Northeastern University: Ranking & Review

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Boston
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United States
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World
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3136375
Top 3%

Northeastern University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate27%27%28%
Applicants54,20924,99329,216
Admissions14,8766,7868,090
Enrolled undergraduates3,1081,5011,607
Enrolled total (including graduate students)21,48911,06810,421

1,692 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

249 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,031
Percent of students submitting SAT scores33%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
715
Math
730

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores1,657
Percent of students submitting ACT scores53%
ACT Composite
33
ACT English
33
ACT Math
32

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $75.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Northeastern University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$68,177$68,177
Off-campus$68,177$68,177
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $16,240 and other expenses per full academic year.

Northeastern University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 9,466 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$48,560$48,560
Fees for full-time undergraduates$937$937
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,518$1,518
Tuition for Full-time graduates$23,408$23,408
Fees for full-time graduates$280$280
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$1,463$1,463

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering579867961,542
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services9334231,356
Health Professions and Related Programs436162243841
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services17836910557
Social Sciences4464720513
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3055211368
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs21414228
Psychology1437013226
Legal Professions and Studies39146185
Visual and Performing Arts12634160
Architecture and Related Services7261133
Physical Sciences71829108
Mathematics and Statistics5622886
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service5211568
English Language and Literature & Letters2881147
Public Administration and Social Service Professions35944
Natural Resources and Conservation4242
History1813334
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1919
Education88
Philosophy and Religious Studies88
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies66
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services123
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities22
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11
Grand Total3,7652,2255956,585

A total of 3,765 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Northeastern University.

At the master's and doctor's level 2,820 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate87%85%89%
  • Full-time retention rate - 97%

General info

Alternative namesNU
Founded1898
MottoLux, Veritas, Virtus
Light, Truth, Courage
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementTo educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment. To create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs.
Colorsnortheastern red, warm gray, black
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff4,047
Instructional FTE1,451
Research FTE22
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.northeastern.edu
Address360 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115-5005
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population618,000
Phone6173732000

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