With an acceptance rate of 27.4%, Northeastern University aims at giving its students class apart education. The university has campuses in and beyond Boston and provides 435 professional programs for bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral degrees. With a faculty over 2,500 in number, the university has over 2,711 staff and 220 research professionals.
The minimum GPA required for admissions at Northeastern 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% international students, the student population represents around 122 nations. According to the survey conducted by the university, 98% of students found employment or proceeded with postgraduate studies after graduating.
|University Type||Private (nonprofit)|
|Application Portal||Common application portal |
Coalition application portal
|Application Fee||Graduation – 75 USD |
Post-graduation – 75-100 USD
|Payment Mode||E-check, check, credit card, mail or in-person payments|
|Undergraduate Acceptance Rate (Fall 2018)||19.3%|
|SAT (reading and writing) |
|680 – 750 |
690 – 770
|ACT||31 – 34|
|International Student population||7,500+|
|Tuition||51,522 USD – Undergraduation |
24,309 USD – Graduation
|Financial aid||Grants, loans, work earnings|
|Undergraduate||Early Decision I||November 1|
|Undergraduate||Early Decision II||January 1|
|Undergraduate||Early Action||November 1|
|Undergraduate||Regular Decision||January 1|
|Postgraduate||Regular Decision||Varies with each program|
International applicants are required to provide additional documents while applying with the Northeast university.
For international students, following documents need to be provided while applying at Northeastern University:
The minimum test scores required are mentioned below:
Other ways to demonstrate English proficiency:
|IB English A Exam||6-7|
|IB English B Exam||7|
In fall 2018, Northeastern University received 62,272 applications out of which 12,042 applicants were accepted. With an acceptance rate of 19.3%, the university offers 92 undergraduate majors and 142 combined majors. Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Bioengineering are some of the majors offered by Northeastern University which have the highest growth.
Application fee: 75 USD
With more than 200 different programs available in-class, online, and hybrid graduate degrees across 20 areas of study, Northeastern University graduate admissions have varying processes and requirements.
Application fee: Ranges from 75 USD to 100 USD depending on the program
General Application Requirements: Different programs may need to provide additional requirements. International applicants seeking admission in Northeastern University requires following documents while applying:
Currently, Northeastern University graduates starting median salary is 54,100 USD while graduates pursuing MBA go as high as 139,200 USD annually.
The requirements and admission deadlines for some of the courses are tabulated below.
|Course||Application Portal||Application Deadline||Application Fee||Academic Requirements||Minimum English Language Proficiency|
|MS Artificial Intelligence||University Graduate Admissions Portal||Fall: May 1;|
Spring: Oct 15
|75 USD||Transcripts, SOP, Resume, LOR, GRE score(59147V/152Q/3.5AW),, GPA-3.0.||TOEFL- 100 total;|
|MS Computer Science||University graduate admissions portal||Fall: April 15;|
Spring: Oct 26
|75 USD||Transcripts, SOP, Resume, 5 LOR, GRE score, GPA-3.0||TOEFL score IBT: 100;|
IELTS score: 7.5
|MS, Data Analytics Engineering||University graduate admissions portal||Early action: Jan 15;|
Fall: May 15;
Spring Priority: September 15
|75 USD||Personal statement, Transcripts, 2 LOR, GRE scores (except for students who are affiliated from ABET), GPA-3.0||TOEFL iBT- 79|
|MS Bioengineering||University graduate admissions portal||Early action: January 15;|
Fall: May 15;
Spring Priority: September 15
|75 USD||Personal statement, Transcripts, 2 LOR, GRE scores , GPA-3.0||TOEFL iBT- 79|
|MA Political Science||University graduate admissions portal||Fall: June 15;|
Spring: October 1
|75 USD||3 LOR, SOP, Resume, Unofficial transcripts, Writing sample, GRE(applicants with less than 3 years of work experience) GPA-3.0||TOEFL iBT- 100;|
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. International applicants intending to avail scholarships and financial aid need to apply by the specified deadlines.