Northeastern University

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About Northeastern University

Northeastern University is a private research university based in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 1898, Northeastern University describes itself as a “global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world.” This is outlined by its prestigious cooperative education program which places focus on integrating classroom study with professional experience. The program has been a key part of Northeastern's curriculum of experiential learning for more than a hundred years with the university currently having 3100 partners across seven continents.

The school is home to over 24,000 undergraduate and post graduate students who study on campuses not just in New England but also Charlotte, North Carolina, London and Toronto; to name a few. The schools global reach and nature is highlighted by its comprehensive study abroad program that spans more than 170 universities and colleges. Northeastern is a top 50 nationally ranked school (U.S News & World Report), regularly featuring top in categories for best internships and career services.

Northeastern has a proud sporting heritage, offering 18 varsity sports, 43 club sports, and 32 intramural sports – all playing under the Northeastern Huskies moniker, competing at the NCAA division 1 level. However, campus life at Northeastern is so much more than just sport, the school has over 400 student-run clubs and organisations including various political, ethical and cultural, alongside numerous a cappella and sustainability focused groups; truly catering for all students.

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Fun Facts about Northeastern University

  • The Underwear Run – a college tradition that takes place every parents weekend.
  • Matthews Arena – the home of the Northeastern Huskies is the oldest hockey arena in the world.
  • Alumni include Biz Stone (Twitter Co-Founder) and Wendy Williams.
  • Originally called the Evening Institute of Young Men, Northeastern was founded in association with the YMCA.
  • Northeastern is ranked No. 168 in the World University Rankings 2022 ( The World University Rankings.

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