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Northeastern University

Boston, Massachusetts
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
13,444 Undergraduates
29% Admissions Rate
City: Large
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 1
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Northeastern University
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, Massachusetts
02115-5005
(617) 373-2000
www.northeastern.edu

Northeastern University, a private university on 73 acres of land in Boston, Massachusetts, is one of the top 40 institutions of higher learning in the U.S. Members of the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) founded Northeastern University in 1898, which used to be named the Evening Institute of Young Men. Its official motto is “Lux, Veritas, Virtus” or “Light, truth, courage.” Notable alumni include TV host Wendy Williams, founder of Napster Shawn Fanning (who dropped out but founded the music platform while in school), co-founder of Twitter and Medium Biz Stone (who also dropped out), comedian Patrice O’Neal, actress Jane Curtin and ice hockey player Dan McGillis. The school colors are Northeastern red, warm gray and black, and its mascot is Paws the Husky. Its sporting affiliations are NCAA Division I – CAA, Hockey East and EARC. The varsity sports teams include men’s baseball, basketball, track and field, soccer and rowing, and women’s hockey, rowing, soccer and basketball. Matthews Arena, where the Northeastern Huskies play, is the oldest hockey rink on the planet. Northeastern’s Cabot Center, where athletes play sports, sits on Huntington Avenue Grounds, where the first World Series was played.

Location

Boston is the capital city and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The city proper covers 48 square miles with an estimated population of 685,094 in 2017, making it also the most populous city in the New England region. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County as well, although the county government was disbanded on July 1, 1999. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

96

restaurants score

Students
49%

Men

51%

Women

22

Average Age of Entering Students

85%

Live On Campus

587

New Transfer Students

Admissions
29%

Acceptance Rate

18%

Enrollment Yield

1330-1510

SAT Range

51,063

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$29,998

Typical Cost

$49,497

Average Tuition

73%

Recieve Financial Aid

93%

Have Loans

$25,000

Median Debt

Academics
14.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

85

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

157

Doctorates Awareded

Business Economics

Top Major

14

Faculty Awards

3

National Academy Members

117

Post Docs Employed

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 340 on campus

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Colonial Athletic Association

Track & Field Conference:

Colonial Athletic Association

Basketball Division:

1

Track Division:

1

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