Northeastern University

Northeastern University

At Northeastern University, you get more than a world-class education, you get real-world experience gained at Fortune 500 and startup companies, universities, government agencies, and global organizations. "We want to give you a strong foundational, theoretical, and hands-on experience for your master's program because that's what employers want and that's what the field really needs." — Professor Hanumant Singh, College of Engineering

Top reasons to study here

  • "Northeastern is in the forefront of innovation. I'm inspired by the faculty's conceptual brilliance, and my peers' creativity and drive." -Rachel A, MS Nursing
  • "My manager said that normally people don't get hired for this kind of role right after college. My co-op experience is what landed me the job."-Nicolas B, MSCE
  • "Everyone takes a different path into the program, but it’s not just one product coming out. The output is as diverse as the input." -Johanna G, MS Comp Science

About

History

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential research university offering undergraduate and graduate programs through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. The university also offers select advanced degree programs at campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, California, and Seattle, Washington.

Education

Since 1909, cooperative education has been a key component of Northeastern's experiential learning model, integrating academic coursework with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world competencies necessary for future success. World-class professors, a strong research base, and outstanding resources for academic exploration and discovery support more than 200 graduate degree programs across 20 different areas of study, including the sciences, humanities, social sciences, business, engineering, and computer science.

Research

As an R1 institution under the Carnegie Classification, we are among the select group of U.S. universities with the highest level of research activity. The university has developed eight research institutes and 30-plus research centers around societal challenges rather than academic disciplines, creating multidisciplinary collaborations with industry, government agencies, and academia. Northeastern researchers have deep expertise in fields ranging from cybersecurity and robotics to nanomanufacturing and global resilience. 

Career

We are here to support you—during your studies and long after you graduate. Our students benefit from Northeastern's educational, experiential, and research partnerships with more than 3,300+ corporate partners in 90 countries. In addition, our network of 255,000 alumni form a worldwide community that will serve as a valuable resource for you as you take the next step in your career.

Northeastern's career services—ranked by Princeton Review among the top four in the nation for seven consecutive years—offer students and alumni connections to thousands of employers, career advising, job-search and interview preparation, and links to a multitude of online and in-person career services.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

University Ranking

World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
173 11
2019
184 9
2018
193
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
200 2
2019
202 26
2018
228
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2019
201
2018
201
2017
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2020
344 -18
2019
326 20
2018
346
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.

Services

Student services

Having the third largest population of international students in the U.S., we understand your needs. You will be supported in every aspect of your student experience, adjusting to your new life in the U.S., creating social connections, and finding academic success.  

Library services

Northeastern's Snell Library provides learning and collaboration spaces with the latest technology and tools that are changing the world around us. You will find robust resources for discovering information and scholarly resources, which will help you access everything from fascinating historical collections to the latest in scientific research. Whether you are on the Boston campus or connecting from abroad, we will help you understand and innovate, propel your research, and advance your career.

ICT services

The IT department supports the Northeastern community and delivers innovative and collaborative solutions that promote and advance teaching, learning, and research. Our strategic priorities are Mobile-Digital-Cloud, operational excellence, teaching and learning, and delighting the community.

Student Life

Campus life

You may study at our main campus in Boston or at a regional location in San Francisco, Seattle, or Charlotte. No matter which location you choose as your destination, you will find a diverse community of students, professors, and staff that will immerse you in cultural, intellectual, social, and recreational activities. Engaging yourself in campus life will help you have fun while extending your learning beyond the classroom.

Student clubs

Northeastern students have the opportunity to join more than 300 student clubs and organizations including more than 70 experiential and professional organizations. Among them are Northeastern's student chapters of national and international professional associations such as the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, the Association of Computing Machinery, the Society of Professional Journalists, and many more. 

Student Reviews

I love Northeastern!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I love NEU! It's a great school with an amazing atmosphere. Truly awesome faculty and courses.

A top US university for a good reason
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

My study experience was wonderful. I learned a lot and when I had hardships the university was flexible enough to let me leave and come back even a few years later. The professors are very impressive, willing to help.

Studied in Boston, MA
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Choosing to study at Northeastern University has been the best decision of my life. The opportunities at my school are endless. I spent my first Semester in London and now I am planning to go abroad to Madrid. The faculty and advisors are extremely helpful and truly care about their students futures. I even did a co-op which is where I take a semester off and intern at my...

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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