Location
Boston, MA
Undergrads
14,135
Tuition
$40,086
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 2360 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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

3 College Junior

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

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.

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.

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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.

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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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