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August 14, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Boston-based university selects South Lake Union for Seattle satellite

A Boston-area private research university will open a satellite campus in South Lake Union in January, school officials announced Tuesday.

Northeastern University-Seattle will offer graduate programs in 15 areas, all related to science, technology, health care, business, education, policy and administration, according to a news release. It will be share a space at 401 Terry Avenue North with the Institute for Systems Biology.

The school announced on Halloween it was exploring a move to Seattle, but it had not previously released details about its location or course offerings.

“As a nexus of innovation, South Lake Union is the ideal location for a global research university like Northeastern,” Tayloe Washburn, dean of the satellite location, said in the news release. “We are energized to bring a new nonprofit research university to Seattle to assure that the companies and organizations in our region have the high-quality talent they need to grow and succeed.”

Northeastern, ranked as the 62nd best university in the country by U.S. News and World Report, is an experiential school, emphasizing internships and co-ops. It has about 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

In Seattle, officials have said they hope to initially attract a few hundred students and expand to more than 1,000 at the school, which will include both on-site and online classes.

Tuition will range from $24,000 to $58,000, depending on the program.

The university also has a regional campus in Charlotte, N.C.

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