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Reviews 2222 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: I am not part of the Greek Life so I can't really say

2 College Student

Greek Life: Boston doesn't allow for Sorority houses without them being considered a Brothel, and Frat houses are also prohibited, therefore northeastern has a minimally present Greek life. It's there, just expect apartment parties, not quite the same thing as the MIT Frats down the road. Granted they aren't shut down because some idiot fell through a skylight while rushing.

4 College Student

Parking: It's an urban campus, parking is a little pricey and limited.

5 College Student

Computers: Library is brand new and littered with computers, printers, plotters, and a 3D Printing lab. It would be difficult to exhaust the entire allotted printing budget in one semester. Wireless all over campus, and runs extremely fast.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Just like anywhere it depends where you take up residence, and who your RA's are. All the buildings are clean and well maintained. Because it's Boston, most of the rooms are smaller, but on the bright side this means more of a common room atmosphere that makes for good times.

4 College Student

Athletics: Not the most sport dominated school. Our Hockey, Basketball and Crew teams are all top notch, and many people attend the games religious, there is also a wide variety of club opportunities. All of which take place in new, top of the line facilities, just don't expect spirit like you would see at football game at a big southern school.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: It's Boston. There are places to live of all shapes in sizes, all of it is gona be a little pricey though.

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5 College Student

Drug Safety: It all depends on where you live on campus and who your friends are. In my personal experience it's pretty visible and availability isn't an issue.

4 College Student

Academics: The Architecture program is great. The collection of staff and students is smaller and has a good ratio, about one teacher for every 15 students. Staff is well trained and qualified (many of them former Harvard grads/professors). Northeastern also has the particular bonus of it's co-o program which nearly guarantees connections in whatever field you study in.

4 College Student

Academics: Workload isn't too bad, all depends on your major. Architecture or any engineering degree is going to land you with quite a bit of work, but the education is top notch. You get what you pay for.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: Probably could be a little more lenient on some of the policies. Especially with smoking pot being decriminalized in Massachusetts. Getting caught with beer is going to be a lighter slap on the wrist than getting caught with a joint as far as on campus discipline goes. Either way the punishment is a fine and maybe a class or probation for a semester.

4 College Student

Campus Dining: All the food is as good as you could expect from dorm food, as well other plenty of non dorm options. The only downside is everything shuts down early.

5 College Student

Transportation: Bus, Train, Plane, you name it they got it, also on campus space for parking if you choose to go that way.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: You're in the middle of Boston, they having everything you could think of nearby, only downside is weird puritan laws means everything shuts down early.

4 College Student

Facilities: Everything on the campus is walk able and convenient. The campus gym is top quality, free, and right next to most dorms. Dorms are clean with the exception of Friday and Saturday night.

4 College Student

Facilities: There is always something to do on campus, maybe not the most sport oriented school but there is no shortage of social activities, events, clubs, and public spaces.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Campus police are decent in number and friendly. The campus is a public transportation hub and there is the occasional crime as a result of this. Overall the campus is secure, and I never feel particularly threatened walking home late at night.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Its not a big part of campus. A small number of students are in greek life and it's mainly just a small part of the party scene.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus police is great and is always there and willing to help or escort students when they feel unsafe. Campus is really safe, but Northeastern is in a city, and close to Roxburry. There's no real issue to students, but like in every city you should be cautious when walking off campus.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: There are both academic and athletic scholarships available at Northeastern. Many students have some sort of scholarship or financial aid.

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3 College Junior

Weather: Northeastern is in New England and the weather is constantly changing, which is great. It's nice to get all four seasons. Winter can be extremely cold, but snow storms on a college campus is a lot of fun. Spring, fall and summer are absolutely beautiful in Boston.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are pros and con to living off campus. To stay really close to campus you will spend an arm and a leg. It can be really cheap to live off campus if your ok with living a mile or more away from campus.

4 College Junior

Nightlife: Northeastern is in the middle of the city with tons of bars and other colleges next door. If you want to find a party you definitely can, just head up to the hill. There is a lot of inter-school mingling and many different bars within walking distances.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I absolutely love my school. I have been able to partake in numerous professional activities and have completed two 6 month internships in my field. I have real world experience in my field, great classroom knowledge, and a great professional network due to the opportunities Northeastern has given me.

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4 College Junior

Computers: There are a lot of computers on campus that are available to all students to use. There are also specific computer labs for computer science majors , art and design majors, as well as a few others that require a lot of technology work. Most students on campus have their own laptops.


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Jenn Sinrich
Swampscott, MA
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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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