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Northeastern Admissions Information

Northeastern University
Boston, Massachusetts (map)


Northeastern University, founded in 1898, is a known as a global research university that is committed to providing students with a strong combination of top-notch academic instruction and real-world experience. Northeastern is one of few universities that incorporate experiential learning into students’ traditional classroom-based study. This program includes a wide range of possibilities such as professional co-op placements, study abroad, service learning, and research in the US and abroad. Over 90% of undergraduates participate in these experiential learning opportunities during their time at Northeastern.

In addition, students have a wide array of local opportunities at their disposal at Northeastern and surrounding areas. Located in the heart of Boston–an international hub of culture, art and history–Northeastern students have easy access to all that the city has to offer. While on campus, students engage in a number of groups and organizations, from the Ballroom Dance Club to the Student Government Association. In addition, Northeastern varsity sports teams are considered one of the most successful in New England, making athletics another source of campus engagement that many students enjoy.



Basic Info

Main Address: 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone Number: (617) 373-2000  
Website: www.northeastern.edu  


Type of school: Private, Four-year  
Type of school: Coed  
Setting: Urban setting, Very large city; Residential campus  
Athletics: Division I, Intercollegiate, Club, Scholarship, Intramural  
Degrees offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral  
Size of undergraduate student body: 15,464  
Percent out-of-state: 68%  
Percent international: 9%  
Female to Male ratio: 50:50  

Academic Life

Student to Professor ratio: 14:1  
Most popular majors: Business/Marketing
Health Professions
Social Sciences
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Special study programs: Accelerated Program
Distance Learning
Double Major
Honors Program
Independent Study
Liberal Arts/Career Combination
ROTC, Air Force
ROTC, Army
ROTC, Navy
Semester At Sea
Student-Designed Major
Study Abroad
Teacher Certification
Visiting/Exchange Student Program
Washington Semester

Campus Life

Housing options:
Coed Housing
Special Housing For Disabled Students
Wellness housing (alcohol/drug/smoke-free)
Apartments For Single Students
Special Housing For International Students
Campus ministries
Concert band
International students
Literary magazine
Music ensembles
Pep band
Student newspaper
Television station

Percent of women who join sororities: 4%
Choral groups
Jazz band
Model U.N.
Musical theater
Radio station
Student government
Symphony orchestra
Percent of men who join fraternities: 4%
Student newspaper: Huntington News

Fun Facts

  • Ranked #1, Best Career Services
  • Ranked #14, 2010 Top Entrepreneurial Programs: Undergraduate
  • Ranked #13, Great College Towns

Admissions Information

With an acceptance rate of 38%, Northeastern is considered a selective university. According to the school's admissions website, accepted students are intellectually curious and willing to challenge themselves. Furthermore, the university seeks students with a strong character, high ethical standards and commitment to succeed.

The three most important factors that the admissions committee considers are academic performance, standardized test scores and recommendations. Successful applicants are commonly those who took rigorous courses, taking into consideration the course offerings of the high school, those who scored well on standardized tests, and those who have recommendations that shed light on strong character and intellectual potential.

Admissions address: Admission Office
360 Huntington Avenue, 150 Richards Hall
Boston, MA 02115-9959
Phone number: (617) 373-2200  
Fax number: (617) 373-8780  
Admissions Website: http://northeastern.edu/admissions/  
Email: admissions@neu.edu  
Contact Person: Ronne Turner, Associate Vice President of Enrollment  
Number of first-year applications received: 37,688  
Percent of applicants admitted: 38%  

Application Information

Regular application deadline: January 15  
Early decision/action deadline: November 1 (Early Action)  
Accepts the Common Application? Yes  
Admission requirements: Standardized test scores
1 Academic Teacher Evaluation
School Report
Mid Year Report
Final Report

Application Information

Standardized test scores required? SAT or ACT with writing
International applicants: IELTS or TOEFL
Policy regarding SAT score-use: Considers highest section scores across all SAT test dates  
Middle 50% Scores



% Who Submitted Scores
SAT Critical Reading
SAT Math
SAT Writing
ACT Composite

College Board code: 3667  
ACT code: 1880  
Learn more about other Large New England schools:
University of Connecticut   UMass Amherst   Amherst College  

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