Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Top reasons to study here

  • "Northeastern is in the forefront of innovation. I'm inspired by the faculty's conceptual brilliance, and my peers' creativity and drive." -Rachel A, MS Nursing
  • "My manager said that normally people don't get hired for this kind of role right after college. My co-op experience is what landed me the job."-Nicolas B, MSCE
  • "Everyone takes a different path into the program, but it’s not just one product coming out. The output is as diverse as the input." -Johanna G, MS Comp Science

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Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential research university offering undergraduate and graduate programs through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. The university also offers select advanced degree programs at campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, California, and Seattle, Washington.


Since 1909, cooperative education has been a key component of Northeastern's experiential learning model, integrating academic coursework with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world competencies necessary for future success. World-class professors, a strong research base, and outstanding resources for academic exploration and discovery support more than 200 graduate degree programs across 20 different areas of study, including the sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, engineering, and computer science.


As an R1 institution under the Carnegie Classification, we are among the select group of U.S. universities with the highest level of research activity. The university has developed eight research institutes and 30-plus research centers around societal challenges rather than academic disciplines, creating multidisciplinary collaborations with industry, government agencies, and academia. Northeastern researchers have deep expertise in fields ranging from cybersecurity and robotics to nanomanufacturing and global resilience. 


We are here to support you—during your studies and long after you graduate. Our students benefit from Northeastern's educational, experiential, and research partnerships with more than 3,300+ corporate partners in 90 countries. In addition, our network of 255,000 alumni form a worldwide community that will serve as a valuable resource for you as you take the next step in your career.

Northeastern's career services—ranked by Princeton Review among the top four in the nation for seven consecutive years—offer students and alumni connections to thousands of employers, career advising, job-search and interview preparation, and links to a multitude of online and in-person career services.


Student services

Having the third largest population of international students in the U.S., we understand your needs. You will be supported in every aspect of your student experience, adjusting to your new life in the U.S., creating social connections, and finding academic success.  

Library services

Northeastern's Snell Library provides learning and collaboration spaces with the latest technology and tools that are changing the world around us. You will find robust resources for discovering information and scholarly resources, which will help you access everything from fascinating historical collections to the latest in scientific research. 

ICT services

The IT department supports the Northeastern community and delivers innovative and collaborative solutions that promote and advance teaching, learning, and research. Our strategic priorities are Mobile-Digital-Cloud, operational excellence, teaching and learning, and delighting the community.

Student Life

Campus life

You may study at our main campus in Boston or at a regional location in San Francisco, Seattle, or Charlotte. No matter which location you choose as your destination, you will find a diverse community of students, professors, and staff that will immerse you in cultural, intellectual, social, and recreational activities. Engaging yourself in campus life will help you have fun while extending your learning beyond the classroom.

Student clubs

Northeastern students have the opportunity to join more than 300 student clubs and organizations including more than 70 experiential and professional organizations. Among them are Northeastern's student chapters of national and international professional associations such as the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, the Association of Computing Machinery, the Society of Professional Journalists, and many more. 

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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