Location
Boston, MA
Undergrads
14,135
Tuition
$40,086
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 2323 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: It's better than the dorm food of our parents but they repeat the same 8 dishes throughout the year and the vegetarian options are just a lot of zucchini put into various dishes. But they have a vegetarian option, and vegan, and that's better than nothing.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I've never felt pressured to join in but know at least a few places/people I could go to if I wanted in.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Parking: It's in the middle of Boston so it's difficult to fairly evaluate the parking situation at Northeastern, there isn't much parking and they're slowly getting rid of more and more of the parking lots to build new classroom buildings, which is good for students but bad for commuters.

2 College Student

Weather: I'm from South Florida... It is way too cold here. I can't feel my hands and face on my way to class, I want to cry.

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4 College Student

Drug Safety: It's not hard to find alcohol, and as long as you're smart about it you won't get caught. RA's usually just report you for noise after quiet-hours, given that you hide everything before opening the doors.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Guys & Girls: I was honestly surprised to find how many attractive guys there are here.

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4 College Student

Campus Housing: I live in International Village, it's a great environment and we have our own bathrooms, which is always a plus. West Village is also really great, and there's a lot of room. The freshman housing outside of IV isn't the best, but it's tolerable.

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5 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Northeastern is the perfect combination. Not only do we have an actual campus, but we're also located in the heart of one of the best cities to be in at this age- Boston.

5 College Student

Diversity: There's literally so much diversity. There are people of every different kind, and it's rare to find a group of people who are all the same.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Living right near the center of Boston, we're surrounded by a lot of great food options.

5 College Student

Computers: There's a ton of computers available, and you'll most likely be able to find one. Most buildings have really good wifi too. I mostly just need my laptop to take notes in class, but if you can settle for handwritten notes, don't even bother.

5 College Student

Nightlife: There's a ton of bars and clubs, especially since we're a campus in the city. You can even find some directly on campus/right outside. If you're not feeling that, you'll always find a frat party on the hill, or something thrown by one of the sports teams.

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3 College Student

Health & Safety: The health services is good for minor things, but sometimes they're pretty useless. There's few times where I don't feel safe on campus.

3 College Student

Greek Life: I'm in a Sorority, but I'm not very biased about it. I don't think my social life would've been too different if I hadn't joined. Sororities aren't allowed to have houses but a lot of the sisters end up living together. There are only 8 Sororities on campus. I didn't join because of the social aspect, cause my social life was pretty active before joining. I only joined cause most of my friends are guys and I wanted to meet more girls. There's a lot more Fraternities. They are allowed houses, so most of them have 3-story apartments on average. Some of the houses are really nice though.

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4 College Student

Transportation: We have two T (subway/metro) lines that run directly in campus - the green line and the orange line. It's so convenient. You can use them to get anywhere, including the airport.

3 College Student

Athletics: We don't have too much school spirit when it comes to athletics. We really lack a football team, which I think would be a great addition and a lot of help. Our hockey team gets a pretty decent amount of school spirit, there's a lot of fans. Our gym is the most amazing I've ever seen.

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3 College Student

Academics: I'm undeclared. The only good thing about it is that there's more leeway to pick classes. All of the undeclared advisors are pretty bad and don't really know what they're doing. By the time I declare a major, I'll be so behind that I'll have to end up staying an extra year.

4 College Student

Academics: I've gotten lucky with most of my professors. The registration process is overwhelming especially cause a lot of classes are restricted to school or major, and often when they're not, they're full. The special study options are great, with our Study Abroad, and our Dialogues, and our Co-Op program, there's so many things that we offer that is shocking that most other schools don't.

4 College Student

Campus Dining: There are a lot of options for all types of eaters (including those with certain allergies or other restrictions), the food itself is better than average, and there's a lot of variety so you don't get bored too often.

2 College Student

Parking: Parking permits are too expensive, and there is barely any parking ever.

5 College Senior

Academics: Classes and educators are unmatched.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Athletics: Husky Basketball team in the CAA is awesome!

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3 College Senior

Transportation: City setting provides some limitations.

5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: NEU does well in holding to its standards.

3 College Junior

Weather: Snow isn't always the nicest but sometimes results in a cancelled school day. Seasons are beautiful though and tunnels linking buildings are nice.

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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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