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Northeastern University

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Student Voices

Quiying Huang
Qiuying Huang, ’12 Chemistry

Diversity: When I first arrived on campus, I saw so many students and professors from different cultures, and it encouraged me to know I was not alone. Everyone is different here, so being different is not a problem.

ISSI: I definitely felt welcomed during orientation. ISSI is very organized and sends e-mails and reminders to make it easy for new students to know what to do. It is clear that they put a lot of effort into helping international students.

Student organizations: When I went to the student organization fair, I was amazed: there are clubs for everything at Northeastern. Whatever your interest, you can find a club for it and meet other people with the same interests.

Campus life: You can always find something to do on campus if you want to. I would encourage all new students to be open and explore the many opportunities here. It’s never boring if you take advantage of what is available.

Research: Working in the lab as part of the research program has been a great experience. It is challenging but also interesting. Of course it will help with my medical school applications, but the best part of the research program is the chance to actually put what I have learned into practice.


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.