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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
4.71% growth from 2015
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Acceptance Rate
51,063 Applicants
2016 Enrolled Students
95.7% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
2,436 Graduates


The median tuition at Northeastern University is $46,720, which is $14,510 more than the national median tuition of $32,210.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $29,998.

In 2016, 63% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 39% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Northeastern University received 51,063 undergraduate applications in 2016, which represents a 1.07% annual growth. Out of those 51,063 applicants, 14,747 students were accepted for enrollment, representing a 28.9% acceptance rate.

There were 20,381 students enrolled at Northeastern University in 2016, and 40% of first-time enrollees submitted SAT scores with their applications.

Northeastern University has an overall enrollment yield of 18.1%, which represents the number of admitted students who ended up enrolling.

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Northeastern University has a total enrollment of 20,381 students. The full-time enrollment at Northeastern University is 19,497 students and the part-time enrollment is 884. This means that 95.7% of students enrolled at Northeastern University are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Northeastern University, both undergraduate and graduate, is 40.3% White, 9.8% Asian, 5.69% Hispanic or Latino, 3.24% Black or African American, 3.17% Two or More Races, 0.06% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.02% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Northeastern University in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Male (15.6%), followed by White Female (15%) and Asian Female (4.58%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority White Female (4.09%), followed by White Male (2.89%) and Asian Female (0.62%).

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In 2016, 16 fewer women than men graduated from Northeastern University. The majority of students graduating from Northeastern University are White. These 3,068 graduates mean that there were 5.78 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 531 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Northeastern University is General Business with 891 graduates, followed by Mechanical Engineering with 219 graduates and Registered Nursing with 216 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Northeastern University, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Engineering, with 1,489 graduates, followed by Architecture and Related Services with 125 graduates and Legal with 212 graduates.


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Northeastern University has an endowment valued at nearly $743M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $19.3M (2.6%), compared to the 1.09% average return ($2.96M on $270M) across all Doctoral Universities.

In 2015, Northeastern University had a total expenditure of $996M. Of that $996M, they spent $420M on salaries and $100M on benefits.

Northeastern University employs 336 Professors, 261 Associate professors, and 216 Instructors. Most academics at Northeastern University are Male Professors (254), Male Associate professors (157), and Female Instructors (113).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Northeastern University are: Computer, Engineering, and Science, with 449 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 421 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 406 employees.



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