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Tuition & Fees

$47,653

$47,653

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
-

teacher

students

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Very Selective

28%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,388
Declined + 36,135
Total Received 50,523
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Private (nonprofit)

17,990

undergraduate students

6,954

graduate students

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Codes

SAT 3667
ACT 1880

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
52%
600-699
39%
500-599
6%
400-499
3%
700-800
66%
600-699
27%
500-599
6%
400-499
1%
700-800
44%
600-699
43%
500-599
10%
400-499
3%
30-36
83%
24-29
15%
18-23
2%
30-36
72%
24-29
26%
18-23
2%
30-36
88%
24-29
11%
18-23
1%
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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.
  • 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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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 24,944
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)
•  APHE (Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education)
•  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)
•  CoA-NA (Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs)
•  NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board)
•  NASPAA (National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Boston, MA

73-acre, urban campus in Boston (population: 667,137). 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
100%
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

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
70%
Top 1/4
94%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
52%
600-699
39%
500-599
6%
400-499
3%
700-800
66%
600-699
27%
500-599
6%
400-499
1%
700-800
44%
600-699
43%
500-599
10%
400-499
3%
30-36
83%
24-29
15%
18-23
2%
30-36
72%
24-29
26%
18-23
2%
30-36
88%
24-29
11%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Very Selective

28%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,388
Declined + 36,135
Total Received 50,523

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

Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

Not Considered

Interview

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Admissions Contact

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

Cost

Tuition $46,720
Room $6,220
Board $2,880
Additional fees $933
Total $56,753
Average Financial Aid - $29,567
Total with Avg. Aid $27,186

Financial Aid

85%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$29,567

Average financial aid

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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 Nanotechnology
Biomedical Physics
Biomedical Science
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering/Physics
Chemistry
Cinema Studies
Cinema Studies/Communication Studies
Cinema Studies/Digital Art
Civil Engineering
College Student Development/Counseling
Commerce/Economic Development
Communication Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering/Physics
Computer Science
Computer Science/Digital Art
Computer Science/Game Design
Computer Science/Interactive Media
Computer Science/Journalism
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 Engineering/Physics
Electrical/Computer Engineering
Energy Systems
Engineering Leadership
Engineering Management
English
Environmental Geology
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Executive M.B.A.
Exercise Science
Finance
Game Science/Design
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 Design/Visualization
Information Sciences
Information Sciences/Journalism
Information Systems
Interactive Media/Music Technology
Interdisciplinary Engineering
International Affairs
International Business
Jewish Studies/Religion
Journalism
Journalism/Media Screen Studies
Landscape Architecture
Law
Law/Business Administration
Law/Music Industry Leadership
Law/Public Health
Law/Public Policy
Leadership
Linguistics
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Physics
Medicinal Chemistry
Music
Music Industry Leadership
Nonprofit Management
Nurse Anesthesia
Nursing
Nursing Administration
Nursing Direct Entry
Nursing Practice
Operations Research
Personal Health Informatics
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Political Science/Communication Studies
Population Health
Project Management
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Psychology
Public Administration
Regulatory Affairs/Drugs/Biologics/Medical Devices
Religious Studies
Respiratory Care Leadership
School Counseling
School Psychology
Security/Resilience Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Sports Leadership
Studio Art
Sustainable Building Systems
Sustainable International Development
Sustainable Urban Environments
Taxation
Teaching Elementary
Teaching Secondary
Technical Communications
Technological Entrepreneurship
Telecommunications Systems Management
Theatre
Theatre/Cinema Studies
Urban Health
Urban Landscape
Urban/Regional Policy
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Undergraduate

72%

17,990
students

Female
50%
9,079

Male
50%
8,911

Graduate

28%

6,954
students

Female
47%
3,244

Male
53%
3,710

undergraduateFull-time

99%

17,913
students

Female
51%
9,039

Male
49%
8,874

undergraduatePart-time

1%

77
students

Female
52%
40

Male
48%
37

Student Break-down

19%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
49%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

36%

Transfer applicants accepted

44%

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
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Venezuela
The People's Republic Of China
Special services offered for international applicants Other

International Student Contact


617 373-2200
internationaladmissions@neu.edu

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