Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a top-ranked private university, offering students a range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates from nine colleges and schools. The university is a leading R1 research university with 60 research centers and institutes, providing opportunities for students to work alongside experienced researchers in multiple industries.
Globally recognized as a leader in cooperative education, Northeastern students build their professional resume and network as they earn their degree, giving them a distinct edge when entering the workforce. Students gain more than a degree at Northeastern University they graduate with real-world experience that fuels life-long success.
Northeastern students come from all corners of the globe, and together they strengthen the institution's understanding of the world and challenge its thinking. A diverse institution with over 20,000 students, it has one of the largest international student communities in the United States.
Ranked within the top 50 American universities (U.S. News 2021 edition of Best National Universities), the faculty has top-quality scholars, practitioners, and industry professionals. With a teacher to student ratio of 14:1, students are supported by expert faculty, as well as by professional career and academic coaches.
The university's careers services have been ranked in the top five amongst American universities for 14 years in a row (Princeton Review).
A global university, Northeastern has nine campuses across the world. Its main campus is based in Boston, but students can also study in Charlotte, North Carolina, Seattle, Washington, San Jose and San Francisco, California, Portland, Maine, London, England or in one of the university's Canadian campuses in Toronto or Vancouver.
Outside of lectures, students can take part in a range of clubs and societies, youth programs and indoor and outdoor sports.