Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research. The strength of a Northeastern education is experiential learning—it enables you to explore your path, find your passion, and acquire the skills and knowledge that prepare you for a lifetime of success. At Northeastern, you will define your future through a powerful education that integrates learning inside and outside of the classroom. We prepare you to engage with the world—not just learn about it. To set the curve, not follow it. And embrace change that propels you forward. Because excellence, not average, is your measure..
The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Seattle. Northeastern University hosts over 8,500 international students and scholars from 140 different nations across the world. The International Student and Scholar Institute (ISSI) are committed to being an active resource to the university’s community of international students, scholars and their families. They provide professional expertise and support from the time of admission to beyond graduation. Their staffs are committed to providing professional expertise and advice to ensure that their students maintain compliance through their immigration, academic and employment experiences.
Through co-op—our pioneering, renowned experiential program—our students put ideas into action in professional positions worldwide. They build knowledge through research, find purpose through service, and become high-impact, global citizens, the agents of change. Northeastern offers a top-tier experiential education to our students—students like you who do not fit into any mold. We value your educational strengths just as much as your entrepreneurial spirit, or your global outlook, your community involvement, and your many other strengths and interests. Northeastern students are worldly, wise, aware, and proactive. You can best prepare for Northeastern by making sure to highlight your strengths, broaden your outreach, and take advantage of opportunities offered to you.
Boston is a high-energy, international hub of culture, education, commerce, and recreation that combines the diverse, cosmopolitan, and cutting-edge vibe of a major city complemented by the neighborhood flavor of a safe and livable town. Northeastern's central location puts you close to all the city has to offer.
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