Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the seamless integration of classroom learning through experience. The academic curriculum is enhanced by real-world experiences such as research, professional work, global and regional opportunities in work, academics, or research, as well as service and community opportunities. Anchored by the world's largest, most innovative cooperative (co-op) education program, Northeastern prepares students for a lifetime of achievement, and allows them to make an impact on the world before they graduate. The current undergraduate enrollment of over 18,000 is made up of students of all backgrounds and interests from 122 countries, giving Northeastern its diverse culture and community.

Academic Programs

  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Business
  • Nursing
  • Communication
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Social Science

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Greek Life
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Veteran Fee Waiver

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


If you are in high school, or have completed high school and have not enrolled in a degree-seeking college or university program, you will apply as a first-year freshmen student. Freshmen students may choose to apply to Northeastern during one of four decision programs: Early Decision I, Early Action, Early Decision II, and Regular Decision. Early Decision programs are binding, while Early Action and Regular Decision are non-binding. The Admissions review process is holistic, and will include consideration for merit awards, as well as admission to the Honors Program.


Joining Northeastern as a transfer student is a good fit for those students who will have completed at least 12 semester hours of college-level coursework (after secondary school) OR have attempted at least one semester of full-time coursework and maintained enrollment through the drop/add period. Northeastern considers transfer applications for entry in the fall and spring terms. The admissions review process is holistic, and will include consideration for merit awards.

Additional Information

Your growth at Northeastern will happen at the intersection of rigorous academics and real-world experiences. With over one hundred years of practice, we’ve created a foundation of support, a network of unparalleled access, and a wealth of opportunities that will guide you on your journey. Through support of the Northeastern Promise, we strive to support each student and family every step of the way—academically, financially, personally, and professionally.

Visit us

There is no better way to experience a university than to visit it! Northeastern offers a range of campus visit options throughout the year, as well as a virtual tour that can be explored from anywhere around the world. Hear from an admissions staff member, engage with current students, and sign up to meet with your college of information to learn more.

“We don’t want you to fit the mold we created, we want you to create your own mold.”

Joseph Aoun, President, Northeastern University
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School location

360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115, United States of America

Phone number

(617) 373-2200


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