Suffolk University is a private, non-sectarian university located in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, United States. With 9,192 students (includes all campuses, 8,891 at the Boston location alone), it is the eighth largest university in Metro Boston. It was founded as a law school in 1906 and named after its location in Suffolk County, Massachusetts.
The university is coeducational and comprises the Suffolk University Law School, the College of Arts & Sciences,and the Sawyer Business School, some of its MBA programs currently rank among the top 50 business programs in the country. It has an international campus in Madrid in addition to the main campus in downtown Boston. Due to its strategic location and well-known law school, many notable scholars, prominent speakers and politicians have visited the university such as John F. Kennedy, Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, and former U. S. President George H.W. Bush all have given speeches at Suffolk.
Suffolk University teams participate as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Division III. The Rams are a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC). Men’s sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, ice hockey, soccer and tennis; while women’s sports include basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball.