Northeastern: Admission Statistics 2024

When embarking on the college search process, it’s essential to gather accurate and reliable information about prospective universities. One valuable resource for this purpose is the Common Data Set (CDS) but navigating through a college’s Common Data Set can be a time-consuming task. In this blog post, we have compiled the essential information from Northeastern University’s latest admission statistics to allow you to grasp quickly and save time. 

Understanding the Common Data Set (CDS)

The Common Data Set is a standardized questionnaire that collects essential information about colleges and universities. It covers a wide range of areas, including admission statistics, enrollment figures, student demographics, financial aid, academic programs, and more. The CDS is collaboratively maintained by higher education institutions and is designed to provide accurate and comparable data for prospective students, parents, and researchers. It simplifies the college search process by providing standardized information in a consistent format, allowing for easier comparison and informed decision-making. 

Northeastern Common Data Set 

Quick facts:

  • Location: 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston
  • State: Massachusetts
  • Institution: Private
  • Undergraduate Institution: Coeducational
  • Academic year calendar: Semester
  • Retention Rate: 96.9%
  • Total Undergraduate Students Enrolled: 21,330
  • SAT and ACT Policies: Optional 
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 15:1

Factors in Admission Decisions


Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Application Essay
Standardized test scores
Class Rank


Extracurricular Activities
Character/personal qualities
Volunteer work
Work experience
First Generation
Alumni/ae relation
Geographical Residence
Level of applicant’s interest

GPA Breakdown

86.8% of enrolled students have a GPA of 4.0 

8.0% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.75 and 3.99

3.9% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74

0.7% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.25 and 3.49

0.4% of enrolled students have a GPA between 3.00 and 3.24 ‎‏

0.2% of enrolled students have a GPA between 2.50 and 2.99‎

Admission Facts

  • Application Closing Date: January 1
  • Deferred Admission: Yes (1 year maximum)
  • EA/ED: Yes (Early Action & Early Decision)
  • EA/ED Deadline: November 1
  • EA Plan: Not restrictive

Student Life Information

Student Diversity

Total Undergraduates (Both degree-seeking and non-degree seeking, including first-year)

  • 3,003 International (nonresidents) students
  • 2,361 Hispanic/Latino students
  • 1,094 Black or African American, non-Hispanic students
  • 8,803 White, non-Hispanic students
  • 14 American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic students
  • 4,433 Asian, non-Hispanic students
  • 8 Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic students 
  • 1,395 students with two or more races, non-Hispanic
  • 219 students with race and/or ethnicity unknown


$75 Application Fee 

$62,000 Tuition Fee

$1,141 Required Fees

$20,880 Food and Housing (On campus)

Financial Aid

Total of Need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $244,824,007

Total of Non-need-based Scholarship/Grants Awarded: $121,093,490

The data presented here was collected from the Northeastern Common Data Set 2023-2024.

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