Northeastern University (NU) is a private nonprofit research university located in Boston, Massachusetts
Northeastern University features a range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools, as well as advanced degrees at graduate campuses in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Seattle, Washington.
Northeastern’s main campus is located in the Fenway, Roxbury, South End, and Back Bay neighborhoods. The university has roughly 16,000 undergraduates and almost 8,000 graduate students. Northeastern is categorized as a RU/H Research University (high research activity) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. In 2011, Northeastern opened the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security.
Northeastern features a cooperative education program that integrates classroom study with professional experience on seven continents. In 2012-2013, 7,968 students participated in the co-op program.
The Northeastern University Huskies compete in the NCAA Division I as members of Colonial Athletic Association in 18 varsity sports offered by the CAA. The men’s and women’s hockey teams compete in Hockey East, while the men’s and women’s rowing teams compete in the Eastern Association of Rowing Colleges (EARC) and Eastern Association of Women’s Rowing Colleges (EAWRC), respectively. In 2013, men’s basketball won its first CAA regular season championship, men’s soccer won the CAA title for the first time, and women’s ice hockey won a record 16th Beanpot championship.