Experience is at the core of all we do
Northeastern University is a vibrant and diverse community characterized by faculty collaboration, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to academic excellence. Of the 18,687 students currently enrolled in one of Northeastern’s seven undergraduate colleges, 20% are international students who come from 122 different countries worldwide. Northeastern’s integrated coursework and experiential learning opportunities, anchored by the largest and most innovative cooperative education program in the United States, offers the world’s most powerful learning experience.
The Northeastern difference
Over the past century, Northeastern has perfected the integration of study and practice, creating an unparalleled way to learn. Not only can you choose among virtually every course of study, you’ll also benefit from Northeastern’s innovative experiential approach to education—one that integrates classroom studies with experiential learning opportunities, including but not limited to co-op, service, global opportunities, and undergraduate research.
Students learn best when they are both challenged and supported. That is why Northeastern’s academic programs are rigorous, guided, and flexible. With over 175 majors and more than 120 combined majors, Northeastern allows you to explore all of your interests and passions. Once you know what area of study to focus on, Northeastern will help you dive deeper by taking your classroom learning into the real world.
The Northeastern advantage
Experiential learning at Northeastern integrates the classroom with the real world. This is the strength of a Northeastern education. Powered by the signature co-op program, experiential learning enables you to explore your path, find your passion, and acquire the skills and knowledge that prepare students for a lifetime of success. Northeastern offers a rigorous, guided, and flexible academic environment, making it easier for you to chart your own path as you choose a four- or five-year program and countless experiential learning opportunities. Students create their own learning journeys through the Northeastern network. You will benefit from opportunities to pursue your own unique path in a variety of ways that speak to your interests and motivations—allowing you the chance to shape and extend your Northeastern experience post-graduation.
At Northeastern, you’ll have the opportunity to do more than observe research solutions. With more than 1,380 full-time faculty members, students have easy access to internationally known and respected scholars and researchers. You will experience knowledge creation through collaborative partnerships with faculty mentors on campus and through countless experiential learning opportunities around the world.
The ultimate urban campus
Part of the Northeastern experience is the community surrounding its campus. Located in the heart of Boston, Northeastern students enjoy a vibrant community rich with cultural, historic, and civic institutions. With more than 400 student clubs and organizations, 70+ club and intramural sports, and 18 varsity teams, there’s something for everyone.
Type of School: Private, urban, coeducational research institution
Size of Campus: 73 acres
Number of Students: 18,687 full-time undergraduate enrollment; 20% international students; average class size of 20 students
Number of Faculty: 1,380 full-time faculty; 14:1 student-faculty ratio
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Seven undergraduate colleges offering more than 175 majors, including many interdisciplinary opportunities, combined majors, and accelerated combined-degree options
Geographic Diversity: 122 countries represented
Tuition and Fees:
Room and board: $16,930
Financial Aid: Northeastern offers merit-based scholarships and need-based grants to freshman applicants with outstanding academic records. Over 75% of incoming students receive some form of financial aid. Northeastern is also dedicated to meeting the full demonstrated need of each incoming financial aid applicant as part of the Northeastern Promise.
• October 1: Deadline for spring admission as a transfer student
• November 1: Early Action and Early Decision I deadline for fall admission as a freshman
• January 1: Early Decision II and Regular Decision deadline for fall admission as a freshman
• April 1: Deadline for fall admission as a transfer student