Location
Boston, MA
Undergrads
14,135
Tuition
$40,086
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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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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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.

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

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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.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I've never been one for sports, but I attended our first hockey game (9-1, baby) and we participate in the beanpot every year. Football team's been undefeated since 2009! Just kidding, we don't have one.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid counselors are willing to work with you, but the tuition here is killer.

3 College Freshman

Weather: God, it's so cold in the winter... Why is it so cold?

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing available in basically one direction: south. Haven't heard many complaints.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I know two guys who drive. The rest of us take the T, which is fine (albeit sometimes slow) or we walk. No big deal, except for when it's frigidly cold and I want nothing more than to feel my hands.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms range from no air conditioning and built last century, to complete with a gym and dining hall, build several years ago and renovated last summer.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life exists. I know a few guys pledging, and I've seen a few doors decorated, but it's nothing to look forward to and nothing to miss out on.

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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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