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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 17,923 students currently enrolled in one of Northeastern’s eight undergraduate colleges, 20% are international students who come from 140 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 integrates 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, Northeastern allows 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 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 the heart of Boston, Northeastern students enjoy a vibrant community rich with cultural, historic, and civic institutions. With nearly 400 student clubs and organizations, 70+ club and intramural sports, and 18 varsity teams, there’s something for everyone.




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

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 represented

Tuition and fees:
Tuition: $48,366
Fees: $933
Room and board: $15,502

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