Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Northeastern University

Northeastern University (NEU) is a private, non-profit research institution of higher education that is located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a leader in interdisciplinary research, the incorporation of classroom learning with practical experiences, and urban engagement. NEU incorporates rigorous academic studies with opportunities in experiential learning that prepare students for a lifetime of success and achievement.

Northeastern University

The innovative Cooperative Education (co-op) program at Northeastern University was one of the world’s firsts. Through the program, students complete eight semesters of full academic study and up to three semester of full-time paid work. There are a variety of co-op opportunities to choose from in the U.S. and internationally.

Northeastern University Online combines fundamental online learning and innovation through state-of-the-art technology. The online courses maintain the high academic standards that NEU stands for. The online division ensures that the faculty has the proper tools to creatively teach and it personally supports students and effectively uses current and emerging technology. Online courses are extremely convenient and flexible where you can log on 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

NEU is highly recognized and has a great reputation. In 2007, the Princeton Review ranked it as one of the top colleges in the Northeast. The Princeton Review ranked the university #1 for “Best Internships/Career Services” two years in a row in 2008 and 2009. Also in 2009, The Financial Times ranked NEU’s online MBA program #2 online MBA programs based in the U.S. that are accredited by Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Northeastern University was founded in 1898 at the Boylston Street YMCA as the “Evening Institute for Young Men.” The school started to offer day classes in 1909 and relocated to Huntington Avenue in 1913. In 1916, the school was officially a college and was renamed Northeastern University of the Boston Young Men’s Christian Association in 1922. The College of Liberal Arts was added and the name of the university was simplified to Northeastern University in 1935. The school completely separated itself from the YMCA in 1948. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s NEU expanded and created additional colleges. The university continued to grow and had 60,000 students in the early 1980s. In the 1990s, the university wanted to become smaller and better so it reduced its enrollment. Today, NEU is the largest private national research university with more than 20,000 students.


The New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education; The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business regionally accredits Northeastern University.

Schools of Education

The schools of education at NEU offer undergraduate programs in 65 departments and over 125 graduate programs. The schools focus on the integration of rigorous academic studies and experiential learning opportunities, including student research, service learning, cooperative education, and global experience.

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  • The School of Health Professions
  • The School of Nursing
  • The School of Pharmacy
  • The College of Arts and Sciences
  • The School of Architecture
  • The School of Journalism
  • The School of Social Science, Urban Affairs, and Public Policy
  • The College of Business Administration
  • The Graduate School of Business Administration
  • The College of Computer and Information Science
  • The College of Criminal Justice
  • The College of Engineering
  • The Graduate School of Engineering
  • The School of Engineering Technology
  • The School of Law
  • The College of Professional Studies
  • The School of Technological Entrepreneurship

Scholarships Offered

Northeastern University offers a variety of scholarships including the UPS Scholarship, National Merit Finalists Scholarship, Trustee Scholarship, Achievement Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, Torch Scholars Program, Northeaster University Tuition Scholarship, Double Husky Scholarship, and Boston Public High School Scholarship.

Financing Options

There are many ways to finance your education at NEU, such as the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (SEOG), Federal National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, and many other state grants. There are also loan options such as Federal Stafford Loans (Subsidized and Unsubsidized), Federal Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), Family Federal Education Loan Program (FFELP), Federal Perkins Loan, and many others. Other options include Northeaster University Tuition Assistance and Northeastern University Graduate Assistantships.

Credit Earning Options

At NEU, transfer students can receive credit from courses they previously completed at another institution. Students must submit an official transcript from all institutions previously attended and credits will be granted on an individual basis according to each college or school’s requirements. You can transfer up to 60 semester credit hours from a two-year school or up to 80 semester hours from a four-year school.

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