StudentsReview :: Northeastern University - How to Get into Northeastern (Undergraduate)
Search for Schools by Region

or within distance of city

Similar Schools
Boston College -- Chestnut Hill, MA
New York University -- New York, NY
George Washington University -- District of Columbia, DC

  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.

Northeastern University

Students who got into Northeastern:

Tips mention: Interview (3), ACT/SAT (22), Grades (20), Sports/Extracurriculars (14), College Essay (11)
Since my SAT scores weren't amazing and my gradesDec 13 2010Psychology
Since my SAT scores weren't amazing and my grades in high school were good, but not good enough to make me stand out, I think that the thing that got me into Northeastern was my essay. I wrote a very detailed essay about a character in a book and why I can relate to that character. I put alot of effort into my essay and I had several of my teachers and my parents proof read it and make corrections on it before I actually handed it in.
SAT: 1700 Female
Do as much community work and extracurriculars as youAug 24 2010Communications
Do as much community work and extracurriculars as you possibly can in high school. Obviously, do well in school and definitely have good, professional, and accredited recommendations.
SAT: 1840 Female
Work very hard in high school and take honorsMay 04 2010Biology
Work very hard in high school and take honors and AP classes. Above average or average classes won't cut it. Also, take SAT classes to improve your scores.
SAT: 2010 Female
In a word, I'd call myself "versatileApr 26 2010Sociology
In a word, I'd call myself "versatile." I was on the yearbook staff all four years of high school, including an editor during my junior and senior years. I was on the Math Team and Ecology Club for 3 years; played football, water polo, track, and cross country; earned over 600 community service hours from Habitat for Humanity, volunteering at a nature center, and interning at a local historical society; and I also spent a semester abroad studying in The Bahamas ( where I learned about leadership and sustainability.

Although my accomplishments sound intimidating, I want to reassure you that no two Northeastern students are the same. I have met students who have accomplished far more than I have, and I've also met students that have accomplished far less. At the end of the day, the key to success and getting where you want in life is finding your passion, following that passion, and trusting that everything else will fall into place.
ACT: 27 SAT: 1210 Male

- Above schools median SAT / ACT scores, IApr 25 2010Art & Design Department
- Above schools median SAT / ACT scores, I also submitted both sets of scores
- Robust resume - lots of extracurriculars (Golf Team, Art Club, French Club, Stage Crew for theater productions), I made sure to show consistency and room for growth
- Personality: I made sure to write an essay where I could write about anything I wanted, and made sure it was the best damn piece of writing I'd ever done. Mine happened to be about what pissed me off about High School (Physics, the commute, the damnable social hierarchy).
- Summers: Don't waste away your summer by the pool, get a job, be a camp counselor, do a pre-college program if you have the ca$h
- I pursued a lot of things outside of school, I wrote a thesis and did volunteer work, show that things that you do in your free time make you a good and competitive candidate, and how it will make you an asset to the school.
ACT: 32 SAT: 1350 Female
Northeastern University
Northeastern University
Compare NortheasternSave Northeastern

StudentsReview Advice!

• What is a good school?
• Statistical Significance
• How to choose a Major
• How to choose your Career
• What you make of it?
• How Ivy League Admissions works
• On the Student/Faculty Ratio

• FAFSA: Who is a Parent?
• FAFSA: Parent Contribution
• FAFSA: Dream out of reach

• College Financial Planning
• Survive College and Graduate
• Sniffing Out Commuter Schools
• Preparing for College: A HS Roadmap
• Talking to Your Parents about College.
• Is a top college worth it?
• Why is college hard?
• Why Kids Aren't Happy in Traditional Schools
• Essential College Tips
Ah, college. Considered by many to be the time of a young person's lif... more→
• Cost of College Increasing Faster Than Inflation
According to NPR, the cost of college... more→
• For parents filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE (from a veteran paper slinger)
Just so you know, filling out these forms is a lot more than penciling... more→
• How to choose the right college?
My name is Esteban Correa. I am currently a second year INTERNATIONAL ... more→
• Create The Right Career Habits Now
Getting ahead in your career can be easier if you make the choice to b... more→

• Senior Year (Tips and experience)
It's the end of junior year and everyone is anticipating the arrival o... more→
• Informational Overload! What Should I Look For in a College or University?
We are in an instant information age, where you can find almost anythi... more→
• Personality Type and College Choice
Personality type is something very important to consider when deciding... more→
• A Free Application is a Good Application
As a senior finishing her scholastic year, I feel that it is my duty ... more→

• College Academic Survival Guide
The leap from high school to college academics is not an insignificant... more→
• Getting Involved: The Key to College Happiness
As a tour guide, the absolute, most frequently asked question I got wa... more→
• Choose a Path, Not a Major
Unless you're one of the fortunate souls who's already found their cal... more→
• The Scoop on State Schools
A recent college graduate, I vividly remember touring campuses as a p... more→

• The Purpose of a Higher Education
You are one of the millions of people this year applying for admission... more→
• The Importance of Choosing the Right College Major (2012)
One of the most important academic choices you'll make while in colleg... more→
• How to choose a college major
I was not sure what college major to choose. When you are in your late... more→
• How to guarantee your acceptance to many colleges
Are your grades are not what you think they should be from high school... more→

• Nailing the College Application Process
College applications seem to always be put on top of students procrast... more→
• What to do for a Successful Interview
Interviews seem to become more commonplace in every facet of life as o... more→
• I Don't Know Where to Start (General College Advice)
Preparing for college is a difficult time for every student and it?s o... more→
• Attitude and Dress Code for an Interview (General College Advice)
An interview is something we all have to go through when we get a job... more→

• Starting College (General College Advice)
College is a huge milestone in your life. You?ve seen the castle like ... more→
• Boston Apartment lease: Watch out!

Are you a student and about to sign the very first lease in your li... more→

• What college is right for you?
When thinking about their choices for colleges, many students and pare... more→