General Institution Information

Under Title IV, institutions participating in federal financial aid programs must disclose specified information to all prospective students, applicants, current students, and employees.

FERPA Policy

In accordance with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, Suffolk University has adopted certain procedures to protect the privacy rights of its students. The procedures apply to students in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Sawyer Business School, as well as the Law School.

Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities

Both the Office of Disability Services and the Law School’s Dean of Students Office provide special services and facilities to students with disabilities.

Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment

Suffolk University is committed to providing an environment that advances equal opportunity and is free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

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Student Diversity

Suffolk University’s Office of Institutional Research and Assessment compiles information regarding the demographics of enrolled students

Cost of Attendance

The Suffolk University Bookstore serves the College of Arts & Sciences, Sawyer Business School and Suffolk Law School. It provides alternative options for text book purchase or rentals.

Net Price Calculator

Suffolk University's Net Price Calculator is available to help current and prospective students, families and other consumers estimate the cost of a Suffolk University education.

Refund Policy & Requirements for Withdrawal and Return of Federal Financial Aid

Suffolk University publishes its policies for officially withdrawing from its Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law School programs. Due to the potential financial implications of withdrawal from Suffolk University, students considering withdrawal should be aware of the policies and procedures followed by the Office of the Bursar in the event of a withdrawal.

Educational Programs

Suffolk University offers Undergraduate, Graduate, and Law programs.

See Also:

College of Arts & Sciences:

Sawyer Business School:

Law:

Instructional Facilities

Suffolk University’s instructional, laboratory, and other physical plant facilities are located on Beacon Hill and in downtown Boston.

Faculty

Suffolk University’s faculty teach in the College of Arts and Sciences, the Sawyer Business School, and the Law School.

Plans for improving the Academic Program

Positioning Suffolk University for the Future: 2017-2019 Strategic Plan identifies Suffolk University’s highest priorities and key areas of focus with this two-year extension to the University’s strategic plan.

Transfer of Credit Policies

Suffolk University awards transfer credit for academic work completed at other institutions pursuant to the following policies:

Undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences and Sawyer Business School:

Graduate:

Law:

Articulation Agreements

  • Berklee College of Music – Graduate Articulation Agreement
  • Berkshire Community College – Guaranteed Admission Agreement, MassTransfer
  • Bristol Community College – Guaranteed Admission Agreement, MassTransfer
  • Bunker Hill Community College – Guaranteed Admission Agreement, Transfer Agreement, MassTransfer
  • Cape Cod Community College – Guaranteed Admission Agreement, MassTransfer
  • Community College of Rhode Island – Transfer Agreement
  • Greenfield Community College – Guaranteed Admission Agreement, MassTransfer
  • Holyoke Community College - Guaranteed Admission Agreement, MassTransfer
  • Mass Bay Community College – Guaranteed Admission Agreement, Transfer Agreement, MassTransfer
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Accelerated MBA for Pharmacists with SBS
  • Massasoit Community College – Guaranteed Admission Agreement, MassTransfer
  • Middlesex Community College – Guaranteed Admission Agreement, MassTransfer
  • Mount Wachusett Community College – Guaranteed Admission Agreement, MassTransfer
  • North Shore Community College – Guaranteed Admission Agreement, Transfer Agreement, MassTransfer
  • Northern Essex Community College – Guaranteed Admission Agreement, MassTransfer
  • Quincy College - Guaranteed Admission Agreement
  • Quinsigamond Community College – Guaranteed Admission Agreement, MassTransfer
  • Ritsumeikan University - Agreement of Cooperative Undergraduate Degrees
  • Roxbury Community College – Guaranteed Admission Agreement, MassTransfer
  • Springfield Technical Community College – Guaranteed Admission Agreement, MassTransfer
  • The Sage Colleges – Accelerated Law School Program
  • Wheelock College – Accelerated Law School Program

Accreditation, Approval & Licensure of Institution and Programs

Suffolk University has accreditation to offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 70 areas of study.

Suffolk University is authorized by statute to operate as a postsecondary educational institution and confer degrees in Massachusetts. If you feel that Suffolk University has failed to meet your expectations, you are encouraged to attempt to resolve the issue directly with the University. If your concerns are not resolved by that process and the concerns relate to the University’s accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, you may file a complaint with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., 209 Burlington Road, Bedford, MA 01730. More information regarding the process for filing complaints with NEASC may be found on the NEASC website. Concerns not resolved with the University may also be referred to the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General, Public Charities Division, One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108.

Copyright Infringement

Suffolk University expects all members of its community to comply with U.S. Copyright law, and to abide by the University’s Copyright Policy.

Computer Use and File Sharing

Suffolk University expects all members of its community to abide by University Computing Policies including Acceptable Use which identifies impermissible uses such as Peer-to-Peer file sharing, and Internet Privacy.