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3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are a lot of different ethnic groups on campus but mostly white. Second to that is Asian and Indian.

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1 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: This school is absurdly strict. However, it goes beyond that. No, you can't find parties, at least starting out, and yes, you will get busted for doing anything even remotely illegal. But at least these things are standard.

5 of my friends were just written up for noise complaints. They were asked to quite down once, and then, almost an hour later, an RA came down the stairs and said that, even though he couldn't actually hear them from the stairwell and they weren't being that loud, he had to write them up because there had been so many warnings. He then said "Oh wait, no there haven't, I'm getting you confused with foruth floor." But then said he need to write them up anyway, giving no reason why. One girl was on her way to the bathroom in a robe when he came down and was clearly not even part of the group, and he said that she was clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time, but that he was going to write her up anyway. They all now have to attend hearings to decide their punishments. Things like this just happen here.

Also recently, an RA smelled weed and thought it was coming from one students room, so he called the police. The police searched his room and, got angry that he found nothing, and pointed to a fleck of dirt on his floor, saying it was clearly ash and wrote him up for smoking cigarettes in his room. They didn't even follow proper procedure in investigating it. He has never smoked in his room and many people examined it. It was clearly just dirt. If he gets convicted at his hearing, which he very well based on two police officers saying there was dirt there because they were mad, he will get expelled.

These are just 2 examples.

This campus is beyond strict; it's irrational and corrupt. There are no adults or administration looking out for you. They are not there for you. There is no support system for you. There is only punishment, regardless of the situation or your guilt. Have fun.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: There are many different types of people that go to school here at Northeastern. And I'm not just talking about nationalities or color. You have people that come here from other parts of the country to people from other countries here. There is no one majority/ minority. You have all age groups of people from those who are coming right out of high-school to those graduating at the age of 80. Everyone from all interests and walks of life.

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I do not live on campus so I do not know directly about health. But the safety is good. There are campus police officers patrolling at all times. The courtyards and walkways are lighted well.

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4 College Student

Guys & Girls: Students are okay. A surprising number of people have already begun exclusive relationships.

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4 College Student

Academics: There's a lot of resources but you have to take initiative. You won't get coddled.

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4 College Student

Campus Housing: I like my dorm, White Hall. It has a classic feel and my room is an interesting shape.

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4 College Student

Academics: I'm challenged like I wanted to be.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Definitely on the up, Northeastern has jumped over 100 spots in the last 10 years, now a division one and acceptance rate just keeps toppling down. the teachers are engaging, make you work, but its not boring, you go to college to work and have fun, not just fun. at Northeastern you learn how to work in the real world with classes which don't focus on memory recall but place you in situations as if you had a job in the field and make you work hard for your grade but at the end of the day you feel qualified and capable walking into any interview because of what the academics prepare you for! A+ because only when Northeastern stops climbing then its obviously not doing things right, so far its doing a stellar job!

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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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