ortheastern integrates rigorous classroom studies with experiential learning opportunities, anchored by the nation’s largest, most innovative cooperative education program. It’s the Northeastern difference.
Through co-op, you can gain up to eighteen months of paid professional experience — experience that is integrated with your studies, stimulating you to think across the boundaries connecting ideas and action. You’ll build an impressive resume, sample careers that match your interests and abilities, meet potential employers, develop valuable job-search and interviewing skills, and gain self-confidence through professional achievement.
Experiential learning opportunities include research options, international programs and service-learning opportunities. Through undergraduate research opportunities, you may be able to partner with a faculty member to participate in current research projects happening on campus, or in the industry. Or, you may choose to pursue co-ops, internships, or independent research projects outside in the United States to broaden your experience and prepare for a career in our global marketplace. You may also decide to mentor students in local schools, volunteer at area social-service organizations, or help plan charitable events and fundraisers through service learning options.
This approach gives you a competitive edge and helps you to discover your path before you leave college.
World-class campus and city. Northeastern students enjoy a rare combination: living on a traditional, beautifully landscaped campus in the heart of a world-class city. The Chronicle of Higher Education named Northeastern’s one of the most attractive urban campuses in the world. It includes some of the finest laboratories in this city known for advanced research facilities; the largest academic library in Boston; and all of the modern conveniences a student could ask for, from Internet access in the residence halls to a University-wide online database system.
Northeastern embraces its urban identity, and our location puts Boston’s best — dining, shopping, entertainment, nightlife, and more — right in your backyard. There’s no more exciting place for a student to explore than Boston. Each year, more than 300,000 students come to this ultimate college town. The city is a hub of cultural, educational, and social activity, yet it’s small enough to navigate on foot.
You’re never bored. Whether you enjoy playing basketball or singing, socializing or seeing.
Northeastern’s campus always offers something to do. There are more than 140 student clubs and organizations and every year brings a full slate of performances, concerts, book signings, sporting events, and other activities to campus. Housing is guaranteed for your first three years at Northeaster. As a freshman, you can live on campus in one of ten coed residence halls or in special theme housing with other students who share your academic or personal interests. Students admitted into the Honors Program can choose to live in the newest suite-style hall, West Village F. When you become an upperclass student, you’ll have the chance to live in one of our newer apartment complexes, many of which offer spectacular Boston views. No matter where you live, you’ll enjoy a lively community of friends. This community is enriched by resident assistants who organize activities for students — from movie nights and ice cream sundae socials to Museum of Science trips.
Affordable excellence. Admission to Northeastern is selective and competitive. We receive more than 43,000 applications for 2,800 places in the freshman class. In building a diverse and talented incoming class, the Admission Committee seeks to enroll students who have been successful academically and who have been involved in high-school activities and their communities.
Your education is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. That’s why Northeastern combines academic excellence with affordability to make your investment pay off. About 83 percent of our freshmen receive some form of financial aid, such as grants, scholarships, federal work-study, and loans. Special merit scholarship programs reward and recognize outstanding academic achievement.
With solid academics, a great location, and co-op, thousands of students every year gain a richer experience at Northeastern University.