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Northeastern University

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1898
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 12,376
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $612,183,000
Admissions Address

360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Website

http://www.northeastern.edu/

Admissions E-mail

admissions@neu.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Ronne Turner
Admissions office telephone: (617) 373-2200
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 4 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 31
Application fee: $65
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.neu.edu/admissions/apply/index.html Tuition deposit: $200 (Refundable by April 30)
Room deposit: $400 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 4
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 3 N/A
History 2 N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 17 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Important
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 45%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 45%
Total applicants: 27,168
Total acceptances: 12,173
Total freshman enrollment: 2,955
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

 
Male applicants: 11,944
Male acceptances: 5,534
Male freshman enrollment: 1,518
 
Female applicants: 15,224
Female acceptances: 6,639
Female freshman enrollment: 1,437
Out-of-state freshmen: 65%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 3,701
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 1,326
Students enrolled from waiting list: 247

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 38%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 76%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 95%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 48%
Average high school GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 91%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 – 650
Math: 590 – 680
Combined: 1150 – 1330

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 8.0% 17.0%
600-699 48.0% 55.0%
500-599 36.0% 23.0%
400-499 7.0% 5.0%
300-399 1.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 20%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 24 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 14.0% N/A N/A
24-29 69.0% N/A N/A
18-23 16.0% N/A N/A
12-17 1.0% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 

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