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Rank: 123

Northeastern University

Northeastern University emphasizes work experience and experiential learning, with about 90% of undergraduates completing at least one cooperative education internship -- called a co-op -- during their college years. Students integrate classroom experience with periods of full-time employment with various startups, nongovernmental organizations and research institutions. Northeastern gets grants from groups like the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. Both undergraduate and graduate students pursue research, with many presenting projects at the annual Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo. The most popular degree programs include business and health professions. Students play hard, too: Northeastern's Huskies compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Conference. The school also boasts more than 300 clubs, including an Indonesian Student Association, a craft club and a student-run record label. Northeastern students also enjoy easy access to Boston, where the school has its own stop on the subway system known as the T.
costs
Est. Full Price 2018-2019
$69,800
% of students who get any grants
63%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$32,200
Average price for low-income students
$13,000
admissions
Acceptance rate
29%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1420/33
SAT/ACT required?
Yes
Enrollment
18,760
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
91%
% of need met
86%
% of students who get merit* grants
23%
Average merit grant
$15,579
student success
Graduation rate
86%
Average time to a degree
5 years
Average student debt
$27,900
Average salary within 3 years
$58,300
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
47%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Jan 1

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Equality of Oppourtunity Project.

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