Northeastern University is a private institution that was founded in 1898. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,473, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 73 acres. The university receives hefty research grants each year from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, as well as the Departments of Homeland Security, Energy and Defense. Undergraduates and graduates alike can get involved in research, and many present projects in the annual Research, Innovation and Scholarship Expo.
The student-faculty ratio at Northeastern University is 14:1, and the school has 67.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Northeastern University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Engineering; Health Professions and Related Programs; Social Sciences; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97 percent.