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Northeastern University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Updated On - October 22nd 2019By -  Bhavya Rawal

With an acceptance rate of 29%, Northeastern University aims at giving its students class apart education. The minimum GPA for admissions at Northeast University is 4.0. The AP and IB tests are considered important to show the ability to excel in academic challenges. Early Action/ Decision admission is offered at Northeastern University. With 20% of international students, the student population represents around 122 nations.

  • Applications are available with online portals, Common application portal and Coalition application portal.
  • For postgraduate international students, English language proficiency tests are required.
  • The graduation rate of the university is 82%
  • The application fee is 75 USD


Application PortalCommon application portal
Coalition application portal
Application FeeGraduation: 75 USD
Post-graduation: 75-100 USD
Payment ModeE-check, check, credit card, mail or in-person payments
GPA Range4.0
Acceptance Rate29%
SAT (reading and writing) SAT (math)650-740 680-770
Undergraduate TuitionUnder Graduation- 51,522 USD
Graduation- 24,309 USD
Financial aidGrants, loans, work earnings

Northeastern University Admission Deadlines

Early Decision INov 1
Early Decision IIJan 1
Early ActionNov 1
Regular DecisionJan 1

Northeast University International Admissions

International applicants are required to provide additional documents while applying with the Northeast university.

Admission Requirements for International Applicants

For undergrad students

  • Academic records- high school transcripts
  • Results from any AP exams, IB diploma results, or at least three higher level course results
  • English language efficiency test
  • Interview for non-native English-speaking students
  • Counselor recommendation and teacher evaluation
  • One to three letters of recommendations
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Official GRE, GMAT or LSAT scores, as required by some departments.
  • Personal statement of purpose

English Language Requirements

The minimum test scores required are mentioned below:

PTE academic68
TOEFL (internet-based)100

Other ways to demonstrate English proficiency:

AP exam4-5
IB English A Exam6-7
IB English B Exam7

Visa requirements for international students

  • After being accepted by the college, the applicants will be able to apply for a visa. The university will issue I-20.
  • Submit a supporting bank letter/ Certification of Finances, a copy of Passport or national ID to obtain Form I-20 from the University.
  • Apply for F-1 Visa
  • Schedule visa interview

Northeast University Undergraduate Admission

Where to apply: Common application portal and Coalition application portal.

Application fee: 75 USD

Admission Requirements:

  • High school transcripts.
  • Scores of exams like GCSE, O-Levels, SPM, WASC, or Indian SSC.
  • Official transcripts filled in and completed by the applicant.
  • English language proficiency test
  • Predicted grades in the absence of result.

Northeast University Graduate Courses Admissions

The university offers more than 150 graduate program courses. The requirements and admission process varies for these courses.

CourseApplication PortalApplication DeadlineApplication FeeAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MS Artificial IntelligenceUniversity Graduate Admissions PortalFall: May 1;
Spring: Oct 15
75 USDTranscripts, SOP, Resume, 5 LOR, GRE score, GPA-3.0.TOEFL- 100 total;
IELTS- 7.5
MS Computer ScienceUniversity graduate admissions portalFall: May 1;
Spring: Oct 15
75 USDTranscripts, SOP, Resume, 5 LOR, GRE score, GPA-3.0TOEFL score IBT: 100;
IELTS score: 7.5
MS, Data Analytics EngineeringUniversity graduate admissions portalEarly action: Jan 15;
Fall: May 15;
Spring Priority: September 15
75 USDPersonal statement, Transcripts, 2 LOR, GRE scores (except for students who are affiliated from ABET), GPA-3.0TOEFL iBT- 79 pBT- 550 cBT- 213;
IELTS- 6.5
MA Political ScienceUniversity graduate admissions portalFall: May 1;
Spring: Oct 15
75 USD3 LOR, SOP, Resume, Unofficial  transcripts, Writing sample, GPA-3.0TOEFL iBT- 100;
IELTS 7.0  

Admission decisions for early decision I are made by December 15, early decision II are made by February 15, early action are made by February 1, and regular decision are made by April 1. Admission

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