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Reviews 2360 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Transportation: The T is wonderful but stops at 12:30 every night which is a pain, and the green line is awful…take the orange. Cabs are available & uber rides but they can get pricey

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Average Freshman dorm situation, but the freshman circle is super close to everything on campus including the gym & mailroom

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Hockey & Basketball have strong turnouts

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Coop is the best invention, if you work hard you'll have great opportunities after graduation. Professors are generally good and eager to help

4 College Freshman

Weather: Boston can get really cold & snowy in the winter but they do a good job of keeping the streets clear

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Boston rents can be pricey and a lot of people will get apartments in Roxbury or Mission Hill which isn't far from campus but is more dangerous. Plenty of options though

5 College Freshman

Computers: Snell Library just got renovated and there's tons of rows of Apple & PC computers

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Frat parties are okay, plenty of clubbing & concert options, bars if you're over 21

Join a lot of clubs/sports/etc, most parties are at upperclassman apartments

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Teriyaki house- Good sushi & cheap 6$ rice bowls. Great value for the price

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Being in a big city and in the cultural district gives a lot of off-campus dining options, if you want it.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Took a lot of communication back and forth with the financial aid counselor, but got a fairly good scholarship and some other aid.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Use common sense and you'll stay out of trouble. It's easy to have visitors, especially if you move off campus.

3 College Senior

Health & Safety: I feel generally safe on campus. There are emergency lights and phones, as well as police walking around. The campus is never completely quiet so you never feel like you're truly walking alone at night.

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Boston has so much to offer. There is always something new and fun to do, and it's the perfect mix of a city but not overwhelming like NYC. There's cultural activities, festivals, and plenty of free events!

4 College Senior

Athletics: The teams may not be the best, but students usually come out to show school spirit and support their classmates.

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5 College Senior

Transportation: There is literally every mode of transportation leaving boston to many different places. It's very convenient.

5 College Senior

Diversity: Northeastern is extremely diverse. People come from all over the world to study there. Being in Boston is a great place to be whoever you are, because it will certainly be accepted.

3 College Senior

Nightlife: Transportation is great in Boston, the T is very accessible. Campus partying tends to be limited to dorms/apartments since Boston is pretty strict about fake I.D.s. Just be smart and safe, and you'll find places to have fun!

3 College Senior

Scholarships: I was able to qualify for financial aid through my FAFSA application. Even though I didn't receive as much as I had hoped, it was a substantial amount and I even got a work study position. My tip is to apply to external scholarships on your schools website or from google searches as much as you can...those make a huge difference!

4 College Senior

Drug Safety: I've never really noticed a huge drug presence on campus. Majority of people are here to learn, and there are so many clubs and activities that if you didn't want to partake it wouldn't make the slightest difference.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Off-campus dining at Northeastern is excellent...you're right in the heart of Boston, so just walk outside and there are endless options in any direction! Diverse choices and good reputations, there are great sit down places or something quick if you need it. The only downside is that being a city can be pricier than you might want, so just budget for it and you'll be fine!

5 College Sophomore

Academics: We are very academically rigorous here.

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College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not involved in Greek life.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: I love Boston- been here all my life!

1 person found this useful Report

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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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