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Applying During COVID-19

Learn what steps we’re taking for this year’s applicants, find out what to submit as part of the application, and discover how to virtually engage with the Northeastern community.

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If Northeastern is your number one college choice, and you are committed to attending if admitted, Early Decision is the admissions program that is right for you. Please note, Early Decision is binding.

Applying Early Decision this year comes with some clear and tangible benefits for those who consider Northeastern to be their number one choice. We expect to enroll up to half of our entering class through Early Decision—to calibrate, for the class entering Fall 2020, the ED admit rate was 32% compared to the overall admit rate of 20%.

Your next steps are:

  1. Review our deadlines and updated required materials. For applicants applying for the 2021-2022 academic year, Northeastern University is test-optional and does not require standardized testing to complete an application for admission.
  2. Create a Common Application or Coalition Application account and select Northeastern.
  3. Submit your application.
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A top-tier education is an investment—and also 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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Undergraduate Student Demographics

  • States Represented: 50
  • Countries Represented: 121
  • International Students: 17%
  • Asian American Students: 17%
  • Hispanic/Latinx Students: 8%
  • Black or African American Students: 5%
  • Native American Students: 1%

Geographic Distribution of Freshmen

  • New England: 17%
  • Mid-Atlantic: 27%
  • International: 16%
  • West: 15%
  • South: 14%
  • Midwest: 5%
  • Other (U.S. Territory/Other Country): 5%


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