Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world.
Northeastern University (NU or NEU) is a private research university with its main campus in Boston, Massachusetts. Established in 1898, it was founded by the Boston Young Men's Christian Association as an all-male institute before being incorporated as Northeastern College in 1916, gaining university status in 1922.
Founded in 1898, we’re renowned for our experiential learning model, high-impact research, deep partnerships, and worldwide reach. From day one we’ve pursued innovative ways of teaching and research that place a premium on experience and engagement with the world.
Northeastern University is a private institution that was founded in 1898. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,302 (fall 2022), its setting is urban, and the campus size is 73 acres. It...
Start your experiential learning journey. Our personalized undergraduate and graduate programs lead to degrees through the doctorate in 10 colleges and schools across our global system of campuses in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.
Experience Northeastern University’s personalized, supported approach to education through a customized, dynamic experience for students and families.
Northeastern is the world leader in experiential learning. Here, graduate students—from the master’s through the doctorate, and in professional and certificate programs—put knowledge to work at Fortune 500 and startup companies, universities, government agencies, nonprofits, and global organizations.
Powered by our signature co-op program and fueled by your inclination for exploration-driven excellence, experiential learning at Northeastern is the advantage that will set you apart in the real world. There’s no other university experience quite like it. Our graduates prove this every day.
Academic Programs. Northeastern’s tradition of global engagement empowers our undergraduates to chart their own academic path, through more than 90 majors and concentrations. That same tradition of engagement ensures that we offer programs aligned with the emerging industries of the 21st century.
2020–2021. 1,019 undergraduate students had a global experience, in one of 53 countries. 413 undergraduate students participated in co-op abroad in 65 countries. 135 countries are represented in Northeastern’s student body.