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Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; Seattle; Silicon Valley; San Francisco; Toronto; Vancouver; London; Portland, Maine and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Full-time Undergraduate Admission, Fall 2019

62,263
Applications
11,240
Acceptances
18.1%
Acceptance rate
1,463
Mean SAT score, enrolled freshmen

Enrollment, Fall 2019

  Undergraduate
Full-Time | Co-op
Undergraduate
Part-Time
Total Graduate
Full-Time | Co-op
Graduate
Part-Time | Co-op
Total
College of Arts, Media and Design 1,154 | 289 0 1,443 201 | 31 29 | 0 261
Bouvé College of Health Sciences 1,589 | 363 3 1,955 1,303 | 34 182 | 0 1,519
D’Amore-McKim School of Business 3,243 | 1,049 0 4,292 260 | 61 970 | 0 1,291
College of Engineering 2,942 | 1,031 0 3,973 3,690 | 592 195 | 1 4,478
Khoury College of Computer Sciences 1,683 | 456 0 2,139 1,752 | 180 58 | 1 1,991
School of Law 0 | 0 0 0 528 | 181 0 | 0 709
College of Professional Studies 0 | 0 1,476 1,476 0 | 0 5,702 | 0 5,702
College of Science 2,179 | 697 0 2,876 752 | 82 114 | 5 953
College of Social Sciences and Humanities 1,440 | 360 0 1,800 435 | 13 54 | 0 502
University Programs 446 | 0 0 446 0 | 0 0 | 0 0
Totals 14,676 | 4,245 1,479 20,400 8,894 | 1,174 7,304 | 7 17,379

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Rates

96%
Freshman retention (Fall 2018 freshmen)
89%
Six-year graduation rate (Fall 2013 cohort)

Costs, AY 2019–2020

$52,420
Tuition and fees
$16,930
Room and board

Experiential Learning

Northeastern integrates global experience into learning at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels. In addition to the university’s signature cooperative education program, experiential opportunities include research, service, global study, and clubs and activities.

130
Undergraduate majors
195
Combined majors

Computer Engineering/Computer Science, Cell and Molecular Biology, Criminal Justice/Psychology

Highest-growth majors

Cooperative Education

2018–2019

11,787
Placements
3,052
Employers globally

+ 97% of the graduating class of 2018–19 participated in co-op.

Global Learning

2018–2019

  • 3,234 undergraduate students had a global experience, in one of 90 countries
  • 511 undergraduate students participated in co-op abroad in 84 countries
  • 141 countries are represented in Northeastern’s student body

Advanced learning

  • 34 research doctorate programs
  • 264 professional doctorate, masters, and certificate programs (in class, online, and in hybrid formats)

Campus Life Experiences

485
Student clubs and organizations
16
Varsity sports
51
Club sports

Degrees Conferred

2018–2019

200
PhD
213
Juris Doctor
549
Professional doctorate
5,234
Master’s degrees
4,708
Bachelor’s degrees
38
Post-master’s certificates

Student Diversity

Northeastern views diversity as a necessity for learning. Diversity offers the breadth and depth of ideas, experiences, and cultural backgrounds that make learning transformative.

Enrollment by gender and race/ethnicity, Fall 2019

  Undergraduate Graduate
  Female Male Total Female Male Total
International 1,699 1,779 3,478 3,825 5,485 9,310
Hispanic or Latino 967 764 1,731 427 236 663
American Indian or Alaska Native 5 5 10 6 4 10
Asian 1,526 1,258 2,784 549 330 879
Black or African American 614 343 957 424 241 665
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 1 2 3 5 2 7
White 4,550 4,589 9,139 2,737 1,937 4,674
Two or more races 524 405 929 145 82 227
Race and ethnicity unknown 680 689 1,369 469 475 944
Total 10,566 9,834 20,400 8,587 8,792 17,379

Use-inspired Research

Northeastern’s research enterprise is strategically focused on building interdisciplinary teams to solve global challenges in health, security, and sustainability. Institutes in mission-critical fields fuel research partnerships with industry, government, and academia.

  • $178.3M in external research awards, 2018–2019
  • $144.6M in research expenditures, 2018–2019

Research Institutes

  • Coastal Sustainability Institute
  • Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute
  • Global Resilience Institute
  • Institute for Chemical Imaging of Living Systems
  • Institute for Experiential AI
  • Institute for Experiential Robotics
  • Institute for the Wireless Internet of Things
  • Kostas Institute for Homeland Security
  • Network Science Institute

+ Northeastern is an R1 research university, a designation by the Carnegie Classification system for U.S. universities with the highest level of research activity.

Human Resources

Fall 2019

3,092
Faculty
2,859
Staff
210
Research professionals

Community of Support

257,000
Alumni
179
Alumni countries
$120.3M
Total giving, FY 2019

Finances, FY 2019

$1.27B
Expenses, FY 2019
$1.07B
Endowment market value, FY 2019

+ Northeastern’s bond rating from Moody’s Investors Service is A1, with a “stable” outlook.

Leadership

President and Cabinet

Joseph E. Aoun

President

David Madigan

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Kenneth Henderson

Chancellor and Senior Vice President for Learning

Michael Armini

Senior Vice President for External Affairs

Diane MacGillivray

Senior Vice President for University Advancement

Ralph Martin

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Thomas Nedell

Senior Vice President for Finance and Treasurer

Carla Brodley

Senior Advisor for Experiential AI

Madeleine Estabrook

Senior Advisor for Global Student Experience

Robert Jose

Senior Advisor for Diversity and Inclusion

David Luzzi

Senior Advisor for Research

Deanna Raineri

Senior Advisor for Enterprise Learning Partnerships

College and School Deans

Carla Brodley

Khoury College of Computer Sciences

Raj Echambadi

D’Amore-McKim School of Business

James Hackney

School of Law

Elizabeth Hudson

College of Arts, Media and Design

Jacqueline Isaacs

College of Engineering (interim)

Mary Loeffelholz

College of Professional Studies

Uta Poiger

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Carmen Sceppa

Bouvé College of Health Sciences

Hazel Sive

College of Science