Admissions Information

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 Informationhttps://www.northeastern.edu/admissions/
Online Applicationhttps://www.commonapp.org/
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Post-Master Certificate, Doctoral (Research), Doctoral (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 18.38% and the yield is 32.57%. 32,535 men and 42,709 women applied to Northeastern and 5,351 men and 8,478 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,777 men and 2,727 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants75,24432,53542,709
Admitted13,8295,3518,478
Enrolled4,5041,7772,727
Acceptance Rate 18.38%16.45%19.85%
Yield 32.57%33.21%32.17%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 1,248 students (28% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 627 students (14%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 760 and the 25th percentile is 700. The SAT Math score is 790 (75th) and 730 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 33 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing700760
SAT Math730790
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math3035
ACT English3435
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Northeastern University are relatively high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,469, ACT: 98 - private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It 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). The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Northeastern University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
Northeastern Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRecommended
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRecommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRecommended
Admission Test ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended



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