Northeastern University Oakland

Welcome to Oakland

Northeastern is a leader in experience-driven education and use inspired research. Northeastern University Oakland is the newest undergraduate campus in Northeastern’s global network, offering academic programs and experiential learning opportunities that reflect the buzzing entrepreneurial spirit of the Bay Area. Formerly Mills College, our Oakland campus continues to carry forward Mills’ focus on gender equity and social justice. Together they provide new opportunities for global experience and personalized learning.

Undergraduate students who earn their degrees in Oakland will have the opportunity to pursue majors and combined majors that prepare them to join the Bay Area community of innovators, ready to make an impact. With the support of a robust global network behind them, there are no limits to what Northeastern students can achieve. 

Visit Northeastern University Oakland

Hosted by our admissions team, your campus visit experience will offer a firsthand look at life as a Northeastern student in Oakland. Join us to learn more about our experience-powered approach to education and have your questions answered. 

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Academics 

Northeastern University Oakland students can pursue a variety of interdisciplinary degree programs positioned at the intersection of technology, healthcare, science, and business.

Five majors will be available in Oakland: 

  • Biology (College of Science) 
  • Business Administration (D’Amore McKim School of Business) 
  • Computer Science (Khoury College of Computer Sciences) 
  • Health Science (Bouvé College of Health Sciences)
  • Undeclared

Offerings also include 10 of Northeastern’s signature combined majors: 

    • Business Administration and Communication Studies 
    • Business Administration and Design 
    • Business Administration and Economics 
    • Computer Science and Business Administration 
    • Computer Science and Biology 
    • Computer Science and Communication Studies 
    • Computer Science and Design 
    • Computer Science and Economics 
    • Health Science and Communication Studies 
    • Health Science and Business Administration 

    Experiential Learning 

    Experiential learning is central to a Northeastern education, with co-op, research, and global opportunities available to all students no matter where they study. Oakland students will participate in a specially developed experiential entrepreneurship curriculum relevant to their academic program. Developed by Northeastern faculty, these project-based courses offer students the chance to engage with three context-driven themes: food security; technology, ethics, and creativity; and health and wellness. Whether students are interested in starting their own business or bringing an entrepreneurial spirit to their field, Oakland students will graduate ready to innovate. 

      Oakland Campus

      Northeastern University Oakland is an urban oasis with 135 acres of lush green space in one of California’s most diverse and dynamic cities. The Oakland campus benefits from the rich culture of downtown Oakland and San Francisco, and is situated less than an hour away from the buzzing entrepreneurship of Silicon Valley.

      Student Life  

      Northeastern’s Oakland campus is home to 25+ student clubs and organizations. The Center for Leadership, Equity, and Excellence is the hub of student activities in Oakland. The center helps students join or create student clubs and organizations, supports student government, develops and hosts campus events, and offers inclusive leadership development opportunities grounded in social justice. Students will have the opportunity to meet new people, find new hobbies, and be a part of something in Oakland.  

      Northeastern University Oakland offers a variety of intramural and clubs sports from soccer to ultimate frisbee. Students will have access to a wide range of group fitness classes including yoga, spin, and self-defense as well as open gym/pool opportunities. Oakland provides a beautiful outdoor setting for recreation of all kinds.  

      Housing  

      Housing and Residential Life is committed to fostering a safe and close-knit community across the Northeastern network. All Oakland students must live in university housing during their first year and participate in a Living Learning Community alongside students with similar interests. Students living in Oakland build a strong community together as they adjust to college life, explore campus, and experience all the Bay Area has to offer.

      Dining  

      Our Oakland campus dining options are not only delicious, but also environmentally sustainable. Much of our food is made with seasonal ingredients from local farms (including a community farm located on campus), so our chefs can cook from scratch and keep dishes fresh and healthy. Meals are served cafeteria-style at Founders Commons or cafe-style at the Tea Shop. 

      Admitted Student Programming and Visits

      This spring, students and families will have the chance to connect with us through in-person and virtual events to help you experience the Northeastern community and our Oakland campus firsthand. Please visit your Application Status Check and keep an eye on your email for admitted student visit and programming information. 

      Application Status Check

      Next Steps for Admitted Students

      As a member of the inaugural class of Northeastern University Oakland students you will learn and grow in one of the most diverse cities in the country and contribute to a community that is passionate about art, technology, and social change. Get started on your enrollment at Northeastern University Oakland.

      For questions about your admission decision, the enrollment process, or our Oakland campus, please contact us at millscollegeadmissions@northeastern.edu.

      Enrollment Information

      Steps to Enroll

      To submit your deposit and officially enroll at Northeastern University Oakland, follow the steps below: 

      • Log into your Application Status Check. You will need to enter your NUID (which can be found on your acceptance letter) and your birth date in order to log in. 
      • Select “Northeastern University Oakland Enrollment Deposit”. 
      • Once you click “Submit” you will receive a confirmation email. 

      Deposit Deadlines

      Your  enrollment deposit can be submitted through your Application Status Check. Please note that enrollment deposits are non-refundable. 

       

      • Early Decision I students with Northeastern University Oakland as their preferenceJanuary 15 
      • Early Decision II students with Northeastern University Oakland as their preference March 1 
      • All other admits – May 1  

      Documents Needed to Submit

      After you submit your deposit and before departing for your fall semester, please request that the following information (if applicable) is sent to the address below:  

      • Final high school transcript (required) 
      • Advanced Placement test results 
      • International Baccalaureate exam results 
      • New or updated SAT/ACT scores (optional) 
      • Official secondary school national exam results 
      • College transcripts from any previously completed coursework 

      Mail this information to: 
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions Application Processing Center
      Northeastern University
      P.O. Box 8210
      Portsmouth, NH 03802
      USA 

      Admitted Students

      Academic Program Offerings

      Northeastern University Oakland students will complete academic programs that feature the same core curriculum requirements as degrees offered at our Boston campus. Click here to see our full offering of courses for the 2023-2024 academic year.

      Campus Transition Opportunities 

      Northeastern University Oakland undergraduate students are eligible to request to transition to another Northeastern undergraduate campus after their first year of study if they are seeking to transfer into an academic program not offered on their original campus. Students must also meet general major change criteria as outlined by the Office of the University Registrar.  

      Additionally, all undergraduate students at Northeastern University Oakland or Boston campuses can request to transition to another undergraduate campus after their second year of study. Upon completion of their second year of study, students may also request to transfer into the same academic program if offered at the new campus. Students must also meet general major change criteria as outlined by the Office of the University Registrar. 

      Cost and Payment

      The estimated cost for Northeastern University Oakland for the 2023-2024 academic year is $81,472 (USD). This cost includes $62,392 for tuition and fees, $10,610 for housing, and $8,470  for food for a total of $81,472 across the fall and spring terms. Please note that this is an estimate that is subject to Board of Trustee approval.

      Financial Aid

      • Financing your education shouldn’t be complicated. The Office of Student Financial Services is available to help you navigate the forms, terminology, numbers, and deadlines associated with applying for and receiving financial aid. 
      • Northeastern meets the full demonstrated need of students eligible for federal aid. Whether through a scholarship or need-based grant, we provide you with the means to take the next step toward your future. That’s the Northeastern Promise.  
      • Please review the Office of Student Financial Services website for important information on deadlines and required forms.  
      • Contact the Office of Student Financial Services at: sfs@northeastern.edu or +1.617.373.3190. 

      Payment Methods

      The Office of Student Financial Services offers various payment methods by which your tuition bills can be paid. Additionally, several payment plans exist for families who would like to explore this option to finance their student’s time at Northeastern. 

      Northeastern University Oakland supports healthy living in a variety of ways. As a student, you have access to the Student Health Center and our fitness center and athletic facilities. You can also connect with a network of campus and community resources. Additional information can be found here

      Northeastern University Oakland provides advising, advocacy, and all necessary accommodations to help students with various abilities thrive at Northeastern. Available services include, but are not limited to: 

      • Text-to-speech screen readers 
      • Student note takers 
      • Document conversion to Braille, e-books, and audio files 
      • Extra time on exams or assignments 
      • Distraction-free exam rooms 
      • Use of a computer during exams or lectures 
      • Accommodations for service animals and emotional support animals

        Additional information can be found here.  

            Additional details about Orientation will be available this spring. Check back here and keep an eye on your email. 

            Additional details about Orientation will be available this spring. Check back here and keep an eye on your email. 

            All students must adhere to the Northeastern Code of Student Conduct.

            Frequently Asked Questions

            For answers to additional questions, check out our Northeastern University Oakland FAQs.

            Contact Us

            If you have additional questions please contact us at oaklandadmissions@northeastern.edu

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