This week, North­eastern wel­comes to campus the 113th entering class. In addi­tion to the 2,800 freshmen and 550 trans­fers, the diverse group of under­grad­uate and grad­uate stu­dents comes from around the globe. Many of them will work on co-​​op, con­duct research and study abroad across seven con­ti­nents before they grad­uate as part of the numerous expe­ri­en­tial learning oppor­tu­ni­ties avail­able to them.

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Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun has made global expan­sion of co-​​op and other forms of expe­ri­en­tial learning a cen­ter­piece of his agenda. While the number of North­eastern stu­dents par­tic­i­pating in inter­na­tional co-​​op has tripled over the last four years, the campus has become an increas­ingly inter­na­tional com­mu­nity as well.

This fall, the Inter­na­tional Stu­dent and Scholar Insti­tute (ISSI) has greeted one of the largest groups of inter­na­tional stu­dents to date. In fact, 11 per­cent of the 113th class is com­prised of inter­na­tional stu­dents from 84 coun­tries and 1,735 high schools around the world.

It is a very exciting time in the his­tory of the uni­ver­sity, as we con­tinue to see the strength of our inter­na­tional com­mu­nity grow on campus,” said Ronne Patrick Turner, asso­ciate vice pres­i­dent of enroll­ment and dean of admis­sions. “North­eastern cel­e­brates dif­ferent cul­tures, cus­toms, and eth­nic­i­ties as is made evi­dent through our diverse and worldly stu­dent body. Under Pres­i­dent Aoun’s lead­er­ship we have become a global university.”

The incoming class of freshmen also marks one of Northeastern’s most accom­plished. The new class includes approx­i­mately 85 National Merit and National Achieve­ment scholars; half grad­u­ated within the top 10 per­cent of their high school class. The mean score on the two-​​part SAT was 1308, up 78 points since 2006, and the middle 50 per­cent hada high school GPA between 3.5and 4.1.