As with all universities, the applicant pool at Northeastern changes annually in size, diversity, and the qualities of students applying. Due to the ongoing pandemic, Northeastern does not require the SAT or ACT for applicants applying for admission this year, which is markedly different from previous years. For students who wish to send us a standardized test score, more information can be found in our Test Optional Policy as well as our Test Optional and Standardized Testing FAQ, including last year's middle 50% SAT/ACT range for admitted students. We hope this information allows you to make the best decision about what to submit in your application.
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.