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Northeastern University Campus Life

Campus Size

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

Gender Breakdown:

52% Women
48% Men


NCAA Division I-AAA

Colonial Athletic Association

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $173,414)
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 -


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%
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
  • 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
  • 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…

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  • 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,…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Alice from Fair Lawn, NJ
  • I am a current student here

    The food is really good and there is a lot of accommodations for people with allergies or food restrictions. They have a Food Advisory Board that you can attend and speak to the dining staff about suggestions and recommendations you may have.

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  • 3
  • Izabella from Bath, ME
  • I am a current student here

    The food here is fine. Gets old, however. You do have access to Dining Dollars which work at many places on and off campus such as Panera, Qdoba, Popeye's, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, and others.

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  • 3
  • Don - Malden, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Definitely an improvement over high school food, but it gets old very quickly. If you're more of a picky eater, make sure you drop from a 15 to a 10 meals per week plan before school starts to save some money for eating out instead. There's better places in Boston to eat.

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  • 3
  • Jennifer - Princeton, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Three freshman dining halls - the best one is far out of the way for many students and one is terrible. It's okay if you like to eat out a lot since there's plenty of places in the city, but that just costs a lot.

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  • 4
  • Current Northeastern Student (started Sept 2016)
  • I am a current student here

    I enjoy the food here, but I heard from many people that it isn't that great. We have 3 dining halls, with the main one being Stetson East. The food quality just goes down when everyone is trying to get food, which is usually 7-9. Stetson West is the other "main" dining hall and is less populated. It features a stir fry station that might appeal to some people.

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  • 5
  • Beck
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The food is amazing here.

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  • 5
  • Kira from MA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Lots of options! They have many restaurants but also a traditional dining hall.

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  • 4
  • Jessica
  • I am a current student here

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

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Cassidy from Boston, MA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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