Northeastern University: Ranking & Review

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Boston Rank United States Rank World Rank
2 136 375
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

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

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

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
Engineering 579 867 96 1,542
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 933 423 1,356
Health Professions and Related Programs 436 162 243 841
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 178 369 10 557
Social Sciences 446 47 20 513
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 305 52 11 368
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 214 14 228
Psychology 143 70 13 226
Legal Professions and Studies 39 146 185
Visual and Performing Arts 126 34 160
Architecture and Related Services 72 61 133
Physical Sciences 71 8 29 108
Mathematics and Statistics 56 22 8 86
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 52 11 5 68
English Language and Literature & Letters 28 8 11 47
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 35 9 44
Natural Resources and Conservation 42 42
History 18 13 3 34
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 19 19
Philosophy and Religious Studies 8 8
Education 8 8
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 6 6
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 1 2 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 2 2
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1 1
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 population500,000 - 1,000,000
Phone6173732000

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