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Reviews 2335 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Dining halls seem amazing at the beginning, when you eat pizza and pasta every day, but over time it becomes much harder to find healthier options. I've experienced terribly dried out rice, water bogged vegetables, undercooked chicken, and "gluten free" food that turned out to have a whole bunch of gluten in it. However, in East Stetson they have pretty good fresh pizza, pancakes/french toast/waffles in the morning, fresh baked cookies, and all the burgers you can eat. West Stetson has stir fry and these options.

4 College Junior

Academics: All the professors I have had have been extremely knowledgeable, approachable, and have a nice style of teaching (of course with a few exceptions). Workload can be challenging, but it's not ridiculous depending on what major you are studying.

4 College Junior

Academics: As a nursing major, we are exposed to loads of information in any given week. However, most of our classes are supplemented by either a clinical in one of the amazing local hospitals or with a lab, to really get that hands on experience. 95%+ of people get a coop and most are at MGH, BWH, or BI-- all amazing hospitals.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housing can be pretty nice depending on where you live, but it is ridiculously overcharged. However, any problems encountered are immediately fixed by maintenance, so in some cases it is worth it.

5 College Junior

Majors: Almost every program at Northeastern offers the coop experience, which allows you to work for 6 months in a setting applicable to your major in order to gain experience. Most are paid, but some are not, and you usually work full time. Because Northeastern is notorious in the northeast for its coop program, it wasn't too hard to acquire one and most people I know have one.

3 College Junior

Majors: I did not have any difficulties getting into my major, but I have heard stories about people not getting into the specific college they wanted to and instead getting accepted to the "undecided" college, which means they have to try and transfer into the one they wanted later in their education.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: In a weird way, Northeastern's large size can make it hard to actually get to know people on campus. While diversity is present on campus, I would say that most of the guys are preppy and majoring in Business. However, there are a lot of foreign students and students from across the whole country, so it is hard to generalize.

College Junior

Athletics: Not too knowledgeable about our sports programs

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Northeastern has a good balance of leniency and strictness when it comes to safety measures. When living on campus, all visitors in the dorms must be signed in by someone who lives there. Campus security are always seen on campus, and are extremely helpful if you contact them with any sort of problem.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Northeastern has its own athletic center, offering free services to all its students, as well as up to date classroom technology, especially areas involving the Bouve college of Health Sciences. Hockey games usually involve a large part of the campus, and every spring a concert is held for the students which has had past performances of Sara Bareilles, Snoop Lion, Cage the Elephant, and Kid Cudi.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Located right in the heart of Boston, you can pretty much walk to anywhere you want to go and always have something to do (weather permitting). The Common is fairly close, as well as the Prudential Center, Copley Farmers market, Esplanade featuring the gorgeous Charles River, and Cambridge is only a short T ride away.

4 College Junior

Diversity: At Northeastern, you run into a wide range of people regarding ethnicity, country of origin, sexual orientation, and lifestyle.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Boston has an endless array of amazing to average dining options. Every country will find representation and there is something for even the pickiest of eaters. Five Stars all the way for this one!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Boston is an amazing college town. And there are rentals available from the very top end to the lowest hovel. There is certainly something for everyone, though perhaps not for everyone's budget. However, bringing roomates on board helps offset the rental expense and gives you the freedom and easy access to everything found off campus.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not athletic enough to give a fully realized review, but for a non athlete I too can be pulled into the husky spirit that pervades the campus. It's infectious. Students here are very proud to be a part of the husky community and it shows in (from what I can see) their athletic provisions, teams and fans.

3 College Student

Scholarships: Can I have financial aid thats more than work study?

College Junior

Campus Strictness: I don't live on campus anymore and had few run-ins with the administration when I did.

1 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing is absurdly expensive and poor quality for the price. I could afford my own studio apartment for what it would cost to live in a shared room in the nicer dorms. I would not move back to campus.

College Junior

Guys & Girls: I dislike the premise of this question.

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4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There's plenty to do in the city, and the MBTA will take you anywhere you want to be. Cost of living is very, very high.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: It's Boston. There's plenty to be eaten of all varieties and prices.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I only have experience with the Marino Center, but it's a pretty great facility. Their summer/holiday hours can be irritating, however.

4 College Junior

Majors: I applied, sent a portfolio, and all was well.

3 College Junior

Majors: I have some trouble communicating between the two schools involved in my program.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: It's not very present, but it's not a bad scene


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Jenn Sinrich
Swampscott, MA
Grad Year
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Overall, Northeastern University is a well-rounded school that offers a wonderful college experience and a high-quality education. The campus is beautiful and offers a quiet respite from the larger city of Boston. Northeastern exposes you to city life while still allowing you to feel a sense of community in its enclosed campus. The faculty is helpful, and it is fairly easy to get in touch with the right staff members to assist you with your needs. The co-op program puts you ahead of the game when it comes to job connections, industry knowledge, and professional experience. Most Northeastern students who partake in the co-op program graduate with two or three entry-level jobs on their resume. 

The downsides at Northeastern are minimal. Parking can be difficult because the school is in the middle of Boston. But most students feel that Northeastern offers a unique college experience that allows you to enjoy your college years while getting ahead in your career.

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