How much does Northeastern University cost?

Northeastern University Cost of Attendance
In-state $49,497
Out-of-state $49,497
On-Campus Room and Board $15,880
Off-Campus Room and Board $15,660
Average Annual Cost $30,784
Average Cost by Family Income
Family Income Average Cost
Under $30,000 $12,340
$30,000-$48,000 $11,478
$48,000-$75,000 $18,810
$75,000-$110,000 $25,860
Over $110,000 $41,694

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 75% $26,988
Federal Grants 15% $6,649
Pell grants 15% $4,337
Other federal grants 11% $2,906
State/local goverment grant or scholarships 4% $2,742
Institutional grants or scholarships 70% $33,312
Student loan aid 46% $6,025
Federal student loans 46% $5,868
Other student loans

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Micro-scholarships* Colleges Awarding Amount
Do an extracurricular activity 278 Up to $2,000
Take a challenging class 300 Up to $3,000
Take a foreign language class 171 Up to $5,000
Have perfect attendance for a year 206 Up to $2,000
Play a sport 148 Up to $1,500

*GPA and other eligibility restrictions may apply

Northeastern University Admissions

What is Northeastern University's admissions rate?
Acceptance Rate 27%
Average GPA
SAT Submissions 33% of applicants
SAT Reading 680-750
SAT Math 690-770
SAT Writing 640-730
ACT Submissions 53% 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
Gender Balance

Student Diversity

Diversity Index: Chance you’ll bump into a diverse range of students
Hispanic or Latino
Black or African American
American Indian or Alaska Native
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

Northeastern University Graduation Success

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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 opportunitiesaround the world.


360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA

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