Housing in Boston, Seattle and Silicon Valley

Excellent value housing options are provided to students in the American Classroom, Bachelor’s Completion and Graduate Global Pathways programs. Students entering a degree directly at the Boston or Silicon Valley campuses will be given advice on finding their own housing.

Comfortable residences in excellent locations

Pathways at Northeastern arranges high-quality accommodations convenient to the University campus in Boston and Seattle. Residences are safe and comfortable, and offer plenty of shared spaces for you to socialize with other international and American students. They are located in highly desirable neighborhoods where you’ll find lots of great spots to shop, eat and have fun.

Boston accommodation key features

Apply for accommodation in Boston through Pathways at Northeastern and you’ll enjoy many or all of the following:

  • fully furnished shared or private room – some equipped with in-room microwaves and refrigerators, while others have access to shared kitchens
  • on-site meal plans
  • comfortable study, TV and social lounges
  • free daily cleaning services
  • 24-hour security
  • on-site laundry facilities
  • all bills (electricity, gas, water and WiFi) included in the accommodation price

See the Boston accommodation summary for more details.

Xin Xiang from Malaysia

Xin Xian from Malaysia

Bachelor's Completion Program student at Northeastern University

"I live in a residence that is spacious, but still feels cozy. It’s like you’re living in your own house. Having on-site dining means I don’t have to worry about making breakfast or dinner, and the daily cleaning service is a real benefit. I feel both comfortable and safe here."

Mohammed - Northeastern University student

Mohammad from Yemen

Undergraduate pathway program student at Northeastern University

"As a pathway program student, I get to live in a student residence that specially caters to international students. I've made many new friends from countries all over the world there, including America. It's great because you can learn a lot about other cultures."

leslie o'toole

Leslie O'Toole

Assistant Director of International Pathways at Northeastern University

"Our accommodations provide incredible value for your money. The residences are located in some of the most desirable neighborhoods in Boston and Seattle, close to the University campuses as well as reliable public transportation. They are inviting and safe, and great places to meet new friends."

Housing options

Your choices depend on your program at Northeastern University, as summarized below.

Boston and Seattle housing through Pathways at Northeastern

If you apply for one of the following programs, you can book your accommodations through International Pathways, after you have accepted your offer of a place.

Your programRecommended housing
American Classroom (Spring or Summer semester start) in BostonOff-campus student residence
Bachelor's Completion or Graduate Global Pathways in BostonOff-campus student residence
Pathway or master's in SeattleOff-campus furnished studio apartments

Contact us to learn more.

Boston and Silicon Valley housing for students in other programs

Your programRecommended housingHow to book
American Classroom (Fall semester start) in BostonLimited on-campus housing (first come, first served basis), otherwise off-campus residenceApply for on-campus housing online through the University during the admissions process. You will also be given pre-arrival information about off-campus housing
Direct entry to graduate program in BostonBook guest-house or hostel in advance, then find long-term off-campus housing after arrivalYour own arrangements: you will be given pre-arrival information about off-campus housing, including homestay and shared apartments
Direct entry to master's degree in Silicon ValleyBook hotel in advance, then find long-term off-campus housing after arrivalYour own arrangements: the Silicon Valley campus does not have dedicated housing available for students. Read about off-campus rental options.

Accommodations when you progress to a degree

American Classroom students may be able to live in Boston on-campus residences when they progress to a bachelor’s degree. On-campus housing is limited, and is not guaranteed. Graduate Global Pathways students will be advised on finding off-campus housing when they progress to a degree.

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