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Rank: 155

Northeastern University

Northeastern University emphasizes work experience and experiential learning, with over 90% of undergraduates completing at least one cooperative education internship -- called a co-op -- during their college years. Students integrate classroom experience with periods of full-time employment with various startups, nongovernmental organizations, and research institutions. Both undergraduate and graduate students pursue research, with many presenting projects at the annual Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo. Northeastern offers over 190 majors, with programs in game development, landscape architecture, and more. The graduation rate is 88%, but don't let that high number fool you -- students enjoy themselves, too. Northeastern's Huskies compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Conference. The school also boasts nearly 500 clubs and organizations, including an Indonesian Student Association, a craft club, and a student-run record label. Northeastern students also enjoy easy access to Boston, where the school has its own stop on the subway system known as the T.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
FALL 2020 PLAN: Most of the classes at Northeastern University will be taught in a split class modality, with a number of students attending in-person, and others attending remotely. Fully remote classes will also be available. Face masks are required indoors. On-campus residences are open on a limited basis, as are dining halls.
costs
Est. Full Price 2020-2021
$72,400
% of students who get any grants
64%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$35,800
Average price for low-income students
$12,700
admissions
Acceptance rate
19%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1450/33
SAT/ACT Required for Fall 2021?
no
Enrollment
13,760
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
94%
% of need met
87%
% of students who get merit* grants
27%
Average merit grant
$13,710
student success
Graduation rate
88%
Average time to a degree
5 years
Average student debt
$25,000
Average salary within 5 years
$61,600
% earning more than $28,000
87%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Jan 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

coronavirus update

FALL 2020 PLAN: Most of the classes at Northeastern University will be taught in a split class modality, with a number of students attending in-person, and others attending remotely. Fully remote classes will also be available. Face masks are required indoors. On-campus residences are open on a limited basis, as are dining halls.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

* Full price of attendance includes on-campus room & board fees, which may not be applicable to all colleges' reopening plans this year.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, Money/American Institutes for Research calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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