Academics

Academic Rigor + Immersive Experiences = The Northeastern Advantage

A Northeastern education is like no other. We integrate rigorous classroom learning with real-world experiences—through opportunities to study, work, research, and serve on seven continents.

 

You’ll learn how to apply your knowledge, solve problems, and make a difference in the world—even before you graduate. It’s a distinctive approach that prepares you to learn, grow, and succeed outside the familiar environment of the classroom.

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Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Put your education into action through immersive experiences that integrate the classroom with the real world through co-ops (cooperative education), global opportunities, service learning, and research. It’s the most powerful learning model.

Areas of Study

Areas of Study

Our academic environment is rigorous, guided, and flexible. With more than 290 majors, 9 colleges and programs, and over 185 combined majors, we offer limitless opportunities for you to create a unique, personalized learning journey.

Combined Majors

Combined Majors

Passionate about philosophy but have a knack for computer science? Looking to improve your Spanish and develop a firm understanding of international affairs? At Northeastern, combined majors allow you to do both.

Student Profile

Undergraduate Student Demographic

States Represented: 50

Countries Represented: 118

International Students: 15%

Asian American Students: 17%

Hispanic Students: 9%

Black or African American Students: 4%

Native American Students: 1%

First-Year Student Geographic Distribution

New England: 10%

Mid-Atlantic: 31%

International: 15%

West: 8%

South: 13%

Midwest: 3%

Did you know?

93%

of our graduates are working full time or enrolled in graduate school within nine months (10-year average)

#1

We ranked #1 in Co-ops/Internships (U.S. News & World Report, 2022)

91%

of full-time employed graduates are doing work related to their major