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Reviews 2222 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The school is strict when it needs to be but is also very understanding

1 College Junior

Parking: Parking pass for a semester $800, pro-rated if you have a job that requires a car $400. Parking outside of NU = impossible. Best bet find a friend up in mission hill that has a house with parking spots and give them $50 a month.

Only up side, parking at NU is within 5-10 of every academic building

4 College Junior

Facilities: Co-op! It is one of a kind and you can get no better hands on experience. Study abroad offers a ton of options as well. This is not a school to sit on your behind in Boston for 4 years. Take advantage of the opportunities, they are limitless at NU. You can co-op in any country, on any continent. (We even had a co-op on Antarctica). If you don't know what co-op is, google it!

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Dining Hall gets old after freshman year (we do have 3) and meals can be used at a variety of locations on campus. Great part is once you are out of freshman year you don't need a meal plan and Boston offers up a ton of options!

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Northeastern is academically oriented so less attractive people (on average) attend here than a state college. However you can still find very attractive men and women (going to say women have a leg up on the looks category). This is school is not huge on greek life, very entrepreneurial and independent spirit on campus. This is not your traditional 4 year college once you throw co-op into the mix. Like any college all relationships are found here and it is very easy to find and date people at neighboring school

4 College Junior

Computers: The computers work well and there are plenty even if the campus is busy.

1 College Junior

Parking: It costs quite a lot for parking. I tend to opt for taking the train.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There's a lot of variety, but it can be little pricey.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I hope that I earn the knowledge that will afford me a career in healthcare. My career goal is to work with developmentally disabled individuals with the aspects of physical rehabilitation or nutrition.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I have just been accepted to the master's program at Northeastern University for exercise science. I felt as though it was a typical application process. You had to fill out an application online, ask for letters of recommendations, submit a personal statement, resume, and transcripts. Then wait to hear about acceptance.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I have not done an internship at the graduate level but the undergrad internships at NEU are a great experience. I did two internships at a national manufacturing company. I worked in Financial Planning and Cost Accounting and was well paid and learned a tremendous amount.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I was happy with the undergrad program and would do it again. I have not enrolled in the Masters program yet but have heard that its very competitive and challenging. My career goal is to obtain a Masters in Info Security/Assurance and combine that with my 15 years of Accounting, Audit and Management experience to become a Chief Information Security Officer at a successful company.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: I attended NEU undergrad and was very satified with their program. Their Accounting and Management program has a very modern feel. The program leverages technology and inlcudes real-life business cases. The under grad also require students to do internships throughout the program. The Masters program requires student to partner with a local business to work on a major graduate project and help the business improve their information security controls.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are a variety of different dining options from the local pub to fine dining including Italian food and sushi. The campus is not far from the Boston Symphony Orchestra and there are plenty of restaurants in the vicinity.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: It is a standard application and it was not difficult to apply. They have a competitive Information Security and Information Assurance Masters program. There are some interesting electives to enroll in as well. A colleague of mine earned her Masters in Assurance at NEU and earned a promotion at her job.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: Has some of the best dining halls in the US, they are also very eco friendly.

1 College Senior

Scholarships: There are very few scholarships accessible to transfer students. Most scholarships are given to students that come straight from high school.

4 College Senior

Majors: I do not have concerns about finding a job in my field, my main concern is being accepted into graduate school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing is easily a mixed bag. The quality ranges drastically, and a lot of buildings are far enough away from the campus center to be inconvenient. For freshmen, aim either for Stetson or Int'l Village (the latter if you're in the honors program). For upperclassmen, any of the West Villages, Davenport, or even Wilson (if you get a renovated room) are nice. Be warned that prices go up after your freshman year, and getting a bad number in the housing lottery can put you between a rock and a hard place, especially since housing isn't guaranteed after sophomore year. The freshman roommate survey is also really short, and I know too many people that got stuck with roommates they hated.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid can be limited and the advisor shuffle makes it difficult to get more. You're best off aiming for as many scholarships as you can get.

3 College Junior

Weather: You have the cold wet weather in the winter, and it can be hot some days during the Summer.

4 College Junior

Facilities: There is a lot to do and see here. I totally love the environment.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Most of the classes I have had have been wonderful

4 College Student

Nightlife: There is always something to do whether it be on campus or off campus including apartment parties and other campus parties.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is a growing Greek presence at Northeastern however it is not particularly strong to begin with. There are 8 sororities, one recently added and a few fraternities with another one added this past spring. There are not that many social betweens the fraternities and the sororities and Greek life is pretty strict. Recruitment is an easier process and is done in the evening for sororities. There are no houses for Greek chapters. Greek life and Homecoming is when the most greek interaction happens and is pretty fun and prevalent among school activities.


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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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