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Tuition

$42,196

$42,196

not including room and board

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Very Selective

31%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,084
Declined + 30,124
Total Received 44,208
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1  :  13

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Criminal Justice
  3. Psychology
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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 24,540
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)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  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)

16,685

undergraduate students

7,855

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
35%
600-699
51%
500-599
12%
400-499
2%
700-800
51%
600-699
41%
500-599
7%
400-499
1%
700-800
31%
600-699
51%
500-599
16%
400-499
2%
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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: 625,087); branch campuses in Boston Financial District, Dedham, and Nahant. 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
53%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
12 fraternities 3% of male students
 
16 sororities 5% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
63%
Top 1/4
88%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
35%
600-699
51%
500-599
12%
400-499
2%
700-800
51%
600-699
41%
500-599
7%
400-499
1%
700-800
31%
600-699
51%
500-599
16%
400-499
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15
School has early decision program no
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

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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Very Selective

31%

acceptance rate

Accepted 14,084
Declined + 30,124
Total Received 44,208

Admissions Contact

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

Cost

Tuition $40,780
Room $7,530
Board $6,570
Additional fees $416
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $56,296
Average Financial Aid - $22,787
Total with Avg. Aid $33,509

Financial Aid

69%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$22,787

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $12,457,661
State $2,111,831
Institutional $107,498,254
Other external $4,355,714
Total $126,423,460

Non-need-based

Federal $469,072
State $109,109
Institutional $57,534,528
Other external $4,452,419
Total $62,565,128

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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
Accounting/Business Administration
African-American Studies
American Sign Language/English Interpreting
Anthropology/International Affairs
Applied Physics
Architecture
Art
Asian Studies
Audiology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biochemistry
Bioengineering
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biomedical Physics
Biotechnology
Business Administration
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Cinema Studies
Civil Engineering
College Student Development/Counseling
Communication Studies
Communication/Media/Cultural Studies
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Science/Game Design
Computer Science/Interactive Media
Computer Systems Engineering
Counseling Psychology
Criminal Justice
Cultural Anthropology
Digital Art/Interactive Media
Digital Arts
Digital Arts/Game Design
Economics
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
Finance/Business Administration
Geology
Graphic Design
Graphic Design/Game Design
Graphic Design/Interactive Media
Health Informatics
Health Science
High Tech M.B.A.
History
Human Services
Industrial Applied Mathematics
Industrial Engineering
Information Assurance
Information Sciences
Information Systems
International Affairs
International Business
Jewish Studies/Religion
Journalism
Landscape Architecture
Law
Law/Business Administration
Law/Music Industry Leadership
Law/Professional Accounting
Law/Public Policy
Linguistics
Marine Biology
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Medicinal Chemistry
Music
Music Industry Leadership
Nurse Anesthesia
Nursing
Nursing Administration
Nursing Practice
Nursing/Business Administration
Operations Research
Personal Health Informatics
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacology
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physician Assistant
Physics
Political Science
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Psychology
Public Administration
Public Health
Religious Studies
School Counseling
School Psychology
Sociology
Spanish
Speech-Language Pathology
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology
Studio Art
Taxation
Technological Entrepreneurship
Telecommunications Systems Management
Theatre
Urban/Regional Policy
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Undergraduate

68%

16,685
students

Female
50%
8,380

Male
50%
8,305

Graduate

32%

7,855
students

Female
47%
3,691

Male
53%
4,164

undergraduateFull-time

%

16,685
students

Female
51%
8,380

Male
49%
8,305

undergraduatePart-time

Not reported

Student Break-down

15%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
52%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
12%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

47%

Transfer applicants accepted

47%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
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 Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

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 122
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Venezuela
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
English lab
International student center
Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

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

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