Northeastern University

  • Northeastern University (NU or NEU) is a private research university with its main campus in Boston. Established in 1898, the university’s enrollment is approximately 19,000 undergraduate students and 8,600 graduate students. It is classified among “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity”. Northeastern faculty and alumni include Nobel Prize laureates, Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, and Churchill scholars. Undergraduate admission to the university is categorized as “most selective.”
  • Northeastern features a cooperative education program, more commonly known as “co-op,” that integrates classroom study with professional experience and includes over 3,100 partners across all seven continents. The program has been a key part of Northeastern’s curriculum of experiential learning for more than a hundred years and is one of the largest co-op/internship programs in the world. While not required for all academic disciplines, participation is nearly universal among undergraduate students. Northeastern also has a comprehensive study abroad program that spans more than 170 universities and colleges.
  • In the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report rankings, Northeastern was tied for 44th in the National Universities category.

    Specialty rankings

    • 1st in “Best Co-ops/Internships” (U.S. News & World Report) (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023)
    • 1st in “Best Schools for Internships” (Princeton Review) (2017, 2018)
    • 1st in “Best Internships/Career Services” (Princeton Review) (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)
    • 2nd in “Best Graduate Psychology Programs” (2018)
    • 2nd in “Best Physician Assistant Programs” (2018)
    • 3rd in “Best Nursing-Anesthesia Programs” (2018)
    • 3rd in “Best Career Services” (Princeton Review) (2016, 2017, 2018)
    • 4th in “Top 25 Entrepreneurship: Ugrad” (Princeton Review) (2017, 2018)
    • 4th in “Best Health Care Law Programs” (2018)
    • 6th in “Most Innovative Schools” (U.S. News & World Report) (2018) (up from 7th in 2017)
    • 7th in “The Top 25 B.A. Theatre Programs for 2018–19” (OnStage Blog)
    • 9th in “Best Undergraduate International Business Programs” (U.S. News & World Report) (2018)