Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
(877) 634-6865
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Accrediting Agency:
New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Commission on Institutions of Higher Education

In 1898, Northeastern University was established as the “Evening Institute for Younger Men” in Boston. Officially organized and known as a college in 1916, the school experienced rapid expansion and growth. Following the addition of the College of Liberal Arts in 1935, the school received its official name and became known as Northeastern University. Today, Northeastern enrolls nearly 13,000 students and is ranked No. 56 among National Universities by U.S. News & World Report in the 2013 edition of Best Colleges. The average freshman retention rate — and indication of student satisfaction — is 93% at Northeastern University.

Programs Offered

Through Northeastern University Online, students can earn a degree at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level on a schedule that fits their needs and provides a high level of flexibility for the distance learner. Nontraditional students can pursue a higher level of education without restricting work, family, or other obligations. Designed to prepare students for real-world crises and challenges, the online programs deliver comprehensive curriculum, interactive discussions, and relevant application opportunities to introduce students into the professional working world or prepare them for promotion within their career. Online interactions with professors and classmates expose students to diverse communication and learning styles that traditional classrooms lack. Aside from that distinguishing characteristic, online classes are essentially a replication of Northeastern’s campus classes — mirroring both the rigor and quality of the degree programs.


Northeastern University is currently accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) to award degrees to graduating students. Additional accreditation has been awarded by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and two other agencies.


Candidates applying for admission to Northeastern University must meet requirements for their degree level and intended major. Undergraduates must at minimum complete an application for admission and provide official transcripts showing completion of high school and/or previously earned college credit. Graduate applicants must also complete an application, submit college transcripts from an accredited institution proving completion of a bachelor’s degree, and include recommendation letters, personal statement, and professional resume (depending on the program). Certain programs such as the MBA require applicants to have record of five years of demonstrated professional experience related to their degree. GPA or other official test scores may also be necessary.

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