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Reviews 2222 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Freshman

Majors: The co-op program just sincerely cannot be beat when it comes to Northeastern. The experience you garner is invaluable and helps immensely in making connections with future employers and puts you ahead of other college graduate applicants.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I think the political science is amazing. The teachers are all very knowledgable and you actually get real life experience in the field.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Obviously I would have liked more money, but the school was great at notifying you about it and paying attention to your appeals if you had any.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: If you are going to a school for greek life, I probably wouldn't come to Northeastern. It is definitely a presence on campus, but not that huge.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is always something going on and if you make friends with upperclassmen, the parties are always available.

3 College Freshman

Weather: You certainly have to be able to bare the winter if you are going to Boston, but the fall and spring are amazing beautiful.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The availability is certainly there and the convenience as well, but the cost is certainly a draw back.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I have felt absolutely no peer pressure at all from my friends or strangers at any parties. However, when you go to parties, almost everyone is drinking or doing drugs. I partake in it myself, but I am sure you could find others that do not.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The athletics are pretty good at Northeastern. Definitely not the best I have seen, seeing as we do not have a football team, but hockey and basketball are still very popular and definitely have people packing the game at Matthews Arena. Other sports including rowing are not as popular for spectators, but very good. For those not participating in varsity sports, the club program is fairly good with access to some amenities such as weight lifting.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Going to college is definitely a weird, but exciting experience for everyone. I was skeptical at first being so far away from my friends and home, but now it the best thing that could have happened to me and I am so happy to be at Northeastern University. The academic advisors are fantastic, the amount of clubs and sports you can participate in is immense, and the people are very diverse. Coming from a small neighborhood in the Northeast, I have been exposed to so much here and have been loving every minute of it. I have met some amazing friends here and even though I am just a freshman, I could not be more excited to come back next year and go on co-op.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus but those I talk to like living off. Some have to as not enough dorms exist to house all students on campus. A new dorm is currently being built.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: The security is great. I feel very safe around campus. But I think RA's tend to look the other way on what students are doing in the dorms. Still, a great overall experience.

3 College Student

Greek Life: I have no interest in Greek life.

3 College Student

Nightlife: This survey seems to want to know about partying. I am here to learn and study. I have this amazing opportunity at a world class university. I'm not going to party it away. I love the school, I love being in Boston. What more can you say.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It depends on what you're looking for, really, there are some pretty bad options but there are also some great ones, as long as you're not paying rent alone it can be pretty affordable.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received an amazing package, so I'm extremely biased, but I know some people who got less than amazing packages as well.

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: I've honestly never seen a more diverse school in my life, I never feel out of place, which is new to me.

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4 College Freshman

Weather: Whether you are from a place cold weather or warm weather, getting to experience all four seasons in Boston can be very rewarding!

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are a lot of computers in the library but for useful purposes it's easier to bring your own because it can get crowded.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: From what I've heard, OSCCR (office of student conduct and conflict resolution or something like that) is very on top of violations, but pretty fair as well.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Being that the campus is in the middle of Boston, there is a fair share of crime that occurs in the area, but at the same time, the NU police and the Boston police are always around.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We don't have a football team, but the athletic facilities, such as marino and the other gyms are pretty great!

4 College Freshman

Transportation: We don't have campus transportation (to my knowledge) but the T system is right on campus whether it's the orange line in ruggles or the green line right in the middle of campus and it's very convenient and easy to use. There is also an abundance of taxis that drive by.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There is a lot of partying and alcohol, but there is also limited pressure to partake.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: With the vast amount of majors and co-ops to go with them, the learning experience is very rewarding in the end!


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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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