Northeastern University Profile


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.


Entrance Difficulty: Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 35% of 43,255 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: Yes
Early Decision Offered: No
Regular Admission Deadline: January 15

Factors Considered for Selection of Students

Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular: Important

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math: 683 average  640-730 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading: 653 average  610-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 649 average  600-700 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 30 average  28-32 range of middle 50%


Cost of Attendance: $56,156
Tuition and Fees: $39,736
Room and Board: $13,620
Average Percent of Need Met: 87%
Average Freshman Award:  $26,354
Average Indebtedness of 2010 Graduates: Not reported


Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 1,103
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 51% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 11% of classes
40-49 students: 10% of classes
50-59 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts

Web Site: Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process

Application Deadline: Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification: On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 002199: Free

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