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Reviews 2360 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I have not had an internship but I have heard very positive things about them. Most of the domestic ones are paid and almost all of the international ones are unpaid. However, Northeastern does a fantastic job at providing scholarships to help pay for living expenses while on an international co-op. Finding an internship is pretty easy and rare to not find one. Most of the internships are full time for 4-6 months. I plan to have my first internship this fall. The co-op class does a great job of preparing you for interviews and for being part of the professional world.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There is a variety of dorms for all prices ranges and needs. Dorms are overall expensive just because housing in Boston is expensive. The dining halls are relatively good for dorm food however the meal plan is outrageously expensive. The student council of each dormitory works hard to make sure there are activities for students living there such as Super Bowl Sunday parties where food is provided. All of the lower classmen housing is really conveniently located and most of the upper classmen housing is as well. The Stetson's are really nicely located for freshmen because they are right above dining halls. the West Village dorms are the best available for upper classmen.

4 College Freshman

Majors: As an international affairs major I had a pleasant time in all of my classes. The other students were very active in the classes and aware of modern day politics. The teachers were very active and involved. It is however disappointing that one of the key professors to the program is leaving the University because she did not receive tenure. I would go through the program all over again. It was very helpful and eye-opening but perhaps to big of a focus on political science classes. I have no concerns finding a job in my field because of the co-op program that prepares you for professional life.

5 College Student

Academics: I'm a BSBA student and I find business school excelent! It is very flexible, you can choose two business concentrations, minor in other subject, go abroad to study or co-op or co-op in any city in the US. You just need to work hard to use all of these opportunities

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene isn't huge but it always depends on who you hang out with.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The housing is amazing off-campus. When I say amazing, I mean the apartments are extremely nice in the Back Bay. This can be great if you can afford it, or find a great option, but sometimes it's hard to find a good fit. There are lots of options, but most are very expensive.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Everything at Northeastern is top-notch and current. The facilities I have access to are amazing.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I can't say for applying straight into the program from outside of the University, but I transferred internally and was welcomed into the program and helped quite a bit with the transition.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are challenging and interesting. Classes are a good deal of work, but you get out of them what you put in. I have had a great deal of fun in most of my classes. I do find that there are not enough opportunities to expand my academic program. I would love to get a master's degree in a +1 type of program, but there is not one offered for my major.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I understand the strictness of policies at the school, I really do, but it is frustrating to have to sign your friends in every time you want to go dorm to dorm on campus. Other than that, as long as you are respectful, you shouldn't have any trouble with policies.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Games are always fun to go to on campus and they are free for students, so there really isn't any excuse.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not in a sorority, but I have friends who are. I find that they spend most of their time with their sorority or fraternity and we don't see much of them, but I know that they enjoy having the connections and the friendships that they make there.

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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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