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Northeastern was founded in 1898 in Boston, Mass. U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 “Best Colleges” list ranks Northeastern as 8th in “Up-and-Coming Schools.” The university has received research grants from the Departments of Homeland Security, Energy, and Defense, as well as the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Health, and sponsors a number of undergraduate research projects. Notable faculty include MacArthur Fellows Program recipient Harlan Lane, and former Massachusetts governor and 1988 Democratic Presidential nominee Michael Dukakis.

Programs Offered

Northeastern in offers 96 undergraduate and 158 graduate programs in nine schools and colleges- the College of Arts, Media and Design, the College of Business Administration, the College of Computer and Information Science, the College of Engineering, the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the College of Professional Studies, the College of Science, the College of Social Science and Humanities, and the School of Law. Programs are available in architecture, behavioral neuroscience, communication studies, electrical and computer engineering, health science, international affairs, journalism, philosophy and religion, and several others. Northeastern’s cooperative education program enables students to gain up to 18 months of field-related professional experience, typically beginning in the sophomore year. Students are assisted by an assigned academic advisor and a co-op coordinator, who help students pursue compatible co-op prospects.


Northeastern University has been accredited by the New England Association of Colleges since December 1940, and has been accredited by specific accreditation agencies including the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education since June 1964, American Bar Association since January 1969, the American Physical Therapy Association since January 1930, the American Psychological Association since October 1995, and the Council on Education for Public Health since October 2011.


Undergraduate applicants must complete a common application and Northeastern University Supplement, submit an application fee, secondary school transcripts, official SAT or ACT with writing results, and guidance counselor and teacher recommendations. Northeastern’s Early Action deadline is November 1; its Regular Decision deadline is January 15. Graduate applicants must apply through the school or college of interest.

Admissions Contact

Northeastern University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
510 International Village
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115-5000 USA

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