About Northeastern University
On Campus Housing
Northeastern University is a private for-profit institution that was established in the year 1898 and located in Huntington Ave, Boston. The university is a global, experiential, research university created with a distinctive approach to education and research.
In the year 1917, Frank Palmer Speare was appointed as a college's first president. Five years later the school changed to university and introduced many more programs and built new buildings to cater to the needs of their growing enrollments.
The university has eight interdisciplinary research institutes focused on global challenges in health, security, and sustainability with students driving change in 146 countries. The university has over $178 Million in research funding that has facilitated some ingenious and innovative ideas.
The university supports numerous student organizations which can be exceedingly helpful to the students in meeting new people, enhancing leadership skills, engaging in volunteer opportunities, honing talents, and building resumes.
The university also offers online courses in 84 programs across 19 disciplines.
The programs offered by the university are numerous disciplines such as Accounting Programs, Criminal Justice Programs, Information Technology Programs, Psychology Programs, Human Services Programs, Public Administration Programs, Business Management Programs, and engineering programs.
The university is home to over 21,627 students with a student-faculty ratio of 14:1 and a graduation rate of 86%.
Northeastern University Accreditation
Northeastern University is regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
The ranking below is provided based on the performance of the university by the US News
40 in National Universities
40 in Best Undergraduate Teaching
98 in Best Value Schools
9 in Most Innovative Schools
254 in Top Performers on Social Mobility
9 in International Business
46 in Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
14 in Senior Capstone
19 in Service Learning
1 in Co-ops/Internships
16 in Study Abroad
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Tuition is something that you consider after getting admitted to the university. But don't worry, form the above table it is clear that the tuition and other expenses at the university are manageable with the support provided by the institution.
The average annual cost to attend the university is $50,450 while the net price is $34,245.
The students also need to budget for costs such as room and board that amounts to $16,270, other expenses cost $1,800, and books and supplies to $1,000.
The average total cost of attendance for undergraduate students is $70,592.
For more information about the cost of attendance, cost per credit, other fees, and more visit our tuition and programs by clicking below.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$80,191 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
On-campus housing facilities are offered to the students who wish to remain nearby. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $16,930 per year for living on campus. The average meal plan at NU costs around $7,940 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The university has taken a lot of measures to ensure the safety and security of its students. Some of these measures include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the university are 48% and 52%, respectively.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The financial aid department of the university is committed to helping students pay for their education in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans.
The institution provides financial support to more than 92% of its students. Students looking for financial assistance have to fill up the FAFSA and receive a Student Aid Report to determine financial eligibility.
Northeastern University federal school code is 002199.
Students receive average financial aid of $33,662 every year. The financial assistance that a student receives would be in the following form:
Gift Aid - $33,662
Federal Grants - $8,009
State Aid - $2,535
Institutional Grants - $32,228
Our financial aid page or official website would be the best source for you to know more information about the financial assistance provided by Northeastern University.