Enrollment Opportunities

Northeastern is a global institution, with flexible opportunities for undergraduates to experience various program locations and partnerships worldwide. Many of our students begin their Northeastern experience as part of signature experiences, which you can learn more about below.

At Northeastern, we take a comprehensive approach to the application process. Each application is carefully reviewed with the goal of building a diverse community with intellectually motivated and engaged students. Please note that all applicants are considered for all available admission decisions to join the Northeastern community, and understanding your preferences helps guide the Admissions Committee.

Fall 2023 Early Decision applicants will be committed to their preference if they are admitted into that program. This is a new policy for this admissions cycle and will be true for preferences of any of our five enrollment options. ED applicants will not be committed to an enrollment program if they are admitted into a program that was not their preference—a non-binding decision would be issued. All applicants are asked for their program preferences in the institution specific section of the application; however, ED applicants will be sent a communication clarifying this policy and with the option to confirm or adjust their preference. The Early Decision Agreement will be applied for Boston enrollment in the instance of applicants who do not indicate a preferred program. Additional information regarding our enrollment opportunities may be found below.

  • Starting at the Boston campus, first-year students will have the opportunity to be immersed into a diverse, global, and thriving campus environment. You will have all the advantages of a small campus feel in a big city—as well as the advantages of small intimate classes and connections within a large university.

    Our vibrant campus is unique within the city, a one-of-a-kind sanctuary of green spaces and tree-lined pathways located right in the heart of Boston. It truly is a campus within a city. One of the country’s greatest walking cities, having Boston in your backyard opens you up to a cultural hub, with much to see and do. Take a short walk or hop on the easy-to-use public transportation system (the “T”) to explore popular nearby destinations.

    As is the case with all of Northeastern's Global Network of campuses, the Boston experience harnesses the power of place to provide an unparalleled experience. Full of history, industry, and educational opportunities, Boston provides an excellent backdrop for those seeking an experience that is deeply ingrained in the culture of the city.

    Check out our Prospective Student Resources to learn more about Northeastern.

  • Northeastern University London, formerly called The New College of the Humanities, is a prestigious, university-level college in the heart of London, founded by the philosopher A.C. Grayling, who is the college’s Master. Small by design, Northeastern University London offers a unique and broad liberal arts-inspired curriculum with highly personalized teaching. Here humanities is understood in the broadest terms, from the creative arts to economics; students benefit from being in an interdisciplinary academic environment.

    Northeastern University London is situated in Devon House in St Katharine Docks, a vibrant and dynamic quarter in central London. Located just a few minutes’ walk from the Tower of London, one of the UK’s most iconic heritage sites, and Tower Bridge, one of the most instantly recognizable structures in the world, St Katharine Docks are steeped in the history of London and the River Thames upon which the city was founded.

    Northeastern University London's unique global positioning will allow you and your peers to amplify your university experience by living, studying, and growing in London during your time as an undergraduate.

    This fall, all students admitted to NU London will have two enrollment options available to them:

    • NU London Double Degree Program - Students will have the opportunity to spend three years in London and receive their U.K. Bachelor’s degree. They can then complete an additional year at NU Boston or Oakland to receive a U.S. Bachelor's.
    • NU London Scholars Program - Students will spend their first year in London before transitioning to Northeastern’s Boston campus for the remainder of their U.S. Bachelor’s degree.

    Learn more about Northeastern University London here.

  • In the fall of 2023, Northeastern will welcome the inaugural class of undergraduate students to Oakland, California. Northeastern University Oakland, formerly Mills College, offers a small campus feel, rigorous academics, a bustling community art and music scene, and a deep historical and continuing commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice. 

    All students who enroll at NU Oakland in the Fall of 2023 will be able to directly transition to Northeastern’s Boston campus after completing their first year in Oakland. Students who would prefer to continue their studies in Oakland will have the opportunity to complete their program in the Bay Area.  

    Northeastern University Oakland students can pursue a variety of interdisciplinary degree programs positioned at the intersection of technology, healthcare, science, and business. Five majors will be available in Oakland this coming fall:

    • Biology (College of Science)
    • Business Administration (D’Amore McKim School of Business)
    • Computer Science (Khoury College of Computer Sciences)
    • Health Science (Bouvé College of Health Sciences)
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    These offerings will also include 10 of Northeastern’s signature combined majors:

    • Business Administration and Communication Studies
    • Business Administration and Design
    • Business Administration and Economics
    • Computer Science and Business Administration
    • Computer Science and Biology
    • Computer Science and Communication Studies
    • Computer Science and Design
    • Computer Science and Economics
    • Health Science and Communication Studies
    • Health Science and Business Administration

    Oakland, California is home to a range of nonprofit arts organizations, social justice initiatives, advocacy groups, and a business culture committed to social responsibility. It is in close proximity to San Francisco, Berkeley, and Silicon Valley. Northeastern University Oakland sits on a lush, 135-acre campus on the edge of the Oakland hills.

    Northeastern University Oakland will provide a distinctly "West Coast" experience for those who want to take advantage of everything the Bay has to offer!

    Learn more about Northeastern University Oakland here.

  • The Program is a first-semester global experience rooted in Northeastern’s core belief that students should be engaged citizens of the world.

    Launched in 2006, students begin their studies as a cohort in a global location, before matriculating to the university and transitioning to the Boston campus in January for the second semester. Previous program locations include Madrid, Spain; Dublin, Ireland; Rome, Italy; and Thessaloniki, Greece.

    The Program provides a truly transformative experience for students. alumni are adventurous, bold, ambitious, intellectually curious, reflective, and independent individuals who engage in their own learning. They share a passion for the world and thrive in their community.

    Visit the website to learn more.

  • Northeastern’s uniqueness as a university has always been rooted in connection. For us, scholarship and education are not abstract pursuits, but directly related to the communities around our campuses, our broader society, and the world beyond. Global Scholars is grounded in this concept.

    Northeastern created the Global Scholars program (formerly known as NU Bound) with the mission that future Huskies should, from the very early stages of their educational journey, be actively engaged with our global university system and an expansive network of students, alumni, and corporate partners.

    Students admitted to Global Scholars experience this journey together as a cohort. Together you’ll study at a Global Scholars program location in your first year—in London, England and in the Bay Area, California, all part of Northeastern’s global university system.  During your second year and beyond, you’ll study on Northeastern’s Boston campus (or you might continue to explore global program offerings).

    Visit the Global Scholars website to learn more.

  • NU Immerse is a distinctive first-year university experience for non-native English-speaking students who are looking for an advanced English language program built on a foundation of rigorous academics. You will benefit from robust academics and acculturation support. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be prepared to fully matriculate into their chosen degree program of study.

    The two-semester NU Immerse program begins in the fall and is offered at Northeastern’s main campus in Boston. All courses are taught by Northeastern faculty. Upon successful completion of the program, you will continue on to your degree program at Northeastern’s campus in Boston the following fall.

    Visit the NU Immerse website to learn more.

  • Foundation Year is a one-year Boston resident-based program dedicated to ensuring each student is prepared to begin and complete their undergraduate degree. Students are supported through a rigorous academic curriculum while building community in a cohort model. Students who successfully complete Foundation Year are eligible to matriculate into a degree program in the College of Professional Studies or at one of Northeastern’s seven undergraduate day colleges.  

    Visit the Foundation Year website to learn more.

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