Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$55,452

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
750
25th
690
75th
790
25th
720
75th
35
25th
33
75th
35
25th
30
75th
35
25th
33
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

14

students

1

faculty

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Very Selective

20%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,199
Declined 51,260
Total Received 64,459
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Private

19,769

undergraduate students

10,234

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 30,003
Established in 1898
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

73-acre, urban campus in Boston (population:685,094). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
02115

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
47%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
75%
Top 1/4
93%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
750
25th
690
75th
790
25th
720
75th
35
25th
33
75th
35
25th
30
75th
35
25th
33

Admissions Facts

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

Very Selective

20%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,199
Declined 51,260
Total Received 64,459

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record

Recommended

Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

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

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders

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Financial Aid

64%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$28,535

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $54,360
Room $9,570
Board $7,910
Additional fees $1,092
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $73,932
Average Financial Aid - $28,535
Total with Avg. Aid $45,397

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 617 373-3190
F: 617 373-8735
sfs@northeastern.edu

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Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Field hockey
Ice hockey
Rowing
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Volleyball

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine skiing, archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cricket, cycling, dance, equestrian sports, field hockey, figure skating, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, incline hockey, lacrosse, paintball, powerlifting, rock climbing, rugby, running, sailing, soccer, softball, spikeball, squash, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine skiing, archery, badminton, basketball, cheerleading, cricket, cycling, dance, equestrian sports, field hockey, figure skating, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, incline hockey, lacrosse, paintball, powerlifting, rock climbing, rugby, running, sailing, soccer, softball, spikeball, squash, swimming, table tennis, tae kwon do, tennis, volleyball, water polo , wrestling

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, broomball, cornhole, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, ice hockey, indoor soccer, Kan Jam, roller hockey, spikeball, volleyball, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
NCAA, Colonial Athletic Association, Eastern Association of Rowing, Eastern Association of Women's Rowing, Hockey East

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General.
African-American/Black Studies.
American Sign Language (ASL).
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects.
Applied Behavior Analysis.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Architectural History and Criticism, General.
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology.
Architecture.
Asian Studies/Civilization.
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist.
Biochemistry.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biomedical Sciences, General.
Biophysics.
Business/Commerce, General.
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Chemical Engineering.
Chemistry, General.
Civil Engineering, General.
Civil Engineering, Other.
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other.
Computer Engineering, General.
Computer Software Engineering.
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance.
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other.
Counseling Psychology.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Cultural Anthropology.
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration.
Design and Applied Arts, Other.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Development Economics and International Development.
Digital Arts.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Engineering, General.
Engineering, Other.
English Language and Literature, General.
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies.
Environmental Design/Architecture.
Environmental Science.
Environmental Studies.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Film/Cinema/Media Studies.
Finance, General.
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other.
Game and Interactive Media Design.
Geology/Earth Science, General.
Graphic Design.
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other.
History, General.
Human Computer Interaction.
Industrial Engineering.
Information Science/Studies.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
International Relations and National Security Studies, Other.
Journalism.
Landscape Architecture.
Legal Professions and Studies, Other.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Linguistics.
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography.
Mathematics, General.
Mechanical Engineering.
Mechatronics, Robotics, and Automation Engineering.
Medical Informatics.
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.
Music, General.
Music, Other.
Neuroscience.
Nurse Anesthetist.
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)
Operations Research.
Pharmacology.
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other.
Pharmacy.
Philosophy.
Physical Therapy/Therapist.
Physician Associate/Assistant.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Political Science and Government, Other.
Psychology, General.
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other.
Public Administration.
Public Health, General.
Public Health, Other.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Research and Experimental Psychology, Other.
School Psychology.
Social Sciences, Other.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Systems Engineering.
Systems Science and Theory.
Taxation.
Urban Studies/Affairs.
Visual and Performing Arts, Other.

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Programs Offered

  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

30,003

total students

21%

in-state

79%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

66%

19,769
students

Female
51%
10,109

Male
49%
9,660

34%

10,234
students

Female
42%
4,264

Male
58%
5,970

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

19,038
students

Female
51%
9,734

Male
49%
9,304

4%

731
students

Female
51%
375

Male
49%
356

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Student Break-down

17%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
45%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

80

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 124
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
South Korea
Spain
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Other

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