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Campus and location

Our campus

Northeastern University is for people who want to solve problems in the world.

Northeastern’s 135-acre Oakland campus, home to Mills College at Northeastern, is a green oasis with deep connections to a vibrant urban community.

The campus features 65 historic and contemporary buildings, many of which are award-winning. These buildings also house 47,600 square feet of academic and laboratory space. 

Mills Hall front view
students sitting on the steps outside music building

Our city and region

Our faculty has longstanding ties to local academic, creative, and professional communities, and they can connect you with unique learning opportunities, cultural experiences, careers, and resources. Everywhere you turn, you’ll find activities that can inform and deepen your time with us, whether it’s in the classroom, in a research lab, or at work.

view of Oakland City Hall from across Lake Merritt
historic fox theater sign in downtown oakland
Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building in downtown Oakland

As part of Oakland, our campus affords students and faculty the opportunity to study, work, and live in one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the U.S.—one with an avant-garde arts scene, science and cultural opportunities, excellent cuisine, and a progressive, engaged community.

Become a change agent

Get involved with hundreds of area nonprofits, from Kiva, MotherCoders, and the Akonadi Foundation to the Peer Health Exchange.

Explore the arts scene

Get inspiration for your own art projects at top-notch museums, including the Asian Art Museum, the Museum of the African Diaspora, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

Discover new science

Generate new ideas for your work or research by exploring scientific advances at the Chabot Space & Science Center, the Exploratorium, and the Tech Interactive.

Nicole Lee headshot

“The Bay Area is one of the most inclusive areas in the United States, where a lot of innovation takes place by inspiring people all around the world.”

Mills alumna

Discover our buildings and facilities

Our historic architecture and facilities support an intimate environment for learning, research, spiritual well-being, athletics, and recreation.

Experience the campus art scene

You’ll find creative inspiration at every turn, from the 10,000+ works in our women-centered museum, to the contemporary music performances in our majestic concert hall, to the literary readings by established and emerging writers.

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