Northeastern University

Acceptance Rate 20 %
SAT Average 1,475
Tuition & Fees $55,452
Student Population 22,905
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $28,535

Academic Overview

Northeastern University Campus, Boston, MA
Northeastern University is a private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years institute located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a Research University (very high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice. The 2021 tuition & fees are $55,452 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 22,905 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 20% and the graduation rate is 90% last year.
The salary after graduation from Northeastern University varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $74,200. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Northeastern University are $55,452. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $25,558 on average.
Northeastern University 2021 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at Northeastern. The acceptance rate of Northeastern is 20% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 27%. The average graduation rate is 90% and the transfer-out rate is 6%. The average received amount of financial aid is $28,535 and 64% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 22,905 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 14 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Northeastern University is 20 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Northeastern University is 90 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Northeastern University is 6 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Northeastern University is 97 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Northeastern University is 22,905
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Northeastern University is 14 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $28,535 at Northeastern University.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

Northeastern offers 186 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree770
Master's Degree680
Post Master's Degree50
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship320
Doctor's degree - professional practice40

Special Learning Opportunities

Northeastern University offers online education (distance learning opportunities) for both undergraduate and graduate programs. The school provides ROTC, teacher certification and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassUndergraduate , Graduate
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:9,517)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $7,940)

Veterans Benefits

Northeastern University has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges