Northeastern University

360 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
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Questions and Answers about Northeastern University

Caleb A.
5 months ago
What jobs are available on campus for Northeastern undergraduates?
Caleb A.
5 months ago
Does work study get applied towards tuition?
Caleb A.
5 months ago
How do students receive work-study at Northeastern University?
Caleb A.
5 months ago
What are your strongest majors and what programs do you offer to support them?
Natalia S.
5 months ago
What is the average amount of financial aid students receive at Northeastern University?
Tyler P.
5 months ago
Where can I find information about tryouts for intramural club teams?
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Majors offered at Northeastern University

Biggest majors
Business/Commerce, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Mechanical Engineering

Academics at Northeastern University

1360-1540
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Required with application
32-34
ACT Score Range
1
36
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
14 to 1
Selectivity
Selective (19% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Northeastern University Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Northeastern University Students24%22%40%19%4%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Northeastern University Students
19%
78%
Male
Female
< 3% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Northeastern University students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer129k
Software Engineer93k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)78k
Mechanical Engineer75k
Project Engineer75k
Physical Therapist (PT)70k
Data Analyst68k
Based on 38,374 student responses
65kAvg. Early Career Pay
109.7kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
47%in High-Meaning careers
40%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Northeastern University

Northeastern University financial aid

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Student reviews of Northeastern University

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Known for

Great internship and research opportunities
Close to activities in a city
Good work-study options
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Welcoming student body
Claire Celestin
Reading
Babysitting And Childcare
Advocacy And Activism
Pilates

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

I often say that my education at Northeastern University wasn't the typical college experience: I felt like it was more like BootCamp for life beyond college because I spent 1.5 years working full-time thanks to Northeastern's Co-Op Program. Although at the time I felt like I was missing out on what TV portrays as the 'typical college experience' I've realized in hindsight just how unique and incredible the Northeastern experience truly is. The Co-Op program allowed me to come out of undergraduate university with an impressive resume and opened the doors to a wealth of opportunities for me!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It doesn't have that 'typical college feel' that you might find at a state school or a school that isn't located right in the middle of a major city. This can make the college experience a bit isolating and difficult in a strange way, however, I'm a firm believer that the person and not the location makes the experience.

Kevin Hutsell
Tennis
Music
Trivia

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The co-op program is excellent and provides great opportunities.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Prospective students should be aware of the experiential learning opportunities available to them.

Christopher Outlaw
Singing
Science
Neuroscience

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I really liked the Northeastern community. Especially during COVID, Protect the Pack was a great initiative coined to connect students with the desire to stay safe and wear masks to prevent spread. While the mandates have started to fade, I still feel deeply attached to the community and connected to the students for endeavoring this past year and making our community of tight-knit huskies even tighter!

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Be aware of FUNDIES 1 and the dining halls. The dorms are what you make of it, but the dining halls fill up pretty quickly if you're not prepared and this class is meant to break students who aren't fully committed to computer science as a major or minor requirement.

Adriana Lanza
Crocheting
Knitting
Ukulele
Guitar + 9 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Honestly, I love the diversity of people attending Northeastern. A lot of my friends aren't in the same major I am or even the same field, so it's fun seeing diverse perspectives and hanging out with people who you don't attend class with. I also really love the professors who teach here. There are some bad apples, but for the most part, professors really do care about their students and want students to pass their courses with flying colors. The research here is also amazing. In my two years, I have worked in four different research labs and have loved every single one. It's really easy to get started as a freshman and start doing research that you love.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Getting financial aid can be tricky. Personally, I didn't have any trouble with it, but I have heard things from others that make me a bit upset.

Ousman Jobe
Drawing And Illustration
Table Tennis
Writing
Singing + 9 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like how approachable and caring most professors are. It really helps decrease the magnitude of pressure from assignments and exams. I also love how some lectures like philosophy lectures are very fun, captivating, and engaging. However, lectures such as the mathematics of data models and fundamentals of computer science can be extremely boring, hard to understand, and sometimes contain unnecessary content. A few classes rush through their syllabuses so it can be quite difficult to keep up.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I don't like expensive tuition and housing, as well as how some professors are indifferent towards technical problems when doing work and personal issues ongoing outside of lectures that affect our ability to get work done.

Sophia Chen
Taekwondo
Architecture
Piano

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I believe that Northeastern University has a very diverse campus with a lot of social life outside of classes. The classes here challenge you intellectually in a good way and the professors are very helpful.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The campus is a very big area so there is a lot of walking around the city.

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