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SAT scores needed to get into Northeastern University

Average Score and SAT Requirements

Average SAT Score 1475

The average composite SAT score for admitted Northeastern University freshman is 1475 out of 1600. Northeastern students have the 23rd highest average SAT score in the United States. For perspective, a 1475 is in the 99th percentile of all SAT test takers.

SAT Score Range 1410 to 1540

The middle fifty percent of incoming students have SAT composite scores ranging from 1410 to 1540. The 75th percentile score is 1540 while the 25th percentile score is 1410.

Minimum SAT score requirement

The lowest SAT score accepted is not reported by Northeastern but we estimate it to be around a 1340 total composite SAT score.

Average SAT Math Score 755

The average score for Northeastern students on the math portion of the SAT is 755 out of 800. The 25th percentile of students score a 720 and the 75th percentile score 790.

Average SAT Reading Score 720

The 25th and 75th percentile range for SAT reading scores range from 690 to 750 and the average score for Northeastern University students is 720.

Number of Students Submitting SAT Scores

39 percent of students submit SAT scores with their application to Northeastern University

Admission Chances by SAT Score

Below are estimated chances of being accepted at Northeastern University based on SAT score ranges and the overall admission rate of 20.5%. These chances assume you have an average GPA for the school, around 3.91.

Can I get into Northeastern with a 1540 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Very Good

An SAT score of 1540 or higher is very competitive at Northeastern and is a better score than three quarters of students who are accepted. While having an above average chance of acceptance, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 32% or higher.

Can I get into Northeastern with a 1480 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Above Average

Scores between 1480 to 1530 are above average giving you an advantage over most applicants. While scores in this range are higher than many who apply, admission is very competitive. The estimated chance of getting in is around 21% to 30%.

Can I get into Northeastern with a 1410 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Below Average

SAT scores between 1410 to 1470 are still in the middle range of accepted students a but a little lower than the average. You can get in and have about a 12% to 19% percent chance of being admitted.

Can I get into Northeastern with a 1340 SAT?

  • Score competitiveness Reach

SAT scores from 1340 to 1400 are on the very low end of the range where students are accepted. Scores in this range are not competitive with most other applicants but you still have a chance. We estimate scores in this range have less than a 11% chance of admission to Northeastern. SAT scores below 1340 likely fall out of the range where students are regularly accepted.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class
Admission chances to Northeastern University by SAT score
SAT Score Admission Chances
1600 46%
1590 44%
1580 41%
1570 39%
1560 37%
1550 34%
1540 32%
1530 30%
1520 28%
1510 26%
1500 24%
1490 22%
1480 21%
1470 19%
1460 18%
1450 16%
1440 15%
1430 14%
1420 13%
1410 12%
1400 11%
1390 10%
1380 9%
1370 8%
1360 7%
1350 7%
1340 6%
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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167358 IPEDS survey data for Northeastern University.