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Northeastern University


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Admission Requirements:
Students may enter the University with advanced credit on the basis of test scores on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP), the International Baccalaureate (I.B.), or on successful completion of accredited college-level courses before enrollment at Northeastern. In addition t...
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Visiting And Contact Information

360 Huntington Avenue

200 Kerr Hall

Boston, MA 02115

United States

Phone: 617-373-2200

Fax: 617-373-8780


Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 97
% Submitting Score:53%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:640 - 730
     Math Middle 50%:660 - 750
     Writing Middle 50%:640 - 720
% Submitting Score:33%
     ACT Middle 50%:30 - 33
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:64%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:91%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 47,364
Total applicants who are accepted: 15,301
Total of accepted students who enroll: 2,891
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 96%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $75.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/15
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Action Notification Date: 12/31
Early Action Plan Restrictive: No
Regular Application Deadline: 01/01
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Housing Deposit Amount: $400.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 2 years
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Considered
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Important
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Important
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:17
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:3
Academic Units Recommended:
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Key Statistics


  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
  • SAT:
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    640 - 730
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    660 - 750
  •      Writing Middle 50%:
    640 - 720
  • ACT:
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    30 - 33
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
  • Regular Application Deadline:
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