Northeastern named one of 50 colleges that ‘launch careers, create futures’

The Princeton Review, in naming Northeastern to its list of 50 colleges that launch careers, said that participation in the university’s co-op program “is exemplary on all fronts.”

The Princeton Review has named Northeastern as one of 50 colleges “that launch careers by going beyond the classroom.” The list, which was first published in the fall, appeared in a full-page New York Times ad earlier this month. The publication cited the university’s global co-op program, saying that “Participation in Northeastern’s cooperative education program…is exemplary on all fronts.”

Northeastern appears alongside other powerhouse institutions like Columbia, Duke, MIT, and Princeton.

“The 50 colleges all have outstanding academics,” the release from The Princeton Review noted. “But the programs and services they offer outside the classroom are, for many students, as transformative and enabling as the knowledge the students gain inside their seminars, science labs or lecture halls.”

The recognition is consistent with the results from a wide-ranging survey, released by news@Northeastern last week. In the fall, the university conducted a national survey of more than 1,000 employers in 25 different industries across the U.S. to find out how Northeastern graduates rate in career readiness in comparison to recent graduates generally. The results illustrated the very real benefits of co-op.

Employers responded that 86 percent of Northeastern graduates working at their companies were either “very prepared” or “highly prepared,” compared to 64 percent of other recent graduates. Additionally, recent Northeastern graduates exceeded their peers across a wide breadth of attributes such as detail-orientation, creativity, and leadership, as well as skills like communication, critical thinking, and problem solving.

To view the results of the survey, click this image:



The Princeton Review’s 50 “Colleges That Create Futures”

Alphabetical by school

Arizona State University

Babson College (Mass.)

Bryn Mawr College (Pa.)

City University of New York—Hunter College

Claremont McKenna College (Calif.)

College of Charleston (S.C.)

The College of William & Mary (Va.)

Columbia University (N.Y.)

DePauw University (Ind.)

Drew University (N.J.)

Duke University (N.C.)

Franklin & Marshall College (Pa.)

The George Washington University (D.C.)

Gettysburg University (Pa.)

Harvey Mudd College (Calif.)

Haverford College (Pa.)

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (N.Y.)

Lehigh University (Pa.)

Marist College (N.Y.)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Mass.)

Middlebury College (Vt.)

Northeastern University (Mass.)

Oberlin College (Ohio)

Pitzer College (Calif.)

Pomona College (Calif.)

Princeton University (N.J.)

Rhodes College (Tenn.)

Rice University (Texas)

Smith College (Mass.)

St. Lawrence University (N.Y.)

Stanford University (Calif.)

State University of New York at Binghamton

Stevens Institute of Technology (N.J.)

Swarthmore University (Pa.)

University of California—San Diego

University of Dayton (Ohio)

University of Florida

University of Houston (Texas)

University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

University of Notre Dame (Ind.)

University of Pennsylvania

University of Pittsburgh (Pa.)

University of Southern California

The University of Texas at Austin

Vassar College (N.Y.)

Villanova University (Pa.)

Wagner College (N.Y.)

Wake Forest University (N.C.)

Washington University in St. Louis (Mo.)

Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Mass.)