Northeastern University (NU)

Boston, MA

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Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Northeastern University Student Essentials

Northeastern University Student Essentials
Region: Northeast
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Paws
Website: www.northeastern.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Highly Selective
In-State Tuition: $40,086
Out-of-State Tuition: $40,086
Retention Rate: 96%
Enrollment: 36,286
Year Established: 1898

About NU

Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts is home to exceptional award-winning faculty and extensive academic, research, co-operative learning and student life opportunities.

A private university, Northeastern grants undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 125 fields of study.

Northeastern University’s academics are divided into distinctive schools, which include a College of Arts, Media and Design, a School of Architecture, a College of Engineering, a School of Education and a College of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Co-op programs are one of Northeastern’s more distinctive offerings, giving students the chance to work in professional positions within their field.

Research at Northeastern is undertaken in more than 30 areas including Marine Science, Domestic Violence and Public Health.

Faculty members at Northeastern are highly successful in their respected areas of study, having won such prestigious awards as the Pulitzer Prize as well as Guggenheim and Macarthur fellowships.

Student life offerings are just as extensive, with more than 200 student clubs representing a broad range of interests, from the creative arts to the cultural.

Also, since it is in the heart of a major city, restaurants, museums, theatres, nightlife, shopping and other activities are only steps away.

Northeastern is fairly competitive and seeks out students with a strong academic performance record. When applying to the school, students may also submit a financial aid application to see if they qualify for scholarships or other aid.

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NU Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

57% of students gave Northeastern University 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Overall I'd say NU is a pretty satisfactory school. The co-op program is great. I had no problems finding and internship (music industry) and my boss is a well-connected professional in the industry. The classes they offer for my major have a good amount of variety and cover all the topics i am interested in. Boston is a great city to live in for college, especially since there are so many other college age students all over the city. Overall, I do not regret my choice to go to NU.


Overall Rating

I visited Northeastern University a few weeks ago, along with another school in Boston. Northeastern definitely seeemed to be a better fit for me for many reasons. Everyone that I spoke with there was so nice and answered each of my questions fully and with a smile. They seemed to have a sport or club for everyone and the campus was absolutly beautiful. The location in the city scared me a little at first because of the issue of safety, but with their own campus police and "blue light" systems set up everywhere I would feel completely comfortable there. I literally could not find a place on the campus where I could stand and not see at least two "blue lights." Overall, the campus was wonderful and I encourage everyone to check it out for themselves.


NU Map & Location

Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115


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Getting Around NU

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

10/10
walk

Transit

Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

10/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Boston, MA

Winter
Dec
41
28
Jan
36
22
Feb
39
25
Spring
Mar
45
31
Apr
56
41
May
66
50
Summer
Jun
76
60
Jul
82
65
Aug
80
65
Fall
Sep
72
57
Oct
61
47
Nov
52
38

NU Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 21,904
Freshman Class 2,836
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 36,286

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 6%
  • African American: 6%
  • Caucasian: 58%
  • Asian: 9%
  • Unknown and Other: 20%
Latino 6%
African American 6%
Caucasian 58%
Asian 9%
Unknown and Other 20%

Undergraduate 60%
Graduate 40%
Full-Time 93%
Part-Time 7%
Women 50%
Men 50%
International 16%
Domestic 84%

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