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Northeastern University is located on an urban campus within the great college town of Boston. It is well known for its co-ops providing students with high quality professional experience upon graduation.

Key Facts


  • #53 in National Universities according to US News & World Report 2024
  • #8 in Most Innovative Schools
  • #37 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • #47 in Business Programs
  • #11 in International Business

Year founded

  • 1898

School type

  • Private (non-profit)

Latest undergraduate enrollment

  • 15,747

Latest graduate enrollment

  • 12,420

Student-faculty ratio

  • 15:1

Freshman acceptance rate

  • 18%

Average SAT/ ACT for freshman entry

  • SAT between 1430 and 1550 / ACT 33 - 35

International student population

  • 15%

Transfer GPA of Kings alumni

  • 3.68 (average)

Median  starting salary of alumni

  • $79,000

Popular majors

  • Business, Engineering, Health Professions, Social Sciences, Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Tuition and Room & Board

  • $$29,550
About the university

Different colleges/ schools within the university include College of Arts, Media and Design, D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Khoury College of Computer Sciences, College of Engineering, Bouve College of Health Sciences, School of Law, College of Professional Studies, College of Science, College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

  • 400 student clubs and organizations
  • 90 majors and concentrations, and Co-op programs
  • 150+ graduate programs
  • Famous alumni include Adam Ottavino, professional baseball player for the MLB’s New York Yankees; Toby Fox, video game developer known for his highly praised video game Undertale
Kings alumni at Northeastern University

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