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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
    B+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B-
Northeastern is a highly rated private university located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 13,786 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Northeastern acceptance rate is 27%. Popular majors include Business, Economics, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 87% of students, Northeastern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $54,400.
About Northeastern University...
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
27%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1370-1520
ACT Range
32-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$30,784/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$34,691/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
75%

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
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.218 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.219 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,786Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
39
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 131 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    30%
  • Busy
    27%
  • Involved
    24%
  • Foreign
    6%
  • Enthusiastic
    4%
  • Inquisitive
    3%
  • Entitled/elitist
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.248 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.304 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 144 responses
Report
  • Co-op
    67%
  • Academically strong
    13%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Work hard, play hard.
    3%
  • International
    2%
  • Activities
    1%
  • Aoun
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$67,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.125 responses
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There’s always something to do since we’re in the city. The academic rigor is challenging, usually in a good way. However, some professors care more about their own professional goals than actually teaching which can make digesting material rather difficult. So, take advantage of the multitude of resources and opportunities on campus! Have study sessions with friends and discuss topics and go to tutoring! Don't reduce your character or your college life to a single number. You will waste the printing dollars. Save your past notes. They love their engineering students more than CAMD so you may feel under-appreciated. Be wary of fake friends who just want to network. Balance between schoolwork and partying. Join clubs - find people who enjoy the same things as you do! Those are friends who will help you continue to cultivate your passions into something productive. Also, everyone will always seem so much busier, smarter, etc. than you. They're not. They're just different.
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Love the school! South end is a great place to go to college. You have access to all of Boston area.
Academically, it’s as difficult or easy as you want. Depends which major you have and it’s pretty easy to change majors. Professors are normally pretty good. I won’t lie though, one of my professors was bad.
Only down side to the school, the parties. But that’s not too bad because you can just go to frat parties on other campuses nearby.
Honors dorms are really nice, but can’t say the same for the other freshmen dorms. After freshman year, it’s luck of the draw.
Food ranges from good to alright, but there’s always a decent option on bad days. Really only freshmen have meal plans, after that, you have a kitchen and are done with dining hall food anyways.
Northeastern is an incredibly unorthodox college experience. Primarily due to the emphasis on co-op and international travel, each individual is treated like an adult from Day 1. That's not to say they ditch you--you have so many advisors you actually lose track of them. However, they do ensure you're not bogged down taking gen-eds freshman year, you're taking classes you like (philosophy satisfies the "math" requirement), and you're well taken care of. There's a very strong music scene (including the number one a cappella group in the country), the number one job internship opportunities in the country, really nice dorms (even as freshmen), and an incredible location with everything nearby. The day after I moved in I went to a nice and reasonably priced Italian dinner on Newberry Street--that won't happen other places. While the party scene is a bit lackluster, you can make up for it by knowing people or going to one of the other hundred schools in Boston.