Northeastern University

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School Overview

Northeastern University (NU) is a private, research university located in the Fenway Cultural District of Boston, Massachusetts. The campus includes nine schools and colleges, with more than 35 education and research facilities. NU is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an institution with “high research activity” (RU/H).

NU’s approach to academics is rooted in combining classroom education with practical learning experiences. Students may pursue undergraduate degrees in 96 fields of study, as well as Master’s, Doctoral and professional degrees in more than 150 programs.

NU developed one of the first cooperative education programs in the world, providing students valuable work experience with employers in Massachusetts, the U.S. and around the world. Every year the program places about 5,000 students with over 2,500 businesses, including banks, international law firms, government agencies, television programs, newspapers and several Fortune 500 companies.

The admissions process at NU is very competitive. In 2012 only 32% of freshman applicants were accepted. Former and current faculty includes a Pulitzer Prize winner, a former nominee for President of the United States, several Guggenheim Fellows and recipients of the MacArthur “Genius Award”.

General Information

Admission Office
360 Huntington Avenue, 150 Richards Hall
Boston, MA 02115-9959
(617) 373-2200
Fax: (617) 373-8780

Contact: Ronne Turner
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 373-2000

Total undergrads: 15,521
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,923
Degree-seeking undergrads: 15,521
Graduate enrollment: 5,179

Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:

First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $75

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 35%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 93%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B
Music Management/Merchandising B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting B
Business – General B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Logistics/Materials Management B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism

Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B


Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B


Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Computer Engineering B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Medical Records Administration B
Nursing (RN) B
Recreational Therapy B
Speech-Language Pathology B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B


History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Global Studies B
Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies B
Police Science B
Security/Loss Prevention B

Social Sciences

Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Northeastern University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (617) 373-2000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115-5005
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 22,207
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 87%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 14 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 19,883 (90% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $53,506
Out-of-state Tuition: $53,506
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 78%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $34,094

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Northeastern University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Northeastern University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 32
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 763
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 27
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 41
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 352
Education 1
Engineering 7118
English Language and Literature/Letters 111
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 4
Health Professions and Related Programs 3965
History 111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 211
Legal Professions and Studies 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1
Mathematics and Statistics 121
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 322
Psychology 2243
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 22
Social Sciences 964
Visual and Performing Arts 95
Grand total 5776832

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Northeastern University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $53,506
Out-of-state $53,506
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $25,085
Out-of-state $25,085

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 2,148 78%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,073 75% $34,094
Student loan aid 1,073 39% $8,628

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 8,774 63% $28,449
Federal student loans 4,616 33% $5,934

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Northeastern University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Northeastern University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 62,263 28,736 33,527
Percent admitted 100% 18% 18%
Percent admitted who enrolled 5% 5% 5%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Northeastern University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 22,207
Undergraduate enrollment 14,202
Graduate enrollment 8,005

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Northeastern University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
    • Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs
  • American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
    • Law (LAW) - Professional schools
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
    • Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
    • School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
    • Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs
    • Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs
    • Clinical doctoral program in Audiology
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
    • Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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