High School Counselors

To our school counseling partners: On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students at Suffolk University, thank you for all you do. The guidance you provide during the college selection process is so valuable—and we look forward to our continued partnership.
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Suffolk Today

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Suffolk University Book Award 2020

The Suffolk University Book Award is given to a student who exemplifies a commitment to their education and school community. If you are interested in awarding one of your students the Suffolk University Book Award for 2020 please fill out our form and we will be happy to send along this year’s chosen book, A Short History of Boston (written by Suffolk's own Dr. Robert Allison), to your office to present to the student.

Make a submission for the Suffolk University Book Award 2020

What's New at Suffolk?

At Suffolk University we are driven by the power of education, inclusion, and engagement to change lives and positively impact communities. Committed to excellence, we provide students with experiential and transformational learning opportunities that begin in the center of Boston, reach across the globe, and lead to extraordinary outcomes for our graduates.

Our New Residence Hall

Suffolk University just purchased the historic Ames building at One Court Street in downtown Boston for planned use after permitting as our newest residence hall.

It is important to the University to provide our students with two years of guaranteed housing on our core downtown campus, and we know that it's important to you, your students and their families as well. The support that students receive in their first two years is critical to their educational success; we are committed to ensuring that we provide a residential environment where students will thrive, in addition to providing outstanding resources for students who choose to live at home.

One Court Street is found steps away from every MBTA subway line, City Hall Plaza, the State House, the Financial District, the Freedom Trail, Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, and so much more, all while being within a five-minute walk of Suffolk’s academic buildings. Our anticipated use of One Court Street will make it our fifth residence hall in downtown Boston.

Our New Test-Optional Policy

We’d like a holistic view of the academic and intellectual accomplishments of our applicants, and we want to know what makes them unique. Starting with students applying to Suffolk University for Fall 2021, our new test-optional policy allows them to make the best decision for them to show our admission committee why enrollment at Suffolk University would provide a great academic and personal fit! Learn more about Suffolk University's Test-Optional Policy.

Suffolk 2025: Our Strategic Plan

Suffolk University will advance our mission by ensuring that our students gain the core competencies needed to build successful careers in a rapidly changing world. A sharp focus on preparing students and alumni for lifelong career and community success will put Suffolk at the forefront of career education efforts at colleges and universities nationwide. Learn more about Suffolk University's Strategic Plan.

Suffolk 101 

  • Suffolk educates 5,117 undergraduate students who represent 47 states and 98 countries
  • 95% of incoming freshmen received financial aid
  • We have a campus in Madrid, Spain, that offers students a unique academic and cultural experience 
  • We have 19 varsity sport teams at the NCAA DIII level
  • The Honors Program provides Suffolk's most highly qualified and promising students with an unparalleled opportunity for growth and achievement. More than 200 students enroll in this (invitation-only) program each year

Admission Review Process

Suffolk University provides a holistic review of all applicants, and understands that each student has their own unique story. Learn more about our admission guidelines, including application dates and deadlines, as well as the flexible ways we accept standardized test scores.

Upcoming Events for High School Counselors

Counselor Appreciation Reception

March 18, 2020
4 - 7 p.m. (Optional campus tour begins at 2:30 p.m.)
Sargent Hall, 120 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

This special wine and cheese reception is a great way for you and your fellow counselors to learn more about the academic experience at Suffolk University and how we help students throughout the admission process. You’ll hear from President Marisa J. Kelly, our academic deans, and current undergraduates.

Please RSVP to attend. We look forward to toasting the important work you do.