Northeastern University


Highest Degree Offered: Doctoral

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Massachusetts


Northeastern is a highly-ranked, large, private university located in Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods of Boston, Massachusetts. Undergraduates can choose from 65 major programs among the university's six colleges. Business, engineering and health fields are some of the most popular among undergraduates. Northeastern's curriculum emphasizes experiential learning, and the school has a strong internship and co-op program that has often received national attention. High achieving students should check out the Northeastern Honors Program. In athletics, the Northeastern Huskies compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Association.

Most Popular Majors

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice Studies, Finance, Marketing, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology

Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 25837
Total Grad Students: 6402
Undergraduate Students: 19435
Faculty: 940

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 27:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 21:1

Percent Male: 49%
Percent Female: 51%

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Graduation and Retention Information

Four-Year Graduation Rate: %

Six-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

Transfer-Out Rate

Graduation and Retention Data From: Spring 2010

Contact Information

360 Huntington Ave
Boston Massachusetts 2115


Main Email:

Main Phone: 617-373-2000

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Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
Our most successful transfer applicants have earned a cumulative grade point of 3.3 or higher.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
You receive transfer credit for courses that compare with those that Northeastern offers in your academic program and in which you have earned a grade of C or better at another regionally accredited public and/or private institution.

Credits (Min/Max):
You may transfer up to 60 semester-hours of credit from an accredited two-year college, or up to 64 semester-hours from an accredited four-year college or any combination of two-and four-year college/university credit to a maximum of 64 credits.

Test Scores for Applying:
SAT and/or ACT scores are required if a student has completed fewer than 24 semester hours of college-level credit.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
We require one recommendation letter from an academic advisor, professor or employer to help us learn more about you as a student.

Essay(s) required:
All applicants are required to submit a statement (250 word minimum) that addresses your reasons for transferring and the objectives you hope to achieve.

Application Fee:
There is a $70 fee to apply.

Other Requirements:
Transfer students are required to apply to a specific college and major. Portfolio recommended for art and graphic design majors and required for music technology and studio art applicants. Mid-Term Grade Report.

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Standardized Testing

ACT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 28 32
SAT 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Critical Reading 610 700
Math 640 730
Writing 600 700

Standardized Testing Notes:

Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 2508

Transfers Accepted: 1287

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 51%

Freshmen Percentage Accepted: 35%

Difference Between Transfer and Freshmen Acceptance Rates: 16%

Admissions Data From: Fall 2010


Books: 1000

Other Expenses: 1800

Room and Board: 12760

Tuition and Fees: 38252

Total Cost: 53812

Note on Costs:

Costs Data From: 2011-12

Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Northeastern offers more than $70 million in grant and scholarship assistance, participates in all federal aid programs and offers an array of alternative financing and payment plans. Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at 617-373-3190.

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Average Amount of Aid – Grants:

Average Amount of Aid – Loans: 6264

Percent of New Students Receiving Aid: 85%

Percent of New Students Receiving Grants: 80%

Percent of New Students Receiving Loans: 58%

Financial Aid Data From: Fall 2010

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