Northeastern UniversitySchool Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

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Boston, Massachusetts Private Nonprofit regional Accreditation

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$53,506

Avg tuition

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About Northeastern University

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

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.

Acceptance Rate 18%

Retention Rate (High Retention Rate) 99%

Graduation Rate (High Graduation Rate) 89%

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

Ways to Learn

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

Learning Environment

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

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48%

Female Student Population

14:1

Student to Faculty Ratio

22k

Students Enrolled

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%

Socio-Economic Diversity

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

Financial Aid 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
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.