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Northeastern University Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized 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
  • Frances from Long Island, NY
  • 4
  • I've lived in two different dorms this year, Kennedy and Smith halls, so I have a unique perspective on housing here. At first, I was in suite-style-living, because I had…

  • Apr-18-2014 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

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Jessica
  • Dec-31-2016 I am a current student here

    There is a variety of options, and multiple cuisines are represented.

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  • 4
  • Robert
  • Dec-23-2016 I am a current student here

    1/3 dining halls has good food and there's a bunch of fast food around.

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  • 3
  • Cassidy from Boston, MA
  • Dec-23-2016 I am a current student here

    Dining halls are pretty bad, but good to eat at every once in a while. There are a few cafe's that take meal swipes that are pretty good, like Rebecca's and Cafe Express. But, unless you are on a meal plan and have swipes for days, those aren't worth the price of a meal swipe.

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  • 3
  • Alyse from Hull, MA
  • Dec-22-2016 I am a current student here

    I find that there is a lack of variety and sometimes even foods I normally like, I avoid because I don't think it's made with the best ingredients. I mostly eat out of Rebeccas or Outtakes which aren't dining halls, they are places to buy sandwiches and meals on the go.

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  • 3
  • Jacky
  • Nov-29-2016 I am a current student here

    Very vegan and healthy conscious

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  • 3
  • Farmingdale, NY
  • Jan-29-2016 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    I didn't try the food, but there is at least one Dunkin' on campus to satisfy your inner white girl, as well as plenty of amazing off-campus food.

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  • 4
  • Daniel from Rockford, IL
  • Dec-27-2015 I am a current student here

    I eat at the International Village dining hall most of the time and the food is pretty good for the most part but using dining dollars and meal swipes at other locations becomes a very import part of your dining experience at Northeastern. You will become very familiar with Rebecca's Cafe.

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  • 3
  • Laurie from Quincy, MA
  • Dec-01-2015 I am a current student here

    Some good days and some bad. You will always find at least one thing you love In my opinion, some food lacks seasoning but remember that the food must accommodate to everyone so that everyone can eat it. There are plenty of vendors on campus or near with great food. And Wollaston and Outtakes are like our little grocery stores that have many different options. Be advised FRESHMAN 15+ IS REAL!!!!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Cassidy from Boston, MA
  • Dec-23-2016 I am a current student here

    There is greek life if you wish to participate in it, but it is not a large amount of the school's population like how it is in some southern schools. I think it's only about 11% of the student body. Many of my friends have taken part in Greek life and genuinely love it. The greek life here is known for its fundraising activities and bonding experience.

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  • 0
  • Alyse from Hull, MA
  • Dec-22-2016 I am a current student here

    I really don't have anything to say. They seem very charitable. I know a lot of people in them but Greek Life isn't a major part of the campus.

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  • 0
  • Daniel from Rockford, IL
  • Dec-27-2015 I am a current student here

    It's there if you want it but small enough that you don't feel like you need to be in a fraternity or sorority to make friends.

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  • 0
  • Bailey from Queensbury, NY
  • May-02-2014 I am a current student here

    Sororities and fraternities are present at Northeastern, but they are not extremely popular. They do not have houses for greek life here, and there is no pressure to join greek life if it isn't something for you.

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