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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 Sophomore

Facilities: Northeastern is constantly renovating and updating old buildings. Considering it's location in the middle of Boston, it has a lot of green space. There are many campus events (mostly sports) and the student center and athletic center are pretty new, so the facilities are nice.

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5 College Sophomore

Weather: I LOVE THE WEATHER. I am a californian. There's not much change within the seasons in California, but Boston has significantly noticeable change within the seasons. The snow, rain, and humidity are not common in the west coast. I love the new experience.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Boston has many apartments and places to stay. It could get pricy, but that could be solved if you know where to look or you get roommates. Some are pretty convenient to be for school, and the landowners are pretty helpful.

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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Northeastern University is not available. Our school also has a no smoking policy on campus, which significantly helps our students and our campus to stay clean.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: i use bottomline to help me with financial aid issues and so do my school advisors

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I never feel unsafe especially because I'm familiar with the area

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: they have a lot of rules and restriction but at the same time they allow students to be students

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3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I lived here most of my life so everything is kind of old news to me but for people who arent from the area they have many things to see such as downtown, newbury street, the bowling alley and much more

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: The department provides a stimulating intellectual environment and a wide array of courses to choose from. Most faculty are engaged and helpful, willing to work with graduate students.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: Most computers are relatively new and work well. The small labs within departments, particularly social sciences/humanities, are outdated with constant issues. I suspect things are different in engineering/hard science departments, where the university funnels more money.

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College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have never lived on-campus or in dorms, so I am not sure how strictly rules are enforced or how rampant drug use is on campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Distributions often take too long, particularly in the fall semester. With very limited (or non existent) funding during the summer, the loan check is absolutely critical in the beginning of September. Often, students wait until early October for distribution. This makes it hard to eat, let alone pay rent and purchase school supplies.

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3 College Sophomore

Weather: I've grown up in New England so I love the weather. You get a really hot summer, a beautiful, cool, cozy fall, a long cold winter, and a brief spring.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Right in the Back Bay of Boston. SO much to do and so many places to walk to and explore. You can get anywhere is Boston with the two T stops on campus. There is definitely still a campus feel however, but the city is just a few steps away.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial aid is not easy to come by. Academic scholarships are more common and can be pretty generous, but when tuition is $50,000+ you still end up paying quite a bit.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never actually felt unsafe on campus because the Boston Police HQ is practically down the street and campus security is always around.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The coop program provides a very satisfying experience to students here allowing them to work for money for a semester away from the campus. This also opens more doors for careers in the future.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Lots of choices that are both healthy and delicious. Although it's expensive, I believe its worth the price for the food you receive. The location is also conveniently close to the dorms.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: This University was VERY helpful with my financial aid process; the website helped me fill out the required forms and counselors were always on standby-by to help me if I needed it.

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3 College Freshman

Academics: I enjoy the academic challenge brought by Northeastern University, but I want to see more other then the coop program. The class sizes are nice and small which encourage a learning environment. I want to see more effort put into the engineering program.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are many dining halls on campus which is great because one is usually convenient when you need to grab a bite to eat quickly. The dining hall options are good as well and you can always find something that you like. Northeastern does a great job making healthy options available.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: At Northeastern, they take a lot of pride in how diverse the student body is. There are people from all over the world who have different cultures and ways of life. However, everybody can find a group of guys or girl that are "their type" because at Northeastern there are people from every type of group you can imagine.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: We have good sports teams, but not a ton of school spirits. A lot of people go to games in the first couples years, but it putters out after that. Athletic facilities are great on campus and there's tons of access / programs that just about anyone can take advantage of. The intramural program is awesome too. Tons of choices there.

4 College Junior

Computers: Definitely a lot of options for computers, and they're adding tons of new ones each semester. If you're major requires specific software, there will most likely be one or more computer labs available specifically for your major. Printing is available and you get a certain amount of printing dollars per semester, which you can always refill. Right before class times, the lines can get pretty long though.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Some pretty solid choices, but it can get a bit repetitive. Each dining has its own specialties, so everyone has their own favorite. The profiler meal plan is definitely the best choice.

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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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