Northeastern University


Over the past seven years, we have designed a strategy for success and pursued it with unwavering focus. The primary components of our approach have been:

  • Invest in the Northeastern advantage, our co-op model, and take it around the world
  • Recruit the most talented and accomplished students
  • Build our faculty at a time when other universities are retrenching
  • Make strategic investments in research where we have opportunities for leadership

A relentless focus on these goals has led to clear and quantifiable results. The pages that follow provide a snapshot of these results, along with selected members of the Northeastern community who exemplify our success.

These achievements are both remarkable and collective. We all share in the pride of what has been accomplished and—in true Northeastern fashion—we will build on our success to reach even higher.


Joseph E. Aoun 


Why choose Northeastern University?
Campus Services

The International Co-op Program assists Northeastern students to pursue a six-month international experiential learning opportunity in over 70 countries, with a wide range of international organizations.  Working and living in another country presents some challenges, but as the students overcome these challenges, they gain intercultural competency, international exposure, and a deeper understanding of what it means to be a global citizen. At Northeastern, international cooperative education is a great way for students to develop the knowledge, awareness, perspective, and confidence to feel comfortable anywhere in the world.

Fee & cost

Tuition and Costs
Below are the costs for the 2015-2016 academic year.

$44,620 Tuition*
$910 Fees**
$14,472 Room and Board***

Massachusetts state law requires that every student in a Massachusetts institution of higher learning participates in a Student Health program or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage. The cost of the Northeastern Student Health Plan in 2014-2015 was $2,159.

In addition to these expenses, families should plan on the normal costs that students incur for transportation, books, and personal expenses.

* Standard curriculum (16 semester hours per term).

** Fees include the undergraduate student fee, student center fee, student activity fee, recreation fee, and residence hall activity fee.
*** Room rates vary depending on occupancy and assignment. Board charge is based upon 15 meals per week.

English Proficiency

For students whose native language is not English – REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU ARE STUDYING – proof of English proficiency is required. There are multiple ways to satisfy this requirement. Applicants should submit results of one of the following: TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge Advanced English Exam (CAE) or Person Test of English (PTE) exam. The minimum passing requirements are as follows: TOEFL 92 (reading sub score 22, listening sub score 22, speaking sub score 24, writing sub score 22; IELTS 6.5 (no band below 6.0); PTE 62 (no band below 62); CAE 58. In the rare instances when a student is admitted with scores below these minimums, that student will be required to take an additional Northeastern University-based English language assessment prior to enrollment. The results of that assessment may require a student to take supplemental English instruction in the first semester of the freshman year. Additionally, individual applicants may, through the application review process, be identified as students for whom we need additional information regarding English proficiency. These students will also be required to take the additional assessment and will be notified prior to May 1 if that is the case.

Northeastern University expects all applicants to submit an application (essays, transcripts, test scores, etc.) that is in its entirely their own work. No part of the application can have been completed partially or completely, or significantly enhanced partially or completely, by persons (including paid agents, admissions support agencies or personnel) other than the student.

The use of such services violates Northeastern University policy, and may lead to the rejection of application materials, the revocation of an admissions offer, cancellation of admission, or involuntary withdrawal from the university.

International transfer students will need all of the transfer student required materials plus:

  • Proof of English proficiency Students must submit the TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam to satisfy the proof of English proficiency requirement. Please note that college level English Composition/Writing from your institution does not satisfy this requirement. Our strongly recommended minimum scores are:
  • TOEFL: 92 (Reading sub score 22, Listening sub score 22, Speaking sub score 24, Writing sub score 22)
  • IELTS: 6.5 (no band below 6.0)
  • PTE: 62 (no band below 62)
  • Certified English translations of all transcripts by a recognized credentialing agency. For transfer applicants who have earned credits at an international institution, transcripts should be evaluated by the Center for Educational Documentation.

Transfer credit policies and course equivalencies listed here.

Note: It is your responsibility to ensure that any test scores are submitted directly to Northeastern University by the testing service and that all transcripts are official.

International Co-op

Broaden your perspective

■ Add to your resume

■ Embrace new challenges

■ Learn and develop language skills

■ Gain a unique experience and establish new skills

■ Make friends and network worldwide

■ Share your skills and knowledge with others

■ Immerse yourself in a new culture and live the lifestyle of another country

■ Help increase resources and expertise for the host organization

Our Mission

To educate students for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment .

To create and translate knowledge to meet global and societal needs

College and Schools

Northeastern’s nine colleges and schools offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in a wide variety of academic disciplines and professional areas. Increasingly, the hallmark of our undergraduate and graduate programs is an approach that places the subject of study within a broader interdisciplinary perspective.

College of Arts, Media & Design

A hub for innovation, scholarship, real-world exploration and interdisciplinary collaboration in communications and the arts.

D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Since its founding in 1922, we have pushed ahead on all aspects of our mission: teaching, research, outreach, and impact on business practice.

College of Computer and Information Science

Educational programs combine computing with an important application domain, such as health or security.

College of Engineering

Specializing in engineering research and education, particularly in the energy, environmental, health and security fields.

Bouvé College of Health Science

Offering six majors in three schools — health professions, nursing, and pharmacy — with an interdisciplinary emphasis that reflects today’s team approach to health care.

School of Law

Here you’ll synergistically learn complicated legal concepts, solve real legal problems and develop research, analysis, writing and debate expertise.

College of Professional Studies

Internationally recognized as a leader in providing programs for working professionals. We’re focused on you, the student; your needs, your interest, and your goals.

College of Science

Giving students a deep understanding of emerging fields such as chemical biology, cognition and neuroscience, environemntal and marine science, biochemistry, nanoscience, and network science.

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Explore intrinsic questions about human nature and behavior, the organization and functioning of societies and cultures, and how humans seek to shape the world they share.

Program for Undeclared Students

Our signature programs in experiential learning are integral ways for our undeclared students to explore their interests in careers as well as majors.

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