Northeastern Overview


In 1898 Northeastern University “started with an eraser and two sticks of chalk” in the Boston YMCA on Huntington Avenue. Thanks to dedication, a clear vision, and hard work, Northeastern has evolved into one of America’s great universities.

Today, we have campuses across the nation; our impact is global.

In metro-Boston, the campus includes the Marine Science Center in Nahant, MA, the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security in Burlington, MA, and the Bernard and Jolane Solomon Track and Field Facility and Northeastern’s Enrollment Management Contact Center in Dedham, MA.

Recently, Northeastern embarked on an initiative to develop a series of graduate campuses around the country. The initiative is grounded in the idea that the 21st century economy requires greater access to graduate education linked to emerging fields and increased collaboration among universities, industry, and the public sector. In response, Northeastern is creating truly modern campuses that will offer select graduate degrees and research partnerships closely aligned with the workforce and development needs of regional economies, as well as the global economy. In 2011 Northeastern opened a graduate campus in Charlotte, NC, followed by one in Seattle, WA in 2012.

Northeastern’s reach is national and international. Experiential learning, based on our signature co-op program, enables students to combine rigorous classroom studies with real world experience in more than 90 countries and on all seven continents. Northeastern offers more than 60 online programs and degrees which enable individuals from all over the world to advance their education and achieve their aspirations; we have a virtual campus. The university is internationally known for research that yields solutions to global challenges, with a focus on three imperatives: health, security, and sustainability.

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