Northeastern is on a 73-acre campus in the urban setting of Boston, Massachusetts, not far from Boston.
There are many activities and organizations for Northeastern students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? Northeastern has fraternities and sororities.
Northeastern has the Student Government Association. In fact, more students participate in the Student Government Association than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Northeastern include Council for University Programs, Resident Student Association, E-Sports Northeastern University and Northeastern University Huskiers and Outing Club.
Northeastern students' favorite campus traditions are Welcome Week, Springfest and Homecoming.
This table offers information on housing at Northeastern.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||No|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||47%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||53%|
Northeastern offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most Northeastern students live off campus. In 2022, 47% of undergrads at Northeastern lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 53% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Northeastern. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Northeastern offers coed housing.
At Northeastern there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Northeastern:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Northeastern University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Northeastern campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
Northeastern offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Additionally, Northeastern has Public Safety Website.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Northeastern, take Massachusetts Turnpike to Boston, MA. If you need to fly, book your flight to Logan International airport.
Want to visit but can't make the trip? Explore Northeastern's campus without leaving home by taking a virtual campus tour
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