A Community of Scholars

The University undergraduate honors curricula are designed to offer students extra challenges within a community of committed scholars. First-Year applicants for fall semester are automatically considered for the Suffolk Honors Program when submitting an application to the Office of Undergraduate Admission

The program features outstanding academic opportunities, mentoring, and recognition events from orientation through graduation. Academic and social events are designed to promote leadership and public service, so students may develop valuable networking and other career-oriented skills.

For admission to the Honors Program, entering freshman students (both domestic and international) who are accepted to the College of Arts and Sciences and Sawyer Business School will normally meet at least two of the following criteria:

  • Academic GPA of 3.75/4.0;
  • Class rank within upper 10 percent (if class rank is available);
  • SAT scores of 1850; or
  • ACT scores of 28; and
  • TOEFL scores of 100 on the internet based exam, if applicable.

Special Benefits and Recognition for Honors Scholars

Honors scholars enjoy the following opportunities:

  • Guaranteed housing in University residence halls through their sophomore year
  • Priority course registration
  • Designated Honors Program advisors
  • Application assistance, when applicable, for Fulbright, Marshall, Rhodes, and other post-graduate academic and scholarship programs
  • Honors Program designation on official academic transcript
  • Special listing in commencement program

Applying for the Honors Program

Please note that there is no separate application for the Suffolk University Honors Program. Each applicant is reviewed using all admission material submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admission at the time he or she applies. All application materials (official high school transcript, senior year grades, official SAT/ACT scores (TOEFL if applicable), two recommendations, and a completed Common Application Form, Supplement and Essay, must be received in the Office of Undergraduate Admission by March 1, 2014 to be considered for this program.