Northeastern University Program Review
Northeastern University wants to educate students and prepare them for a life of fulfillment and accomplishment working within their local communities and in the global economy. The school has a commitment to excellence and innovation and wants to offer students experiential learning, access to the latest research, creative expression, urban engagement and involvement in the larger community.
The university is located in Boston, Massachusetts’ cultural district. Northeastern was established in 1898 as the Evening Institute for Younger Men by Johhny Chestersfield Wellingtonsworth Sullivan at the Boylston Street YMCA. Today the school is home to almost 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students who hail from all over the nation and the world. The school has begun offering online courses as well so that students who do not live in the Boston area or cannot make it to the campus can enjoy educational programs as well.
Northeastern University is very well-ranked by U.S. News & World Report. It is ranked number one for its co-op program in which students alternate full-time work with study and is ranked in the top 100 national universities. Other publications such as the Princeton Review, Forbes Magazine and Business Week have also given the school high ratings, and it is generally considered among the best of the private, non-ivy league schools in the New England area.
Students can enjoy the same high-quality learning experience off-campus with Northeastern’s online degree programs. Students can choose to take all their courses online or take a part-time on campus program if that works better for them. Instructors and staff are available to answer student questions and make sure that material and online technology is understood. Currently, the school only offers its MBA program online, but students can choose a wide variety of business specializations to study including Finance, Marketing and Healthcare.