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Boston's Northeastern University to open campus in South Lake Union
By Seattle Times staff
A Boston-area private research university will open a satellite campus in South Lake Union in January, school officials announced Tuesday.
Northeastern University-Seattle will offer graduate programs in 15 areas, all related to science, technology, health care, business, education, policy and administration, according to a news release. It will be share a space at 401 Terry Ave. N. with the Institute for Systems Biology.
The school announced on Halloween it was exploring a move to Seattle, but it had not previously released details about its location or course offerings.
"As a nexus of innovation, South Lake Union is the ideal location for a global-research university like Northeastern," Tayloe Washburn, dean of the satellite location, said in the news release. "We are energized to bring a new nonprofit-research university to Seattle to assure that the companies and organizations in our region have the high-quality talent they need to grow and succeed."
Northeastern, ranked as the 62nd best university out of 194 national universities rated by U.S. News & World Report, is an experiential school, emphasizing internships and co-ops. It has about 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
In Seattle, officials have said they hope to initially attract a few hundred students and expand to more than 1,000 at the school, which will include both on-site and online classes.
Tuition will range from $24,000 to $58,000, depending on the program.
The university also has a regional campus in Charlotte, N.C.
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