Northeastern is a vibrant and diverse community, characterized by faculty collaboration, creativity, and an unwavering commitment to academic excellence. Of the 18,107 students currently enrolled in one of Northeastern’s seven undergraduate colleges, 20% are international students who come from 122 different countries worldwide. 


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: 18,107 full-time undergraduate enrollment; 20% international students; average class size of 24 

Number of Faculty: 1,380 full-time faculty; 14:1 student-faculty ratio; average class size of 24

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 

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

International Student Budget: (2018–2019)
Tuition $48,560
Room and Board $15,660
Applicable Fees $937
Travel and Personal $1,800
Books $1,000
Total $67,957

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: Early Decision II and Regular Decision deadline for September admission as a freshman
April 1: Deadline for September admission as a transfer student

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. 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. 

Scholarly research
At Northeastern, you will 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 across 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 500 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.