Northeastern University

Boston, MA

Northeastern University

Boston, MA

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More than a university. A global community.

You will always be welcome here.
Northeastern is built on a tradition of engaging with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research, helping thousands of learners become global citizens. Northeastern University is home to one of the largest international student communities in the United States, with over 20,000 international students coming from over 147 countries.

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 after 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 400 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. 


Northeastern’s integrated coursework 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.

21,000+ undergraduate, 18,000+ graduate (Fall 2022)

110,000+ alumni in greater Boston

400+ student clubs and organizations 

Northeastern At A Glance

Type of School: Private, urban, coeducational research institution

Size of Campus: 73 acres

Number of Students: 20,000+ full-time undergraduate enrollment; 12,098 international students; average class size of 20 students

Number of Faculty: 1,380 full-time faculty members; 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: Students from 147 countries

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

International Student Budget (2023–2024): The standard curriculum is 16 semester hours per term, and fees include the undergraduate student fee, student center fee, student activity fee, recreation fee, and residence hall activity fee. Room rates will vary depending on occupancy and assignment, and the meal plan estimate is based on 17 meals per week. 
$62,392 Tuition & Fees
$10,610 housing
•  $8,470 meal plan

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 Academic, or CAE is required. For more detailed information, please visit

Application Deadlines and Fees:
• Fall Early Action and Early Decision* I: November 1
• Fall Early Decision* II and Regular Decision: January 1
• Fall transfer: April 1
• Spring transfer: October 1

* Northeastern’s Early Decision options are binding for fall admission.

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