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Northeastern University
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  • 4 Year
  • BOSTON, MA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B+
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B

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Northeastern is a highly rated private university located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a large institution with an enrollment of 14,156 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Northeastern acceptance rate is 18%. Popular majors include Business, Information Science, and Mechanical Engineering. Graduating 89% of students, Northeastern alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $54,400.

About

360 HUNTINGTON AVE
BOSTON, MA 02115
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I (without football)
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association

Northeastern University Rankings

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

NU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
18%
Application Deadline
January 1
SAT Range
1390-1540
ACT Range
32-35
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$36,479 / 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
$34,094 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
78%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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. 239 responses
55%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 240 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    10%
  • On Campus
    90%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
14,156 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
46
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 151 responses
  • Ambitious
    32%
  • Busy
    26%
  • Involved
    25%
  • Foreign
    5%
  • Enthusiastic
    4%
  • Entitled/elitist
    3%
  • Inquisitive
    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. 269 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 325 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 165 responses
  • Co-op
    67%
  • Academically strong
    13%
  • Diverse
    8%
  • Work hard, play hard.
    3%
  • International
    2%
  • Activities
    1%
  • Experiential Learning
    1%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$67,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
89%
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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