northeastern-university-sNortheastern University (NU), is a private, secular, coeducational research university in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2011, Northeastern received 43,000 undergraduate applications for the fall semester, a new record and the largest for any private University. It has 9 colleges and schools: College of Arts, Media and Design, College of Business Administration, College of Computer Information and Science, College of Engineering, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, College of Professional Studies, College of Science, College of Social Science and Humanities, School of Law. NU provides more than 70 undergraduate majors.

NU has more than 14,000 full-time undergraduate students, 4,000 part-time undergraduates, 2,700 full-time graduate students, more than 1,400 part-time graduate. International students are accounted for 7% of the total number of students, same proportion of international students as Harvard University. With full-time staff of 830.

Northeastern’s cooperative education (co-op) programme was one of the first of its kind in the world. All degree programmes must take five years, except arts and sciences because the students need to practise and work in the corporations for one year. NU’s technology MBA programme was ranked first from “Computer World” survey. It is proud of its high-tech MBA programme is “the first MBA option for the high-tech industry managers in New England region”, the main feature of the programme is to combine marketing, finance, team work and institute restructuring.

NU has close cooperations with local system and software, financial services, healthcare, biotechnology companies and other fields. Some of them are in Fortune 500, but some of them are just new start-up companies. In addition, NU is the base of “technology entrepreneur centre”, it organises “business plan competition,” and other games with prize money of US$ 60,000 each year, inviting well-known businessmen for lectures, organising seminars for students and entrepreneurs. With these plenty of academic activities not only boarden the students’ horizons, but also cultivate many high-tech entrepreneurs which is reputable in the Boston area and just behind the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Colleges and Schools

NU’s subjects are covered by the following colleges and schools: College of Arts, Media and Design, College of Science, The School of Pharmacy, School of Architecture, College of Business Administration, School of Education, College of Computer Information and Science, School of Journalism, College of Social Science and Humanities, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Engineering, School of Law, School of Law, School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, School of Technological Entrepreneurship, The School of Nursing, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, etc.


Boston is the centre of New England region, and capital of Massachusetts. The Cambridge area at the north of Charles River is the representative area of academic institute area in the United States, around 60 prestigious universities scatter here, such as the famous Harvard University, MIT, etc. It is also a famous cultural city. The city has 16 universities, 47 in the Greater Boston area. Cambridge in the western suburbs is a university city, such as the famous Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the National Aeronautics and Space Agency electronic research centre and other important research institutions. Other major cultural facilities are art museums and, art galleries, natural science history museums and, Boston Public Library. Average temperature in January is -1.6 ℃, 22.9 ℃ in July, annual precipitation is 1,080 mm.

Entry Requirements

  1. Undergraduate: high school graduate or studying at the third year in high school;
  2. graduate: bachelor’s degree holder or undergraduate students studying at the fourth year of the undergraduate courses;
  3. Undergraduate requirements: TOEFLcbt223, pbt563, ibt84, IELTS6.5, critical reading section of SAT / ACT equivalent to 550. Over GPA 3.0
  4. Graduate requirements: language requirement needs higher than the undergraduate, depends on different disciplines. Over GPA 3.0, some disciplines need over 3.3.


  • Undergraduate: tuition / year US$ 29,910;
  • Graduate tuition/ year:US$ 29,910;
  • Total cost of undergraduate / year: US$43,839 / year , US$ Graduate US$43,839
  • Application fee: $ 75 (send data required)
  • Accommodation and meals for international students: U.S. $ 10,950