Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Northeastern University (NU, formerly NEU) is a private research university in Boston, Massachusetts, established in 1898. It is categorized as an R1 institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
The university offers undergraduate and graduate programs on its main campus in the Fenway-Kenmore, Roxbury, South End, and Back Bay neighborhoods of Boston. The university has satellite campus in Charlotte, North Carolina, Seattle, Washington, and Silicon Valley, California that exclusively offer graduate degrees. An additional satellite campus will open in Toronto, Canada in late 2016. The university’s enrollment is approximately 18,000 undergraduate students and 7,000 graduate students.
Northeastern features a cooperative education program that integrates classroom study with professional experience on seven continents and a comprehensive study abroad program. In 2011, the university opened the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security. The Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex will open in late 2016.
Northeastern is a large, highly residential university. Most students choose to live on campus but upperclassmen have the option to live off campus. More than 75% of Northeastern students receive some form of financial aid. In the 2015-16 school year, the university offered $239 million in grant and scholarship assistance.
The university’s sports teams, the Northeastern Huskies, compete in NCAA Division I as members of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) in 18 varsity sports. The men’s and women’s hockey teams compete in Hockey East, while the men’s and women’s rowing teams compete in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC) and Eastern Association of Women’s Rowing Colleges (EAWRC), respectively. Men’s lacrosse competes in the PCLL. In 2013, men’s basketball won its first CAA regular season championship, men’s soccer won the CAA title for the first time, and women’s ice hockey won a record 16th Beanpot championship.
- Ranked 156th in Top Universities Abroad
- The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools
- U.S. News & World Report ranked the university 49th in 2014
- The Princeton Review ranked Northeastern’s career services No. 2 in the nation