Location
Boston, MA
Undergrads
14,135
Tuition
$40,086
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Student

Drug Safety: Just don't be stupid and you will be fine

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Student

Scholarships: They gave me a lot of money and made it possible for me to be here.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Some of it can be in bad areas but for the most part its pretty good.

4 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life is gaining popularity. As a freshman guy it can be very difficult to do things on the weekends if you don't join a fraternity. There are a lot of benefits to joining that extend well beyond just going out as well.

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4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Lot of other schools to interact with as well as stuff to do in the city

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4 College Student

Transportation: The T is really easy to use.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Boston is a fun city with a lot of other colleges. Just keep in mind that until you're 21, nightlife isn't really an option though.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Other than the fact that the green line SUCKS, you can get basically anywhere in Boston on the T and into other cities using Commuter Rail or Amtrak. The T does stop running rather early so after 12:30am or so you're going to have to walk or call a cab/Uber. Also Boston has an international airport that has flights to and from most places so getting here on a direct flight isn't a problem.

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1 College Freshman

Athletics: No one cares about the varsity sports here. There are almost twice as many club athletes and unless you play, no one cares about club sports. Intramurals are pretty popular, but as for school spirit I see barely any. If you want big sports, go to a state school.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The majority of ethnic diversity comes from the mass amounts of international students here. Otherwise, most students are from the local New England area or the eastern seaboard at least.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Getting employment on campus is pretty easy.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: If you're willing to put in 5 years here, the business school will help you tremendously in the future.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Boston's a city and although it's not a "foodie" city, you can find practically anything if you look hard enough.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: August is muggy and from then on it's freezing.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did not apply for federal aid; however, I did receive a $5,000 scholarship for coming in with decent grades.

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: Once you turn 21 it's good, but fakes don't work in Boston and parties get broken up or capped out pretty often.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Just don't get caught and you'll be fine. The city of Boston in general is pretty strict on alcohol.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Unless you need meds ASAP, don't go to the health center.

4 College Freshman

Computers: The campus is filled with computer labs; the entire first floor of the library is a computer lab basically. Bring a computer or don't, you'll be fine either way.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: There are definitely some weed out professors, but most of the classes are pretty easy and academics overall are decent but not amazing.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's fine for being in a big city like Boston.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely growing here, but it's nothing special and we don't really do much. Sororities don't have houses because of some ancient brothel rule, but a lot of sisters end up living together in apartments anyways.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Haven't gotten in trouble yet! RAs are usually understanding.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Friends from different economic, social, and geographical backgrounds. People are interested in anything and everything.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Dang. Colleges every which way. Downtown Boston is an hour's walk away and twenty minutes by the T, which, by the way, is accessible by two spots on campus. Always something to do and events going on. Red Sox won this year and we could see Fenway from our dorm building. That's crazy.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Jenn Sinrich
Hometown
Swampscott, MA
Major
Journalism
Grad Year
2012
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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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