Undergraduate Admissions & Aid

Thank you for your interest in joining the College of Engineering at Northeastern. Our innovative approach to experiential education and research has made us one of the top engineering schools in the world.

For a variety of helpful information such as the admissions process and requirements, campus tours and events, financial aid information, and to Apply with the Common Application, visit Northeastern’s Undergraduate Admissions website.

Admissions & Aid

For questions, prospective undergraduate engineering students can contact:

Lisa DeBenedictis
Director of Student Engagement, Enroll Management & Retention

Undergraduate Class – Fall 2023

  • 3,655 total students enrolled
  • 4.4 high school GPA average
  • 46% of new first year are women

Course Requirements for Admission

Students are required, at minimum, to complete four years of English, two years of history, two years of the same foreign language, three years of science, and three years of math. Our most competitive applicants will have completed four years of all five major subjects, or perhaps dropped one subject as a senior to double up on equally rigorous courses in another subject.

Applicants to the College of Engineering must have taken physics, chemistry, and precalculus.

Advance Placement Transfer Credit

Credit for courses may be awarded for AP exam scores of 4 or greater and transfer courses appearing on an official college transcript with a grade of C or better. Also course credit may be awarded for scores of at least 5 on an IB higher-level exam.

An academic advisor will work with students during summer orientation to determine the specific courses in the engineering curriculum for which credit can be awarded, to discuss the value of that credit in a specific program of study, and to make any necessary course schedule adjustments for the first semester.

Find other Admissions FAQs

The College of Engineering recommends to our current students the following steps for identifying scholarship opportunities.

1. Register for the many free scholarship search services available on the web. These databases can be searched based on criteria including major, gender, ethnicity, and special interests. Such search engines are available at:

2. Check the scholarship web pages of the national engineering professional societies associated with your student chapters:

3. Check the scholarship web pages of the national engineering honor societies associated with your student chapters:

4. Meet at least once a year with your counselor in Student Financial Services to review your current financial package and to confirm that you have met all the paperwork and other requirements to renew your scholarships/aid. Discuss any change in circumstance, such as a significant change in family income or a change in graduation year/division/major, that may affect your financial aid package. Ask the counselor if s/he is aware of any scholarships/aid for which you may qualify.

The Northeastern University Mars Rover Team, which is made up of 35 students from civil engineering, electrical & computer engineering, mechanical engineering, science, and computer science majors, went to Utah to competed in the 2019 Mars Society’s University Rover Challenge offered by NASA. The competition was to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers that will one day work alongside astronauts.