Northeastern University

Northeastern University

ABOUT THE SCHOOL
Northeastern University is a large private research university situated in the heart of Boston, just minutes away from Fenway Park, shopping centers, nightclubs, cafés, Symphony Hall and the Museum of Fine Arts.  Yet the campus is a quiet oasis, featuring a mixture of old and new buildings, many of which are recent additions with state-of-the-art facilities. Northeastern is best known for its emphasis on „experiental learning,“ meaning hands-on or applied learning, and more specifically its extensive cooperative education program. Co-op means that all students complete at least two full-time, paid internships (4-6 months) during their studies. Those who enroll in the university’s traditional five-year bachelor’s program even complete three such co-ops – at companies throughout the US and the world. With up to 18 months of real-world experience under their belt, Northeastern graduates entering the job market can hit the ground running. The university, once a blue-collar commuter institution, has set its sights on becoming one of the region’s top-tier institutions, adding new buildings and facilities and recruiting big-name professors. And successfully so: Thanks to these efforts, admission is becoming more competitive every year, and Northeastern’s ranking position has gone up like that of no other US university. For more information on Northeastern, see www.northeastern.edu/admissions/about/.

MOST POPULAR MAJORS
Business and marketing, engineering, health professions, social sciences, biological and life sciences. For a full list of undergraduate majors and minors see www.northeastern.edu/admissions/academics/areas-of-study/

FAST FACTS
Undergraduate students: 17,923
Graduate students: 2,000
International students: 18%
Student-to-faculty ratio: 14:1
Classes with fewer than 20 students: 65%
4-year graduation rate: n/a – usually takes 5 years to comple because of co-op
Selectivity: Most selective
Fall 2015 acceptance rate: 28%
SAT test scores (middle 50%):  690-760 (Reading),  710-780 (Math)
ACT test scores (middle 50%): 31-34
Recommended minimum TOEFL: 100
Application deadline: Jan 1
Tuition and fees: $47,655
Room and board: $15,600

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
All students – including international students – are automatically reviewed for merit-based scholarships, which are typically awarded to the top 10-15 percent of admitted applicants. These scholarship awards range from $10,000-$25,000 for the first year. In future years, amounts are awarded on a per semester basis, ranging from $5,000-$12,500 per full in-class semester.

HOW TO APPLY
For detailed information about the application process for international students, see www.northeastern.edu/admissions/application-information/international-student-admissions/

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