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Campus Life

Campus Size

Large Campus
18,579
Total Undergrads
Including 2,711 Part-time
2,836
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men

Athletics

NCAA Division I-AAA

Colonial Athletic Association

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports

Coaches

6
Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $173,414)
8
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $85,897)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 53 51 Yes -
Baseball 32 - Yes -
Basketball 12 15 Yes Yes
Field Hockey - 25 Yes Yes
Ice Hockey 30 30 Yes -
Rowing 28 45 - -
Soccer 33 26 Yes Yes
Swimming and Diving - 34 Yes -
Volleyball - 20 Yes Yes
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes -
Golf - - Yes -
Lacrosse - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Rugby - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skating - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Softball - - Yes -
Squash - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes -
Tennis - - Yes -
Track and Field, X-Country - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - Yes -
Wrestling - - Yes -

Diversity

Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6.3%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.0%
Hispanic 4.2%
Non-resident alien 13.9%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 22.9%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 46.4%
Disabilities
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
Living
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Yearbook
  • Television Station
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
Other
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 87
Liquor Law Violation 48
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 26

Notable Alumni

  • Albert Sacco, astronaut
  • Alex Garcia, Food Network chef
  • Barbara Kopple, documentary filmmaker ("Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing")
  • Charles A. Findley, innovator in the onset of personal computers
  • Fernie Flaman, NHL ice hockey defenseman, member of the Hockey Hall of Fame
  • Gregory Jarvis, astronaut
  • Patrice O'Neal, actor, comedian
  • Shawn Fanning, founder of Napster
  • Wendy Williams, host of "The Wendy Williams Show" syndicated TV program
  • Jane Curtin, actress, founding member of "Saturday Night Live"
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Conrad from Washington, DC
  • 4
  • The dorm life is great! Freshmen dorms are not the best but are being improved every year. Compared to some of the stories I've heard from friends that go to…

  • Jan-07-2012 Read More
  • Cassandra
  • 4
  • most of the freshmen dorms are typically 1 bedroom that 2 people share and then the entire floor shares a communal bathroom. all upperclassmen dorms are apartment styled: bedroom, kitchen,…

  • Feb-28-2012 Read More
  • Brooke from Marlton, NJ
  • 3
  • Housing is only guaranteed for your first two years at Northeastern; for the other three, you may be on your own. Freshman housing is decent, especially if you're in the…

  • May-24-2012 Read More
  • Katie from Auburn, ME
  • 4
  • Northeastern has a wide variety of dorms, so the experiences you'll get can be extremely different. They do offer the chance to live in Living Learning Communities, which group people…

  • Jun-21-2012 Read More

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Frances from Long Island, NY
  • Apr-18-2014 I am a current student here

    The food program at Northeastern deserves all of the awards its been given. Obviously students get bored of the dining hall food, at the end of the semester and especially at the end of the school year, but overall, there is a great deal of variety while maintaining quality. Stetson East has a grill for chicken/burgers/grilled cheese, salad bar, pasta station, omelettes all day, and a hot food station usually with a meat choice, vegetable and corn/starch-typed option. There is also pizza, soft serve ice cream, desserts and renowned addictive cookies. The vegetarian/vegan room is here. Stetson West is noted for its personalized stir fry station, where you choose the meat, veggies and sauce. Northeastern installed a system where your number lights up on a wall when your dish is ready. The campus favorite is IV (International Village) where the possibilities seem endless between the Mediterranean station and all day sushi bar. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it! At the end of the day, the food is well prepared and tastes good. Students will get tired of it occasionally, but I know NU has it better than other schools in terms of dining.

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  • 5
  • JN
  • Jan-02-2014 I am a past student here

    Boston offers a variety of different types of restaurants. Northeastern University itself has a very diverse food selection. It also has about five Dunkin Donuts on campus if you like coffee!

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  • 3
  • Rufus from Decatur, IL
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    It can get tiresome and expensive but it's also convenient when you're too lazy to make your own food.

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  • 4
  • Ori- NJ
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    It is manageable. Chartwell's makes a real effort to provide quality, healthy food, albeit things can be lacking spice and flavor. You have three dining halls on campus (10 minute walk max), and plenty of other restaurants in the area.

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  • 5
  • Ajay from Atlanta, GA
  • Dec-17-2013 I am a current student here

    Being in Boston great food is definitely not hard to come by. You can definitely survive without a meal plan. Dining halls are not bad especially if you're a fan of stir-fry. However, the dining halls can get exceptionally boring eating the same food everyday. Most of the time the food looks aesthetically pleasing only to be let down by the actual taste! Visit Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Shaw's frequently! Unless you're a freshman that is.

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  • 4
  • Jessica from Boston, MA
  • Dec-06-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining hall is clean and the food is good. However like every other college campus the same food night after night does get old. There are many other options on campus though!

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  • 5
  • Billy from Kailua, HI
  • Nov-13-2013 I am a current student here

    The food and dining hall are truly excellent. Every night they have any kind of food, from gluten-free foods, to sushi, to pizza.

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  • 3
  • Maria from Everett, MA
  • Nov-09-2013 I am a current student here

    The campus has a lot of restaurants and cafes. Outside the campus you have more options and you are a 10-minutes walk to Newbury st. the most known road in Boston with restaurants and shops.

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  • 4
  • Anna from NY
  • Oct-17-2013 I am a current student here

    The dining halls offer a wide variety of meal options, and when I was living on campus and had a meal plan I usually enjoyed eating at them. I did notice that sometimes the quality of food dramatically increased during Parents Weekend and Open Houses presumably to please potential students. The non dining hall options are great as well, especially Chicken Lou's.

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  • 4
  • Lila from Concord, MA
  • Oct-08-2013 I am a current student here

    The food is really good, especially at the dining hall across campus from my dorm. Everything is top of the line, and there are plenty of vegetarian options.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Frances from Long Island, NY
  • Apr-18-2014 I am a current student here

    If you're looking for the true Greek experience, Northeastern isn't the place for you. Although there are sororities and fraternities, you won't be painting coolers for a tailgate or wearing your Greek letters to a derby here. To put it simply, Greek life isn't a big deal here, as there aren't even frat/sorority houses. Do people participate in it? Yes, some do. Is it a big deal if I'm not in Greek life? No. To put it into perspective, Northeastern's Greek life is not comparable to those of big state schools or remotely similar to those at Southern schools. The people that I know who are in Greek life love to sport their letters and take pride in being part of their respective groups, but I don't feel like I'm missing out because I'm not in Greek. I hope that helps.

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  • 0
  • Ori- NJ
  • Dec-19-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is rapidly growing on campus, but is still less than 5%. If you want to join it, it is there, but you don't have to. They are not exclusive at parties as long as you have friends in it, so don't worry about not being able to go out.

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  • 0
  • Ajay from Atlanta, GA
  • Dec-17-2013 I am a current student here

    Not a school huge on Greek life but they sure try hard to make their presence known if your in to all that stuff.

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  • 0
  • Jessica from Boston, MA
  • Dec-06-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is great here. If you choose to get involved there is a large community. Yet if you choose it isn't for you greek life goes unnoticed!

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  • 0
  • Billy from Kailua, HI
  • Nov-13-2013 I am a current student here

    The city of Boston does not allow for fraternity houses so greek life is kind of lacking. This is something I wish I had known before I came here, but most kids just take the T up to MIT if they want to go to a frat party!

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  • 0
  • Katie
  • Jun-21-2013 I am a current student here

    not a large percentage of Greeks on campus but there are fraternities and sororities if that's what you want

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  • 0
  • Erin from Allentown, PA
  • Jun-08-2013 I am a current student here

    There are several sororities and fraternities to pledge but they do not have houses on campus and it is probably not the typical Greek life experience.

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  • 0
  • Katie
  • Jun-05-2013 I am a current student here

    The greek community is very tight knit and unlike many schools, most people join after their freshman year. I joined a sorority and it was one of the best decisions I made this year.

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