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.

Website: www.northeastern.edu/

Private
Co-ed
18,269
Undergraduate
Students
(51.1%) 9,327 Women
(48.9%) 8,942 Men
8,391
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
27% of 54,209 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
690-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
680-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32-34 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$67,792
Tuition and Fees
$51,522
Room and Board
$16,270
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$39,377
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,310
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 55% of classes
20-29 students: 7% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Boston Population
625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
49% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Husky
Sororities
16% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.1% Asian
4.5% Black/African-American
9.5% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.4% White
7.3% Unknown
International Students
18.2% from 124 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
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Foreign Language 2 3
Social Studies 3  
History 2  
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
360 Huntington Avenue
City, State, Zip
Boston, MA 02115-5096
Phone
(617) 373-2200
Fax
(617) 373-8780
E-mail
admissions@neu.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 31

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
 
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
27% of 54,209 applicants were admitted
Women
28% of 29,216 applicants were admitted
Men
27% of 24,993 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
3,108 (21%) of 14,876 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,607 (20%) of 8,090 admitted students enrolled
Men
1,501 (22%) of 6,786 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
38% of 953 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
690-770 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
72%
Score of 600 - 700
22%
Score of 500 - 600
6%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
680-750 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
65%
Score of 600 - 700
27%
Score of 500 - 600
6%
Score of 400 - 500
1%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
32-34 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
94%
Score of 24 - 29
5%
Score of 18 - 23
1%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 75%
Top quarter: 93%
Top half: 99%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$67,792
Tuition and Fees
$51,522
Room and Board
$16,270
Books and Supplies
Not reported
Other Expenses
Not reported
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
sfs@neu.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Institutional Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002199
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
2,170 (69.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
1,358 (62.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,358 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,358 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$39,377
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,322 (97.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $35,423
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,179 (86.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,636
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 634 (46.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
870 (28.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $19,358

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
8,757 (48.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
6,216 (71.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
6,184 (99.5%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,624 (42.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Award
$34,461
Need-Based Gift
Received by 5,898 (95.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,469
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 5,495 (88.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,078
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2,555 (41.3%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
4,868 (26.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $15,221

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Film/Cinema/Video Studies
  • Finance, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
  • History, General
  • Human Services, General
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Information Science/Studies
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • 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
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Engineering, Health professions and related sciences, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Not reported
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not reported
Math/Science
Not reported

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
1,310
Part-Time Faculty
433
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
71%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 12% of classes
10-19 students: 55% of classes
20-29 students: 7% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 9% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 60% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 11% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 15% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 10% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
 
Sophomore Standing
Not reported

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
1,119,900
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
 
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Legal Studies, Master of Laws

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Allied Health--General
  • Applied Arts and Design--General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Architecture
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Corporate and Organizational Communication
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Finance and Banking
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Informatics
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Human Services
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Internet and Interactive Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Biology
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Nutrition
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Management
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Project Management
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public History
  • Public Policy
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Systems Engineering
  • Taxation
  • Technical Communication
  • Telecommunications
  • Urban Studies

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Juris Doctor

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Acute Care/Critical Care Nursing
  • Allied Health--General
  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Disorders
  • Community Health
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Ecology
  • Economic Development
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Educational Leadership and Administration
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Elementary Education
  • Energy and Power Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Exercise and Sports Science
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Health Informatics
  • Higher Education
  • History
  • Homeland Security
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Affairs
  • International Business
  • Law
  • Legal and Justice Studies
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marine Biology
  • Maternal and Child/Neonatal Nursing
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Nurse Anesthesia
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Operations Research
  • Organizational Management
  • Pediatric Nursing
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Administration
  • Public History
  • Public Policy
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Sociology
  • Special Education
  • Systems Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Urban Studies

Location and Setting


Boston Population
625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
73 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
2 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing
Students in College Housing
49% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
51%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
public safety website

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Husky
School Colors
Black and red

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Crew x x x x
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Field Hockey x x    
Ice Hockey x x x x
Soccer x x x x
Swimming And Diving x x    
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey x x
Ice Hockey x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Crew x x
Cross-Country Running x x
Field Hockey    
Ice Hockey x x
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving    
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, council for university programs, resident student association, downhillers ski and snowboard club, northeastern university huskiers and outing club
Sororities
16% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
18,269
Women
9,327 (51.1%)
Men
8,942 (48.9%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
18,230
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.1% Asian
4.5% Black/African-American
9.5% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
57.4% White
7.3% Unknown
International Students.
18.2% from 124 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
8,391

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
87.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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