A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    C+
Northeastern University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Northeastern University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
29%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1330-1510
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$29,998/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,047/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,879/ year
  • $49-75k
    $17,573/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,770/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,453/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.192 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.203 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.204 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,444Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 116 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    30%
  • Busy
    28%
  • Involved
    27%
  • Foreign
    6%
  • Inquisitive
    3%
  • Enthusiastic
    3%
  • Entitled/elitist
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
49%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.233 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.289 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 129 responses
Report
  • Co-op
    68%
  • Academically strong
    13%
  • Diverse
    11%
  • Work hard, play hard.
    4%
  • Activities
    2%
  • International
    2%
  • Aoun
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$64,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.125 responses
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Northeastern University is absolutely amazing! It wasn't really at the forefront of my mind but I'm so glad I decided to go here. I did the NU-in program and had a great time in London. My experience at the university has been super positive when it comes to academics and my social life. The professors are hard working and qualified, the people are friendly, there are a lot of kids from all over the world, and the campus is awesome! Most students come to Northeastern because of the co-op program which is the most significant part of the university. The university does a really great job of preparing students for the workplace and makes sure you are qualified and competitive when it is your time to apply for them. I would recommend this university to students who are social, hard-working and competitive.
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Northeastern is a wonderful institution that makes you feel at home almost instantly. The advisors are very helpful in assisting you plan your time at NEU to maximize your experiences, the classes are vigorous but not overwhelming, and the people are welcoming and a family. Students are very involved on campus with over 400 clubs to join, and you can always create your own. Our facilities are great, the staff is fantastic, and any problem is easily fixed. The school's focus on experiential learning prepares every student for the competitive world beyond college. We are one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, but our differences unify us rather than separate us. Here you are free to be yourself in a safe, protected environment. The opportunities Northeastern offers are unique to our school and its programs like studying abroad, Dialogues of Civilization, or co-ops at local or global facilities. You definitely get your money's worth and more at Northeastern. Go Huskies!
My overall impression was great which was why I ended up choosing this school. The co-ops were a huge incentive for me as I believe they will really help to give me a leg up when it comes to apply to medical school later on. Another advantage is the NU.in program which is commonly mistaken to be intended for students who can pay full tuition but have low test scores. This is not the case and I believe that it will be a great experience being able to go abroad first semester - not to mention the bonds and friendships that will be made! Northeastern is a great school, I am honored to have gotten in, and I am ecstatic to start in the fall.