2022 INSTITUTIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Immersive experiences, personalized and lifelong
Northeastern unleashes the power of inclusive, global experiences to create near-limitless pathways for students to learn, discover, and invent—anywhere, anytime, with anyone.
Measures of selectivity
undergraduate applications for fall 2022, and a 7% acceptance rate
Talent in action
Students won nationally competitive awards supporting global study and experience
- American Chemical Society Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research Award
- Barry Goldwater Scholarship
- Churchill Scholarship
- Fulbright Scholarship
- George J. Mitchell Scholarship
- J.P. Morgan PhD Fellowship
- National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
- National Institute of Aging–NIH Research Training Fellowship
- National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
- Schwarzman Scholarship
Arlen Argiliga, ’22
A finance major with an interest in emerging markets, Agiliga will pursue a master’s degree in global affairs at Tsinghua University in Beijing through his Schwarzman Scholarship.
Amanda Brea, ’22
With a passion for teaching theater and mentoring young people, Brea will use her Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Spain, and to lead public speaking and improv classes for people in the community.
Barry Goldwater Scholarship
Giona Kleinberg, ’23
With research experience in neurological diseases, Kleinberg won a Barry Goldwater Scholarship. He plans to earn both a doctorate and a Doctor of Medicine degree in developmental neurobiology.
Nicole Occidental, ’22
A neuroscience major with a focus in social neuroscience, Occidental will devote her Fulbright Scholarship to studying the long-term effects of virtual learning on kids at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.
Barry Goldwater Scholarship
B. Parazin, ’23
A physics and math major with extensive research experience, Parazin received a Barry Goldwater Scholarship and will pursue a doctoral degree in geophysics. They plan to study landforms on Earth and in space.
Cameron Young, ’22
With his Churchill Scholarship, Young will study toward a master’s degree in medical science at Cambridge University in England. He will work with Cancer Research UK to study the diverse ways the disease manifests.
Reinventing the PhD
Earning a PhD while working full time to fight cancer
Lauren Gauthier has 16 years of industry experience in pharmaceutical toxicology, including her current leadership position at Takeda, overseeing strategies for testing new cancer-targeting drugs safely. She applied to Northeastern’s Experiential PhD program because it enables busy professionals to align their dissertation research with their employers’. With mentors at both Northeastern and Takeda, Gauthier is pursuing an innovative approach to drug safety that will help get better, safer therapies to patients faster.
A PhD powered by transcontinental experiences
En route to a PhD in electrical engineering, Jared Miller has traveled far. He is seeking to optimize control systems that automate everything from cars to power plants. A Chateaubriand Fellowship took him to France’s national Laboratory for Analysis and Architecture Systems last spring. Guided by LAAS and Northeastern mentors, he shared ideas at European conferences, published papers, and sharpened his thesis—real-world learning he calls “invaluable.”
Industry experience cements this PhD student’s career goals
Doctoral student Judene Thomas is laser-focused on getting more effective immuno-therapies to cancer patients. Northeastern’s LEADERs Program has brought her closer to that goal. Designed to prepare doctoral students for real-world leadership, the program also enabled Thomas to master project management skills and hone her lab work while embedded for five months in the Discovery Biologics department at Merck & Co. in Boston. The experience cemented her interest in immuno-oncology and in starting her own drug development company.
NSF Graduate Research Fellowships held by current PhD students, up from 1 in 2006
increase in applications to research PhD programs since 2010
Our collective commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
increase in underrepresented minority students since 2020
increase in freshman underrepresented minority students since 2020
increase in freshmen underrepresented minority students since 2006
* Underrepresented minority students include Hispanic/Latino, Black/African American, American Indian or Alaska native, and native Hawaiian or Pacific islander