Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a leader in interdisciplinary research, global engagement, and the seamless integration of classroom learning through experience. The academic curriculum is enhanced by real-world experiences such as cooperative education (co-op), research, global opportunities, and service learning. Through this experience-powered approach to education, Northeastern prepares students for a lifetime of achievement, allowing them to make an impact on the world before they graduate. With over 114 countries represented on our campus and a community of over 20,000 students from different backgrounds, Northeastern promotes a community where diverse perspectives not only coexist but thrive.

Academic Programs

  • Art & Design
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Engineering
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Humanities
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Science
  • Social Science
  • Technology

Student experience

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

Application information

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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 applicant. First-Year 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 Committee reviews each application holistically, understanding the context of your unique experience and today’s circumstances. We respect and consider each school’s pedagogy, allowing us to thoughtfully and effectively evaluate students for admissions based on their school’s academic offerings and overall experience.


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 add/drop period. Northeastern considers transfer applications for entry in the fall. The admissions review process is holistic, and will include consideration for merit awards.

Additional Information

Our admissions process aims to build a diverse community of intellectually motivated and engaged students. Our growing global network offers many exciting opportunities to become a Husky—from full enrollment at one of our undergraduate campuses to exciting first-year experiences. Regardless of how you join our community, you’ll participate in experiential learning opportunities relevant to your unique learning journey. 

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“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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