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
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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
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Northeastern University Reviews

3,155 reviews
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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!
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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.
The undergraduate program here is great. The co-op experience really lets you experience the field before you get a degree. AND you get paid for it! It's such a great program. Unfortunately, the school is a private school and costs a fortune to attend. Definitely recommend applying to many scholarships as you can.