Academic Rigor + Immersive Experiences=The Northeastern Advantage

The strength of a Northeastern education is experiential learning––it enables you to explore your path, find your passion, and acquire the skills and knowledge that prepares you for a lifetime of success.

Our entire learning model is centered around your success. Powered by our signature co-op program and fueled by your inclination for exploration-driven excellence, experiential learning at Northeastern is the advantage that will set you apart in the real world.


A Northeastern education is student-focused. We know that students learn best when they are challenged and supported. That’s why our academic environment is rigorous, guided, and flexible. With a team of advisors, you’ll choose a four- or five-year program and the number of experiential opportunities you’d like to complete. At Northeastern, we offer 150+ majors offered across eight colleges and programs, with a 13:1 Student-to-faculty ratio and an average class size of 24 students. And with 95+ combined and interdisciplinary majors available, students are able to follow their interests no matter where passions lie. Time-to-degree varies––and because you only pay for the credits you earn, your tuition costs the same no matter what options you choose.

View more information on all the Areas of Study here.

Residential Life

All students who enter as freshmen are guaranteed housing on campus during semesters they are in class. After your first year, you can choose from one of our newer apartment complexes, many of which offer spectacular views of Boston. Wherever you live on our campus, you’ll feel a part of both the Northeastern and Boston communities.

First-year students live in one of our popular Living Learning Communities––themed housing environments that connect students of similar academic and personal interests. LLCs are a great way to enrich your academic experience outside of the classroom, and to form long-lasting bonds with other students who share the same values and enjoy the same activities.

Student Life

Northeastern’s vibrant campus is a one-of-a-kind sanctuary of lush green spaces and tree-lined pathways located right in the heart of Boston. It truly is a campus within a city. There are over 340+ Student Organizations to participate in, and 13,000+ lectures, art openings, performances, and concerts on campus each year.  One of the country’s greatest walking cities, having Boston in your backyard opens you up to a cultural hub, with so much to see and do. Take a short walk or hop on the easy-to-use public transportation system (the T) to explore popular nearby destinations.

Admissions Website

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Deadline Information

  • Early Action and Early Decision I: November 1
  • Regular Decision and Early Decision II: January 1

Students will be notified of their Early Decision I admissions decision by December 15. Early Action students will receive their decision by December 31. Early Decision II applicants will receive their decision by February 15. Early Decision admission decisions are binding–if admitted, students are committed to attending. Regular decision applicants will be notified online by April 1. Both Early Action and Regular Decision admitted students have until May 1 to make their enrollment decision. 

Required Application Material

High School students must submit the following:

  • Completed Application
  • $75 Application Fee
  • Secondary School counselor and teacher recommendations
  • Secondary school transcripts with final junior year grades
  • SAT or ACT results (for students in US High Schools only)
  • Portfolios are required for music technology, studio art, and are encouraged for all other majors with the College of Arts, Media and Design.

Please visit our required materials page for additional information for Transfer and international students.

Financial Aid

Northeastern is dedicated to forging strong financial partnerships with students and their families.

  • For first-year students who are eligible for federal financial aid, we will meet students’ full demonstrated financial need, based on information from the CSS Profile and FAFSA forms.
  • Financial aid packages can include any of the following: federal, state, or university grants; federal work-study; low-interest, need-based federal loans; and university scholarships.

Northeastern is committed to making a Northeastern education accessible to all students. For estimated need-based financial aid awards based on your specific financial profile, use our Net Price Calculator.

  • 75% percent of new students who receive some form of financial aid each year.
  • $239 million: the amount of grant and scholarship assistance that will be awarded to students for the 2015-2016 academic year.

We encourage you to learn more about financial aid at Northeastern here.

Additional Information