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Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • 399 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 185 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 184 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 397 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 365 QS World University Rankings 2015
Campus setting Urban
Living cost USD 1,500 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students Contact the university / college
Institution type Private

About Northeastern University

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, and select advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Seattle.

Campus information

Northeastern's graduate campuses in Charlotte, N.C., and Seattle, and its technology hub in Silicon Valley offer in-demand degree programs aligned with their regions’educational, workforce, and economic development needs, including programs in emerging fields, such as cybersecurity, health informatics, and operations technology. Our faculty teaches in flexible hybrid and online formats to meet the needs of working professionals. These locations also promote new research partnerships with industry, government, and academic institutions.

Northeastern is located in Boston's Fenway, Roxbury and Back Bay neighborhoods adjacent to Huntington Avenue near the Museum of Fine Arts and Symphony Hall. The area is also known as the Fenway Cultural District.


On Campus Housing

Northeastern University's Housing & Residential Life system includes student housing that is either owned or leased by the University. All students must conduct themselves in a manner consistent with the University's expectations, as stated in A Guide to Residence Hall Living, the Student Handbook and the Residence Hall and Dining License Agreement and any and all other applicable University policies, procedures, supplemental agreements, rules and regulations.

  • Each room comes with a bed frame, mattress (twin XL), desk, desk chair and dresser
  • Since each room is unique, we are unable to provide square footage/measurements of individual rooms
  • All Northeastern University housing is smoke-free
  • The majority are double-occupancy rooms (triple-occupancy rooms are also available)
  • One hundred to seven hundred students per hall
  • Dining halls are in Stetson East, Stetson West and International Village
  • Common community spaces, in most halls, can be used for studying, group projects or student activities
  • All bath facilities are single-gender
  • All first year students are required to have a meal plan
  • Single rooms are available on a limited basis. If interested, please indicate your preference on the housing application, or if you have a medical or accessibility concern, please register with the Disability Resource Center or University Health and Counseling Services by visiting our "Accessibility Page"
  • Gender Neutral housing options are available


Courses available 10

Architecture, Building 1 Computer Science, IT 7 Creative Arts & Design 8 Mass Communication & Media 1


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