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Tuition & Fees

$43,440

$43,440

not including room and board

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Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,301
Declined + 32,063
Total Received 47,364
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undergraduateRatios

49%

51%

male

female

1  :  13

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

Not Reported

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School Facts

Northeastern University, founded in 1898, is a private coeducational institution. Its 73-acre campus is located in Boston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 24,745
Established in 1898
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  AALS (Association of American Law Schools)
•  ABA (American Bar Association)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  APA (American Psychological Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  ASHA (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association)
•  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

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Codes

SAT 3667
ACT 1880

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

17,107

undergraduate students

7,638

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
44%
600-699
46%
500-599
8%
400-499
2%
700-800
57%
600-699
36%
500-599
6%
400-499
1%
700-800
40%
600-699
50%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%
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Boston, MA

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Fun Facts

  • A bronze statue of Cy Young is on the Northeastern University campus in Boston marking the Huntington Avenue Grounds where the first World Series was played in 1903. A plaque marks a spot on what was previously the left field foul line.
  • Northeastern University was founded in 1898 as the Evening Institute for Young Men, in association with the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).
  • Northeastern University's Snell Library sees over one million visitors each year.
  • Northeastern University has been ranked Best in Internships/Co-ops and Best Career Services by both The Princeton Review and U.S.News & World Report.
  • Founded in 1909, Northeastern University's Cooperative Education ("co-op") Program is one of the first of its kind in the country.

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Boston, MA

73-acre, urban campus in Boston (population: 636,479). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
12 fraternities 8% of male students
 
16 sororities 12% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
64%
Top 1/4
91%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
44%
600-699
46%
500-599
8%
400-499
2%
700-800
57%
600-699
36%
500-599
6%
400-499
1%
700-800
40%
600-699
50%
500-599
9%
400-499
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Required/GED accepted
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

32%

acceptance rate

Accepted 15,301
Declined + 32,063
Total Received 47,364

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Ronné Patrick Turner
Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admissions
P: 617 373-2200
F: 617 373-8780
admissions@neu.edu

Cost

Tuition $42,534
Room & board $14,050
Additional fees $906
Total $57,490
Average Financial Aid - $24,099
Total with Avg. Aid $33,391

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$24,099

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $11,233,031
State $1,699,996
Institutional $106,084,422
Other external $3,987,888
Total $123,005,337

Non-need-based

Federal $1,432,287
State $220,198
Institutional $73,083,292
Other external $6,108,131
Total $80,843,908

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
field hockey
ice hockey
soccer
swimming
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Colonial Athletic Association, Eastern Association of Rowing, Eastern Association of Women's Rowing, Hockey East
Mascot
Paws
School colors
red and black
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American Studies
American Sign Language/English Interpreting
Applied Mathematics
Applied Nutrition
Applied Physics
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Art
Asian Studies
Audiology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biomedical Physics
Biomedical Science
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Cinema Studies
Civil Engineering
College Student Development/Counseling
Communication Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Game Design
Computer Science/Interactive Media
Computer Systems Engineering
Corporate/Organizational Communication
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Criminology/Criminal Justice
Cultural Anthropology
Digital Art/Interactive Media
Digital Arts
Digital Arts/Game Design
Economics
Education
Education/Psychology
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Energy Systems
Engineering Management
English
Environmental Geology
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Executive M.B.A.
Exercise Science
Finance
Geographic Information Technology
Geology
Global Studies/International Affairs
Graphic Design
Graphic Design/Game Design
Graphic Design/Interactive Media
Health Informatics
Health Science
High Tech M.B.A.
History
Homeland Security
Human Services
Industrial Engineering
Informatics
Information Assurance
Information Sciences
Information Systems
Interdisciplinary Engineering
International Affairs
International Business
Jewish Studies/Religion
Journalism
Landscape Architecture
Law
Law/Business Administration
Law/Music Industry Leadership
Law/Public Policy
Leadership
Linguistics
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medicinal Chemistry
Music
Music Industry Leadership
Nonprofit Management
Nurse Anesthesia
Nursing
Nursing Administration
Nursing Practice
Operations Research
Personal Health Informatics
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Population Health
Project Management
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Psychology
Public Administration
Religious Studies
School Counseling
School Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Sports Leadership
Studio Art
Sustainable International Development
Taxation
Teaching Elementary
Teaching Secondary
Technical Communications
Technological Entrepreneurship
Telecommunications Systems Management
Theatre
Urban/Regional Policy
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Undergraduate

69%

17,107
students

Female
51%
8,641

Male
49%
8,466

Graduate

31%

7,638
students

Female
46%
3,510

Male
54%
4,128

undergraduateFull-time

%

17,107
students

Female
51%
8,641

Male
49%
8,466

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
51%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

44%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

80

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Other
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants Other

International Student Contact

Darryl Calkins
Dean of International Student Services and Enrollment
617 373-2200
internationaladmissions@neu.edu

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