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Northeastern University Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into Northeastern University? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 14,388 out of 50,523 applicants or 28% were admitted making Northeastern University a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has exceptionally high requirements for admission test scores. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 27,047 23,474 50,523
Accepted 7,583 6,803 14,388
Acceptance Rate 28% 29% 28%
Enrolled 1,377 1,420 2,797
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 18% 21% 19%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Northeastern University and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

ACT Requirements

Admission data indicates that Northeastern University regularly accepts students with ACTs of 31 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 30 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 32 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 34 and above have very competitive chances. 43 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Northeastern University.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1400 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1335. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1465 out of 1600. 42 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1400 1530
SAT Reading 700 760
SAT Math 710 780
ACT Composite 31 34
ACT English 27 34
ACT Math 27 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

ACT Score Competitiveness Est. Admission Chances
34 and Above Good >44%
32 to 34 Avg + 28%-44%
31 to 32 Avg - 21%-28%
30 to 31 Reach 16%-21%
Less than 30 Low <16%
SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1530 and Above Good >40%
1465 to 1530 Avg + 28%-40%
1400 to 1465 Avg - 19%-28%
1335 to 1400 Reach 12%-19%
Less than 1335 Low <12%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Northeastern University has not reported high school GPA data for its freshman class at this time.

Fall 2017 Application Deadline

The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Northeastern University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167358 IPEDS survey data for Northeastern University.



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