Northeastern University Photo Tour

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Northeastern University

Northeastern University
Northeastern University (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Northeastern is a large university located near Boston's Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods. Northeastern enrolls almost 20,000 undergraduates, with a total enrollment of just under 30,000 students. Of the 65 major programs offered at Northeastern, some of the most popular include business, accounting, communication studies, marketing, political science and psychology.

One of Northeastern's distinguishing features is its co-op program in which students spend a year of their studies working full-time at a company in their career field. Most Northeastern students graduate within 5 years, spending one year in the co-op program.

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Northeastern's Admissions Visitor Center

Northeastern Admissions Center
Northeastern Admissions Center (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Northeastern's Admissions Visitor Center, on the first floor of the Behrakis Health Sciences Center, stands as the welcoming center on campus. Most of Northeastern's guided and group tours start out at the Admissions Visitor Center. The university's admissions folks are busy -- in 2011 they received applications from 43,255 students. About a third were admitted.

To learn more about Northeastern's admissions standards, these articles can help:

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The Blackman Auditorium at Northeastern University

Northeastern's Blackman Auditorium
Northeastern's Blackman Auditorium (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

The Blackman Auditorium on Huntington Avenue is a large theater with an orchestra and a balcony. It seats over 1,000 spectators and its acoustics are designed to accompany medium- to large-sized shows. The Blackman Auditorium is used for classes, lectures, movies and music performances.

Dr. Jack Levin, a distinguished scholar of criminology and co-director of Northeastern's Brudnick Center on Conflict and Violence, teaches a popular class, "Sociology of Violence and Hate," in the Blackman Auditorium. The size of the venue accommodates the large class size of about 200 students.

A sculpture of Northeastern's mascot, the husky, stands outside of the Blackman Auditorium.

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Richards Hall at Northeastern University

Classroom in Richards Hall at Northeastern
Classroom in Richards Hall at Northeastern (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Richards Hall is directly across from the Northeastern University's T station, right on Huntington Avenue. Richards Hall houses both offices and classrooms.

This classroom in Richards Hall seats about 100 students and is equipped with multimedia technology. The average class size at Northeastern is 26 students, with a student to faculty ratio of 14:1.

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The Curry Student Center at Northeastern

The Curry Student Center at Northeastern
The Curry Student Center at Northeastern (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

The Curry Student Center is located in the center of campus, and accordingly, it is the center of the Northeastern community. The "Indoor Quad" is a popular meet-up spot among students.

The Curry Student Center has a cafeteria on the first floor, which was recently renovated to provide 150 additional seats and new vendors, including a UBurger, a Chick-Fil-A and a pizza joint.

The Curry Student Center has multiple studios and dance rooms for student groups, as well as a spacious ballroom for large events. There are also meeting rooms for student groups and several large lecture rooms. WRRB, Northeastern's radio station, operates out of the Curry Student Center.

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Dodge Hall and Northeastern's College of Business

Dodge Hall at Northeastern
Dodge Hall at Northeastern (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Dodge Hall houses Northeastern's College of Business Administration, which offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Undergrads at CBA can pursue either a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Bachelor of Science in International Business, and then choose a concentration in seven areas of study, including accounting, management, entrepreneurship and marketing.

CBA also offers interdisciplinary minors in emerging markets, social entrepreneurship and sustainable business for both non-business and business students.

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International Village at Northeastern University

International Village at Northeastern
International Village at Northeastern (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Northeastern's International Village is one of the main dormitory and dining hall complexes on campus. It is also one of the university's newest residences, primarily for students who are upperclassmen or members of the university's Honors Program. The three towers house about 1,200 students.

In addition to dormitories, the International Village has a fitness center, TV lounges, laundry facilities, art galleries and an Internet Café.

The dining hall attached to the residence offers a large selection of options, including a deli, a carvery, a burger station, vegetarian entrées, gluten-free meals, sushi, pizza, soup, a salad bar, and Indian food.

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Marino Recreation Center at Northeastern

The Marino Recreation Center at Northeastern
The Marino Recreation Center at Northeastern (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

The Marino Recreation Center is Northeastern's multi-purpose fitness and recreation center. In addition to a food market and café on the first floor, Marino also houses basketball and volleyball courts, a running track, a free weight room, a resistance training area, cardio equipment and multiple rooms for fitness classes.

More athletics facilities are across the street, including the Cabot Center with an indoor track, indoor soccer field and racquetball courts. Northeastern also has a 25-yard indoor swimming pool in the Barletta Natatorium.

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Matthews Arena at Northeastern

Matthews Arena at Northeastern
Matthews Arena at Northeastern (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Matthews Arena is the oldest multi-purpose athletic building still in use in the world and has a rich history having hosted U.S. presidents, major boxing matches, and concerts.

The arena was renovated extensively in 2009, and it is now home to the Northeastern men's ice hockey and basketball teams, and the women's ice hockey team.

In addition to sports events, the Matthews Arena hosts on-campus events including the annual Springfest concert event and graduation ceremonies.

The university fields seven men's and nine women's intercollegiate sports. The Northeastern Huskies compete in the Colonial Athletic Association for most sports.

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Mugar Life Sciences Building at Northeastern

Mugar Life Sciences Building at Northeastern
Mugar Life Sciences Building at Northeastern (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

The Mugar Life Sciences Building is home to the Psychology Department, the Biology Department, the Chemical Engineering Department and the College of Pharmacy. The building houses numerous laboratories and classrooms. It was donated to Northeastern in 1963 by Stephen D. Mugar, a philanthropist who contributed to many universities in the Boston area.

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Snell Library at Northeastern University

Snell Library at Northeastern
Snell Library at Northeastern (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Snell Library is Northeastern's main library on campus. In addition to the 1.3 million volumes it contains, the library also houses the Digital Media Design Studio with large Mac workstations equipped with Adobe CS5 software, state-of-the-art recording devices and videography equipment. There are three additional computer labs available for student use. The library is open 24 hours, to accommodate students' study needs at any hour of the day or night.

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Stetson East at Northeastern

Stetson East at Northeastern
Stetson East at Northeastern (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Stetson East is both a residence hall and a cafeteria. Stetson East is a first-year, co-ed dorm with four floors housing almost 300 students. There are single, double, and triple rooms available.

Levine Marketplace, the dining hall in Stetson East, offers a variety of fresh foods, including pizza, burgers, macaroni and cheese and pasta, as well as a vegan section. Students also enjoy Stetson East's breakfast options, especially the omelettes. The neighboring dining hall, Stetson West, does not serve breakfast.

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Stetson West at Northeastern University

Stetson West at Northeastern
Stetson West at Northeastern (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

Stetson West is another freshmen dorm with about 500 students. It is one of the largest "theme-housing" dormitories on campus, housing students in engineering, computer science and health science programs.

The Stetson West dining hall within the building includes a flattop grill, a cheese bar, a sandwich station, a brick oven and hot food stations. Stetson West's specialties include a stir-fry station and gourmet pizzas. It does not serve breakfast.

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Northeastern's West Village

West Village at Northeastern
West Village at Northeastern (click photo to enlarge). Photo Credit: Marisa Benjamin

West Village is a large, multi-section residence complex popular among upperclass students. Known for its state-of-the-art architecture and modern living facilities, the apartment-style units are shared apartments with single or double bedrooms. The apartments even have kitchens with dishwashers and garbage disposals, and the complex has repeatedly won the student body's vote for "Best Upperclassmen Housing." West Village is also admired for its proximity to the Museum of Fine Arts, and for the spectacular views of Boston's skyline available in some of the rooms.

Learn more about Northeastern and what it takes to get accepted: ​Northeastern University profile.