Northeastern University (NU)

Boston, MA

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Northeastern University

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Northeastern University Applicant Information

Important Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline January 15
SAT / ACT Scores Due February 15
College Will Notify April 1

Admission Rate

  • Men
  • Women
  Men Women Total
Applied 20,379 23,829 44,208
Accepted 6,513 7,571 14,084
Acceptance Rate 32% 32% 31%
Enrolled 1,339 1,325 2,664

NU Test Scores

Note: All test score ranges and GPA are approximations based on available data. Falling within a school’s displayed range for test scores and/or GPA does not guarantee admission to that school.


SAT Scores

(58% of Students Admitted to Northeastern University Submit SAT Scores)

  • Verbal 630 to 720
  • Math 650 to 740
  • Writing 610 to 710
  • Verbal
  • Math
  • Writing
Category Verbal Math Writing
Top 75th Percentile 720 740 710
Bottom 25th Percentile 630 650 610

Northeastern University Application Requirements

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($75)   Very Important
High School Diploma or Equivalent   Very Important
High School GPA   Very Important
High School Rank   Considered
High School Transcript   Very Important
Recommendations   Very Important
Essay     Very Important
Extracurricular Activities     Important
Volunteer Work     Important
Standardized Test Score(s)   Very Important
Interview     Considered
Competencies   Important
TOEFL   Very Important

High School Prerequisites

Subject Years Required Years Recommended
English 4 4
Foreign Language 2 4
History 2 2
Math 3 4
Science 3 4
Social Studies 3 3
Lab 2 4
Electives 1 1

Northeastern University Transfer Students

Undergraduate Enrollment 21,904 (97%)
Undergraduate Transfer-in Enrollment 621 (2%)

Northeastern University Admissons Requirements for Transfers

  Required Recommended Considered
Application Fee ($75)   Very Important
Credits (minimum 12)   Very Important
GPA (minimum 2.50)   Very Important
High School Transcript   Important
College Transcript   Very Important
Essay/Personal Statement   Very Important
Interview     Not Considered
Standardized Test Scores   Important
Statement of Good Standing
from Prior Institution(s)
  Very Important

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