Northeastern UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Boston, MA

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$53,506

Avg tuition

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About Northeastern University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Northeastern University enrolls about 22,000 students annually. The private, nonprofit school's acceptance rate is 18%, and its graduation rate is 89%. Northeastern offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and concentrations and over 400 graduate programs. In total, students can choose from about 80 online programs. A prestigious research institution, Northeastern has dozens of research centers and institutes. Students can access more than 400 groups and organizations and several recreational facilities, including the school's 81,000-square-foot multipurpose center.

Admissions Breakdown

This school has a competitive acceptance rate.

This school is a little more selective about its students. Competitive acceptance schools welcome 15-50% of all applicants.

Acceptance Rate Insight

18% of students were accepted during the 2019-2020 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

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SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1390-1540

ACT 25th-75th Percentile 32-35

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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22k

Students Enrolled

10%

Online Student Enrollment

14:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

On-campus
International Online classes are available for students around the world.

Demographics

White

38%

Non-U.S. Citizen

32%

Asian

11%

Hispanic

7%

Unknown

5%

Two or more races

4%

Black

3%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

48%

Socio-economic diversity

11% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Financial Breakdown

On average, students at this school receive more financial aid than students at other schools.

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Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

11%

State Grant Aid

4%

Institution Grant Aid

75%

Pell Grant

11%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $8,443
State Grant Aid $2,453
Institution Grant Aid $32,741
Pell Grant Aid $5,783

Financial Outlook

$58k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

$25k

Average student debt after graduation

Resource

Understanding Grants & Scholarships

Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2019-2020]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.