Northeastern University is a private, comprehensive university focusing on cooperative education. Founded in 1898, it adopted coeducation in 1943. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Nursing, and Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions; the Schools of Engineering Technology and Journalism; and the Boston-Bouve College of Human Development Professions. It offers students an inside track to careers in the arts and sciences, business, engineering, criminal justice, law, health professions and more. Through its signature cooperative education program, this full-service school provides hands-on experience in more than 200 courses of study. Students come from throughout the United States and more than 100 countries to participate in a demanding and exciting mix of academics and work, graduating with both a degree and valuable on-the-job training for today's competitive workplace. Its 60-acre campus is located in Boston, near the Fenway.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
19,004
Undergraduates
9,236
Men - 48.6%
9,769
Women - 51.4%
8,598
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
20% of 64,459 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
720-790 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
690-750 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32-35 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$75,732
Tuition and Fees
$55,452
Room and Board
$17,480
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$43,986
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$33,570
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,371
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
12%
10-19
55%
20-29
7%
30-39
10%
40-49
9%
50-99
5%
Over 100
1%
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Boston Population
691,531
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston, MA
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
33% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
Husky
Sororities
17% of women participate
Fraternities
10% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0%
Asian
20%
Black/African-American
4.8%
Hispanic/Latino
10.4%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
6.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
54%
Unknown
4.3%
International Students
15.9%
First-Year Students Returning
96.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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