Northeastern university  boston  massachusetts   united states
 
US News Ranking 37
Qsranking Not Ranked
Timesranking 201-250

Brief background:

The Northeastern University is located in Boston, MA and it was established in 1898.  Since then the university has enrolled approximately 18,000 students in undergraduate programs and 7,000 students in graduate programs. This is ranked highly in the list of “Best Schools For Internships” by the Princeton Review for over a decade.

Infrastructure:

Since the 1990s, this university has twice won the ‘most beautiful new or renovated exterior space’ award for its colorful and green surroundings. The campus is very safe for the students as it has a lot of security/law enforcement agency personnel around the campus. There are many residential halls that are designed keeping in mind the ease of the students and provides them with all the comfort and facilities that they require inside the campus area. Along with hi-tech classrooms, students can get access to various new technologies within the campus area.

Residing Options:

This university provides many housing options to the students and is quite economical for them as well. Students can stay in residence halls that are equipped with furniture and other basic amenities as well. There is an option of choosing single rooms as well but they are very limited. The meal plan is mandatory for all the students of the first year if they choose to stay inside the campus premises. Students can also opt to stay off campus in the nearby areas in private apartments.

Faculty:

The faculty of this college is highly innovative and creative as they keep on pushing the students beyond their boundaries to achieve the best in life. Professors and students research on extensive levels to discover new processes and systems that will meet up with societal needs.

Financial aid:

There are many scholarship and funding programs that help the students in getting financial assistance as they enroll in the Northeastern University. There are many merit-based scholarship programs that are beneficial for the students while they study at the university.

Jobs and placements:

Going by the Payscale data, Northeastern University Master of Science graduates earn about $77,964 annually on an average. Master of Computer Science graduates earns about $99,394 annually. Those with Master’s degrees in Mechanical and Civil Engineering are able to earn $85k and $71k respectively, according to Payscale. Boys make a median salary of approximately $78K compared to their female counterparts, who earn $65K. Students that work as Operations Managers after their engineering masters are able to earn close to $82k annually on an average. SQL experts from the university earn around $83k while Java experts make about $93k annually on an average, according to Payscale data. Software developers are also able to earn more than $80k ($83,055) annually. According to Niche, the university offers A+ experience in terms of net price, earning potential and student experience. 76% of students believe that they are getting value for money.

Alumni: Noted alumni include George Adams, CEO Distinguished Professor, Michael Dukakis, Former Governor of Massachusetts, Pran Nath, Co-developer of the theory of supergravity and Amin Khoury, Co-founder, and CEO of B/E Aerospace.

Verdict 

Northeastern University is great for the students as it provides all the support and growth that students look for while studying. It is highly focused on the integrity that keeps the students ahead in every field of study and research.

Location

Northeastern University is located in the Fenway Cultural District area of Boston in the state of Massachusetts. It is situated on the Huntington Avenue with the Fenway, Back Bay and Roxbury areas forming its immediate neighborhoods. The main campus of the university lies between Tremont Street and Washington Street, while a South Campus lies on Columbus Avenue.
Even though the campus is located in a part of the city that is buzzing with life round the clock, it is able to retain its calm and beauty because of its heavy green cover and architecture. It is considered to be one of the safest university campuses in the US. Its design brings the best of the worlds of a sprawling city and calmness of the university environment and has been considered an ideal urban campus by experts.
Public libraries, conservatories, museums, art galleries, theaters, and music halls lie alongside the main campus and make it a center of attraction within the cultural district.
The university not only shapes the social, cultural and economic life of the city, but its engineering and science departments get an impetus due to the bustling economic activity of Boston as well. Being located in a hub of Biotechnology, IT, Mining, Construction, and Manufacturing helps Northeastern University to take a leading role in innovation and research.
The main campus of the university is well-connected by road, rail, and airways. It can be reached by the I-93 or I-90 by road. MBTA Commuter Rail System’s Orange Line and Green Line (E Branch) serve the campus through their 6 stations. The nearest airport is the Boston Logan International Airport which lies 7 miles North-east from the center of the main campus.

Acceptance Rate for Indians 63%
STEM Masters Awarded to International Students 841
STEM Doctorates Awarded to International Students 66
TA Appointments 116
RA appointments 353
Research funding $62,706,573
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & partner data as of year 2018

Biotechnology

The Department of Biotechnology of the College of Science offers some of the most comprehensive programs in biotechnology. The department has not only paid attention to pedagogical shifts in biotechnology teaching and research but has also laid special emphasis on designing courses that match the latest industry needs. Strong interdisciplinary nature of the programs and a broad set of faculty research experience ensure that the students remain a step ahead of their peers as they enter the professional world. Plenty of options of gaining co-op experience in the biotechnology companies in the region mean that students can acquire practical experience and advance their careers towards their interests.

Available Programs are BS, BS/MS (accelerated), MS and Ph.D. in Biotechnology and Professional Master of Science (PSM). MS is offered in following concentrations Molecular Biotechnology; Process Sciences; Manufacturing and Quality Operations; Biopharmaceutical Analytical Sciences; Pharmaceutical Technologies; Scientific Information Management; Regulatory Science; Biotechnology Enterprise.

Chemical

The Department of Chemical Engineering of the College of Engineering has a strong interdisciplinary focus that aims to acquaint the young minds with the challenges of the discipline by inculcating in them a sense of social responsibility, creativity, and out-of-the-box thinking. Faculty members that include distinguished professors and National Academy and Professional Society members believe that quality practical learning does not stop in the labs and that students are ill-trained until they get industry experience and face real-world challenges early in their careers. Student-Industry fellowships and US Army fellowship encourage students to extend the frontiers of applied chemical sciences by channelizing their efforts to find solutions for the most pressing problems.

Available Programs are Minor in Biochemical Engineering; Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering; Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Biochemistry; Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Physics; BS and MS in Chemical Engineering; Master of Science in Chemical Engineering; Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering. The key research areas are Advanced Materials; Biological Engineering

Areas of Expertise: Advanced Materials; Advanced Microgravity Materials Processing; Biotechnology; Biomaterials; Biochemical Reactions; Semiconductor Materials Development

Civil and Environmental

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a BS in Civil Engineering; BS in Civil Engineering and Architectural Studies; BS in Environmental Engineering; BS in Environmental Engineering and Landscape Architecture; BS in Environmental Engineering and Health Science; BS and MS in Civil Engineering; BS in Civil Engineering/MS Environmental Engineering; BS and MS in Environmental Engineering; Minor, Architectural Engineering; Minor, Civil Engineering; Communications Program. The graduate programs offered are MS in Civil Engineering; MS in Engineering and Public Policy; MS in Environmental Engineering; MS in Sustainable Building Systems; Ph.D. in Civil Engineering; Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering. The key research areas are Civil Infrastructure Security. PROTECT - Center for Healthcare Engineering and VOTERS - Center for Infrastructure Systems are the various research facilities offered by the department. The faculty accomplishments include recognition and awards like ASCE Moisseiff, ASCE Shortridge Hardesty, ASCE Thomas A. Middlebrooks, Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, and TRB Traffic Simulation Lifetime Achievement, etc.

Areas of Expertise: Geotechnical Engineering; Earthquake Engineering; Structural Engineering; Transportation Analysis and Planning; Geoenvironmental Engineering; Environmental Engineering
List of Labs: PROTECT - Center for Healthcare Engineering; VOTERS - Center for Infrastructure Systems

Computer Science

Khoury College of Computer Sciences has nurtured the tradition of bringing in the latest and the best pedagogical and combined research experience for its students through strong industry linkages to foster interdisciplinary education. The department has strong linkages with the various government agencies that ensure that master’s students get exposed to real-world problems from day one. With a strong focus on research, teaching and industry collaboration in emerging fields, the department promises to be a leader in a discipline that has been the single largest contributor to innovation in the past century. Specialized co-op programs offer hands-on experience to give the students an edge over their peers. The various programs offered by the department are BS, BA, BS/MS (accelerated), MS and Ph.D. in Computer Science; BS in Cybersecurity; BS in Data Science; Graduate Certificates in Data Analytics, Cybersecurity and Health Informatics. The specialization Tracks (MS) are Data Science; Cybersecurity; Artificial Intelligence; Game Science and Design; Health Data Analytics; Health Informatics; Robotics. The key research areas are Algorithms and Theory; Artificial Intelligence; Data Science; Formal Methods; Games; Human-Centered Computing; Machine Learning; Natural Language Processing and Information Retrieval; Network Science; Programming Languages; Robotics; Personal Health Informatics; Security and Privacy; Software Engineering; Systems and Networking.

List of Labs: Center for Complex Network Research

Electrical and Computer 

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering has committed itself to extend the frontiers of electrical engineering by developing its potential in the allied engineering disciplines. It realizes the fundamental importance of electrical engineering discipline in virtually any technological development in these times. The department has been able to secure research funding from a number of government agencies and over 20 industrial partners which ensure that students earn the most challenging hands-on experience and get a taste of professional world like none of their peers. The available programs are BS, MS, and Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering. MS program is offered in the following concentrations: communications, control, and signal processing; computer systems and software; computer networks and security; computer vision, machine learning, and algorithms; electromagnetics, plasma, and optics; microsystems, materials, and devices; and power systems.

Areas of Expertise: Power Systems; Electromagnetics; Digital Signal Processing; Robotics and Mechatronics; Computer Engineering; Solid-State and Electron Devices
List of Labs: Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems

Civil and Environmental

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has shaped itself with the belief that successful environmental engineers need to be honest environmentalists first. It aims to combine the urgent environmental concerns with the latest sustainable technology systems to design its courses. Healthy government and industry collaborations bear testimony to their success. The department believes that owing to the specificity of the discipline and vast environmental challenges at hand, the purpose of the discipline can only be fulfilled by churning out thinkers of the future. Its faculty is thus geared to offer instruction in emerging areas such as hydraulic modeling, coastal engineering, climate science, robotics for remote sensing, etc. The available programs are BS in Civil Engineering; BS in Civil Engineering and Architectural Studies; BS in Environmental Engineering; BS in Environmental Engineering and Landscape Architecture; BS in Environmental Engineering and Health Science; BS and MS in Civil Engineering; BS Civil Engineering/MS Environmental Engineering; BS and MS in Environmental Engineering; Minor, Architectural Engineering; Minor, Civil Engineering; Communications Program. In graduate studies, the department offers MS in Civil Engineering; MS in Engineering and Public Policy; MS in Environmental Engineering; MS in Sustainable Building Systems; Ph.D. in Civil Engineering; Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Engineering. The key research areas are Environmental Health; Geoenvironmental Engineering; Sustainable Resource Engineering. Puerto Rico Test site for Exploring Contamination Threats (PROTECT) is a research facility in the department.

Areas of Expertise: Geotechnical Engineering; Earthquake Engineering; Structural Engineering; Transportation Analysis and Planning; Geoenvironmental Engineering; Environmental Engineering

Mechanical and Industrial

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering has kept itself updated with the major developments in the world of technology. Large scale industry collaborations with leading companies, US Army and the Health Department mean that Northeastern University students of mechanical engineering start a step ahead of their peers when it comes to hands-on experience. With a combined faculty experience that surpasses most departments of the discipline in the US, the department has been able to design trend-setting courses. The faculty members from the department have earned awards and recognition from the National Academy of Engineering, American Association of Advancement of Science, American Physical Society, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, etc. They believe that great innovators are born not just through quality instruction but also through industry experience that throws open challenges to them and promotes a spirit of problem-solving right from day one. Their active research experience means that students start at higher job profiles that most others when they enter the professional world.

Programs Available: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering; Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering; Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering & Physics; BS Industrial Engineering/MS Energy Systems; BS Industrial Engineering/MS Engineering Management; BS Industrial Engineering/MS Operations Research; BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering; BS Mechanical Engineering/JD Law 3+3; Minor in Biomechanical Engineering, Healthcare Systems Operations, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Robotics. The graduate programs offered by the department are Master of Science in Data Analytics Engineering; Energy Systems; Industrial Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Engineering Management; Human Factors; Operations Research; Robotics; Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
Key Research Areas: Biomechanics & Soft Matters – Solids and Fluids; Impact Mechanics; Mechatronics and Systems – Control, Robotics, & Human Machines; Multifunctional Composites; Multi-phase Structured Matter
Research Facilities: Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) is devoted to cutting-edge research in nanotechnology.
Areas of expertise: Biomedical Engineering; Controls and Robotics; Materials Science and Engineering; Thermofluids Engineering; Nanomanufacturing; Applied Mechanics and Design
List of Labs (Mechanical): Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing
List of Labs (Industrial): Center for Healthcare Organization Transformation

Annual fees for Indians $24,000
Annual off-campus living $9,000
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & university's website as of year 2018

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