Northeastern University is a national research university located in Boston, Massachusetts.

It offers a unique model of flexible and personalized education that fuses together the rigorous academic curriculum and practical, real-world-based co-curriculum. Central to this approach is the cooperative education program (co-op) pioneered in 1909.

It integrates periods of classroom study with periods of six-month full-time paid employment in the field of the student’s major. Over 3,300 organizations in the US and 85 countries offer co-op positions to Northeastern students.

International students receive employment authorization that allows them to work on co-op anywhere in the US.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 18%
  • Average ACT range: 33-35
  • Average SAT range: 1470-1540
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Anthropology; Architecture; Arts; Biology; Biomedical Engineering; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Creative Writing; Criminal Justice; Design; Drama/Theatre Arts; Economics; Education; Engineering; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; History; Humanities; Information Sciences/Systems; International Relations; Journalism; Languages; Law; Liberal Arts; Linguistics; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Philosophy; Physics; Physiology; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Relations/Affairs; Sociology
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $75,402


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division I
  • Varsity sports: Men's Athletics / Track and Field; Women's Athletics / Track and Field; Men's Baseball; Men's Basketball; Women's Basketball; Men's Cross Country; Women's Cross Country; Women's Field Hockey; Men's Ice Hockey; Women's Ice Hockey; Men's Rowing; Women's Rowing; Women's Swimming and Diving; Women's Volleyball

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