Northeastern University

country rank  84
world rank  139

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University Overview

Established in 1898, Northeastern University is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized city of Boston (population range of 500,000-1,000,000 inhabitants), Massachusetts. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Burlington, Nahant, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Toronto, Charlotte. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Northeastern University (NU) is a very large (EduListing enrollment range: 35,000-39,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Northeastern University (NU) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the EduListing degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 122 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym NU
Founded 1898
Motto Lux, Veritas, Virtus
Light, Truth, Courage
Colours Northeastern red, warm gray and black

University Location

Address 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston (population range: 500,000-1,000,000)
02115-5000 Massachusetts
United States
T +1 (617) 373 2000
F +1
Other locations Burlington, Nahant, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Toronto, Charlotte

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston 02115-5000
+1 (617) 373 2200

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 35,000-39,999
Academic Staff 2,500-2,999
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Northeastern University's Library
Housing Yes
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Yes


Institutional Accreditation

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education CAATE
  • Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology CAA
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education CCNE
  • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant ARC-PA
  • Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Educational Programs COA
  • Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education CAPTE
  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business AACSB International
  • Massachusetts Department of Education DOE
  • National Association of School Psychologists NASP
  • Council on Education for Public Health CEPH
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education ACPE
  • American Psychology Association APA
  • National Architectural Accreditation Board NAAB
  • Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology ABET
  • Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
  • Project Management Institute-s Global-Accreditation-Center
  • Network of Schools of Public Policy-Affairs-and Administration NASPAA
  • American Bar Association ABA

Memberships and Affiliations

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Academic Structure


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