Spotlight on Northeastern: study in Seattle

02 Jun 2017 - Lindsay Bennett

Did you know that you can study at a top 40 US university that is located in the heart of one of America’s technology hubs? Northeastern University Seattle offers an incredible opportunity for graduate-level international students to live and learn in a truly vibrant city.

Study in one of the USA’s best big cities

Seattle offers so much to students, including a bustling downtown filled with cool shops and restaurants, as well as a thriving arts and culture scene. It also enjoys close proximity to stunning scenes of natural beauty, including green forests, snow-capped mountains and beautiful blue waters. These are just a few reasons why Seattle is ranked a top 10 best big US city (Condé Nast Traveler 2016).

There’s always plenty to do, whether that be hiking in the surrounding Olympic Mountains, biking along the city’s extensive shoreline, or simply enjoying some of its world-famous coffee. Seattle’s compact size means that it’s really easy to get around, especially by public transportation.

Access Seattle’s vibrant economy

Northeastern’s high-tech graduate campus is located in the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle, right across the street from Amazon’s headquarters. Other major companies headquartered in the Seattle Puget Sound area include Expedia, Microsoft, Moz, Nordstrom, Starbucks and Zillow.

Seattle is a fast-growing city, and ranks as the 4th best city in the USA for business and careers (Forbes 2016). You can get a sense of this just by looking at job postings: a recent search of revealed over 10,000 open positions each in computer science and project management!

As a Northeastern student, you’ll have incredible opportunities to connect with local employers, through co-op work experiences and the University’s employer partnerships. Your degree courses will be taught by professors who have worked at companies such as Amazon, Boeing and Twitter; they bring extensive personal expertise and experience to their teaching.

Bhavya Northeastern Seattle student from India

Bhavya from India

Studying Project Management at Northeastern University Seattle

Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the USA and has a thriving job market, with several large tech and commerce companies headquartered in the city. Seattle has lots of art and live entertainment, and it’s a really diverse city. It’s one of the best places in the USA to be an international student.

Receive personalized support at Northeastern University Seattle

Northeastern Seattle’s relatively small size is a real advantage, as you’ll receive a lot of hands-on support. Classes are small, so you’ll get plenty of attention from your professors. They can also be great mentors for you in your studies, as well as your career.

You’ll also be able to meet with dedicated student services staff, including an on-campus career coach, and attend seminars to help you fill in any gaps. For example, international students can attend workshops on “Coding in English” to become familiar with terms commonly used by coders and developers.

Explore your options

Through Kaplan International Pathways, you can progress from the Graduate Global Pathways program in Seattle to one of 5 exciting degrees:

  • Analytics, MPS
  • Informatics, MPS
  • Computer Science, MS
  • Information Systems, MS
  • Project Management, MS

Analytics, Informatics and Project Management are also available for direct admission to those who qualify. Contact one of our advisors for more information on opportunities in Seattle!

Download the Northeastern Seattle brochure

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