Northeastern University Admissions

The application fee is $75 for applying undergraduate school and $75 for graduate school at Northeastern University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$75
Graduate Application Fees$75
Admission Information
Online Application
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 18.05% and yield is 26.65%. 28,736 men and 33,527 women applied to Northeastern University and 5,273 men and 5,967 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,466 men and 1,530 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2019). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 18.05%18.35%17.80%
Yield 26.65%27.80%25.64%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2019-2020, 1,657 students (55% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 942 students (31%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 750 and 25th percentile is 680. The SAT Math score is 790 (75th) and 710 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 105 (75th percentile) and 105 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing680750
SAT Math710790
ACT Composite3235
ACT Math3035
ACT English3335
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Northeastern University are similar to the average score when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,462, ACT: 97 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

Northeastern University requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program and Recommendations to its applicants.The school recommends to submit High School GPA, High School Rank and High School Record (or Transcript). Next table summarizes Northeastern University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see Northeastern University online application page .
Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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