Northeastern University

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Student Reviews: 4/5 (1)

Northeastern University (NU) is a private, research university located in the Fenway Cultural District of Boston, Massachusetts. The campus includes nine schools and colleges, with more than 35 education and research facilities. NU is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an institution with “high research activity” (RU/H).

NU’s approach to academics is rooted in combining classroom education with practical learning experiences. Students may pursue undergraduate degrees in 96 fields of study, as well as Master’s, Doctoral and professional degrees in more than 150 programs.

NU developed one of the first cooperative education programs in the world, providing students valuable work experience with employers in Massachusetts, the U.S. and around the world. Every year the program places about 5,000 students with over 2,500 businesses, including banks, international law firms, government agencies, television programs, newspapers and several Fortune 500 companies.

The admissions process at NU is very competitive. In 2012 only 32% of freshman applicants were accepted. Former and current faculty includes a Pulitzer Prize winner, a former nominee for President of the United States, several Guggenheim Fellows and recipients of the MacArthur “Genius Award”.

General Information

Admission Office
360 Huntington Avenue, 150 Richards Hall
Boston, MA 02115-9959
(617) 373-2200
Fax: (617) 373-8780
[email protected]
Contact: Ronne Turner
Dean of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 373-2000
Total undergrads: 15,521
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,923
Degree-seeking undergrads: 15,521
Graduate enrollment: 5,179

Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Residential campus
Degrees offered:
First Professional

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $75
Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)
Enrollment Rates
Percent applicants admitted: 35%
Percent students who return sophomore year: 93%

College Majors

Architecture & Related Programs
Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts – General B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Design/Visual Communications B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B
Music Management/Merchandising B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry B
Biology B
Marine/Aquatic Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting B
Business – General B
Entrepreneurial Studies B
Finance/Banking B
Human Resources Management B
International Business B
Logistics/Materials Management B
Management Information Systems B
Management Science B
Marketing Management B
Operations Management B

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B

Art Teacher Education B
Biology Teacher Education B
Chemistry Teacher Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
Foreign Language Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B

Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Mechanical Engineering B

Engineering Technologies
Computer Engineering B
Electrical Engineering Technologies B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B
Speech/Rhetorical Studies B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B
Clinical Laboratory Science B
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology B
Medical Records Administration B
Nursing (RN) B
Recreational Therapy B
Speech-Language Pathology B
Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology B

History – General B

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Global Studies B
Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation
Environmental Studies B

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness B

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy B

Physical Sciences
Chemistry B
Geology B
Physics B

Psychology – General B

Security & Protective Services
Criminal Justice Studies B
Police Science B
Security/Loss Prevention B

Social Sciences
Anthropology B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Social Sciences – General B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Ratings for Northeastern University

Student Reviews: 4/5 (1)




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