Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$53,506

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
69%
600-699
27%
500-599
4%
700-800
82%
600-699
14%
500-599
3%
30-36
93%
24-29
6%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

1

teacher

14

students

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Extremely Selective

18%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,240
Declined 51,023
Total Received 62,263
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Private

18,359

undergraduate students

9,032

graduate students

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School Facts

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

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 27,391
Established in 1898
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Metropolitan area: Boston, MA
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston
02115

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
47%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Council for University Programs
  • Resident Student Association
  • E-Sports Northeastern University
  • Northeastern University Huskiers and Outing Club

Top Events

  • Welcome Week
  • Springfest
  • Homecoming

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • Public Safety Website

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
69%
600-699
27%
500-599
4%
700-800
82%
600-699
14%
500-599
3%
30-36
93%
24-29
6%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes

Extremely Selective

18%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,240
Declined 51,023
Total Received 62,263

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Considered

level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
class rank

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
interview
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $52,420
Room & board $16,930
Additional fees $1,086
Books & supplies $1,000
Other fees $900
Total $72,336
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Ice hockey
Rowing
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Track and field
Volleyball

Club Sports Men

Archery, Badminton, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Sand volleyball, Squash, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo, Weight lifting, Wrestling

Club Sports Women

Archery, Badminton, Cheerleading, Equestrian sports, Fencing, Golf, Gymnastics, Lacrosse, Rock climbing, Rugby, Sailing, Sand volleyball, Softball, Squash, Table tennis, Tennis, Triathlon, Ultimate frisbee, Water polo, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division 1

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
African-American/Black Studies
American Sign Language (ASL)
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Architecture
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Athletic Training/Trainer
Audiology/Audiologist
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Behavioral Sciences
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biophysics
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Cardiopulmonary Technology/Technologist
Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Cultural Anthropology
Digital Arts
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Economics, General
Education, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Finance, General
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 Services, General
Industrial Engineering
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Journalism
Landscape Architecture
Linguistics
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
Management Information Systems, General
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Music, General
Neuroscience
Organizational Communication, General
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Pharmacy
Philosophy
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Project Management
Psychology, General
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Technical and Scientific Communication
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

27,391

total students

27%

in-state

73%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

67%

18,359
students

Female
51%
9,347

Male
49%
9,012

33%

9,032
students

Female
42%
3,817

Male
58%
5,215

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

18,313
students

Female
51%
9,322

Male
49%
8,991

1%

46
students

Female
55%
25

Male
45%
21

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 96%
Student 5 year graduation rate 87%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

16%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian 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

302

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred no

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career interest testing
  • On-campus employer recruitment

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • 24 hour library
  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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