Northeastern is home to a vibrant and competitive athletic program, with academically focused athletes who are deeply involved in the life of the University and the community.


  • Academically-focused student-athletes achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.115 in 2011-12, with 185 earning Dean's List
  • Nine varsity sports posted the highest NCAA Academic Progress Rate in their conference, while four additional teams scored in the top four in their conference
  • Deep commitment to community service, with student-athletes from every team providing hours of mentorship and service to local Boston neighborhoods
  • Eighteen varsity sports at the NCAA Division I level
  • Compete in Colonial Athletic Association, Hockey East Association, and Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (men’s and women’s)
  • Forty-three club teams, serving more than 1,200 students, with 22 teams advancing to their respective national championship tournaments
  • Thirty-two intramural sports serving more than 11,000 students

Student Life

Northeastern students are actively engaged in more than 300 organizations, contributing to a dynamic and culturally rich campus life.

Student Organizations

Academic Organizations 43
Club sports teams 41
Community-service organizations 21
Ethnic and cultural organizations 31
Fraternities and sororities 26
Graduate organizations 39
Honor societies 5
Living Learning Communities 30
Media groups 9
Performing arts organizations 22
Professional organizations 24
Religious and spiritual organizations 11
Special interest groups 55