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Northeastern University
Boston, MA
Northeastern University is a private, comprehensive university focusing on cooperative education. Founded in 1898, it adopted coeducation in 1943. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Nursing, and Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions; the Schools of Engineering Technology and Journalism; and the Boston-Bouve College of Human Development Professions. It offers students an inside track to careers in the arts and sciences, business, engineering, criminal justice, law, health professions and more. Through its signature cooperative education program, this full-service school provides hands-on experience in more than 200 courses of study. Students come from throughout the United States and more than 100 countries to participate in a demanding and exciting mix of academics and work, graduating with both a degree and valuable on-the-job training for today's competitive workplace. Its 60-acre campus is located in Boston, near the Fenway.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 17,923
   Women 9,089 (50.7%)
   Men 8,834 (49.3%)
Graduate Students 7,543
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 29% of 51,063 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA Not reported
SAT Math 680-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 650-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 31-34 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $66,055
  Tuition and Fees $47,655
  Room and Board $15,600
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $39,320
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,257
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 52% of classes
20-29 students: 7% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Boston Population 625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 48% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Husky
Sororities 12% of women participate
Fraternities 8% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.7% Asian
4.7% Black/African-American
9.1% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
59.2% White
6.6% Unknown
International Students 19.6% from 122 countries
First-Year Students Returning 97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported