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Northeastern University

Northeastern University

360 Hungtington Avenue Boston, MA USA 2115

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private institution located in Boston, Massachusetts. Known for its interdisciplinary, experiential approach to learning, the university emphasizes pre-professional training and practical learning. Northeastern receives hefty research grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, as well as the Departments of Homeland Security, Energy and Defense. Its many notable alumni have pursued successful careers in professional sports, entertainment, and space exploration.

Ranked 46 in the nation, Northeastern is a very selective school. Its acceptance rate is 20% and its graduation rate is 87%. Over 16,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 postgraduates are enrolled. Northeastern’s tuition rate is $56,500 per year, plus fees. Students can choose from 270 undergraduate majors and nearly 300 postgraduate programs. The university follows a semester-based academic calendar.

Set in a city steeped in American history, Northeastern spreads across 73 acres of urban space. A major aspect of Northeastern’s education is its emphasis on practical work experience before graduation. Over 90% of undergraduates participate in the university’s co-op program. More than 2,000 employers around the world, including ESPN and MTV, hire Northeastern’s co-op students. Some students extend their undergraduate career to participate in more than one co-op. Outside the classroom and workplace, students engage in more than 400 clubs and organizations, including over 30 fraternities and sororities. More than 3,000 students participate in Northeastern’s club and intramural sports programs. The Northeastern Huskies compete in the NCAA Division I Colonial Athletic Conference. The university is home to many time-honored traditions, including Interfaith Harmony Week and the “Husky Hunt,” a city-wide scavenger hunt.

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