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Northeastern University

360 Huntington Ave, Boston, United States
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About Northeastern University

Northeastern University is a school located in Boston, MA, US with a total of 10183 courses available to enroll in.

Northeastern University (NU) is a private research university based in the venerable college town of Boston, Massachusetts. It was established in 1898 and sits on 73 acres of land. NU has its own stop along the Boston's subway system, commonly referred to as the T. The city is full of activities for the university's students.

Northeastern is rated as an R1 institution (Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity) by the famous Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university's ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities is 40. Northeastern is one of the largest, highly residential universities in the region. Approximately, over 75% of its students benefit from some form of financial aid. The university provided $253.8 million in scholarship and grant assistance during the 2016-17 school year.

The University's sports teams go by the name the Northeastern Huskies. They are members of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and hence participate in the NCAA Division I. The Northeastern Huskies' men's Track and Field team won the CAA in 2015 and 2016. Their hockey team won the 2018 Beanpot defeating Harvard, Boston University and Boston College.

Each year, the university's distinguished cooperative education system places around 5,000 students with over 3,000 co-op employers in Boston, the U.S. and across the globe. In 2014, Northeastern received an "A+" rating from the College Prowler for outstanding academic environment, professors and class environment. Northeastern's International Business program is a solid member of the International Partnership of Business Schools. This program allows International Business students to get dual-degrees from the university as well as from its sister schools abroad. The institution also provides its students with semester-long study-abroad programs with placements in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and South America.

Overview

  • Enrollment


    21,489 (13,473 undergrads)
  • Demographics


    • Asian - 16%
    • Black/African American - 6%
    • Hispanic/Latino - 8%
    • White - 69%
    • Other - 1%
  • Degree awarded


    • Bachelor's degrees
    • Master's degree
    • Postmaster's certificate
    • Doctorate's degree - professional practice and research/scholarship
    • JD
  • Areas of study


    • Architecture   
    • Architecture Studies 
    • Art 
    • Communication Studies   
    • Design: Graphic and Information, Interaction, Experience 
    • Game Art and Animation 
    • Games   
    • Journalism   
    • Landscape Architecture 
    • Media and Screen Studies   
    • Media Arts: Animation, Photography, Video Arts 
    • Music Technology (Portfolio no longer required)   
    • Music/Music Industry   
    • Studio Art (Portfolio Required) 
    • Theatre   
    • Bouvé Undeclared 
    • Health Science   
    • Nursing   
    • Pharmaceutical Sciences   
    • Pharmacy   
    • Business Administration: Accounting   
    • Business Administration: Entrepreneurship and Innovation   
    • Business Administration: Finance   
    • Business Administration: Management   
    • Business Administration: Management Information Systems   
    • Business Administration: Marketing   
    • Business Administration: Supply Chain Management   
    • Business Administration: Undeclared 
    • International Business/Brazil   
    • International Business/France   
    • International Business/Germany   
    • International Business/Ireland 
    • International Business/Italy   
    • International Business/Japan   
    • International Business/Mexico 
    • International Business/Spain   
    • International Business/United Kingdom 
    • Computer Science   
    • Cybersecurity 
    • Data Science 
    • Information Science   
    • Bioengineering   
    • Chemical Engineering   
    • Civil Engineering   
    • COE Undeclared   
    • Computer Engineering   
    • Electrical Engineering   
    • Environmental Engineering  
    • Industrial Engineering   
    • Mechanical Engineering   
    • Computer Science   
    • Cybersecurity 
    • Data Science 
    • Information Science   
    • Bioengineering   
    • Chemical Engineering   
    • Civil Engineering   
    • COE Undeclared   
    • Computer Engineering   
    • Electrical Engineering   
    • Environmental Engineering  
    • Industrial Engineering   
    • Mechanical Engineering   
    • Applied Physics   
    • Behavioral Neuroscience   
    • Biochemistry   
    • Biology   
    • Biomedical Physics   
    • Cell and Molecular Biology 
    • Chemistry   
    • Environmental Science   
    • Environmental Studies   
    • Linguistics   
    • Marine Biology   
    • Mathematics   
    • Physics   
    • Psychology   
    • African American Studies   
    • American Sign Language   
    • Anthropology   
    • Asian Studies   
    • Criminal Justice   
    • Economics   
    • English   
    • History   
    • Human Services   
    • International Affairs   
    • Philosophy   
    • Political Science   
    • Politics, Philosophy, Economics 
    • Religious Studies   
    • Sociology   
    • Spanish   
  • Student to Faculty Ratio


    14:1
  • Faculty


    • Total Faculty - 1,261
    • Instructional - 407 part-time
  • Average class size


    20

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  • Location


    30 Dunster Street Cambridge, MA 02138

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  • Nearest cities


    • Cambridge - 3 miles away
    • Brookline - 2.2 miles away
    • Quincy - 9 miles away

Academics


Quick Facts

  • Northeastern University is located in Boston, MA and borders four neighborhoods: Fenway-Kenmore, Roxbury, South End, and Back Bay.
  • The school mascot is Paws, a husky.
  • The school colors are red and black with white trim.
  • Northeastern features a cooperative education program, more commonly known as "co-op", that integrates classroom study with professional experience and contains over 3,100 partners across all seven continents.

Popular Majors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Health professions and related sciences
  3. Engineering
  4. Computer Science, Media and Communications

Popular Minors

  1. Business/marketing
  2. Computer Science
  3. Media and Communications
  4. Entrepreneurship
  5. Mathematics

Admissions


Acceptance Rate
28%
Application Deadline
Jan 1
SAT Reading and Writing
37 and 36
SAT Math
750
ACT Range
33-35
Application Fee
75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
4
Early Decision/Early Action
Nov. 1

Student life


Full-Time Enrollment
13,473Undergrads
In-State
16.5%
Out-of-State
73%
International
20%

Student services


Health Clinic
Provides regular check-ups and health services to any student
Personal/Psychological counseling
For students seeking counselling or any help with their lives, please feel free to visit the school counselling center
Community/Religious Club resources
For students who are interested in getting more information about religious clubs on campus, you can do so by visiting the list of student clubs
Academic and career services counseling
If you have any questions about what courses you should be taking as well as questions about career opportunities, please visit the school career center
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Athletics


1) Hockey (in Hockey East) 2) Baseball, men's and women's basketball, women's field hockey and volleyball, swimming, and men's and women's soccer (in the Colonial Athletic Association), and men's and women's rowing, track and cross-country. Athletic facilities include Matthews Arena, the world's oldest indoor ice hockey arena, Parsons Field, Cabot Center, Marino Center, Barletta Natatorium, the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center and the Henderson Boathouse.

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Men's Sports


  • Alpine Skiing
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cricket
  • Dance Team
  • Equestrian
  • Field Hockey
  • Figure Skating
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Inline Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Paintball
  • Powerlifting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Sailing
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Spikeball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Trap and Skeet
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling

Women's Sports


  • Alpine Skiing
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dance Team
  • Equestrian
  • Field Hockey
  • Figure Skating
  • Golf, Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Inline Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Paintball
  • Powerlifting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Rugby
  • Running
  • Sailing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Spikeball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Trap and Skeet
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Wrestling

After graduation


Median Earnings 6 Years after Graduation
$60,100/year
Graduation Rate
92%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
86.2%
Student Debt
6,248 (Natl. 1)

Notable Locations


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Libraries and Study Areas


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Campus Clubs & Associations


IoT Connect

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Big Data In Business Club

Link

Bichemistry Club

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Finance and Investment Club

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School Reviews


Northeastern University's ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is #44 under National Universities.
Northeastern University is great for ambitious students who want to get an edge on their peers in the post-graduation job market because of the opportunity to co-op, working for 6 months in the student's field of study. There are a variety of clubs and organizations that help students bond and become a part of a community despite leaving classes and peers to work every 6 months. Partying definitely takes place, but academics come first for many students. The professors make time to be accessible to students and are generally efficient, informative instructors and have good character. Many students are Boston sports fans, but not necessarily of Northeastern teams. Politics is not a big part of campus life, however, people who are interested in it have the opportunity to pursue it. The murals, sculptures, and galleries on campus show the increasingly important role art is taking in campus life. The campus is safe even though it is in the busy heart of Boston and there are many restaurants and fun activities for college-aged kids. Unfortunately, on-campus housing is expensive and it can be difficult to find off-campus housing that is affordable and close to campus. - Kyla
Northeastern is a great school. The campus is very open and welcoming, much like the students. On warm days, you can find what seems like everyone outside on the commons in hammocks or on the lawn, talking or doing homework. Though the classes are rather difficult, the students still like to have fun. There is usually something going on during the weekends, especially since campus is in the middle of Boston. The co-op program is just about guaranteed to get you an amazing job in the field you want to work in someday, and it's a great break from the hard classes. Overall Northeastern is a fun school with a diverse student body and there is something there for everyone. - Rebekah
Northeastern is a fantastic place to grow into your adult self. It provides opportunity for academic excellence and prestige, without the intimidation of an Ivy School ""end all, be all"" culture. There's hundreds of student groups to get involved in - everything from politics to community service to performance to culture clubs. Professors are good about 70% of the time and fantastic about 50% off the time, which is a good balance compared to most schools. Northeastern manages to create a campus feel inside a big city, without cutting off students from all that Boston has to offer. Combine all this with our incredible facilities, world-renowned co-op and experiential learning program, and amazing study abroad opportunities and you've got an amazing place to go to college. - Emily