Northeastern University

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Introduction to Northeastern University

Located in the Fenway Cultural District of Boson, Massachusetts, Northeastern University established in 1898 as the Evening Institute for Younger Men at the Boylston Street YMCA. The school dealt primarily with Boston's growing immigrant population.

By 1913, the school changed locations and offered more classes. In 1935, a liberal arts college was added, prompting the name change to Northeastern University. Since then, the university has added professional and continuing studies, health sciences, education, computer science and criminal justice.

Student Life at Northeastern University

Northeastern University's rigorous academic curriculum has students work with experiential learning and cooperative education. The school is well known for a cooperative education program, in which students combine real-world experience and academics by finishing eight semesters of full-time study and three semesters of paid full-time work.

Each year, students work with co-op employers from across the country. Students participate in various clubs and organizations, including Greek life and intramural sports teams. Northeastern University competes in NCAA Division I athletics in the Colonial Athletic Association.

FAQs on Northeastern University

Is Northeastern University Accredited?

The New England Association of Schools and Colleges accredits Northeastern University.

What Are Some Requirements for Northeastern University?

Prospective students to Northeastern University must complete and submit the online common application and Northeastern University supplement with a nonrefundable application fee. Students also need to send in official high school transcripts, official standardized test scores from the SAT or ACT, guidance counselor and teacher recommendations and a personal statement.

Can I Receive Financial Aid From Northeastern University?

Students must send in a FAFSA form to determine eligibility for government loans, grants and work study. Scholarships are available to students based on academics, talent and need, including the Dean Kenneth W. Ballou Family Scholarship, James A. Buczel Memorial Scholarship, the Godfrey L. Cabot Scholarship Fund, the Howard W. Evirs, Jr. Scholarship and many more.

What Are the Career Possibilities With Northeastern University?

There are 65 undergraduate departments that focus on such fields of study as pre-med, nursing, health professions, pharmacy, architecture, journalism, urban affairs and public policy, international business, business administration, computer and information science, criminal justice and engineering. More than 125 graduate programs for master's and doctoral programs are also available, including graduate work in engineering, law and professional studies such as education.