Northeastern University.
College

Northeastern University

Boston, MA4 year degree
$49,497
Tuition
27%
Acceptance rate

About Northeastern University

Northeastern University (NU or NEU) is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts, established in 1898. The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs on its main campus in Boston, as well as regional campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina; Seattle, Washington; San Jose, California; San Francisco, California; Toronto, Vancouver, and Portland, Maine. In 2019, Northeastern purchased the New College of the Humanities in London, England. The university's enrollment is approximately 18,000 undergraduate students and 8,000 graduate students. It is classified among "R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity".Northeastern features a cooperative education program, more commonly known as "co-op", that integrates classroom study with professional experience and contains over 3,100 partners across all seven continents. The program has been a key part of Northeastern's curriculum of experiential learning for more than a hundred years and is one of the largest co-op/internship programs in the world. While it is not required for students of all academic disciplines to participate in the co-op program, participation is nearly universal among undergraduate students as it helps distinguish their university experience from that of other universities. Northeastern also has a comprehensive study abroad program that spans more than 170 universities and colleges.Northeastern is a large, highly residential university. Most students choose to live on campus but upperclassmen have the option to live off campus. More than 76% of Northeastern students receive some form of financial aid. In the 2019–20 school year, the university has committed $296.2 million in grant and scholarship assistance.The university's sports teams, the Northeastern Huskies, compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) in 18 varsity sports. The men's and women's hockey teams compete in Hockey East, while the men's and women's rowing teams compete in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC) and Eastern Association of Women's Rowing Colleges (EAWRC), respectively. Men's Track and Field has won the CAA back to back years in 2015 and 2016. In 2013, men's basketball won its first CAA regular season championship, men's soccer won the CAA title for the first time, and women's ice hockey won a record 16th Beanpot championship. The Northeastern men's hockey team won the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Beanpot, beating out Boston University, Boston College, and Harvard.

Highlights

  • Offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees
  • 13,666 students
  • 0.32 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available
  • www.northeastern.edu

Notable programs at Northeastern University

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Business, Accounting, and Finance.

Acceptance Rates

27%
Acceptance Rate in 2017
1482
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

14,876 students out of 54,209 applicants were accepted into Northeastern University. They had an average SAT score of 1482. 33% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 53% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

$49,497
Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Northeastern University was $49,497. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $68,177.

Financial aid available at Northeastern University

63%
Of undergrads receive grants
37%
Of undergrads receive federal loans

63% of undergraduate students at Northeastern University received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Northeastern University

$15,880
Room & board
$1,000
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Northeastern University was of $15,880 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,000.

Diversity at Northeastern University

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017