Northeastern University

3,038 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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.137 responses
69%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.136 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.137 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 59 responses
Report
  • Involved
    32%
  • Ambitious
    24%
  • Busy
    24%
  • Foreign
    8%
  • Inquisitive
    5%
  • Enthusiastic
    3%
  • Apathetic
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
81%
Poll
50%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.175 responses
Poll
63%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.230 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
Report
  • Co-op
    58%
  • Academically strong
    23%
  • Diverse
    15%
  • Activities
    4%

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%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.56 responses

Reviews

3,038 reviews
  • Excellent
    522
  • Very Good
    1158
  • Average
    1098
  • Poor
    159
  • Terrible
    81
Northeastern University is such an amazing place to study. My favorite part is the co-op program, in which you spend at least one semester off from classes and gain real-world work experience! There are also tons of opportunities to go abroad and do research with highly skilled faculty members. The professors are all super qualified and want you to learn; they really take an interest in you as an individual.
  • Senior
  • 2 hours ago
I really enjoy Northeastern University's commitment to diversity. The president appears to be very supportive of fostering an environment that is accepting of differences and using differences between individuals to come up with innovate results.
  • Graduate Student
  • 9 days ago
Co-op is what makes Northeastern unique and is the main reason I went there. Even with the subpar housing options (not enough for everybody), I would still choose to go there just for co-op
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago