Northeastern University: Tuition Fees, Acceptance Rate, Rankings, Courses

Northeastern University (NU or NEU) is a private research university with its main campus in Boston. Established in 1898, the university offers undergraduate and graduate programs on its main campus as well as satellite campuses in Charlotte, North CarolinaSeattle, WashingtonSan Jose, CaliforniaOakland, CaliforniaPortland, Maine; and Toronto and Vancouver in Canada. In 2019, Northeastern purchased the New College of the Humanities in London, England.

The university’s enrollment is approximately 19,000 undergraduate students and 8,600 graduate students. It is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” Northeastern faculty and alumni include Nobel Prize laureates, Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, and Churchill scholars. Undergraduate admission to the university is categorized as “most selective.”


Northeastern features a cooperative education program, more commonly known as “co-op,” that integrates classroom study with professional experience and includes over 3,100 partners across all seven continents. The program has been a key part of Northeastern’s curriculum of experiential learning for more than a hundred years and is one of the largest co-op/internship programs in the world. While not required for all academic disciplines, participation is nearly universal among undergraduate students. Northeastern also has a comprehensive study abroad program that spans more than 170 universities and colleges.]

Northeastern is a large, highly residential university. Most undergraduate students choose to live on campus but third-years and above have the option to live off campus. Seventy-eight percent of Northeastern students receive some form of financial aid. In the 2020–21 school year, the university has committed $355 million in grant and scholarship assistance. In 2019, Northeastern’s six-year graduation rate was 89 percent.


The university’s sports teams, the Northeastern Huskies, compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) in 18 varsity sports. The men’s and women’s hockey teams compete in Hockey East, while the men’s and women’s rowing teams compete in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC) and Eastern Association of Women’s Rowing Colleges (EAWRC), respectively. Men’s Track and Field has won the CAA back to back years in 2015 and 2016. In 2013, men’s basketball won its first CAA regular season championship, men’s soccer won the CAA title for the first time, and women’s ice hockey won a record 16th Beanpot championship. The Northeastern men’s hockey team won the 2018, 2019, and 2020 Beanpot, defeating Boston UniversityBoston College, and Harvard.


The information below relates exclusively to the Fall 2022 program. Updated information about the Fall 2023 program will be published in early 2023. The estimated cost for all Program locations for the Fall 2022 semester is $37, 750 (USD). This cost includes $28,000 for tuition and a $9,750 program fee.



Northeastern University admissions is most selective with an acceptance rate of 18%. Half the applicants admitted to Northeastern University have an SAT score between 1430 and 1550 or an ACT score of 33 and 35.


2022 Rankings

Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence. Read more about how we rank schools.


in National Universities (tie)


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in Most Innovative Schools

At schools whose highest degree is a doctorate
Bachelor’s Programmes
From US Dept of Education (IPEDS)
Areas of study2021 graduates
Computer and information sciences9.5%
Mechanical engineering5.5%
Econometrics and quantitative economics3.5%
Computer engineering3.2%
Health and medical administrative services3.1%
Research and experimental psychology3%
International business/trade/commerce2.8%
Registered nursing/registered nurse2.8%
Chemical engineering2.7%
Biology/biological sciences2.6%
Civil engineering2.5%
Political science and government2.1%
Industrial engineering2%
Speech communication and rhetoric2%
International relations and affairs1.6%
Cell/cellular and molecular biology1.5%
Electrical and electronics engineering1.5%
Communication and media studies1.3%
Graphic design1.1%
Physical therapy/therapist1.1%
Environmental science0.8%
Political science and government0.8%
Criminal justice/safety studies0.8%
Environmental studies0.7%
Corrections and criminal justice0.6%
English language and literature0.5%
Data modeling/warehousing and database administration0.5%
Computer and information systems security/information assurance0.4%
Architectural and building sciences/technology0.4%
Human services0.4%
Drama and dramatics/theatre arts0.4%
Development economics and international development0.3%
Marine biology and biological oceanography0.3%
Game and interactive media design0.2%
Digital arts0.2%
American sign language (asl)0.1%
Biological and biomedical sciences0.1%
Fine/studio arts0.1%
Pharmaceutical sciences0.1%
Architectural history and criticism0.1%
Asian studies/civilization0.1%
Ecology and evolutionary biology0.1%
Information science/studies< 0.1%
Spanish language and literature< 0.1%
Social sciences< 0.1%
Photography< 0.1%
Landscape architecture< 0.1%
Religion/religious studies< 0.1%
Geology/earth science< 0.1%
Design and applied arts



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