Northeastern University

Northeastern University is located on 73 acres in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. The enclosed, private campus is a welcome surprise, especially considering it is right in the middle of the city, just around the corner from Fenway Park and close to the shops and restaurants of fashionable Newbury Street. Northeastern, with an enrollment just over 13,510, is known for its experiential learning philosophy where students participate in multiple co-op programs; integrating real life work experience in over 100 countries during extended semesters away from campus.


Stay: Westin | Breakfast: Flour Bakery

Lunch: Blunch  | Dinner: Giacomo's


Visitor Information: Tour Northeastern

Stay: Boston is a big city with countless hotel choices. The closest options, all within a half a mile from campus include: the Sheraton Boston, Westin Copley Place and the Boston Back Bay Hilton. The Eliot is a charming brownstone hotel located in the Back Bay neighborhood just a mile from the university. Over in Beacon Hill check in to the boutique, Fifteen Beacon housed in a 1903 landmark Beaux Arts building. You will find award winning service and classic style at The Taj, The Mandarin Oriental and The Four Seasons, all just a short drive from Northeastern. For detailed lodging information and for a full list of hotels that offer special Northeastern rates click here.

Coffee: Pavement Coffeehouse is one of Boston’s most popular coffee chains with six locations throughout the city. The newest Fenway location on Boylston Street is close enough to grab a coffee and homemade bagel before your tour. One student describes Render Coffee, his favorite, as very cute and New York-esque.

Breakfast: Closest to campus enjoy a solid, diner style breakfast at Thornton’s, directly across from the Prudential Shopping Mall. Serving breakfast all day in their café, Trident Booksellers and Café is a popular choice over on Newbury Street. They have an impressive assortment of teas and smoothies and try and leave some time to browse through the books and magazines after your meal. The coffee cake and cinnamon cream brioche are out of this world at Flour Bakery.

Lunch: Tiny Blunch serves the best gourmet sandwiches; try the “Bird” a pressed sandwich that Guy Fieri devoured during the filming of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Myers and Chang is always packed, and deservedly so, for their creative Asian small plates. One resident Northeastern “foodie” steered us towards hole in the wall Orinoco, for Venezuelan food typical of that country’s family run ‘taguaritas’. Another of his favorites, The Salty Pig showcases a creative menu with an emphasis on “salty pig products”, stone grilled pizzas and homemade pastas.



Casual: For Texas BBQ, served at family style long tables, head to Sweet Cheeks from Bravo’s Top Chef Tiffani Faison. Do not even think of skipping the biscuit doused in honey butter, big enough as a meal on its own. For good Mexican fare, head to Lolita. (Faison’s new Asian restaurant, Tiger Mama, just opened a few doors down the street.) Satisfy your seafood cravings, this is Boston after all, at Citizen Public House and Oyster Bar, Select or Island Creek Oyster Bar. A drool worthy menu of Italian small plates awaits you at Coppa, while their sister restaurant Toro serves the best tapas in town. (Toro is one of Boston’s most popular restaurants—be aware they do not accept reservations.) Bostonians happily line up for dinner at Giacomo's, serving some of the best Italian dishes around.


A Step Up: Serving elevated French fare head to La Voile or Gaslight Brasserie, also known for their great weekend brunch. Locals love Lucca Back Bay for Italian cuisine served late night till 1am. Also serving top notch Italian fare is SRV. Wink and Nod presents a different pop up chef and kitchen every 6 months, this is a great way to sample food from up and coming chefs in a cool lounge like setting. For a true eating experience try and snag one of the tables at tiny O Ya, located off the beaten path in the leather district. (A short taxi ride by the main train station.) This is omakase on another level, served artfully and inventively and leaving you with a meal you’ll remember for a long time.

Late Night Snack: If you’re looking for a savory fix late at night, head on over to Cappy’s Pizza and Subs. Pizza Fries and Mac n Cheese bites are just a few examples of their delectable bites. Plus, they deliver until 1:30am! J.P. Licks is a great option for those with a sweet tooth. The ice cream is all homemade and the flavors range from Wild Blueberry Sorbet to Chunky Peanut Butter. 

Local Attractions: It would be a shame to visit Northeastern without spending some time exploring some of Boston’s treasures. Right in Northeastern’s backyard take a tour of Fenway Park, one of the most famous U.S. baseball stadiums, home to the Boston Red Sox. Faneuil hall, Chinatown and the theater district are all close by. Walk the Freedom Trail, or browse the shops on Newbury Street. A short drive from downtown the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library is a must for history buffs.

— Quotes From Campus —

To me, Northeastern is the perfect combination of big city and college life. The city is right outside my door, yet we have the real feel of a college campus—it’s the best of both worlds!
— Matt
There is always something to do—Northeastern has tons of clubs and organizations, over 20 frats and sororities, plus the whole city of Boston—the best college town in the country.
— Caroline
Throughout the last three years I have gained substantial work experience through the co-op program. I truly feel that I will have an advantage when I graduate next year. A Northeastern education is so much more than typical classroom studies. I have gotten a jump-start on my career, making job connections and contacts and getting to see the world at the same time!
— Ava





Paws, Northeastern University King Husky

School Colors

Black, Red & Warm Grey

Acceptance Rate

28% (2016)

Common Application


Supplement Essays


Early Action/Decision








New England

Admissions Office

200 Kerr Hall 360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

(p) (617) 373-2000
(f) (617) 373-8780

Liz Cheron,Dean of Undergraduate Admissions

Sports Divisions

NCAA Division I

Greek Life


Noteworthy Alumni

Carlos Pena
Wendy Williams

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