360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Northeastern University is a private university in MA, founded in 1898 and offers Bachelor’s degrees for undergraduates and Master’s and Doctoral degrees for graduate students. The undergraduate enrollment is 19,004, and the graduate enrollment is 8,598. Northeastern University is a highly selective school, receiving 64,459 applications and accepting 20.5% of applicants. Northeastern University’s athletics teams compete at the club, intramural, and varsity levels. Additionally, Northeastern University employs 1,424 full-time instructional staff (94% of whom hold doctorate degrees) and has a 14:1 student to faculty ratio.
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Applicants applying to Northeastern University will apply through the Common Application or Coalition Application. Applicants will be required to write one personal statement based on a set of prompts within the application.
Deadlines For Submitting Applications
Early Decision I Application Deadline
Early Action Application Deadline
Early Decision II Application Deadline
Regular Application Deadline
- Application Essay - Very Important
- Academic GPA - Very Important
- Recommendation(s) - Very Important
- Rigor of Secondary School Record - Very Important
- Standardized Test Scores - Very Important
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Northeastern University’s main campus has an urban setting and spans over 73 acres. The school is located in central Boston, Massachusetts, and is home to many open spaces and quads. The transition of the 1990s resulted in the university being considered a model of design for urban universities and won the American Institute of Architecture award on two occasions, in 2001 and 2004.
The school was rated as one of the top 15 Green Colleges by Princeton Review, and it is ranked as the 2nd and 1st greenest university in the world and the United States, respectively. This campus hosts 5 LEED buildings and various residence halls, dining halls, and recreational centers. In addition to the main campus in Boston, NEU has multiple satellite campuses in Massachusetts, namely: Burlington, Dedham, Nahant, and Downtown, Boston. The school also has globally remote satellite campuses.
NEU is classified as most selective, with approximately 19,000 undergraduate students and 8,600 graduate students and an undergraduate acceptance rate of 18.1%. The competitive curriculum also features a cooperative education program that integrates classroom study with professional experience. The school is also ranked 49th among the National Universities.
- 47% of students living on campus
- Guaranteed housing for freshmen
- Freshmen and sophomores required to live on campus
Northeastern University has a unique housing system. The school mandates that all first-year and second-year students live on-campus in residence halls and student dormitories. The third-year students and above can choose to stay either on-campus or off-campus. The majority of the residence halls and dormitories are located on the main Boston campus. Still, there are various private housing options available off-campus for both graduate and undergraduate students.
Life as a Student
Northeastern University is home to 65 academic departments, offering undergraduate programs, 125 graduate programs, and several colleges. It is also rated as an R1 Doctoral University with very high research activity and possesses various research centers. NEU provides multiple ethnic, cultural, and political organizations, special interest groups, and honor societies. One of these organizations is the school’s athletic team, the Northeastern Huskies, represented by red and black, which competes in the NCAA Division 1 under the Colonial Athletic Association. The Huskies have been declared winners on 23 occasions from competing in 18 varsity sports.
Health and Safety
- 24-hour trained security on campus
- Student security patrol
- Late night ride/safe escort service available
- Public safety website available
- Health Center
- Psychological Counseling
Track and Field
Swimming and Diving
Track and Field
FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
Northeastern University is committed to meeting the full demonstrated need of each admitted student eligible for federal financial aid. Additionally, Northeastern University’s need-based grant funds will be increased annually at the same percentage rate as the increased tuition. If an admitted student’s family experiences a substantial negative change in financial circumstances, Northeastern University will reevaluate the student’s aid package and make available all financial resources they qualify for.
*All costs below are estimates and may differ based on your circumstances.
- Tuition - $56,500
- Fees - $1,092
- Room and Board - $17,810
- Total Estimated Cost of Attendance - $75,402
CORPORATE PARTNERSHIP / AFFILIATES
Northeastern University (NU or NEU) is a private research university offering undergraduate and graduate programs globally on its main campus and other satellite campuses. These satellite campuses are located in Charlotte, North Carolina; San Jose, California; Seattle, Washington; San Francisco, California; Portland, Maine; and Toronto and Vancouver, Canada. NEU was established in 1898 and today is academically affiliated with the AICUM, NAICU, UPNE, URA, and space-grant associations.
NEU first began in May 1896 as an Evening Institute for Younger Men, established by the directors of Boston’s Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), the first in the US. The institute offered roughly thirty courses and promoted banjo clubs, camera clubs, orchestra, and weekly parliamentary debates to improve, coordinate, and merge all the classes that had evolved in education over the past 40 years. The year 1898 brought a turn of events as the institute held its first class at its new headquarters building at the center of the Boylston and Berkeley streets in Boston, followed by the formal establishment of the School of Law.
In 1916, the institute was incorporated as Northeastern College by a bill introduced into the Massachusetts Legislature. The institute established a polytechnic school, a school of commerce and finance, and an automobile engineering school, the first of its kind in the country, in 1903, 1904, and 1907 respectively. The polytechnic school started offering cooperative engineering courses with eight students in 1909. But, in 1929, the Cooperative School of Engineering was changed to the College of Engineering; it was also authorized to grant degrees in civil, electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering.
Five years after the inauguration of Northeastern College’s first president, the college changed its name to Northeastern University to reflect the increasing depth of its instructions. In the early 1990s, a transition movement began at the college led by then-president of the university, Richard M. Freeland, which saw a better integration of classroom learning with workplace experience. NEU’s academic programs have experienced success, especially seen in the number of alumni associated with the school. The school boasts alumni, including governors, ministers, activists, and more globally.