Northeastern University (NEU)

360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

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Northeastern University (NEU) is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts known for offering interdisciplinary, experiential learning. Northeastern University offers a mix of experience-based learning programs that include a cooperative education program, student research, global learning and service learning. NEU has degree programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  It offers 94 undergraduate programs and 169 graduate programs.  NEU is expanding its research programs to encompass the areas of health, security and sustainability.

What is unique about Northeastern is its 100-year-old "Co-op" program. Short for "cooperative education", the Co-op approach to education at Northeastern provides students with experiences in the U.S. and abroad that foster the development of a global perspective, along with knowledge and awareness. Through the Co-op program, students engage in 18 months of professional experience at a co-op partner site in the U.S. or in one of 50 countries around the world.

The faculty members of Northeastern University bring real-world experience to the classroom, and take an interdisciplinary approach to their teaching and their research. Students at Northeastern have ample opportunity to participate in research with the faculty in all degree programs, with access to advanced research facilities on and off campus.  Online learning is also offered, with the same level of scholarship as the campus-based programs.

The mission of Northeastern University:

To educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment, and to create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs.

History

Northeastern University was founded in 1898.

Academics

The academic calendar for Northeastern University follows the semester format, with fall and spring semesters and a summer "term."

Colleges and Schools

  • College of Arts, Media and Design
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Computer and Information Science
  • College of Engineering
  • Bouve College of Health Sciences
  • College of Professional Studies
  • College of Science
  • College of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • School of Law

Student Life

Students at Northeastern can become actively engaged on campus through the more than 260 student clubs and organizations that are offered. There are media groups, honor societies, intramural sports clubs, academic organizations, performing arts and professional organizations, and more.  There are many fraternities and sororities, campus events, activities and student services.  There are many opportunities for community partnerships, volunteer service, and participation in the AmeriCorps program.

On and off campus housing is available, along with several options for dining and a campus grocery store.  There is a 24/7 escort service to ensure student safety for those traversing the campus at night.

Athletics

The "Huskies" (Husky) athletic teams of Northeastern compete in 18 intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Ice Hockey
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Community Life

The Northeastern University campus is located in the heart of Boston, and is accessible by public transportation. The Boston Logan airport is minutes away from campus, and many hotels are within walking distance or a short drive away.  Shopping, restaurants, entertainment and recreation are all within easy reach of the centrally located campus.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the applicants Northeastern University accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to have a better understanding of your chances of getting into NEU.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading640 - 730
SAT ® Math660 - 750
SAT ® Writing640 - 720
SAT ® Total Score1940 - 2200

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score30 - 33

Acceptance Rate Table - Chances of Getting Into NEU

We have provided a table below which represents your chance for admission at NEU.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants47,364
Granted Admissions15,301 (32%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled2,891 (19%)

Student Enrollment

Northeastern University has a total student population of about 28,000, where graduate students make up roughly 40% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $39,000-$47,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Part time students pay in the range of $340 to $400 per unit
  • May provide a prepaid tuition option, which allows tuition to be purchased at current rates for enrollment at a future date

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid84%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships81%$19,302
Receiving Student Loans53%$6,380

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 4%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Northeastern University may provide student services like those listed below:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Counseling assistance
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation Rates

With a very high graduation rate of around 77%, NEU is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Graduating in 5 Years73%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) Program (more info)
  • Law Program (more info)
  • Physical Therapy (P.T.) Program (more info)
  • Psychology (Ph.D.) Program (more info)
  • Clinical Audiology (Au.D.) Program (more info)
  • Speech-Language Pathology Program (more info)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)
  • Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Program (more info)
  • Graduate Level Public Health (Outside School of Public Health) Program (more info)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Northeastern University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division I-AAA classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Colonial Athletic Association)
  • Basketball (Colonial Athletic Association)
  • Track and Field (Colonial Athletic Association)
  • Field Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Volleyball

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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