Northeastern has built a diverse community of accomplished, entrepreneurial, and highly engaged students from around the world— the perfect match for an approach to learning that integrates classroom study with professional experience on seven continents.
co-op employers in the U.S. and around the world
number of countries where Northeastern has placed students in experiential learning opportunities, 2006–2013
undergraduates had a global learning experience in 2012–2013
increase since 2006 in the number of countries where Northeastern offered experiential learning opportunities
National Merit and National Achievement Finalists in the entering fall 2013 class, up from three in the 2006 class
Rise in undergraduate applications, fall 2007–fall 2013
Mean two-part SAT scores for entering freshmen
In the Classroom
Over the past seven years, the university has appointed 387 tenured and tenure-track faculty members from around the world. Their expertise in established and emerging fields strategically aligns with Northeastern's research enterprise.
new deans since 2010, bringing creative vision and innovative thinking to their schools and colleges
Uta Poiger, College of Social Sciences and Humanities (July 2013)
Nadine Aubry, College of Engineering (September 2012)
Jeremy Paul, School of Law (August 2012)
Hugh Courtney, D'Amore-McKim School of Business (July 2012)
Terry Fulmer, Bouvé College of Health Sciences (October 2011)
J. Murray Gibson, College of Science (October 2010)
Xavier Costa, College of Arts, Media and Design (June 2010)
John LaBrie, College of Professional Studies (May 2010)
Many of the 387 faculty members who joined the university over the past seven years have joint appointments in fields that intersect across colleges and disciplines.
Philip Larese-Casanova, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering
Thomas Wahl, assistant professor of computer and information science
increase since 2006 in number of patent applications filed by faculty and students
In a 2013 national survey commissioned by Northeastern, 87 percent of Americans said higher education must innovate for the United States to maintain its global leadership. Northeastern is an innovation leader—in the forefront of expanding global, entrepreneurial, and interdisciplinary programs and creating new models for online graduate studies and use-inspired research.
Nine out of 10 participants in our innovation survey said experiential learning better prepares students for careers. Nearly six out of 10 said universities should teach entrepreneurship and expand programs that give students a global perspective.
new undergraduate interdisciplinary majors added since 2006
new graduate degree programs established since 2006
external research awards of $1 million or more since 2006
increase in annual external research funding since 2006; a total of $98.1 million in 2013
Number of research proposals submitted for external grant funding, each year since 2006
Research expenditures in millions of dollars, each year since 2006
The enthusiasm generated by the launch of Empower: The Campaign for Northeastern University shows that support for the university has never been stronger, as alumni, parents, and friends deepen their connection to the university and invest in its future.
With a goal of raising $1 billion in support by 2017, Empower: The Campaign for Northeastern University, will engage generous individuals, as well as industry and government partners, to increase our resources to fuel three strategic areas.
The Empower Campaign is an investment in people—in our students, in our faculty, and, ultimately, in our country and the world. Backed by "the power of we"—alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students, foundations, corporations, and government—the campaign will take Northeastern to new heights.
total gifts in 2012–2013, surpassing the goal by more than $8 million.
Selected recent gifts supporting university priorities
Pieter and Yvette Eenkema van Dijk
Pieter and Yvette Eenkema van Dijk Sailing Fund
Venetia Kontogouris and Zoran Djokic
Kontogouris–Djokic Scholarship Fund
Daniel J. McCarthy
Daniel J. and Margaret T. McCarthy Entrepreneurial Education Fund
Boston Ballet Education Program
Michael J. Sherman
Michael J. and Ann Sherman Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship Education
Barbara Alleyne Associate Professorship in African American Studies
Kramer Trustee Professorship
Innovation and research
DiPietro Chemical Engineering Lab Fund
Ocean Genome Legacy Inc.
Ocean Genome Legacy Center of New England Biolabs
Simons Foundation Fund for Communication Systems
the number of people giving to Northeastern is up by more than 30 percent in every donor group, including undergraduate alumni and parents
the average annual fundraising total over the last six years is up 109% from the prior six-year period—$53.5 million per year compared to 25.6 million per year
gifts of $1 million or more received in 2012–2013, an all-time high
increase in alumni chapters since 2006 (14 to 34)
Northeastern's unprecedented momentum garnered recognition from numerous external organizations, while the university advanced its leadership in educational policy and innovation.
The Princeton Review ranked Northeastern's career services No. 2 in the nation. That makes six consecutive years that our career services have ranked in the top four in the U.S., including three years at No. 1.
Northeastern's world ranking for number of international students on campus
Our national ranking in undergraduate entrepreneurship education, by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur Magazine
The nonprofit Education Trust reported that Northeastern increased its graduation rate for African American students from 42.1 percent in 2002 to 69.1 percent in 2011. Northeastern was one of three schools cited in the report for significantly increasing either African American or Hispanic graduation rates over that decade.
Led by President Aoun, Northeastern is helping to shape the national conversation across a range of policy issues. In public speeches to broad-based audiences and in private meetings with federal officials, the president has strongly advocated for American higher education to be more responsive to the changing needs of students and employers—a viewpoint supported by national opinion surveys that the university co-sponsored in 2012 and 2013.