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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

360 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115-5005
Phone: (617) 373-2000
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Northeastern University
  • Located in Boston, MA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 29,519 students enrolled
  • 28% admitted
  • $40,780 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Anton from Peabody, MA
  • Jan-21-2015 I am a current student here

    Northeastern, like most other colleges, enjoys seeing examples of leadership. However, passion is just as important. Being able to show that you are passionate and determined to achieve what you wish is always a plus for Northeastern as the university can see you will be a worthwhile attendee.

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  • Kayla from Avondale, AZ
  • Dec-14-2014 I am a current student here

    Going in with AP/IB/College credit makes everything more enojoyable. I sat through a semester of calc I already knew because I did not sit through the AP exams (did not have the money for it).

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  • Layla from New Haven, CT
  • Nov-11-2014 I am a current student here

    Read all of the new student materials that are provided, including the accepted students page of the website. In my opinion, they are the most helpful. Also, as soon as you know who your advisor(s) are I'd pop them a quick email if you don't hear from them a week or so after your acceptance. Have your questions ready. They're helpful but they're also busy and don't want their time to be wasted unnecessarily.

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  • Caitlin from Australia
  • Jul-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Prepare for Boston weather! Dress warmly, it gets really cold. Be open about what classes you take and dabble in things that interest you, even when outside your major. There are so many opportunities available, so make sure to start looking at programs you may be interested in well in advance, or time will slip away from you. Northeastern has a huge array of study abroad programs, including the 'Dialogue of Civiliations' programs which are travel programs led by faculty members during the summer for students to get hands on experience in a foreign country studying relevant material. And don't forget co-ops, which can be done internationally! Northeastern will help you travel all around the world if you take the opportunities given.

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