Northeastern University (NU)

Boston, MA

NU Housing

  • On-Campus Housing Available
  • Meal Service
  • Co-ed Dorms
  • Single-Student Apartments
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Other: Theme and gender-neutral housing.
Room & Board Expenses $13,140
Living On-Campus 53%
Living Off-Campus 47%

NU Ratings & Reviews

Overall College Life Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

57% of students gave Northeastern University 4 stars in College Life.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

College Life Rating

I don't participate in any clubs on campus, which is by all means my own fault. There are plenty of clubs to join, and organizations to be a part of. A lot of students in my major participate in MEISA and CUP. There is almost no greek life, but i don't think many students really mind or notice. The campus feels pretty safe, depending on where you are (the outskirts of campus can be a little sketchy at night time). Boston is a great city to live in, and is super college-student-friendly. There are a lot of activities for the weekends. (Trips to the harbor, harvard square, newbury street, the north end, and sometimes special college events at the local museums and aquarium)

College Life Rating

As I toured the campus, I was able to see a ton of students. They all were walking with friends and seemed to be happy. Our tour guide, a political science major senior at Northeastern, told us all about all of the sports and clubs available at Northeastern. They have so many! There is definitely something for everyone. I mentioned the campus safety earlier, but again, even in a big city I felt very safe. With the beautiful city of Boston surrounding Northeastern, you'll be able to find something fun to do every weekend.

NU Campus Safety

Emergency Hotline
(617) 373-3333
Medical Center Emergency Department
(617) 373-3333
Campus Police
716 Columbus Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

NU Athletics

Quick Facts
Team Mascot: Paws
School Song: All hail!
School Colors: red and black
Official Athletics Site:
Athletic Facilities athletic center, court, fields, natatorium
Athletic Conferences: NAA, NCAA
Basketball: Colonial Athletic Association
Baseball: Colonial Athletic Association
Track: Colonial Athletic Association

Athletics Department at Northeastern University

Athletic Director Name
Peter Roby
Athletic Department Email

NU Student Organizations

Greek Organizations
Number of Fraternities: 14
Number of Sororities: 14
Percentage of Men in Fraternities: 8%
Percentage of Women in Sororities: 9%
Military Programs
ROTC Air Force

Other Organizations

  • Academic Clubs
  • Business
  • Environmental
  • Gay and Lesbian
  • Music Organizations (Band, Choir, etc.)
  • Political Activism
  • Theatre/Drama
  • Religious Organizations
  • Minority Organizations
  • International Organizations
  • Student Government
  • Student Newspaper
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Television Station

NU Student Services

Computer & Technological Services

  • Internet Access
  • Computers in Residence Halls
  • Computers in Libraries
  • Computer Labs
  • Computers in Student Center
  • Email Account Provided by School

Career & Employment Services

  • Career Counseling
  • Co-op Education Placement
  • Internship Placement
  • Career / Job Search Classes
  • Interest Inventory
  • On-Campus Job Interviews
  • Resume Assistance
  • Alumni Network
  • Interview Training
  • Other: ; other career services provided on an individual basis.

Counseling Services

  • Minority Student Counseling
  • Older Student Counseling
  • Birth Control Counseling
  • Personal Counseling
  • Academic Counseling
  • Psychological Counseling
  • Religious Counseling
  • Other: ; other counseling services provided on an individual basis.

Physically Handicapped Services

  • Note-Taking Service
  • Recording Devices
  • Tutors
  • Reader Services
  • Interpreters for Hearing-Impaired
  • Special Housing
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Braille Services
  • Talking Books
  • Other: advocacy.

Other Services at Northeastern University

School Store / Bookstore

  • Health Services
  • On-Campus Child Care
  • Library on Campus
  • Non-Remedial Tutoring
  • Health Insurance

Famous Alumni

  • Sy Sternberg, chairman and CEO, New York Life Insurance
  • James F. Jeffrey, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey.

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