Northeastern University - Rankings

Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a top ranked private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts, US. It is classified as a RU/H Research Extensive institution (high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of teaching.

The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate. Northeastern University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


- Ranked 69th among top tier national universities (USNWR 2011).

- Ranked 80th among Tier 1 National Universities by US News & World Report (2010). The Graduate Engineering program is ranked 60th in the nation.

- Northeastern University’s School of Law is ranked as one of the nation’s most outstanding law schools, according to The Princeton Review 2010 edition of its book, “The Best 172 Law Schools”.

- Rated as one of the "Best Up-and-coming" National Universities (US News 2009).

- The undergraduate business school is ranked 26th in the U.S. and 3rd in Massachusetts in BusinessWeek’s second annual ranking of the top 50 best undergraduate business schools. It is also ranked No. 1 in the Internship category and 8th among private colleges for return on students’ investment (ROI).

- The undergraduate entrepreneurship program is ranked 14th in the United States in the sixth annual ranking of top entrepreneurship undergraduate programs by “Entrepreneur Magazine” and “The Princeton Review” (2009).

- Placed among the world's top 500 universities by QS World University Rankings 2009.

- Listed among 25 “Cutting-Edge Schools” in the 2008 edition of “You Are Here,” a college guide by Kaplan Publishing.

- 1st for "Best Internships/Career Services" (Princeton Review 2008).

- 17th in the US News Ranking of Best Physician Assistant Programs (2008).

- The School of Architecture has been ranked 12th out of more than 100 architecture schools in the US by The Key Centre for Architectural Sociology in its 2007 “Best Architecture Schools in Research” survey.

- The Graduate School of Business Administration EMBA program has been placed in the top 50 by the Financial Times.

- U.S. News ranked Northeastern 1st for Best Co-ops/Internships (2003).