Northeastern University School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Boston, MA

$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.

Northeastern University is a large-sized private university located on a city campus in Boston, Massachusetts. Northeastern was founded in 1898 by Frank Palmer Speare. The university is now home to around 22,000 students. Known as a university that primarily focuses on private research, Northeastern is home to a number of other renowned programs, including pre-professional education and Accounting. In total, Northeastern offers over 90 undergraduate programs and over 400 graduate programs. Northeastern currently has a total undergraduate enrollment of 15,747 students. Admissions are highly competitive, with an acceptance rate of 18%. The graduation rate at Northeastern is 89%, with a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Tuition and fees for students are estimated at around $53,506.

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.

Test scores Required

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Recommended

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

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

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.