Profile Data from 2013
  • Avg. SAT Score
    1014
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $30,672
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    2,099
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
8 Ashburton Place
Boston, Massachusetts 2108, United States
Website

About Sawyer Business School

Sawyer Business School emphasizes practical learning and prepares leaders in global business and public service. The freshman curriculum integrates creativity and critical thinking. Our small hands on classes provide relevant interaction with local business executives. Students can study abroad or gain global business knowledge with our Global Travel Seminars. Many opportunities exist to gain real work experience through internships, Innovation competition, entrepreneurship pitches and business plan competition, investing club, and community service projects.

Quick Stats

  • Selectivity
    72%
  • Yield
    23%
  • Job Offers
    62%
  • Average Salary
    $50,461
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1937

Social

About Suffolk University

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
72% Suffolk University 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. Application essay
  3. Class rank
More Information
Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
9351% 9,351
72% 72
23% 23
72% School Selectivity
23% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT
  • ACT (accepted in place of SAT)
  • Are Interviews Required? Not required
Additional Requirements:

Minimum TOEFL Score of 525/197/71 (paper/computer/internet). Also accept: IELTS, CPE, CAE or FCE

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
2583% 2,583
80% 80
18% 18
80% Program Selectivity
18% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Not required
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 82
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? Yes
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 37%
Top Industry
  • Other 15%
  • Consulting 4%
State Street Corporation 2
Top Employer
  • Hill Holiday 2
  • John Hancock 2
  • AMC Healthcare 1
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
62% Sawyer Business School 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
32% 32
62% 61.74527272727272
32% Receive Offers
32% 32
59% 59.252482758620694
32% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
30% 30
16% 15.83261363636364
30% Receive Offers
30% 30
17% 16.796475409836066
30% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
26% 26
9% 9.05625
26% Receive Offers
26% 26
9% 9.484761904761905
26% Accept Offers
87% Graduates seeking full-time employment
13% Graduates not seeking employment
10% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Finance/Accounting
37% 37
$50,100.00
32K 75K
General Management
15% 15
$54,500.00
31K 100K
Human Resources
7% 7
$72,500.00 Data not provided
Management Information Systems
7% 7
$57,500.00 Data not provided
Marketing/Sales
22% 22
$47,500.00
38K 75K
Other
11% 11
$66,000.00
48K 90K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consumer Products/Retail
19% 19
$59,000.00
40K 110K
Consulting
4% 4
$75,000.00 Data not provided
Financial Services
37% 37
$46,100.00
31K 75K
Government/Education
4% 4
$60,000.00 Data not provided
Pharma/Biotech/Health
7% 7
$41,500.00 Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
4% 4
$31,200.00 Data not provided
Technology/Science
11% 11
$53,300.00
45K 65K
Other
15% 15
$77,000.00
48K 110K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Hill Holiday 2
  • Deloitte Touche 2
  • Arnold Worldwide 2
  • Allen & Gerritsen 2
  • State Street Corporation 2
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 14
  • Percentage of internships that are paid
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 146
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 300
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Career Services offers a full aray of services for undergraduate business students; Senior Career Summit, multiple job fairs, Senior Career Travel Seminars, etc

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$46,722
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $30,672
  • Fees $120
  • Expenses $15,930
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$46,722
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $30,672
  • Fees $120
  • Expenses $15,930
56% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 1% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 72%
  • Merit 28%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www2.suffolk.edu/admission/undergraduate/74.jsp
Scholarships
$14,962,697
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$16,516,264
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Sawyer Business School
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
33% 30
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
52% 30
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Sawyer Business School 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • Other
  • Management
More Information
Business Program Classes
30 Average number of students in non-business required electives
New Electives
  • Developing and Managing Mobile Apps
  • Global Marketing Consulting
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2002
Degrees Offered
  • BSBA/Accounting
  • BSBA/Information System
  • BSBS/Finance
  • BSBA/Global Business
  • BSBA/Management
  • BSBA/Marketing
  • BSBA/Entrepreneurship
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
201% 201
42% 42
Prominent Faculty
  • George Moker

    Entrepreneurship

  • Carlos Rufin

    Global Business

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Work study is offered through the University's Student Financial Aid Office: http://www2.suffolk.edu/admission/undergraduate/366.jsp Co-op opportunities are available through the University's Career Services Office: http://www2.suffolk.edu/campuslife/5093.html

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Various study abroad opportunties are available through the University's Study Abroad Office. More information can be found here: http://www2.suffolk.edu/campuslife/49418.html and on the Global Travel Seminars Webpage: http://www2.suffolk.edu/travelseminars

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    BSBA students interact with Not-for-Profit in Sophomore required couse: MGT 200 Leadership and Social Responsibility. The University offers many opportunities for volunteer work, more information can be found on the Univeristy's Community Service webpage:http://www2.suffolk.edu/campuslife/139.html

Students

7% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 5% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1110 75th Percentile Score on SAT 23 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
44% 44
Not Reported
21% 21
Asian American
14% 14
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
More Information
U.S. Regional Breakdown
3%
1%
87%
1%
4%
1%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
74% 74
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
26% 26
Dual Citizenship
0% 0
Canada
0% 0
18 Average age of full-time students
76% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
39% 39
57% 57

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 11,788
Alumni Donations
$308 Average Gift Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • John McDonnell, BSBA'83

    President, International and Chief Operating Officer, Patron Spirits International

  • Sharon Bryan, BSBA '81

    Chief Operating Officer, The Rockport Company

  • Robert Kaplan, BSBA'82

    Executive Vice President and Head of Global Services, State Street Corporation