#13 Best Private Colleges in Massachusetts

Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts

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Student Population
Northeastern University overview
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Online northeastern.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Northeastern University overview
Size Large
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Northeastern University is a large four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 62,263 prospective students applied, and 11,240 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,996 enrolled in the school.  20,785 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 842 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $52,420 plus fees of $1,086. Northeastern is ranked 102 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Northeastern is rated within the top 21% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
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SAT 1390/1540
ACT 32/35
GPA 3.91
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Northeastern University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,000
Other Fees$1,086
Room and Board $16,930
Budget for Other Expenses$1,800
Total One Year Cost$73,236

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$69,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
77% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Northeastern University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 25%
Engineering 11%
Health Professions 11%
Social Sciences 9%
Communication 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167358 IPEDS survey data for Northeastern University.

Current students may use the Northeastern University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.