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International Profile

Northeastern is a vibrant and diverse community, characterized by faculty collaboration, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to academic excellence. Of the 17,923 students currently enrolled in one of Northeastern’s seven undergraduate colleges, 20% are international students who come from 140 different countries worldwide. 

Experiential learning and cooperative education 
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. As a full-time undergraduate student, you can choose between the five-year/three co-op or four-year/two co-op options. You can also participate in experiential learning opportunities such as research and service learning—and students can take advantage of all these opportunities around the US and throughout the world!  

Scholarly research
At Northeastern you will have the opportunity to do more than observe research solutions. With more than 1,260 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 America’s most popular college town—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.

The Office of Global Services
The Office of Global Services (OGS) embodies Northeastern’s global vision and commitment to promoting meaningful cross-cultural understanding for all members of the community. Drawing on Northeastern’s rich cultural diversity, OGS offers programs and services that enhance the Northeastern experience and support compliance with immigration regulations. OGS sponsors a full range of cultural programming, including international orientation and a month-long cultural festival in February, as well as other events throughout the year. 



BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS—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.


Type of School: Private, urban, coeducational research institution

Size of Campus: 73 acres

Number of Students: 17,923 full-time undergraduate enrollment; 20% international students; average class size of 24 

Number of Faculty: 1,260 full-time faculty; 14:1 student-faculty ratio; average class size of 24

Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Seven undergraduate colleges offering more than 150 majors, including many interdisciplinary opportunities, combined majors, and accelerated combined-degree options

Geographic Diversity: 140 countries 

International Student Services: The Office of Global Services, international student organizations, and International Student Orientation; visit for information. 

International Student Budget: (2017–2018)
Tuition $48,366
Room and Board $15,502
Applicable Fees $933
Travel and Personal $1,800
Books $1,000
Total $67,601 

Financial Aid: Northeastern offers merit-based scholarships to freshman applicants with outstanding academic records. International students are not eligible for US federal or state-based financial aid. 

Test Score Requirements: If English is not your first language, the TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or CAE is required. For detailed information please visit

Application Deadlines and Fees: 

November 1:
Early Action and Early Decision deadline for September admission as a freshman

January 1:
Regular Decision deadline for September admission as a freshman

April 1:
Deadline for September admission as a transfer student