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Old 11-06-2019, 05:09 PM
 
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I think locals have a higher opinion of Suffolk than it deserves. Those "from off" would have a higher opinion of UMass.
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Old 11-07-2019, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Greater Boston (Formerly Orlando and New York)
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I think locals have a higher opinion of Suffolk than it deserves. Those "from off" would have a higher opinion of UMass.
from off? What does that mean?
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Old Yesterday, 09:17 AM
 
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from off? What does that mean?

From the context, I assume "from outside eastern Massachusetts".


I only know Suffolk because it seems like every politician in Massachusetts got their law degree there. Do they still have that "state reps don't pay tuition" deal?


I suspect the undergrad academics at UMass-Boston are a bit better than Suffolk. It's a bit more selective so the students are a bit stronger.
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Old Yesterday, 09:50 AM
 
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Have you considered either of the highly regarded business schools just outside Boston such as Bentley in Waltham or Babson in Wellesley?
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Old Yesterday, 12:54 PM
 
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I only know Suffolk because it seems like every politician in Massachusetts got their law degree there. Do they still have that "state reps don't pay tuition" deal?
too true, though governor and senator seats are the domain of crimson types.

My friends who attended undergrad at Suffolk seem to be doing okay, though they all stayed in the Boston area where the degree has more weight. Depending on the major, I can't imagine Suffolk ranking higher on a national level than the likes of Northeastern or UMass-Amherst.
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Old Yesterday, 02:34 PM
 
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Suffolk is fine- The Law School has a brand, the rest doesn't. Locally, people consider Suffolk Tier 2/Tier 3, but because it is private and this is Massachusetts, it comes with a positive connotation. Umass Boston is considered the third of four Umass', with Amherst and Lowell a step above accordingly, and Umass Dartmouth probably last (both in reputation and in funding).

Because your out of State, there's probably not a huge financial delta between the two. If you plan to stay local after college, I'd say Suffolk. Their Grad school/Law School has a decent little plug locally. If you're not planning to stay in the Northeast to find a job, then I'd say Umass. The Umass brand will carry across the country, Suffolk's brand stops at 495.

FYI- Neither are party schools in any way, shape or form.
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Old Today, 04:44 AM
 
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too true, though governor and senator seats are the domain of crimson types.

My friends who attended undergrad at Suffolk seem to be doing okay, though they all stayed in the Boston area where the degree has more weight. Depending on the major, I can't imagine Suffolk ranking higher on a national level than the likes of Northeastern or UMass-Amherst.
If you look at SAT scores, Suffolk couldn’t possibly have the academic rigor of Northeastern or UMass-Amherst. Average SAT score is only 1084. Northeastern is 1445. UMass is 1269.
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Old Today, 07:24 AM
 
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Northeastern is 1445.
Never thought I would see that day come...
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Old Today, 08:00 AM
 
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Without checking, I'd imagine that the biggest difference would be the price tag--state U vs. private school...
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Old Today, 10:27 AM
 
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Never thought I would see that day come...
Northeastern's engineering programs, particularly Comp Sci, are well regarded in industry. We hire a lot of devs out of there. The co-op program is also great. The "Umass Roxbury" days are long past.
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