Northeastern University Admission
Northeastern University Undergraduate Program
Northeastern University Application
Northeastern University is a fairly large, private university located in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, and is home to over 14,500 undergraduate students and approximately 4,270 graduate and part-time students. The university is divided up into several smaller undergraduate colleges including schools of arts and sciences, health sciences, business administration, computer science, criminal justice, and engineering. The university places a distinct focus on preprofessional training and education, and many students have a clear idea of the career they wish to pursue when they apply for admission. The school offers its students a unique co-op internship program in which they are placed with various prestigious companies as interns. These co-op internships often lead to full time careers after graduation. Some of the most popular majors are in the areas of business, engineering, health science, protective services, and communication studies.
Admission to Northeastern University is quite competitive, and has grown more so over the years as attention is drawn to the school’s fantastic co-op program. Last year, over 22,000 students applied for admission to the school, and approximately 10,200 of those students were accepted; of those, about 3,200 matriculated. The admitted students had an average combined SAT score ranging from 1120 to 1300 and an average comprehensive ACT score ranging from 23 to 28. Additionally, over 70% of those admitted were ranked in the top 25% of their high school graduating class with an average high school GPA of about 3.7.
Northeastern University has a manageable student to faculty ratio of 16:1, and most professors get high marks from students in terms of accessibility and willingness to help students out when needed. Most of the introductory classes are quite large, and held in lecture form; however, the upper-level, major-related classes tend to be significantly smaller, and held in rather small seminar groups where discussion is the main mode of learning.
The Social Scene
The city of Boston offers NU students a huge range of entertainment options, and the campus itself is actually located right in the middle of Boston’s cultural district with its many museums and concert halls. There are plenty of bars and clubs throughout the city that are quite popular with students, and very lax when it comes to carding, we’re told.
The school has a small number of fraternities and sororities, and they aren’t really very popular with students, although they do throw the occasional rowdy party. Drinking is definitely a popular mode of social interaction at NU; however, most of it is done off-campus at bars and clubs.
The dating scene is remarkably diverse, and we hear that there are some great catches who are eager to please...
“NU makes sure that you leave the school feeling completely prepared for the real world, and often, you already will have a great job.”
“The school is in a great location, and if you are ever bored on the weekends, there’s something seriously amiss.”
“The school spirit here is awesome, especially for a large, private, urban school. It’s great.”
“The housing here is a real problem. You never know if you are actually going to get housing from one year to the next.”
“The introductory classes are way too big, and a lot of the material is just a recap of stuff I learned in high school.”
“A lot of kids are just way too competitive because they are already working in the real world. It can be really really cut-throat.”
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