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Northeastern University

Northeastern University housing

If you’ve been accepted to study at Northeastern University, congratulations! Northeastern is a great educational institution and you’ll surely make many memories that will last a lifetime. One of the things to do before you can start your studies though, is to find the best possible student housing for you. For that, you’ve come to the right place.

Here at Student.com we list well over 100 different options for student housing in and around Boston. You can make your pick from shared or private rooms and can use our map feature to find accommodation in the area you’d most like to live in, be that in downtown Boston, next to the Northeastern University campus, or anywhere else in the area.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Just give us a call or message us on live chat. Our booking consultants are always happy to help!

Where is Northeastern University located?

The main campus of Northeastern University is in Boston, Massachusetts. This is a large urban campus near downtown Boston. Studying at NEU, you’ll be at the heart of one of the biggest and most exciting cities in the United States. Boston is a great city of culture and sports, with strong ties to Irish heritage.

Northeastern University also has several smaller, regional campuses in Arlington, Burlington, Charlotte, Oakland, Nahant, Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and Silicon Valley, as well as Toronto and Vancouver in Canada and London in the United Kingdom.

Studying at Northeastern University

Northeastern University is one of many prestigious universities in the Boston area. It was ranked as the 388th best university in the world in the QS 2023 World University Rankings.

NEU is a private university with about 27,000 students, over one third of whom are from outside the United States. You’ll surely find an international atmosphere at Northeastern, and will almost certainly run into some fellow students from your country, no matter where you are from.

Northeastern University has a co-operative education program, which combines classroom study with professional work experience. Northeastern has over 3,000 partners in the co-op program and it has been one of the cornerstones of their academic offering for over 100 years. This will help make sure that once you graduate, you won’t just have a great theoretical knowledge base, but will also have experience of taking things you’ve learned in the classroom and applying them in the professional world.

Great chances of activities outside classroom hours

Being at university is not all about studying though. At the Northeastern University campus you’ll have lots of things to do when you’re not in class or studying for exams. Make sure to attend a game of the Northeastern Huskies, the university’s sports teams. Whether you’re a sports fan or not, the atmosphere and university spirit alone will surely make it an unforgettable experience.

If you feel like leaving the campus and exploring further, you’ll have one of the most exciting cities in the United States right at your doorstep. Boston has an abundance of things to do, no matter what your interests are!

History of Northeastern University

The history of Northeastern University dates back to 1896 when the Boston YMCA decided to establish the Evening Institute for Young Men in order to organise and coordinate the classes they were offering. Starting as an institute offering evening classes, it started offering the first day classes in 1909. By 1916 the institute had grown enough that the Massachusetts Legislature decided to incorporate it. At this point it was renamed Northeastern College.

As more and more new classes in different fields were added, the college changed names again in 1922, this time getting its current name, Northeastern University. One year later the university received general degree granting powers from the Massachusetts Legislature. In 1926 the university started using a husky as its mascot, a practice that is still in use today.

Frequently asked questions about student apartments for rent near Northeastern University

How can I book student accommodation near Northeastern University on Student.com?

Booking your off-campus housing on Student.com is quick and easy. You can use the different filters the map function on this page to find the right apartment for you. Once you’ve made your choice, click on ‘View rooms’ to go to the property page.

On the property page you’ll need to choose the room type you’d like. Then click on ‘Book now’ and leave your contact details. One of our booking consultants will call you, take you through the next steps in the booking process and prepare a contract for you to sign. If you feel like you’re not quite ready to book yet, don’t worry: our booking consultants will also be happy to answer any questions you may still have and help you find the perfect apartment for you.

Why should I live in private off-campus housing rather than Northeastern University dorms?

Living off-campus will give you several benefits compared to dorms. You’ll get to choose where you want to live, whether this is right next to your campus, downtown Boston or anywhere else in the Boston metropolitan area.

You’ll also have more freedom to choose the type of apartment you’d like. Whether you’d like a cheap shared apartment or a more luxurious studio apartment, you can find it all on Student.com.

What are the different room types you offer?

We offer three different types of rooms near Northeastern University.

In a Shared room you’ll share a bedroom with a roommate. All other facilities are also shared.

In a Private room you’ll have a bedroom just for yourself. Depending on the property, your bathroom may be either private or shared. Other facilities are shared.

If you book the Entire place, you’ll get a fully self-contained studio apartment just for you. You’ll have your own bedroom, bathroom and kitchenette for cooking meals, and won’t have to share these facilities with anyone else. The perfect choice if you love your privacy!

Do you offer graduate housing?

Yes. You can book any accommodation on Student.com as long as you are a full-time student.

Do you offer summer housing?

Yes, many of the apartments we list on Student.com will let you stay during the summer if you want.

Are bills included in the rent?

Bills are not included in most of the housing options we list in Boston. You can use the filters on this page to find properties where bills are included in the price.

Are the apartments fully furnished?

Most of the apartments we list in Boston are not furnished, but we do also list some furnished apartments. If you’d prefer to book housing that is rented fully furnished, you can use the filters on this page to look for furnished apartments.