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Northeastern University (commonly known as Northeastern) is one of the most frequently searched universities in America, according to a recent internet keyword search of American colleges.

Northeastern is a private research university that was established in 1898. The school currently maintains an enrollment of more than 25,000 students, most of them studying at the undergraduate level. More than half of the students at Northeastern are international students. The acceptance rate at Northeastern is about 29%. 

One distinguishing feature of the college is its international cooperative education program, which combines classroom learning with professional experience, both at home and abroad. 

Northeastern is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

The college consists of the following nine schools:

  1. Bouvé College of Health Sciences
  2. College if Arts, Media, and Design
  3. College of Computer and Information Science 
  4. College of Engineering 
  5. College of Professional Studies 
  6. College of Science
  7. College of Social Sciences and Humanities
  8. D'Amore-McKim School of Business
  9. School of Law 

northeastern university Q&A

Here are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Northeastern. 

1. Where is Northeastern University?

The main campus of Northeastern is located in in Boston, Massachusetts, at the following physical address:  


360 Huntington Avenue

Boston, Massachusetts


Northeastern also has other satellite campuses in Massachusetts, as well as in Seattle, Washington, Charlotte, North Carolina, and San Jose, California. Here are the physical addresses of all three out-of-state satellite campuses: 


401 Terry Avenue (#103)

Seattle, Washington



101 N. Tryon Street

Charlotte, North Carolina



6024 Silver Creek Valley Road

San Jose, California


2. What types of degrees are available at Northeastern University?

Northeastern offers Bachelors degrees, Masters degrees, and Doctoral degrees from a variety of academic subjects. The university also has a law school. 

3. What undergraduate majors are offered at Northeastern University?

Northeastern offers more than 65 undergraduate majors. Here is a list of some of the undergraduate (Bachelor degree) majors available at Northeastern:

  • African American Studies
  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Anthropology 
  • Architecture
  • Asian Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering 
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Communication Studies
  • Computer and Information Science
  • Computer Engineering
  • Criminal Justice
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Education 
  • Electrical Engineering 
  • Engineering
  • English 
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Environmental Engineering 
  • Game Design
  • Health Professions
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Human Services
  • Industrial Engineering 
  • International Affairs
  • Jewish Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Literature 
  • Journalism
  • Marine and Environmental Sciences
  • Mathematics 
  • Mechanical Engineering 
  • Media Studies
  • Music
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy 
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Science 
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy 
  • Religion 
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
  • Theater
  • Urban Affairs 
  • World Languages

4. What postgraduate programs are available at Northeastern University?

Click here for a list of the Doctoral (PhD) programs at Northeastern.  

5. What courses are taught at the Northeastern University School of Law?

Northeastern features many courses at its law college. Here is a list of the required courses for first-year law students at Northeastern: 

  • Civil Procedure
  • Constitutional Law
  • Contracts
  • Criminal Justice
  • Legal Skills in Social Context
  • Property Law
  • Torts 

For upper level law students, the course offerings also include:

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Appellate Practice 
  • Community Business 
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence Clinic
  • Environmental Law
  • Evidence
  • Family Law and Estate Planning
  • Health law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • International Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Law Practice Management 
  • Legal Accounting
  • Legal Research 
  • Legal Writing
  • Litigation and Judicial Process
  • Negotiation
  • Poverty Law
  • Public Health Law
  • Public Interest and Advocacy 
  • Public Regulation
  • Taxation Law 

... among others. 

Shown above: The Northeastern School of Law


6. How much does it cost to attend Northeastern University?

According to the Northeastern website, the current estimated cost of tuition and fees for undergraduate students to attend the college full time for one full school year is:

  • $49,497 in tuition and fees
  • $16,240 for room and board 

Total Estimated Cost: $65,737

By credit hour, the tuition is as follows: 

  • $519 per credit hour for most Bachelor degree courses
  • $751 per credit hour for Bachelor degree science and writing labs
  • $671 per credit hour for most Graduate courses, on-campus or online

Additional fees may also apply, such as application fees, textbook fees, technology fees, and insurance fees, among others. 

Students applying to Northeastern may be eligible for financial aid if they fill out the Federal FAFSA form. More than 75% percent of students at Northeastern receive some form of financial aid. Financial aid for graduate students is also available. 

Above: Inside the 7-story science and research building at Northeastern.


7. What is the Northeastern University campus like?

The main campus of Northeastern spans 73 tree-filled, grassy acres in the urban city of Boston, roughly 2 miles southwest of downtown. The campus and its buildings sport a rounded architectural and landscape design.

On-campus housing is readily available, with no less than 13 residence halls and student villages. Freshmen and Sophomores are required to live on campus. 

The college's main campus features 6 transit stations, and ample pubic transportation runs along Huntington Avenue, which borders the north side of campus. On the south side of campus is the Orange Line. So many transit routes provide students with all the rides they need to get around campus, and around the city of Boston. 

Attractions near campus include the Centennial Common, the Skywalk Observatory, the Museum of Fine Arts, and Symphony Hall. Just northwest of the campus is a big, beautiful park with a river running through it. 

The athletic teams at Northeastern are called the Huskies. They play for Division I of the the NCAA, as members of the Colonial Athletic Association. The school colors are deep red, warm grey, and black. 

The varsity sports for men and women at Northeastern include: 

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

The school also features numerous club and intramural sports, such as 

  • Alpine Skiing
  • Baseball
  • Cycling
  • Judo
  • Lacrosse 
  • Rugby
  • Squash
  • Ultimate Frisbee 

and dozens more. 

Campus life at Northeastern also includes many non athletic activities, such as musical groups, theater groups, cultural clubs, professional journals, a student newspaper, and many others. 

Above: The west campus residence hall at Northeastern.


8. What are the distance learning options at Northeastern University?

Northeastern offers a broad range of classes that can be taken fully online, including law school courses. These classes are offered through the College of Professional Studies

Here is a list of the online programs available at Northeastern:

Undergraduate Certificates:

  • Accounting
  • Advanced Accounting 

Graduate Certificates: 

  • Adult and Organizational Learning
  • Advanced Study of Orthopedics 
  • Agile Project Management 
  • Athletic Administration
  • Biopharmaceutical Domestic Regulatory Affairs
  • Biopharmaceutical International Regulatory Affairs
  • Construction Management 
  • Digital Media Management
  • eLearning and Instructional Design 
  • Forensic Accounting 
  • Global Student Mobility 
  • Global Studies and International Relations
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Health Management
  • Higher Education Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Interdisciplinary Professional Studies
  • Leadership
  • Leading and Managing Technical Projects
  • Leading Communication Strategy and Talent Development
  • Learning Analytics 
  • Medical Devices Regulatory Affairs
  • Nonprofit Management 
  • Organizational Communication
  • Port Security 
  • Professional Sports Administration
  • Project Management
  • Program and Portfolio Management 
  • Public and Media Relations 
  • Remote Sensing 
  • Respiratory Specialty Practice
  • Social Media and Online Communities 

Bachelor Degree Programs:

  • Finance and Accounting Management
  • Health Management 
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • Leadership
  • Liberal Studies 
  • Management
  • Political Science
  • Professional Communication 
  • Psychology

Masters Degree Programs:

  • Analytics
  • Applied Nutrition
  • Commerce and Economic Development 
  • Corporate and Organizational Communicaition 
  • Criminal Justice
  • e-Learning and Instructional Design 
  • Geospatial Services
  • Global Studies and International Relations 
  • Higher Education Administration 
  • Homeland Security 
  • Human Services
  • Informatics
  • Leadership
  • Learning Analytics 
  • Learning and Instruction
  • Non Profit Management 
  • Project Management 
  • Program and Project Portfolio Management 
  • Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices 
  • Regulatory Affairs of Food and Food Industries 
  • Respiratory Care Leadership
  • Special Education
  • Sports Leadership 
  • Strategic Intelligence and Analysis
  • Technical Communication 

Doctoral Programs:

  • Education
  • Physical Therapy

Here are the online Law Programs currently available at Northeastern: 

  • Health Law (Graduate Certificate)
  • Human Resources Law (Graduate Certificate)
  • Legal Studies (Masters Degree)

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Above: A typical "learning environment" at Northeastern (They don't call them classrooms anymore).


9. What is the contact information for Northeastern University?

You can reach the main campus office of Northeastern by calling 617-373-2000. 

To contact the Law College at Northeastern, call 617-373-5149. 

To reach the Seattle campus, call 206-467-5480. 

For the Charlotte, North Carolina campus, call 980-224-8467. 

To speak with someone at the San Jose campus, call 408-229-2292. 

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