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A world leader in experiential-learning education, Northeastern emphasizes educational programs that link course work with a variety of practical experiences, including global opportunities, service-learning, research and our signature co-op program.

There's a certain energy about Northeastern University. It comes from the bright, ambitious students, exhibiting a strong sense of purpose in the classroom and while working or studying abroad. In the city of Boston—the ultimate college town—and across the globe, Northeastern students challenge themselves intellectually, investigate career options, participate in community service, and graduate both personally and professionally prepared for their future careers and graduate school.

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the seamless integration of classroom learning with real-world experiences. The academic curriculum is enhanced by experiential learning through research, professional, global, and service experiences. Anchored by the world’s largest, most innovative cooperative education program, Northeastern prepares students for a lifetime of achievement, and allows them to make an impact on the world before they graduate.

The current undergraduate enrollment of 17,923 is made up of students of all backgrounds and interests, giving Northeastern its distinctive culture. Students can participate in any of Northeastern's 400 student organizations, join a cultural club, participate in cutting-edge research with faculty from various disciplines, or perform with an award-winning a cappella group. They can travel to nearby New Hampshire for a ski club trip, play varsity or club basketball, tutor local children, and more. Students have countless opportunities to make lifelong friendships, to try something brand new—a class, a sport, or a career path—to hone their leadership skills, and have fun. Quiet corners of the campus feel far from city streets and give students a secluded haven to read, write, or relax. The 73-acre campus is dynamic and welcoming, a beautiful stretch of leafy green in the heart of Boston.

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Students may enter the university with advanced credit on the basis of test scores on Advanced Placement (AP) examinations, the International Baccalaureate (I.B.) examinations, or with successful completion of accredited college-level courses. In addition to the application for admission, prospective freshmen must submit official high school transcript(s) (or official GED score reports); official transcripts for any college-level course work taken while a secondary-school student; written recommendations from their secondary school counselor and a teacher; and scores on the SAT (Northeastern's College Board code is 3667) or ACT, including the writing section. Please visit the university's website for additional admission details for specific student populations and transfer admissions requirements (northeastern.edu/admissions).

Application and Information
Admission to Northeastern is selective and competitive. For the freshman class entering in Fall 2017, the university received more than 54,000 applications for 2,800 seats in the freshman class. Students are reviewed in the context of their environment, with attention paid to their academic course selections and rigor, academic achievement, extracurricular involvement and impact, and their potential fit with Northeastern, including the demonstration of personal traits like leadership, adaptability, a global perspective, or an entrepreneurial spirit.

November 1 is the deadline for the early action admission program. Northeastern will also offer a binding early decision program for which the deadline will be November 1. Students who have carefully explored their college options and have decided that Northeastern is where they want to enroll may choose to apply under the early decision program. The deadline for the regular admission program is January 1. Admitted early action and regular decision students are required to pay a deposit by May 1 to secure a place in the class. Early decision students are required to pay a deposit by January 15. For transfer students, the admissions deadlines are April 1 for fall and October 1 for spring admission. Fall transfer and spring admission decisions are made on a space-available, rolling basis.

Northeastern offers a variety of visit options including information sessions and campus tours. For more information, or to register, visit northeastern.edu/admissions/connect/visit. For more information, students should contact:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
240 West Village F
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02115
Phone: 617-373-2200
E-mail: admissions@northeastern.edu
Website: northeastern.edu/admissions


Overview

Applicants
51,063
Acceptance Rate
29%

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
650 - 740
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
680 - 770
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
630 - 730

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
690 - 760
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
710 - 780

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
31 - 34

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Action — November 1

Regular — January 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)

Selectivity Rating


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Academic Programs


At the heart of a Northeastern education are award-winning faculty mentors, a rigorous and innovative curriculum, and undergraduate research and global experiences that challenge and transform. Northeastern's innovative programs encompass a wide range of majors, concentrations, and interdisciplinary studies along with honors, pre-professional, and study-abroad programs.

Northeastern's approach to educating its students integrates a challenging academic curriculum with a variety of experiential learning opportunities including research, global experiences, service learning, and the university's signature cooperative education program (co-op), enabling students to make deep connections between their field of study and the world around them. After completing their freshman year, Northeastern students integrate classroom learning with six-month periods of full-time, immersive professional work, global study, or research experiences related to their major or interests. Northeastern's flexibility enables students to choose a four or five-year path with up to eighteen months of experience, strengthening their professional network and giving them confidence-and a significant edge in the job market. Students learn what career is a good fit for them—and what careers are not—all before graduating. In addition, over half of the students are offered full-time jobs from co-op employers. Northeastern partners with over 3,350 co-op employers around the globe, including some of the world's largest and most reputable companies: Pfizer, John Hancock, Yahoo, Fidelity Investments, IBM, General Electric, Massachusetts General Hospital, Microsoft, and the Boston Globe, just to name a few.

Experiential learning opportunities-including U.S. and international professional co-op, service learning, research, and study abroad-are currently available in 134 countries around the world.

The University Honors Program allows students to participate in enriched educational experiences and offers opportunities that include honors sections of required academic courses, honors seminars, independent research, and specialized study abroad.

The university has more than 1,260 full and part-time faculty members with a wide variety of research and teaching interests and specialties. Academic counselors in each college work closely with students to assist them in developing programs suited to their interests and abilities. Co-op advisors assist students in resume-building, honing interview skills and tactics, and in developing contacts with businesses and employers to support networking and professional opportunities.

Majors and Degrees Offered


Northeastern's academic programs are divided among eight colleges. The College of Arts, Media and Design awards undergraduate degrees in architecture, art, media arts and design, communication studies, game design, journalism; media and screen studies, music/music industry, music composition and technology, studio art, and theater (including concentrations in performance and production).

The D'Amore-McKim School of Business offers two degree options: the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science in International Business (B.S.I.B.). The B.S.I.B. program includes language instruction and international study and work. The college offers concentrations in accounting, entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, management, management information systems, marketing, and supply chain management.

The College of Computer and Information Science awards degrees in computer science and information science and also offers combined majors that pair computer science with biology, business, cognitive psychology, communication studies, computer engineering, cyber operations, digital art, environmental science, game design, interactive media, journalism, mathematics, music, music composition and technology.

The College of Engineering offers degrees in bioengineering, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, industrial, and mechanical engineering.

The Bouvé College of Health Sciences awards degrees in health sciences, nursing, pharmacy and physical therapy. The college also offers a six-year Doctor of Pharmacy degree and a six-year program leading to a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

The College of Science awards undergraduate degrees in applied physics, behavioral neuroscience, biochemistry, biology, biomedical physics, chemistry, environmental science, environmental studies, linguistics, marine biology, mathematics, physics, and psychology.

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities awards undergraduate degrees in African American studies, American Sign Language, Asian studies, criminal justice, cultural anthropology, economics, English, history, human services, international affairs, Jewish studies (combined major only), philosophy, political science, religious studies, sociology, and Spanish.

The Explore Program for undeclared students offers a wide array of academic opportunities designed to help students who feel strongly about exploring their options before making a commitment to a major. The program provides the support and guidance students need to explore and eventually choose one of Northeastern's undergraduate programs.


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13.8:1
Total Faculty
1,667
with Terminal Degree
1,387

951
Men
716
Women
236
Minority
100
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years
86%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architectural History and Criticism, General
  • Architecture
  • Environmental Design/Architecture
  • Landscape Architecture

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African-American/Black Studies
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biophysics
  • Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Neuroscience
  • Toxicology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business Administration, Management and Operations
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations
  • Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
  • Finance and Financial Management Services
  • Finance, General
  • Human Resources Management and Services
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Logistics and Materials Management
  • Management Information Systems and Services
  • Marketing
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Taxation

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Communication, General
  • Journalism
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Information Science/Studies

  • Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering, General
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • East Asian Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
  • French Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
  • Communication Disorders Sciences and Services
  • Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
  • Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Administration
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Rehabilitation Science

  • History

  • History, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Human Services, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Digital Arts
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Music, General


Students Say

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is an old Boston stalwart, but its "globally-minded and career-focused" approach to education is as current as ever. The school's focus on experiential learning is never more apparent than in the co-op programs, run by the Department of Cooperative Education and Career Development, which have been around for more than one hundred years. Through the co-op program, students alternate "rigorous" classes with full-time work in career-related jobs for six months (during which they do not pay tuition and are often paid), providing "an open-minded, explorative environment where real-life work experience...combines with top-level academics to provide the best preparation possible for students post-college." Often, students receive job offers from previous co-op employers upon graduation. "My overall academic experience has been pretty grueling but completely worth it," says one satisfied student of the "strong academics in conjunction with a reasonable and healthy atmosphere."

On top of the "strong academic pipeline to university cultivated co-ops and jobs," students benefit from professors who are "passionate about the subject and about you learning the subject." While students admit that there are a handful of "not-so-great professors," they say "the ones that are great, however, are fabulous." "They always offer help or ways to give you experience, are there for you in and outside the classroom, and are extremely intelligent being," a current undergrad explains. Students love how encouraging both the university and the faculty are, pushing students to study abroad, do a dialogue (a Northeastern summer program that focuses on critical current issues), or complete an international co-op—"anything to experience another culture and be fully emerged in it," one student notes. Different majors benefit from unique integration of their programs with co-op learning, and the way that Northeastern "[marries] theory with practicality," no matter the course of study, is a huge benefit to students throughout their post-graduate lives.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
Doctoral/Research
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Sy Sternberg
Chairman New York Life Insurance

Richard J. Egan
Former Ambassador to Ireland, co-founder of EMC Co

Margot Botsford
Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Roger M. Marino
Co-founder of EMC Corp.

James F. Jeffrey
Former Ambassador to Turkey

David S. Ferriero
10th Archivist of the United States

Albert Sacco
Astronaut on Space Shuttle Columbia

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years
86%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$55,000

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$89,600

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$56,000

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$91,900

Percent High Job Meaning
53%

Percent STEM
23%


Students Say

There's no question that Northeastern's "world class co-op program," which includes 3,000 employers worldwide, "really gives students a leg up in finding a career." In fact, according to the school, 50 percent of 2015 graduates received a job offer from a previous co- op employer. It also helps that the university's Career Development Office is top notch! Indeed, the office is continually hosting events such as "LinkedIn 1: Build Your Profile" and "Interviewing 101." On-Campus Recruiting also does a phenomenal job, bringing numerous companies to Northeastern every year. As if that wasn't enough, the school also hosts several big career fairs. Students have the opportunity to meet with companies like Amazon, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Bose Corporation & Johnson and Johnson. Another unique aspect of this career office—it helps prepare students in the art of salary negotiation. And that very well might be why the average starting salary for recent grads is an impressive $54,100 (according to PayScale.com).

A co-op experience is available in every major at Northeastern University, and employers know it—over 3,300 companies at home and abroad employ Northeastern undergraduate students. Northeastern's global co-op programs operate in 133 countries in conjunction with a wide variety of organizations and multinational corporations, so environmental science students can work on sustainable development in Bolivia, and computer science majors can study digital animation at Toonz Animation India. With 95 percent of students participating in at least one semester of cooperative learning, it is by far the most popular experiential learning program at the school, and Northeastern has one of the highest levels of co-op participation in the country. So it is no wonder that within nine months, 92 percent of graduates are employed or in graduate school, and 89 percent of those working have careers within their field of study. It is not uncommon for a Northeastern student to spend three semesters in co-op education with different employers or even in different fields. Getting a feel for a particular field certainly gives students the tools to succeed in the future, but it also helps them find out if they even like that line of work. Karim Sabbidine tells us, "I came to Northeastern thinking that I wanted to become an investment banker. Having done investment co-ops I came to the realization that I wanted to be in a different line of work, specifically the legal field. I structured my co-ops to lead me to that goal and I am now currently in law school."

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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees


For the 2017-2018 academic year, the estimated tuition is $48,366 and room and board fees are estimated at $15,502. Regardless of time to degree, tuition is charged only while students are earning academic credit.

Financial Aid


The university operates a substantial aid program designed to make attendance feasible for all qualified students. We are dedicated to meeting each incoming domestic financial aid applicant’s full demonstrated need. By coordinating the resources of the university and various public and private scholarship programs, the Office of Student Financial Services was able to provide more than $253.8 million in grant and scholarship assistance. More than 75 percent of students receive some form of financial aid. Northeastern participates in all federal aid programs. Financial aid is based on need and academic merit and may consist of scholarships, grants, loans, work-study employment, or any combination of these funds. To apply, students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a CSS PROFILE form with the College Scholarship Service by the priority filing date of February 15.


Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$34,803

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,534

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,958

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$48,560
Required Fees
$937
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,250
Transportation for Commuters
$900

On-Campus Room and Board
$16,240
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School


Students have access to over 400 clubs and organizations and an extensive network of advisement and counseling services. Approximately 16,500 students participate in student organizations. Programs and services sponsored by the African American Institute, the Latino/a Student Cultural Center, the Asian American Center, the International Student & Scholar Institute, and many other organizations enrich Northeastern's social life and cultural fabric. In athletics, Northeastern competes in NCAA Division I and maintains varsity teams in 8 men's and 10 women's sports.


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
17,923
Foreign Countries Represented
137

Demographics

12.57%
Asian
3.81%
African-American
7.32%
Hispanic
47.52%
Caucasian
5.33%
Unknown
19.19%
International

51% female
49% male
72% are out of state
100% are full time
0% are part time

Students Say

Northeastern is "both incredibly diverse as well as being a quintessential New England school." This environment is filled with many people from different backgrounds (including a sizeable international population), and "it's not unusual to hear ten languages in ten minutes walking across campus." People are "motivated and passionate about the issues or projects they care about" and "are implementing and rolling with those ideas." No one here is cookie-cutter in any way, as "everyone has their quirks and qualities that shine through." All are "very supportive and seem to genuinely care about each other," which is useful since the nature of the school requires quite a few independent student decisions and those who go here "quickly have to become an adult and take charge of [their] life."

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Location


Northeastern's residential campus is located in the heart of Boston, where the distinctive neighborhoods of the Back Bay, the South End, the Fenway, and Roxbury meet. Over half of the student body lives on campus and many of the residence halls have amazing views of the Boston skyline.

The Back Bay area, known for its many cultural and educational institutions, is just steps away from Symphony Hall, the New England Conservatory of Music, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The South End is home to elegant Victorian row houses, a vibrant arts scene, hidden gardens, and some of the finest dining in Boston. The Fenway area, with its beautiful rose garden, bicycle and jogging paths, and Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox) is also just a few blocks away.

Campus Facilities & Equipment


Northeastern is home to more than fifty research centers and undergraduates have ample opportunities to work alongside their professors to aid and conduct research on a variety of topics. The university library system is comprised of Snell Library, a 240,000-square-foot central library on the Boston campus, the School of Law Library, and a small supplemental collection at the Nahant Marine Science Center. Snell Library houses 780,669 print volumes, 548,806 e-books, 1,163,735 microfilms, and access to 83,511 licensed electronic journals, as well as 23,437 audio, video, and computer software items, and 5,712 linear feet of archival material as of June 2014.

Northeastern University provides a broad range of academic and administrative computer resources to students, faculty, and staff members. Many computing resources are available, including an extensive wireless network, Internet connections for all offices and university-owned residence halls, technology-assisted classrooms, computer labs, and the myNEU Admitted Student Portal, which allows students to access many administrative and academic functions online.


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
45%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

There is certainly no lack of activities in which to participate in nearby Boston(there's a T stop on campus), from movie theaters, museums, restaurants, and shopping malls to the Prudential Center and the Charles River, which "provides opportunities for running, walking, biking, [and] kayaking." "Our location means that I can get dumplings in Chinatown, see a show, or attend the Christmas tree lighting without much effort to get off campus," says a student. Weekends are traditionally for city exploring, and weekdays usually are filled with people participating in one of the many clubs the school offers. Plus, Northeastern has "a ton of amazing events and programs on campus that make the campus feel like a community." Students on co-op "tend to have a lot more free time at night and on the weekends, allowing them to get more involved and spend more time with friends." Still, life outside of school is "pretty substantial" for this "extremely social" crowd: Mission Hill is a popular spot for a Friday and Saturday night activities. Greek life is small but "becoming more popular" on campus.

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Learning Disabilities Program

Type of Program
For LD/ADD Only

Director
Mary Barrows

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
Yes

Documentation Required for LD

Please see website for detailed information: www.northeastern.edu/drc

Documentation Required for ADHD

Please see website for detailed information: www.northeastern.edu/drc

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
No

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Spellchecker allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Scribes
No

Proctors
No

Oral exams
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
No

Other assistive technology
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
400
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
14
Number of Religious Organizations
22

11% join a fraternity
19% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division I

Men's Sports (Huskies)
8 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Huskies)
11 Sports

Basketball
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Field Hockey
Ice Hockey
Soccer
Swimming
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Boston University (Nurses Only)
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Boston University

Sustainability

Northeastern University (NU) believes “all individuals and institutions share responsibility for taking action to create a sustainable environment.” Since 1990, carbon dioxide emissions per square foot were reduced nearly 25 percent despite 40 percent growth in square footage. Since 2005, emissions per gross square foot have been reduced over 30 percent. Northeastern has saved approximately 20 million kilowatt hours of electricity over the past 5 years through energy efficiency projects. During the past year alone, Northeastern has initiated over 35 different energy projects, while every building on campus has undergone an energy-related renovation or retrofit. The most successful project to date has been the Egan Research Center, which achieved annual savings of approximately 1 million kWh, 350,000 therms and 800,000 cubic feet of water through optimization and improvement of the building heating, ventilation and cooling system. Sustainability represents one of Northeastern’s three major research areas and is fully integrated into over 135 academic courses and experiential learning and co-op programs. Northeastern, is developing new programs that advance sustainability into Career Services and International Co-op programming. Approximately 10 percent of building square footage under University operational control is now LEED Gold. International Village (IV), NU’s new 1,200 bed mixed-use dorm/office building, has achieved LEED Gold; IV is the first college/university dining facility in the United States to earn LEED Gold as well as become Green Restaurant® 3-star certified. Northeastern’s newest building, East Village, opened January 2015 and has submitted for LEED Gold-level certification; the newest LEED certified building is the George T. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security, is LEED Gold and has demand control ventilation and reduced lighting power density. “Compost Here” results in nearly 525 tons of composted dining hall service and catered food waste. All dining halls offer a local food initiative. An aggressive recycling program in existence for over twenty-five years includes more than fifteen different categories of collected items and an annual waste-diversion rate of over 50 percent. A Green Living Learning Community is offered through a Residential Life-based sustainability programming initiative.

93/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
29%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
No

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
356

Average Number of PC's per Lab
50

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Curry Student Center
Marino Health and Fitness Center
Cyber Cafe
International Village
Levine Marketplace
AfterHOURS

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Fenway Park
Newbury Street
Museum of Fine Arts
Symphony Hall
Charles River

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: Varies

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
No

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
N/A

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Varies

Arrangements
Class visits are reserved for admitted students only

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Logan International Airport in Boston is 10 miles from campus. The MBTA subway (public transportation) and taxis are available for the trip from campus to the airport. Amtrak trains, private buses, and Mass Transit buses serve Boston.


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