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Northeastern University

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The Northeastern Difference

The Northeastern Difference
Northeastern University demonstrates its commitment to excellence, distinctiveness and innovation in five key areas:

Academic Programs
We integrate rigorous classroom studies with experiential learning opportunities, anchored by the nation's largest, most innovative “co-op” program. 

Interdisciplinary Research
We pursue use-inspired research with an interdisciplinary focus. Our faculty members make discoveries that translate into solutions.

Experiential Learning
We combine classroom studies with experience — “co-op,” research, service, and global learning — in Boston and hundreds of other location in the United States, plus more than 60 countries around the globe.

Creative Expression
Scholarship informed by creative, aesthetic, and ethical perspectives is central to our mission as artists, writers, scholars, teachers, and students.

Urban Engagement
Our work on economic development, affordable housing, public education, justice, and urban health care demonstrates our influence as one of the nation's premier urban universities.


Northeastern enrolls students from more than 100 countries around the world.

Our students are active in more 225 campus clubs and organizations.

Over the past three years, 90 percent of our graduates were employed full time or enrolled in graduate school within one year after earning their degree.