facilities with Harvard University and therefore has a wealth of resources for its students. The faculty is wonderful, plus the proximity to the State House and internships or work-study opportunities is unmatched. The campus is pulsing with life and history as it surrounds the Boston Common and downtown life. The education I received while at Suffolk prepared me for opportunities in Marketing, Management and now in Executive roles. I truly believe the education received, plus the history of the school and its reputation are worth their weight in tuition costs."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Education
"Suffolk University has changed since I have graduated, however the Suffolk that I know and love is the Suffolk University that was founded by Gleason Archer in his Roxbury living room. Suffolk has always been a place where students, no matter their upbringing or finances, could get an excellent education."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 9/1/2017
  • Degree: Communications
"College requires a lot of hard work and dedication. You need to be able to motivate yourself and, to some extent, teach yourself. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Smile!"
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 5/22/2017
  • Degree: Law
"Easy to get into, over priced, horrible career services and preparation for post-graduate careers"
Virgilio Rojas
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Sociology
"Suffolk University is a great school, especially for those looking for a commuter school that has small classroom sizes and a small campus that can provide a more close and enriching experience with your professors and peers. Suffolk is also in the heart of downtown Boston and a lot of its staff and faculty are there to help you answer any questions and lead you to your success. If it weren't for the community and peer supports I wouldn't have found the great appreciation I have for Suffolk that I do today."
Melissa
  • Reviewed: 3/10/2017
  • Degree: Public Relations
"Suffolk University was a great school for someone like me who was working full-time. Very convenient location and the teacher were always very helpful! Even if I ran into any problems the professors were always willing to hear out my concerns and try their best to fix them. I really love being a Suffolk Alumni!"
Pauline Ngo
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2017
  • Degree: Biology
"Suffolk University is ideally located in the middle of Downtown Boston. A city that is constantly hustling and bustling but still keeps in touch with its proud place in history. Although dorms on campus is rare, you will find plenty of areas with affordable apartments. The classes are small, so the professor to student ratio is ideal for anyone who needs extra help in class. With international students coming from all over the world to study at Suffolk, the diversity on campus is unlike any other school. You can easily learn the cultures of other nations simply by making new friends. But if you want to take a step further, the study abroad programs offered at Suffolk are plentiful. There is even a campus in Madrid, Spain where you can stay for a semester, or even an entire year. Some of the classes may feel a bit old-fashioned and like you aren't learning anything new, but new professors are always joining Suffolk, so maybe new classes will be added too. The school also built a new building, so the college has a more small campus feel. That way, you won't have to walk three blocks to your next class like I did."
Henry
  • Reviewed: 2/20/2017
  • Degree: Accounting
"Suffolk University is truly a gem in a vast number of colleges and universities in the Boston area. You learn about the city and U.S history all while earning a degree that will last a lifetime. Instructors are personable and want nothing but the best for you."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Business
"It has a great program with excellent professors."
Anonymous
  • Reviewed: 1/31/2017
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"I really liked my college. The class size was small and faculty was excellent."
C.S
  • Reviewed: 11/9/2015
  • Degree: Political Science
"Its a self make school. You really are in charge of your career and the school puts a lot of responsibility on you to make your way. Not a school for a dependant kid but great for the spread your wings experience."
Anthony Ansaldi
  • Reviewed: 4/13/2015
  • Degree: Public Administration
"I am a mid career professional that realized the importance of a graduate degree to advance my career. Suffolk University has provided me with an exceptional education experience. The Public Administration program had a variety of classes available to make it realistic for a person like me juggle a full time job, family life and graduate studies."
Theresa Boulier
  • Reviewed: 2/16/2015
  • Degree: Counseling
"It is extraordinarily expensive to live in/around Boston, MA. In addition to rent expenses, transportation expenses are high as well. Commuting by using the MBTA is often difficult, in that there are frequently delays, cancellations, or mechanical problems. The sheer expense and headache of commuting really puts a damper on the graduate school experience. The faculty in the Mental Health Counseling program, however, are very helpful and well-educated individuals."
Alicia Wood
  • Reviewed: 12/17/2014
  • Degree: Business
"The Sawyer Business School EMBA program is a fantastic opportunity to obtain your MBA in an accelerated program format. It is geared toward working professionals and thus the schedule accommodates the regular 5-day work week. The coursework is challenging and applicable to my everyday career. The capstone project will also help me to launch what I hope to be my own business. Additionally, the program includes travel seminars which afford me a unique opportunity to learn about business in an international setting."
Ashley Banks
  • Reviewed: 7/13/2014
  • Degree: Graphic Design
"I love this program, but as a night student classes are hard to come by and financial aid is limited. Regardless, the faculty is great and I have learned a lot."
Kim Tran
  • Reviewed: 5/28/2014
  • Degree: Healthcare Administration
"My current graduate program excels in a lot of areas. Professors are always readily available and very helpful of students. There are a lot of professional opportunities available. Workload is considerate for those who are working and going to school simultaneously."
christian velez
  • Reviewed: 5/25/2014
  • Degree: Dentistry
"pros: There is a diverse community within the college. In addition, the classes are affordable. Cons: Most of the teachers did not have proper teaching skills.Therefore, this made classes more challenging."
Taylor Height
  • Reviewed: 2/11/2014
  • Degree: School Psychology
"The Suffolk University School Psychology program is one of the best in the area. The professors design the class to fit your specific needs. I have not been in a class that does not directly relate to the field I want to enter. Suffolk also has the only program in which it offers a college admissisions certificate along with your degree. Amazing program!"