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Springfield CollegeSpringfield, MA
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Northeastern UniversityBoston, MA
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#10 in Federal Region I Universities
Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered DegreeBachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$40,480Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$57,592
expensive$33,535Graduate Tuitioncheaper$26,095
Less$24,269Average Financial Aid AmountMore$28,535
Admission
Lower1,250 SAT
24 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,475 SAT
34 ACT
Easier63%Acceptance RateTighter20%
Lower24%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable27%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Formal Demonstration of Competencies
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller3,068Total EnrollmentLarger22,905
Smaller2,188Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger15,156
Smaller880Graduate Student PopulationLarger7,749
-Online Student Population663
Completion & Outcomes
Lower73%Graduate RateHigher90%
-Transfer-out Rate6%
Lower81%Retention RateHigher97%
Special Learning Opportunity
ROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 2,144)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 9,517)
✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,720)Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $7,940)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty12 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty14 to 1
378Number of faculties1,885
Lower$71,109Average Faculty SalaryHigher$122,650
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.