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 Ave
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
28%
SAT Range
1340-1510
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Northeastern University

Cost

Net Price
$29,779/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,970/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,709/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,493/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,324/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,909/ 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
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.198 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.199 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,664Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    32%
  • Busy
    27%
  • Involved
    26%
  • Foreign
    6%
  • Inquisitive
    4%
  • Enthusiastic
    3%
  • Entitled/elitist
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
82%
Poll
49%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.228 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.284 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 124 responses
Report
  • Co-op
    70%
  • Academically strong
    14%
  • Diverse
    10%
  • Work hard, play hard.
    3%
  • Activities
    2%
  • International
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
84%
National
48%
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
Colleges like Northeastern University
More

Northeastern University Reviews

3,152 reviews
All Categories
I can't believe it took me until that November before college applications were due to find this school! This is my dream school - A realization I had after starting classes.

I am in the 6-year PharmD program (2022). This is an accredited pharmacy program that exceeds accreditation requirements to prepare students to be future healthcare leaders. All conversations with upperclassmen in their professional years reflect a rigorous, yet rewarding path towards graduation.

The student body is passionate and ambitious. There are countless clubs and activities to join. There are opportunities to get involved with other students, faculty, and/or the community every day. The only downsides to the social scene is a lack of "good" parties and Greek life. Go to parties at MIT or upperclassmen house parties in Mission Hill.
Review Northeastern University
I have always had my ups and downs about Northeastern but ultimately I wouldn't have it any other way. Northeastern's co-op program is really what makes this college unique. It has allowed me to gain so many practical skills for my future career. Furthermore, Northeastern campus is gorgeous and so conveniently located within Boston. The dorms and living situations at Northeastern are great (especially for Honors students) but space is very limited so many upperclassmen end up off-campus. With respect to academics, I feel that my education is comparable to other top universities. Professors were knowledgeable and passionate. Sometimes I wish that some classes were more challenging; it was very easy to earn an A in some classes despite the material being intellectually engaging. The co-op program has allowed me to overfill my resume, and the dialogues have allowed me to travel abroad without having to take a whole semester off.
Northeastern University is simultaneously the most amazing and frustrating institution I've yet to experience. On one hand I am inexplicably grateful for the constant exposure to unique people, job opportunities, clubs and sports, social events, and knowledge. On the other hand, the financial stress I feel from the lack of insufficient funding I have received has less than pleasant experience. However, the pro's of this university outweigh the con's by in every aspect. Only at Northeastern can you simultaneously gain a professional background, have relevant job experiences, indulge in the city life, and make long-lasting friendships.