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Reviews 2231 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of options and variety in Boston. I heard that North End is the best place to go to eat.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really notice the Greek life here unless they do something for charity (fundraisers, etc.).

5 College Freshman

Academics: Very challenging curriculum. Workload's difficult, but manageable. The registration process is fairly smooth; I always end up getting into the classes that I want.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: The three dining halls on campus each have a wide variety of foods. The meal plan includes a certain amount of meals plus Dining Dollars, which can be used at local grocery stores, such as Whole Foods and Wollastons.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Some diversity on campus, but more than half of the school population is white. A majority of the students here come from middle class or upper middle class families.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Northeastern is within walking distance of the Prudential Center and Newbury Street, two of the most famous places to shop in Boston.

3 College Freshman

Parking: I personally don't have a car (you don't really need one, since everything is within walking distance), but with two parking lots and two parking garages on campus, I feel like there's enough space.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's a private university, so expect it to be quite expensive. I've gotten a decent financial aid package, but half of it is loans. The problem is that this school spends more of its budget on making unnecessary renovations (such as the entire first floor of the library, or spending millions of dollars on making a new research building) than financially helping the students.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Most buildings on campus have wifi, but some of the residence halls don't have NU-Wave (the school wifi). But you can easily get internet by plugging in your own router in your room.

2 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life is not a major part of life here on campus. I honestly don't know much about them.

5 College Student

Academics: I am in the doctor of pharmacy program. The program is very competitive and demanding academically. The facilities are great, there are a lot of excellent lab spaces. I have many opportunities to learn in a professional environment through co-ops.

4 College Student

Athletics: Sports are a part of the Northeastern University community, but they are not a large part of life. There are opportunities to go to games if that is what interests a student. There are also many opportunities for intramural and club team sports which is a great opportunity for students who are busy academically.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Division I but not a lot of school spirit.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: As long as you have connections and know people (or are a hot chick), there's a great nightlife in Boston. MIT, BU, and Harvard throw the best frat parties. House parties are just a mile or two away on Mission Hill. Not much of a party scene at Northeastern itself.

1 College Freshman

Weather: The weather in Boston is mercurial. The snow sucks, and it's usually overcast.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's nice living among your peers, but it's pretty expensive. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, but you can get around it as a sophomore.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They award a lot of grant money, but the school is still 50k per year so it's still wicked expensive.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: The greek life is cliquey. If you're a guy and not in a frat, good luck getting into a greek party.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Overall the classes are very challenging. There is the occasional sucky professor, though.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: As long as you don't make too much noise, the RA's won't bother you.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Tons of international students. Lots of ethnic diversity.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Apartments in Boston aren't cheap compared to other cities, but if you have roommates it's MUCH cheaper than living on campus.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: If you're not taking the T (metro rail) every day (which can get annoying), it's very convenient to just hop on at the Northeastern station and get anywhere in Boston within 30 minutes.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There's always something to do around campus, especially concerts.

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Majors: There is no abnormal process of becoming an English major from my experience.

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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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