Suffolk College of Arts and Sciences

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Sawyer Library, 2007
Ridgeway Building, housing Suffolk's Reagan Gymnasium and the campus book store.
Nathan R. Miller dormitory built in 2005
For other institutions with similar names, see Suffolk College (disambiguation)

Suffolk University College of Arts and Sciences is the undergraduate and graduate division of Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. Suffolk was founded in 1906 and the College of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1934 by Gleason Leonard Archer. The College confers Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.), Master of Education (M.Ed.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees and several others.


The Suffolk College of Arts and Sciences has seventeen academic departments which offer more than seventy undergraduate and graduate programs, ranging from engineering and biology to theater to art and design and economics. The school has honors program for qualified candidates. The university also offers various opportunities at its research institutes, including: Beacon Hill Institute, Center for Crime & Justice Policy Research, Center for Restorative Justice, Center for Women's Health and Human Right, Poetry Center, and Political Research Center, R.S. Friedman Field Station, and Sagan Energy Research Laboratory. The New England School of Art and Design, founded in 1923, has been a department of the college since merging in 1996.[1]

In 2011 U.S. News ranked Suffolk #60 in Regional Universities (North). In 2009 U.S. News ranked Suffolk in the "top tier of "Best Master's Universities" in the North" and #7 in "Best College: Most International Students" attending master's programs."[2] Suffolk is also listed annually in the Princeton Review rankings of "The Best 376 Colleges", including a ranking in the top 25 entrepreneurship programs in the United States.[3]

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12 athletic teams from Suffolk compete in the NCAA Division III. Suffolk is a member of the NCAA National Collegiate Athletic Association, ECAC– Eastern College Athletic Conference, and GNAC– Great Northeast Athletic Conference. The university is located nearby the TD Banknorth Garden, home to the Boston Celtics and Bruins. The Ridgeway Building on Cambridge Street contains the university's Reagan Gymnasium and fitness facility.[1]. The student organizations on campus are:

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