Northeastern University

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Northeastern At A Glance

Global Reach

Northeastern is an experiential, research university with a global reach.


  • Students are taking advantage of experiential opportunities (working in their areas of interest or academic major) in 92 countries around the world and on every continent.
  • More than 6,300 international students from more than 140 countries worldwide are currently enrolled, a figure that represents a 15 percent increase from last year and a 165 percent increase from five years ago.
  • The highly successful Dialogue of Civilizations program affords students the opportunity to delve deeply into other cultures, as does traditional study abroad.
  • Our innovative NUin program offers freshmen an enriching international experience and college credit, as they spend their first Northeastern fall in one of several international locations.
  • Our international research and business partnerships with universities and research centers in Europe and Asia continue to grow.

Urban Engagement

Urban engagement—including active partnerships with organizations throughout the city of Boston—is a central part of the University’s mission.


  • Over 185,000 hours of community service performed annually
  • 200+ community-based organization service partners 
  • An estimated $395 million in direct and indirect economic impact in Boston
  • The highest undergraduate success rate for Boston Public School graduates of any institution in the region —86% of admitted BPS students earn a bachelor’s degree
  • More than $19 million in financial aid to Boston residents (at the time of application) each year

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