Northeastern University

3,104 reviews
  1. Boston, MA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    B+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    A-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Northeastern University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-AAA
Athletic Conference
Colonial Athletic Association
Address
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115

Northeastern University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
32%
SAT Range
1340-1500
ACT Range
31-33
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$30,546/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,240/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,092/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,435/ year
  • $76-110k
    $31,239/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,527/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
79%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.192 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.195 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.196 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
13,492Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 108 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    30%
  • Busy
    28%
  • Involved
    27%
  • Foreign
    6%
  • Inquisitive
    4%
  • Enthusiastic
    3%
  • Entitled/elitist
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
49%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.225 responses
Poll
64%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.281 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 121 responses
Report
  • Co-op
    69%
  • Academically strong
    14%
  • Diverse
    11%
  • Work hard, play hard.
    3%
  • Activities
    2%
  • International
    1%

After Northeastern University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
94%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.125 responses

Reviews

3,104 reviews
  • Excellent
    547
  • Very Good
    1187
  • Average
    1124
  • Poor
    163
  • Terrible
    83
I like how involved a student can get with the school. The university in general makes many events available to both current students and alumni/e, so it's easy to stay connected. The best part about Northeastern is probably the effort that the university puts forward to get its students out in the field. I have friends in hard science majors who become research assistants after class for professors, even though they are still underclassmen. And that's on top of the co-op program that they run! It's easily one of the university's biggest selling points. Given the chance, I probably would have picked my school over again, even if it wasn't initially my top pick.
  • College Sophomore
  • 8 months ago
As an International Business Administration Major I have the opportunity to get a minor in another language and study in another country for at least 4 months and to work for at least 6 months. That is pretty awesome!

I've had some really awesome professors and some pretty cool courses, I've had terrible professors, and I've had some alright professors.

I have high expectations. Northeastern is expensive.
I've had an amazing MIS professor, International Business professor, and Real Estate Investments professor.
They explained the material well, clearly defined expectations, stuck to them, and were very throughout.

I find most courses interactive and engaging. I'm not one for Accounting although I liked my professor and Investments has not been updated to reflect lessons from the recession.
In general I've found the Finance concentration lacking as it does not focus on International Accounting Standards which will be more commonly used in our generation.
Investments focuses way too much on memorizing formulas and doing silly problems than focusing on the theory and implementation of it in a work environment. We should be using analysis applications like Access and Excel.

I do love the supply chain courses although they all basically hit the same topics.

I will say there is a lot of activity in the clubs on campus and that you can grow a lot from them, especially ones associated with adding in your business education formation.

In general, I'm interested in learning best practices from my work experiences and then implementing them into entrepreneurial ventures.
There are a lot of resources for this mindset at Northeastern!
  • College Senior
  • Sep 15 2013
Going in, I chose Northeastern because I was accepted to the Honors program and got a fantastic merit scholarship. This school works really hard to attract the top students, and I can say from meeting my peers in the Honors program, that they do a great job of it. I have friends who were accepted to top Ivy League schools and chose NU because of the scholarships and opportunities. After starting classes here, I absolutely fell in love with the school. The Honors classes are very small (about 15-20 students), and allowed me to get to know other students and my professors well. One of the professors I had during my first semester even offered me a research position in the spring of my freshman year! The co-op program at Northeastern is also one-of-a-kind, and I look forward to starting my first co-op next spring.
  • College Sophomore
  • Aug 11 2015