Application Information

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Application Deadlines

Early Decision is ideal for students who are confident that Northeastern is the right fit academically, socially, and financially. Early Decision is binding—if you are admitted, you are committed to attending and required to withdraw all applications from other institutions.

Early Decision I

Nov 1

Decisions released by December 15

Early Action

Nov 1

Decisions released by February 1

Early Decision II

Jan 1

Decisions released by February 15

Regular Decision

Jan 1

Decisions released by April 1

How to Apply

Determining where to spend the next few years of your life is no easy task. Below are the necessary steps to ensure that your application is ready for review and in the right hands.

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Step One

Create your application through The Common Application or the Coalition Application (both are accepted). Once you have created your application, please select Northeastern University to directly submit your application to us.

Apply via the Common Application Apply via the Coalition Application

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Step Two

Make sure that you have submitted all required materials. Even if your application has been submitted, we cannot begin reviewing your file until all of your required materials have been received.

Review Required Materials

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Step Three

To ensure all of the necessary documents have been submitted, and for updates or information about your application, visit your application status check.

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Help at every step

Get the details for every step of the admissions process– from application through the financial aid process.

Standardized Testing Policy

Standardized Testing Policy

For the 2022-23 application cycle, Northeastern is test-optional, meaning students have a choice of applying without standardized testing or with SAT or ACT scores. Evaluating each application holistically is something Northeastern takes pride in—we focus on the rigor of coursework and academic performance, but no less critical are your self-expression and passions. We consider each applicants' entire profile, including leadership positions, extracurricular involvement, entrepreneurial pursuits, and personal qualities.

Financial Aid Information

Financial Aid Information

A top-tier education is an investment, and one of the most important and rewarding decisions you and your family will ever make. At Northeastern, we work to keep the costs affordable while offering the highest possible educational value.

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Areas of Study

With more than 270 majors, 8 colleges and programs, and over 170 combined majors, we offer limitless opportunities for you to create a unique, personalized learning journey.

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Where do Huskies come from?

Northeastern students come from all over the country and the globe, creating a diverse and welcoming community—no matter where you’re coming from.

Undergraduate Student Demographic

States Represented: 50

Countries Represented: 118

International Students: 15%

Asian American Students: 17%

Hispanic Students: 9%

Black or African American Students: 4%

Native American Students: 1%

First-Year Student Geographic Distribution

New England: 10%

Mid-Atlantic: 31%

International: 15%

West: 8%

South: 13%

Midwest: 3%