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Northeastern University
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  • 4 Year
  • BOSTON, MA

Northeastern University Admissions

What is the acceptance rate for NU?

Northeastern admissions is very selective with an acceptance rate of 20%. Students that get into Northeastern have an average SAT score between 1410-1540 or an average ACT score of 33-35. The regular admissions application deadline for Northeastern is January 1. Interested students can apply for early action and early decision. The early action deadline is November 1, and the early decision deadline is November 1.

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Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
20%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
27%
Total Applicants
64,459
SAT Range
1410-1540
SAT Reading
690-750
SAT Math
720-790
Students Submitting SAT
54%
ACT Range
33-35
ACT English
33-35
ACT Math
30-35
ACT Writing
7-9
Students Submitting ACT
31%

Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 1
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
Yes
Application Fee
$75
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Required
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Recommended
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
58%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant. 89 responses
Poll
64%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers. 89 responses

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