Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential research university offering undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. The university also offers select advanced degrees at campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, San Francisco and Silicon Valley, California, and Seattle, Washington.
Since 1909, cooperative education has been a key component of Northeastern's experiential learning model, integrating academic coursework with real-world, high-demand industry skills and competencies. A world-class faculty, a strong research enterprise, and outstanding resources for scholarly exploration and discovery fuel the university’s more than 200 graduate degree programs across 20 different areas of study including—the sciences, humanities, social sciences, and professional fields such as engineering and computer science.
Northeastern is a global research university with a culture of working with businesses and nonprofits around the world. As an R1 institution under the Carnegie Classification, the university is among U.S. universities with the highest level of research activity. The university has developed eight research institutes and 30-plus research centers around challenges rather than academic disciplines, clearing the path for 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.
We are here to support you—during your studies and long after you graduate. With more than 3,300+ corporate partners in 90 countries, Northeastern forges educational, experiential, and research partnerships. Along with these partnerships, our network of 255,000 alumni form a worldwide community of engaged citizens 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 these resources and more: connections to thousands of employers, career advising, job-search and interview preparation, and links to a multitude of online and in-person career services.
Having the 3rd 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 a social network and finding academic success.
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 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.
From providing the student portal to secure networks, to training on critical applications, Northeastern's IT services gives students all the tools necessary to achieve academic excellence. The IT department delivers innovative and collaborative solutions that promote and advance teaching, learning, research, and support for the Northeastern community.
Northeastern offers programs at our main campus in Boston and at regional locations in San Francisco, Seattle, and 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.
Northeastern students have the opportunity to join more than 70 experiential and professional organizations across all academic disciplines. Among them are Northeastern's student chapters of national and international professional associations such as Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Chemical Society, International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, Association of Computing Machinery, Society of Professional Journalists, and many more.