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Reviews 2360 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Northeastern needs to get their priorities straight. There's no point in making the campus have curb appeal if classrooms are out-dated and not functional. Classes are huge and there are some classes with not enough seats/desks for the number of students. You are restricted to only classes in your major and have to really fight to take other classes that interest you. That being said, many of my professors were good, which is the only reason I gave it a B.

5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: I was really happy with the dining at Northeastern University. A variety of options in a variety of dining halls. You could always find something you wanted and seating was always available!

4 College Student

Diversity: Northeastern has a high acceptance rate for international students, so there is no lack of diversity. It is very common to have many students from other countries all over the world who speak multiple languages. Its a great way to learn about different types of people and different customs, as well as recognize the similarities.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Boston is such a great city. It is vibrant and fun. There is a great balance between both the historic and contemporary aspects of the city. There are so many great places to eat, to shop, and just hang out with friends. Public transportation is safe and reasonably priced which makes it so easy to get around in the city wherever you might want to go. College students seem to make up the majority of the community's population, and the local attitude toward students is extremely supportive.

1 College Freshman

Parking: I don't have a car on campus because parking is expensive. The transit system here is awesome with two lines right here on campus. It is by far the best way to get around Boston, and you never have to worry about finding a parking space!

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4 College Student

Academics: The classes are rigorous and challenging. You have to work hard to be successful. I leave each semester feeling as though I actually learned. Definitely a quality education.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: You just have to be smart about the way you conduct yourself. If you make good decisions, you will not get in much trouble.

1 College Freshman

Parking: Parking is available for student but at a very high price. There is no need for a car or parking services in Boston because you can take the T everywhere.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Very high end academics with great professors that are almost all involved in some kind of research.

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4 College Freshman

Computers: Info Commons in the library offers many computers that students can access and use if they don't have their laptop with them. Printing is very simple and there is a large print allowance for the year.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Northeastern offers a lot of Division I sports but the students aren't as crazy into sports games as they are at the schools you see playing on TV. There is no football team. Hockey is a big sport here and there is an annual tournament between the major Boston schools that is a big deal and is pretty exciting.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I feel extremely safe on campus. Security seem to be stationed everywhere on campus and visible.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: Overall Boston is awesome for off-campus food. Locally there are your obvious late-night pizza joints but also some good Thai and specialty. Some areas have higher turnover and you'll probably find a few go-to spots but the entire city is readily accessible by the inexpensive subway therefore opening your options to near limitless. Cappy's on Huntington was one of my favorites and the employees became friends as well as servers.

3 Recent Alumnus

Computers: Large computer labs but also large student population so near finals times often had to wait for available computer.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Overall strictness in policy was average- no underage drinking or illegal drug use. Resident Assistants were utilized as well as campus officers in enforcing said policy but the difficulty came from ease of access to alcohol and drugs as well as the culture of inebriation that is fairly common in Boston colleges. I personally knew of RA's who would drink/smoke with underage students and that campus police was useful but only if incidences were reported.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are very noticeable on campus, partially because of the city environment. Many people can be seen smoking in public, but its not a guarantee that the people are Northeastern Students, as there are residents of the city and many other colleges nearby. To combat this, campus security is very strict about enforcing its drug and alcohol policies, and the Student Conduct Board is very strict in their rulings on disciplinary procedures. Because of that, the campus itself is an incredibly safe and welcoming place, with a few outlying individuals.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life at Northeastern is very small, and is very racially defined. The sororities and fraternities on campus do very little on and around the campus, and interact with outside students very little. There are also no frat houses or sorority houses, and students are often simply members in name only.

3 College Student

Scholarships: I filled up my application 2 weeks ago, however the university haven't received any information about my application. I did contact the financial aid department and waiting for hear back from them. I recommend just going to the office and talk to the person one on one an get the process information.

4 College Student

Transportation: The transportation is really good to Northeastern. There are 2 subways that go there and the convenience part is the subway's timing are only 10 to 15 intervals. And every thing is at the walking distance.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Northeastern is very centrally located in Boston, with easy access to subway train stops on two different lines and to the commuter rail. With a Charlie Card it's only $2 per ride on the subway. The airport and bus lines for people who live out of state and need to travel home are easily accessible from the school. Honestly, the public transportation is convenient and accessible but does not need to be utilized often, as most necessities are within walking distance.

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4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: I live in Boston (5 mins from NEU Campus) and I love it, the atmosphere is energetic, young and fast paced. The campus is close to the Prudential Hynes Convention Center, Longwood medical center and other colleges, therefore is pretty busy and interested in the Boston/NEU campus area. There are tons of activities especially in the fall and winter season, there is a great gym at the NEU Marino Center for fitness and recreation, and nearby shops for shopping.

5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Attendance is very important because it helps you keep up with your classmates and the class material, and helps you prepare for future internships and other responsibilities, attendance issues can lead to failing your class. Campus police are enforced which helps keep the campus safe, alcohol, drugs and misconduct is not tolerated.

4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Northeastern is located in the heart of the city, it is very busy and is highly convenient to public transportation, supermarkets, restaurants, the Prudential Center mall and other necessities. It is very safe, there are on campus police and there are quite a few parking lots and garages surrounding the campus. Cost can vary, but Northeastern has a Off Campus department that post listings from landlords and real estate agents to help students find exactly what they are looking for according to their budget.

3 College Student

Campus Dining: The dining halls are pretty good, but could include more gluten free options. Stetson West dining hall is the best because it has stir-fry! Rebecca's Cafe has really good sandwiches and other options. You can use dining dollars at any of the dining halls, Rebecca's, Pete's Coffee, Jamba Juice, Wollaston's, Whole Foods, and other restaurants near campus. Also, Outtakes is good if you have extra meal swipes at the end of the week.

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Of schools in Boston, Northeastern has one of the best campuses with beautiful quads and greenery while still being right in the heart of the city. The student center and part of the library were recently renovated. The downside to living in a city is the fields for varsity and club sports are pretty far. The school offers shuttles for spectators to watch varsity games but turnout is pretty low.

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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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