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Northeastern University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Boston, Massachusetts. The location of Northeastern is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

$57,809 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
18% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Northeastern University?


Contact details for Northeastern are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115-5005
Phone: 617-373-2000

How Do I Get Into Northeastern?

You can apply to Northeastern online at:

Admission Requirements for Northeastern

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Northeastern?

18% Acceptance Rate
61% Of Accepted Are Women
28% Submit SAT Scores
If you plan to apply to Northeastern, make sure you don't wait until the last minute to fill out your application. The school is one of the most selective in the United States and has a low acceptance rate of 18%. If you are admitted, that's something to brag about!

Approximately 39% of accepted students are men and 61% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 16%, and the acceptance rate for women is 20%.

Average Test Scores

About 28% of students accepted to Northeastern submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 700 and 760. Math scores were between 730 and 790.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Northeastern University  ( 700 to 760 )

SAT Math Scores for Northeastern University  ( 730 to 790 )
Northeastern received ACT scores from 14% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 34 and 35. Math scores were between 30 and 35. Composite scores were between 33 and 35.

ACT English Scores for Northeastern University  ( 34 to 35 )
ACT Math Scores for Northeastern University  ( 30 to 35 )
ACT Composite Scores for Northeastern University  ( 33 to 35 )

Can I Afford Northeastern University?

$57,809 Net Price
45% Take Out Loans
0.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Northeastern is $57,809. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Northeastern, approximately 45% of students took out student loans averaging $8,086 a year. That adds up to $32,344 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Northeastern is 0.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Northeastern University Undergraduate Student Diversity

15,711 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,747 undergraduate students at Northeastern, with 15,711 being full-time and 36 being part-time.


There are also 12,420 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 15,711 full-time undergraduates at Northeastern, 46% are male and 54% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Northeastern University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,890
Black or African American 870
Hispanic or Latino 1,700
White 6,700
International Students 2,352
Other Races/Ethnicities 1,199

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Northeastern University. At this time, 48 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 146 countries are represented at Northeastern. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, India, and Taiwan.

Online Learning at Northeastern University

1,286 Took All Classes Online
9,273 Took At Least One Class Online
52.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 9,273 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Northeastern has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Northeastern

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Northeastern University was 52.8%. This is the #396 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Northeastern regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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