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Reviews 2222 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of good restaurants right nearby campus in Huntington Ave in both directions. There's also a lot of restaurants in walking distance or a T ride away in all areas of Boston.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: The Industrial Engineering program is great. Since it is a relatively small major (50-70 in each graduating group), it is easy to get to know all of the other people in the major. The professors are well known and there a few that teach more than one major class. It is great to get the opportunity to become close to them. The IE in Healthcare program with Prof. Benneyan is also growing, providing many research and job opportunities to work with the amazing hospitals in our city.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls at my school represent ethnicities from all over the world. Overall, I think both are good-looking, they take care of themselves, and dress nicely. I know some people who share shirts or accessories, and it just shows how amiable and close the students are. During my first semester, I noticed many inter-racial couples, and I think that it's such a beautiful thing. You see students setting aside their physical, religious, and economical differences and just coming together. The social life is very vibrant and welcoming, creating a diverse and friendly environment.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is an unbelievable experience. I'm from New York and I chose to go away to another city, Boston, for college. My dorm is very colorful and I noticed that we're like a family. We have activities and games to learn more about each other and it's amazing to be with people who have similar interests. There are multiple dining halls, and even great off-campus dining options. In fact, I live across two dining halls, and a gym as well. Living on campus also allows me to be in a college atmosphere and make me feel more comfortable and at home. The cost might be a little high, but I think it's worth it because that's how one will get the best college experience. Being surrounded by students such as myself and with similar interests reminds me of my goals and motivates me to complete them.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining options near my school are wonderful and very diverse. A few blocks away, there is a Pho restaurant, and if you keep walking down, there's the famous Cheesecake Factory. There are many options for off-campus dining near my school; after all, I do live in the great city of Boston!

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are many great places to eat that are close to campus, prices are great at some places.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I'd never had problem with my financial aids. The financial aid office response quickly to my concerns and questions.

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4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The school campus is close to great shopping centers, including the Prudential Center and Newburry Street. Cafes and restaurants are easy to find and get to. Another plus is it is very easy to get access to public transportation.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: They do offer many amenities and there is on-campus food sites and places with free WiFi too.

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Being you are still part of the city you can never be too careful. I think better lighting can help and more patrols by security can help make young women feel safer when walking alone.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I am not a big fan of the athletics, but I can say that our school spirit is very high.

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation is great. Cost for per T ride is 2 dollars. You can reach anywhere in Greater Boston area. The school is located in a very convenient area for commute.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Financial office At NEU is very useful and helpful

3 College Freshman

Academics: Some classes are great and others are not so great.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I think it's pretty good. The campus police are always there so you won't really have any problems with violence. The health center is also very helpful.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Some dorms are nice, especially The Ivy dorms. Other dorms are fine, like Stetson East and West. the other dorm halls are okay. I live In Light Hall and some people either love it or hate it. It is the smallest freshman Hall and I think it's the best.

3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: there's sort of every kind of person at northeastern. theres some good looking people, some people who go out, some who'd rather stay in. it's a great school for taht reason. there's a variety of people so it's easy to find people you get along with

2 College Senior

Campus Dining: the dining hall isn't the best. I think there could be better food, more options. I would suggest getting a profiler meal plan if you don't go to the dining hall often, it's expensive for what it is (still 15$ a meal)

4 College Senior

Facilities: campus is awesome. The marino center is huge (typically ver crowded thought), the student center (curry) is awesome, lots of studying space and lots of different places to eat. northeastern campus is a great place and very fun and lots of different places to go

3 College Senior

Drug Safety: most students drink at northeastern. It is very visable and most students use it. I wouldn't say you get peer pressured into doing it but i know that my freshman year here I was drinking at least 4 times a week and going to parties etc. Drugs are also pretty visible here, if you want to partake, be careful because northeastern has a very strong policy in concern to drug and alchol use on campus.

3 College Senior

Facilities: Northeastern's Co-op program is the reason why I decided to go there. It gives you great work experience that not many other schools provide. a fifth year in school seems like a lot more but it's all worth it in the end because most people end up getting hired by the company they co-oped for. such a great thing to have in my opinion

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5 College Junior

Transportation: They have campus garages and parking lots if you have a car and drive. They also have easily accessible transportation by the T (subway cars) or the bus. Public transportation is very accessible and taxi's are always present.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: They have an off campus housing office in the student community building and they are very helpful at helping students new to the Boston area located housing and matching up roommates whether you are a graduate student or undergraduate student. They also have student organizations on campus that can help to direct you to student organizations or fraternity groups to help with housing.

2 College Junior

Weather: NU doesn't have great weather year round. Chances are you will be in Boston in the summertime for coop or summer classes, and Boston in the summer is very pretty. But if you come to Boston and are expecting SoCal weather.. you should have looked at a map before applying to schools.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: If you want a good location, you'll have to drop a grand at least just for yourself. If you don't mind living out on Mission Hill it's a little less expensive and nicer living. Pretty easy to get (and sublet) an apartment whenever you look, even though realtors around NU try to get you to put money down by April for a lease in September. Try not to get suckered into it and do your research.


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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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