College Snap Shots

In an effort to provide Burlington High School students and their families with relevant and up-to-date college information, the Guidance Staff will be visiting various colleges and universities and providing you with information. The colleges visited do not represent a preference on the part of the BHS Guidance Department towards any particular school.

In the college search process, many things are taken into consideration. Things that are considered, but not limited to are: campus size, location, number of students on campus, majors, tuition, distance from home, athletic programs, clubs and other activities. When considering a college, students must also make realistic decisions based on personal interest, grades, test scores, etc.

The department feels that the college visit is an integral part of the process, and we strongly encourage students to visit any and all schools that interest them, especially if these schools are fairly close by. The information we provide is only a small snapshot into each respective college. We hope to add information about other schools in the future, and as always we appreciate any feedback that you have that would help us provide our students and their families useful information in the sometimes overwhelming college search process.

Furthermore we ask that students also research colleges by using their Naviance accounts and scheduling meetings with their counselor on a consistent basis. Please feel free to contact your son or daughter's individual counselor if you have any further questions.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Suffolk University

College/University Name:  Suffolk University
Date of Visit:  Nov, 2009
Vistor:  Ms. Diozzi
Location: Boston, MA
Population of School: 5000 undergraduate students
Campus Type:  Urban

Number of BHS students who applied/attended:
                            Applied               Admitted            Enrolled
2012 (to date):        14                        2                              1
2011:                       18                      12                              3
2010:                       22                      18                              3
2009:                       20                      18                              0

Most Popular majors:  Business, liberal arts, pre-law
View of the Charles River from a dorm

View of Beacon Hill


Snapshot Info:  Suffolk, located at the corners of Tremont and Beacon streets and on Beacon Hill, has a truly urban feel and also an historic feel. Originally founded as a law school, it is located up the hill from the State House and Boston Common and provides easy access to Downtown Boston and the Financial District.  Its location is terrific for internships in state government or major companies in and around Boston.  Suffolk is a major research university.  The student body is extremely diverse, as is the faculty.  Security seemed very good; for ex. because Daylight Savings time had just gone into effect that weekend, extra notices to be safe at night were posted in every dorm.  Views from the dorms were exceptional, overlooking both Boston Common and the Charles River. 

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