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Reviews 2360 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Boston is a city with a bang. We make a lot of noise and offer a lot of activities both cultural and entertainment wise. I cannot get over the amount of free music festivals happening this summer. Endless fun even for the empty pocket college population.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Public transportation is the key to my success in the Boston Area. There are state trains and buses that will get me to and from. And in case of an emergency, there a hubways readily available throughout the city in case I need a bicycle immediately. Transportation is shy of an A+ because I wish it was open later and more readily available. However, thankfully there are a few options in case one is lagging.

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College Sophomore

Academics: I have heard it a good balance of challenging and fun. I am looking forward to starting in the fall

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College Sophomore

Majors: Again I am only familiar with the Master's in Nursing program at Northeastern. Although from the little exposure I have had on campus so far, it seems there is a ray of options and students seem happy on campus

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are lots of different options for food off-campus. Northeastern is in Boston and provides a lot of ethnic variety.

College Sophomore

Campus Dining: I have yet to try campus dinning, I will in the fall

College Sophomore

Majors: I am not sure of the internships at Northeastern although I have heard they help you find internships

College Sophomore

Majors: I have not started the program yet, I start in the Fall of 2013 .

College Sophomore

Majors: The process of getting into a Nurse Practitioner program was very competitive. At first I was wait-listed and shorty after I discovered they only accepted 5 students for the Pediatric Primary Care path. I am thankful I was chosen off the wait-list but if I has to do it again, I would apply to more than 4 schools.

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: You can easily avoid any uncomfortable peer pressure situations by surrounding yourself with the right people.

3 College Junior

Academics: There are lots of different options for majors, however little flexibility for electives when you pick a demanding major in the sciences or engineering.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: You'll find all different types of students on campus. Everyone finds a click there from extremely nerdy kids to the artsy kids to athletes ect.

4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Food in the dinning halls are very good and there are lots of places near campus that are delicious

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

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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.


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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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