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Some students go to college because they want amazing things to happen to them.

We’re not that kind of school. Because things don’t happen to Suffolk students—Suffolk students make things happen.

Where We’re From

Suffolk was born out of a promise to pay forward the gift of education. Everything we do has you, the student, in mind. That means attracting great professors, supporting your academic experience, helping you land an amazing job, and ensuring you get the most out of our incredible city.

Oh, yes. Our city. In many ways, Suffolk is Boston and Boston is Suffolk. Step out of your residence hall and you may be facing a theatre, or a financial institution, or the State House. A warm day invites you to relax on our “quad,” historic Boston Common. Turn another corner, and you’ll find a Suffolk graduate working on policy, running a tech startup, or filing a report for a local TV station. We’re a huge part of what makes this city hum.

That idea of “paying it forward” also contributes to the sense of service at Suffolk. Here, service isn’t a box you check or something you do once and never again. From public service in the halls of government to volunteering at one of Boston’s many nonprofits, it’s just how we’re wired.

Where We’re At

More than 60 majors. More than 80 student clubs. A shiny new academic building rising before your very eyes. A city that is changing in exciting and innovative ways around us. Never a dull moment at Suffolk.

We’d tell you what Suffolk students are like, but that’s impossible because there’s no typical Suffolk student. You are just as likely to have a roommate from across town as from across the Atlantic Ocean. A friend could rope you into being in the cast of his play, or co-founder of her startup. Maybe you’ll be our next hoops star, or our next mock trial phenom. It’s your call.

And that’s just the big picture. Each day, amazing things both big and small are happening at Suffolk. Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and take a peek, or read the regular, real-life dispatches from our student bloggers.

Where You’re Going


This is all well and good, but what’s going to happen four years from now when you graduate? It’s a lot to think about right now, we know, but we want to assure you that it’s going to be great.

  • While you’re here, our Career Development Center is ready to get you the internship of your dreams—and there’s a good chance it may be right around the corner.
  • Our alumni network has connections all over the city, the country, and the world, and they stand ready and willing to help members of the Suffolk family.
  • Want to get out of town? Our study abroad office can match you with an experience abroad that will change your perspective forever.

Hey, don’t take it from us—members of the class of 2012 can tell you in their own words how they applied their Suffolk education. Check out where they landed just one year out of school.