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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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: My parents took care of the financial aid paperwork, but I ended up not receiving any because I got a full tuition scholarship :) Northeastern gave out 400 full tuition scholarships my year, and many more partial scholarships.

3 people found this useful Report
College Freshman

Nightlife: There is a lot to do on the weekends both for those who party and those who don't!

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Because we are in a big city with a train station right on campus, you do have to be on alert when you walk around. However, campus police are always around and they make their presence known. I feel very safe during the day and moderately safe walking around alone at night.

College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life isn't really a big deal at Northeastern. Some people do it, but it isn't really a big deal either way

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: A lot o students do drugs.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Scholarships: apply for as many scholarships as possible.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Facilities: Not a lot of green

1 College Junior

Transportation: Do not like driving in Boston

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I am attending in Janary.

2 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Parties happen at other schools - which is fine for NU students and staff alike. Let the other schools deal with the mess/legal issues! There's always something to go to, just not usually here

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Really nice housing for freshmen -- only freshmen live in dorms. Everyone else gets suite-style apartments

3 people found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Weather: Boston. Mass. Northeast. It all sucks because you have to walk everywhere. The winteerrrrrrr is long! But the rest of the year is nice

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Northeastern has their own police, but they're part of the Boston Police Department. So if you call 911 and you're near campus, they send NUPD. Pretty tough stuff

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek clubs are actually volunteer clubs here. No houses = no parties. Greek life is almost nonexistant

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Can't find a better city to go to college in - the entire city revolves around students. However, nightlife is no NYC - trains don't run all night so apartment parties and local things are more popular than clubs

1 person found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Parking: No one drives/parks here.......... just take the train or walk!

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Really hard to get aid with increasing competitiveness of incoming classes

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Pretty impressive - lots of green space for a totally urban campus. They get tons of donations each year to re-do buildings and the campus outside is kept ridiculously well

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Computers: Average all around ------------------- -- - - - - - -

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Pretty liberal, lots of red tape with policies and such, so it's better to avoid it

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Two train stations run through campus. It's not the school that sucks, but the MBTA -- trains are somewhat unreliable

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's Boston -- there's a little of everything! Just like everything else in Boston, most is a little pricey but there are so many college students in the area that nothing is crazy expensive

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Pretty good for school food, but you'll still get sick of it. There are many chains on campus though, like Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Subway, Popeyes, a Cafe, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Lots of typical New England white kids, but also a huge international student population. It really depends on who you hang out with - most of my friends are African or hispanic

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports aren't big here, but the gym is one of the nicest in the country and they're constantly renovating it

3 people found this useful Report
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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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