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About our Oakland campus

Bay Area experience, global connections

We’re a community with close ties to the City of Oakland and the innovative organizations throughout the Bay Area, committed to collaborating on solutions that matter to us all. You’ll feel connected, inspired, and immersed in something bigger than yourself. Surrounded by students and faculty who, like you, are drawn to innovation and learning by doing—eager to bond with classmates, colleagues, mentors, and partners working together toward common goals. All as part of a Northeastern community that spans the world.

Group of students walk toward Suzanne Adams Plaza

What makes our Oakland campus special

Undergraduate education with unique Experiential Entrepreneurship programming that teaches agile thinking and creative problem-solving

Graduate degrees aligned with some of the highest growth fields in the Bay Area and beyond

Research expertise in health, security, sustainability, aerospace engineering, cognitive and information sciences, and social impact and innovation

Entrepreneurship clubs and mentors to build your network and connect you with resources and experiential learning opportunities

A diverse, inclusive Northeastern community where you’ll learn from people of all identities, backgrounds, and experiences

A sprawling green campus with a distinctly West Coast vibe and a close-knit community of students and faculty

aerial view of the center of campus

Campus and location

Urban university. California style.

Northeastern’s Oakland campus is located in the heart of one of the most diverse cities in the nation. Reflecting the progressive spirit and lush landscape of Northern California, you’ll love the climate, the culture, and the creativity that shapes learning, discovery, and everyday life on the West Coast.

See for yourself what brings our campus alive.


A bicoastal university

When Mills College and Northeastern merged, we created the first bicoastal university in the U.S. for undergraduate and graduate education and research. Joining together to fulfill a common mission: to solve societal challenges and uplift lives.

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