Northeastern University is a private, 4-year institution located in Boston, MA. Founded in 1898 as the Evening Institute for Younger Men; the name was changed to Northeastern College in 1916 and became Northeastern University in 1921. Women were first admitted after WWII. Situated in the Fenway/Kenmore, Back Bay neighborhoods of metropolitan Boston, the 70 acre campus features a surprising amount of open space and trees for its urban location. The campus features buildings of varied style, including modern and contemporary architecture. The University also has satellite locations in Charlotte, NC, Seattle, WA and Silicon Valley, CA for graduate degree programs. Boston, a city with a rich history, serves as an exciting backdrop for higher education.