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IPEDS ID: 167358
OPE ID: 00219900
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Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005
General information:  (617) 373-2000
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Doctor's degree - professional practice
Doctor's degree - other
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  19,940 (13,697 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  14 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Athletic Graduation
Mission Statement
  Northeastern University's mission is to educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment and to create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs. We provide a world-based approach to education and research. Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential research university. Grounded in its signature cooperative education program, the University today provides unprecedented experiential learning opportunities
around the world.
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Distance education opportunities - graduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty1,257403
Research and public service226
Total graduate assistants-1,009
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$40,086$41,686$43,440$45,5304.8%
Books and supplies$1,000$1,000$1,000$1,0000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$13,140$13,610$14,050$14,4703.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$13,140$13,610$14,050$14,4703.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$56,026$58,096$60,290$62,8004.2%
Off Campus$56,026$58,096$60,290$62,8004.2%
Off Campus with Family$42,886$44,486$46,240$48,3304.5%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid12,21375%————
Grant or scholarship aid2,07370%$63,063,661$30,421
Federal grants37813%$2,503,973$6,624
Pell grants37713%$1,625,942$4,313
Other federal grants33311%$878,031$2,637
State/local government grant or scholarships1124%$250,324$2,235
Institutional grants or scholarships2,06870%$60,309,364$29,163
Student loan aid1,29044%$8,024,232$6,220
Federal student loans1,29044%$8,024,232$6,220
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid18,82665%$205,241,307$23,254
Pell grants1,67512%$7,194,982$4,296
Federal student loans5,52641%$36,068,682$6,527
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$30,376$30,546$29,779
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$18,570$18,240$13,970
$30,001 – $48,000$22,895$21,092$14,709
$48,001 – $75,000$27,371$24,435$19,493
$75,001 – $110,000$31,612$31,239$26,324
$110,001 and more$39,105$40,527$38,909
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment19,940
Undergraduate enrollment13,697
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment517
Graduate enrollment6,243
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 100%
Part-time: 0%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 12%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 7%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 48%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 6%
Non-resident alien: 20%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 99%
25 and over: 1%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 16%
Out-of-state: 63%
Foreign countries: 21%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 86%
Part-time: 14%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 94%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 3%
Enrolled in some distance education: 6%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 91%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2015
Number of applicants50,52323,47427,047
Percent admitted28%29%28%
Percent admitted who enrolled19%21%18%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2015 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading660740
SAT Math680770
SAT Writing640730
ACT Composite3134
ACT English2734
ACT Math2734
ACT Writing79
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 97%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 83 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 84%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
[Began in Fall 2007]
4-year: 0%
6-year: 83%
8-year: 83%
[Began in Fall 2009]
4-year: 0%
6-year: 84%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2007 or Fall 2009
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 81%
Female: 88%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 57%
Asian: 85%
Black or African American: 84%
Hispanic/Latino: 82%
White: 86%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 84%
Non-resident alien: 80%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2009 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctorPostgraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Environmental Design/Architecture-6--
Landscape Architecture1---
Category total5949--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
African-American/Black Studies0---
Asian Studies/Civilization4---
Category total4---
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other1---
Biology/Biological Sciences, General13886-
Biomedical Sciences, General-30-
Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography682-
Category total283488-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General0---
Business/Commerce, General714199--
Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations, Other-0--
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies08--
Finance, General076--
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General0---
International Business/Trade/Commerce1178--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management0---
Management Information Systems, General0---
Management Science-0--
Marketing/Marketing Management, General0---
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management-0--
Operations Management and Supervision0---
Organizational Leadership00--
Category total831435--
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects3---
Category total3---
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Communication and Media Studies, Other1---
Communication, General1580--
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-0--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric00--
Technical and Scientific Communication-0--
Category total1998--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General9623912-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications-72--
Information Science/Studies1100-
Information Technology00--
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design---0
Category total107311120
College Student Counseling and Personnel Services-22--
Education, General-000
Educational Leadership and Administration, General---0
Elementary Education and Teaching-0--
Secondary Education and Teaching-0--
Category total-2200
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering--0-
Chemical Engineering75105-
Civil Engineering, General94647-
Computer Engineering, General38-10-
Computer Software Engineering-104--
Electrical and Electronics Engineering6216115-
Engineering, General-840-
Engineering, Other-34-
Industrial Engineering60335-
Mechanical Engineering190947-
Operations Research-18--
Systems Engineering-25--
Category total51959653-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician0---
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician0---
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician0---
Category total0---
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General4147-
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing00--
Writing, General-0--
Category total4147-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)9---
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other3---
French Language and Literature0---
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation-0--
Spanish Language and Literature3---
Category total220--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer0---
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist1541--
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling---4
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other57---
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator0---
Medical Informatics-00-
Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry-20-
Nurse Anesthetist-18-2
Pharmaceutical Sciences9305-
Pharmacy Administration and Pharmacy Policy and Regulatory Affairs-0--
Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration, Other130---
Physical Therapy/Therapist0-107-
Physician Assistant-0--
Public Health, General216--
Public Health, Other--0-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse25563210
Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Professions, Other83---
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist-0--
Category total55117024516
History, General26172-
Category total26172-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other0---
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-0--
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies75225-
Category total75225-
Legal Professions and Studies
Advanced Legal Research/Studies, General-34--
Legal Professions and Studies, Other-58-
Category total-39179-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies10--
Category total10--
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General-12--
Mathematics, General4714-
Category total47134-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
International/Global Studies-0--
Nutrition Sciences-0--
Category total-0--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science33---
Environmental Studies31---
Category total64---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-6--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-0--
Category total-6--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Jewish/Judaic Studies0---
Religion/Religious Studies1---
Category total8---
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General352319-
Geology/Earth Science, General2---
Physics, General9911-
Category total463230-
Applied Behavior Analysis-7d--
Counseling Psychology-2522
Psychology, General17004-
School Psychology-30520
Category total17062d1122
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General350--
Public Administration-0--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other0---
Public Policy Analysis, General-150-
Category total35150-
Social Sciences
Cultural Anthropology1---
Development Economics and International Development14---
Economics, General109382-
International Relations and Affairs106---
Political Science and Government, General110134-
Category total3775610-
Visual and Performing Arts
Design and Visual Communications, General-4--
Digital Arts2---
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General11---
Film/Cinema/Video Studies15---
Fine/Studio Arts, General230--
Graphic Design38---
Music, General63---
Music, Other-10--
Category total15314--
Grand total3,6211,91956638
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 123
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 28
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 7
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $22,312
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $15,474
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: $4,080
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Full-time students: 100%
Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-AAA MenWomen
All Track Combined126118
Field Hockey25
Ice Hockey2925
Swimming and Diving38
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education12/1/1940 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Pharmacy (PHAR) - Professional degree programs6/30/1964 -  Accredited
American Bar Association, Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
Law (LAW) - Professional schools1/1/1969 -  Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist1/1/1930 -  Accredited
American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation
Professional/Scientific Psychology (PSPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/31/1995 -  Accredited
School Psychology (SCPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs10/8/2013 -  Accredited
Counseling Psychology (COPSY) - PhD Doctoral programs5/6/2014 - 9/1/2016Resigned
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Audiology (AUD) - Graduate degree programs5/1/1981 - 5/1/2006Resigned
Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) - Graduate degree programs5/1/1981 -  Accredited
Clinical doctoral program in Audiology5/1/2006 -  Accredited
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels10/9/2004 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels10/9/2004 -  Accredited
Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels4/22/2014 -  Accredited
Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs
Nurse Anesthesia (ANEST) - Institutions and programs at the master's degree, post master's certificate or doctoral degree levels(!)5/1/1962 -  Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health
Public Health Programs (PHPG) - Graduate level program offered outside a school of public health10/15/2011 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession441
Drug law violations131185127
Liquor law violations478226
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession421
Drug law violations123159104
Liquor law violations428223
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible411
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)10
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault341
Motor vehicle theft000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible39
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault210
Motor vehicle theft000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate1.9%2.8%4.2%
Number in default100142195
Number in repayment5,2015,0574,537
  • These default rates apply to all locations of this institution.
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)