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Undergrad Profile

Northeastern’s integrated course work and experiential learning opportunities, anchored by the largest, most innovative cooperative education program in the United States, offers the world’s most powerful learning experience.

Northeastern University
Northeastern is a vibrant and diverse community, characterized by faculty collaboration, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to academic excellence. Of the 17,506 students currently enrolled in one of Northeastern’s eight undergraduate colleges, 18% are international students who come from 133 different countries worldwide.

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 will benefit from Northeastern’s innovative experiential approach to education—one that integrated classroom studies with experiential learning, including co-ops, service, global opportunities, and undergraduate research.

Rigorous academics
Students learn best when they are both challenged and supported. That is why Northeastern’s academic programs are rigorous, guided, and flexible. With over 150 majors and more than 95 combined majors, Northeasternallows you to explore all of your interests and passions. Once you know what area of study you want to focus on, Northeastern allows you to dive deeper by taking your classroom learning into the real world.

Experiential learning
Northeastern believes that an immersive educational model fosters life-long learning. A flexible curriculum and extensive advising network enhance each student’s unique path. As the architect of your own degree, you can tailor the Northeastern experience and take advantage of experiential learning opportunities, including the signature co-op program, service learning, research, and global opportunities on all seven continents.

Cooperative education
Northeastern has maintained leadership in cooperative education with the world’s most innovative co-op program. As a full-time undergraduate student, you can choose between the five-year, three co-op option or four-year, two co-op option. Students work throughout the United States and in 131 countries around the world with 3,165 co-op partners at world-leading institutions in business, science, technology, health care, the arts, and public service. Or you can propose your own co-op anywhere around the world.

Scholarly research
At Northeastern you will have the opportunity to do more than observe research solutions. With more than 1,200 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 experiential learning opportunities in hospitals, laboratories, and organizations 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 340 student clubs and organizations, 70+ club and intramural sports, and 18 varsity teams, there’s something for everyone.




Type of university: Private, urban, coeducational research institution

Size of campus: 73 acres

Number of students: 17,506 full-time undergraduate enrollment; 18% international students; average class size of 24

Number of faculty: 1,298 full- and part-time faculty; 13:1 student-faculty ratio

Colleges, programs, and degrees: Eight undergraduate colleges offering more than 150 majors, including many interdisciplinary opportunities, combined majors, and accelerated combined-degree options.

Geographic diversity: 133 countries represented

Tuition and fees:
Tuition: $44,620
Fees: $910
Room and Board: $14,470

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 full demonstrated need of each incoming financial aid applicant, as part of the Northeastern Promise.

Application Deadlines and fees:
November 1: Early Action and Early Decision deadline for fall admission as a freshman
January 1: Regular Decision deadline for fall admission as a freshman
April 1: Deadline for fall admission as a transfer student
October 1: Deadline for spring admission as a transfer student