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Boston, MA
Undergrads
14,135
Tuition
$40,086
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 2222 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: The Pysch department IMO is well qualified and the professors generally show an eagerness to share their expertise. The workload is definitely manageable and with the co-op and other similar opportunities finding an internship and or job should not be too difficult.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Boston is a great city if not the best in the United States for higher education IMO. With so many different school around you it is impossible to not gain a worldly sense of things and immerse yourself in different cultures and personalities.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Major metro city. Getting around couldn't be any easier with two T stations on campus. I believe the academic programs can hold their own versus any school in Boston if you were comparing. In order to truly enjoy NU social-wise you must be willing to talk to people and get out of your comfort zone especially for transfer students. If your U-21 the social scene is definitely not as good as it gets when you hit 21. Campus life is not bad with so many different attractions to attend to you should always have something to do. Facilities on campus for the most part are not the latest and greatest but they get the job done. Except Snell library which recently got renovated but seems more aesthetically pleasing than anything else IMO. As far as unique opportunities i believe that the reason most people come here is for the co-op and the other experiment education programs which makes NU unique among its peers.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Student life on campus i believe is what you make it. However i feel that NU does try extensively to make sure that student life is as engaging as it can be, but it the grand scheme of things of comes down primarily on the student. Facilities are not bad considering the age of the school and many buildings have undergone recent renovations. The Marino center is not bad however, it was smaller than i expected for a major university. if you plan on using it frequently get there early. Considering NU is a urban campus green space is not bad at all.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: As a Psych major i feel that the faculty is very qualified and offer many opportunities for research. I feel that the workload is very manageable if your prioritize correctly. With Northeastern quickly climbing in rank, academics are definitely improving and increasing the quality of the education we pay dearly for. Being primarily known for the co-op job opportunities are definitely abundant.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Northeastern definitely has some faculty that are world-renown in their primary subjects and on the contrary, some professors who seem not to care much. Like any other schools research is required prior to selecting a professor. Registration is relatively easy and straightforward but can quickly get stressful if you don't have a good time ticket

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation in Boston is pretty solid although it is no NYC it tends to get the job done for the most part.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not a huge school on greek life but they sure try hard to make their presence known around campus. If your into the whole Greek thing.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you plan on staying near campus expect to shell out a pretty penny. Boston is a expensive city and you'll tend to find that out rather quickly. availability tends to be snatched up pretty quickly. Parking can be rather difficult as in any major city. Safety-wise all depends on location but i feel that Boston's finest make their presence known.

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College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Northeastern recently became a "Smoke-free" campus which quite honestly doesn't stop much in my opinion but compared to previous years public smoking has gone down but not to the extent expected.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: As i can only comment on the underage nightlife it is not bad if you are not a big drinker. You have to really get to know a good amount of people though so you can have variety on the weekends. Transportation is pretty good in Boston and most places are walkable if your up for it.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: I, myself, don't go to see games and such but there are some people who do so I guess there's still support for athletics. I know a lot of people who work out on their own, if that means anything.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: The dining hall food isn't that bad...it's better than other campuses.

3 College Junior

Computers: Printing is fine, but the network usually goes down when there's bad weather.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: My family's financial situation changed and we're still trying to see if we can get some sort of aid.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Well there's a lot of campus events and I go to some of them.

3 College Junior

Facilities: They have drinking fountains where I can refill my bottle. They have the heater on and such.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of restaurants and they're all pretty different.

3 College Junior

Transportation: It's not too hard to get to the airport from Northeastern.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: I wouldn't know because I don't party....

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3 College Junior

Parking: I wouldn't know because I didn't have to drive to get there.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's a city so there's definitely a lot to do and there's a lot of walking involved.

4 College Junior

Diversity: Well there is racial diversity but people tend to hang out with the same ethnic groups, especially the international students.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The teachers and students are great.

3 College Junior

Weather: It's very cold and I'm slowly getting used to it.

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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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