Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
4-year Private university


Northeastern University is a private institution established in 1898 with an urban setting located in Boston. It is ranked 53 in National Universities in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $63,302. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,302. It practices a semester-based academic calendar.

#53 in National Universities
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1898
Selectivity Very High
Size Large
16,302 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $63,141
Outstate Tuition Fee $63,141
Room and Board Fees $20,880
$67,204 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


7% (Very High Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Most Difficult
$74 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
-- Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Not Required
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Other Applications Accepted Coalition

For International Students

99 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE, DET Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is first language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$55,160 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$40,623 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $81,431
30% Students with need received Financial Aid
45.3% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline: February 15
Forms to be submitted FAFSA, CSS

Merit Scholarships

Dean’s Scholarships
Total Worth $28,000 annually
Eligibility --
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A
Northeastern National Scholarships
Total Worth Varies
Eligibility Admitted freshman applicants who have been designated National Merit Finalists and students identified as National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Not Available


16,302 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Large
97% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
91% Students graduate within 6 years