How much does Northeastern University cost?

Northeastern University Cost of Attendance
In-state $51,522
Out-of-state $51,522
On-Campus Room and Board $16,270
Off-Campus Room and Board $15,660
Average Annual Cost $34,245
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $12,168
$30,000-$48,000 $14,186
$48,000-$75,000 $18,627
$75,000-$110,000 $27,272
Over $110,000 $44,248

Northeastern University Financial Aid and Debt


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Financial Aid Breakdown for Full-time Incoming Freshman

Aid Type % Receiving Average Amount
Grant or scholarship aid 77% $28,199
Federal Grants 13% $8,009
Pell grants 13% $5,580
Other federal grants 12% $3,045
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 5% $2,535
Institutional grants or scholarships 72% $32,228
Student loan aid 43% $6,792
Federal student loans 43% $5,918
Other student loans 2% $19,448

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do community service 312 Up to $500
Take a challenging class 322 Up to $3,000
Play a sport 156 Up to $1,500
Have work experience 212 Up to $12,000
Visit a college campus 308 Up to $8,500
Attend a summer program 156 Up to $4,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Northeastern University Admissions

What is Northeastern University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 19%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 39% of applicants
SAT Reading 670-750
SAT Math 690-790
SAT Writing 640-730
ACT Submissions 45% of applicants
Composite Score 32-34

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Northeastern University Campus Life


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Student Population

Campus Life
Total undergraduates 13825
Living on campus
Transfer Students 100%
Under Age 25
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3 Student Testimonials



Freshman · Mechanical Engineering

Immediately upon arriving at campus, there was Fall Fest to find out about clubs and get involved right away. I hadn't planned on continuing to dance in college, but I found NUDANCO, which suited my needs perfectly. I knew I wanted to get involved with writing, and I found NU Science. Finally, I knew I wanted to be part of a team that pushed me past my boundaries. Paradigm Hyperloop does just that and now I find myself heading to California to showcase a new vehicle to Elon Musk.



Freshman · Public Health

At Northeastern, I have been able to be involved from my first few weeks here. In the few months I’ve been here, I have been able to be apart of some great clubs on campus and be apart of a research/service project. The classes at Northeastern are really interesting and challenging to an attainable degree. At Northeastern, I love the people I’ve met and the people I’ve seen around campus. Everyone is so nice and supportive.



Freshman · Pre-Medicine / Pre-Medical Studies

I love the opportunities you are offered here, co-op is really big and allows you to explore what you want to do on a better level. The classes are fair enough for the most part depending on the teacher and how much work you put in. There are so many clubs you can join, and it’s relatively easy to create your own. It’s easy to get involved in student life if you want to so definitely explore all the options that are given. I love the vibe of the city campus (it can also be very quiet)!

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About Northeastern University

Northeastern University's mission is to educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and to create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs. We provide a world-based approach to education and research. Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential research university. Grounded in its signature cooperative education program, the University today provides unprecedented experiential learning opportunities around the world.


360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA

Type Private
Profit Status not-for-profit
Category Research Universities
Setting Large City
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