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, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 18.05% and the 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 in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants62,26328,73633,527
Admitted11,2405,2735,967
Enrolled2,9961,4661,530
Acceptance Rate 18.05%18.35%17.80%
Yield 26.65%27.80%25.64%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the 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 the 25th percentile is 680. The SAT Math score is 790 (75th) and 710 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 32 (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

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 .
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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