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Reviews 2222 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: The cafeteria is great. They have microwaves to heat up food and have a ton of seating space. There is a Subway in the cafeteria along with various other types of foods. There are also many vending machines places all around the campus and the bookstore sells food for every meal of the day. You can't go hungry on campus.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is expensive. It's also not guaranteed to be safe, clean or convenient.

5 College Freshman

Computers: The computers are great, and they will most likely be up to date and have anything you need. The only problem is finding a computer in a convenient spot during high traffic points in the semester. You will find a computer to use, in an empty classroom or something but maybe not in the library or a computer lab.

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4 College Student

Majors: The classes are hard, but help you learn at your maximum capacity.

3 College Student

Greek Life: There isn't much going on when it comes to Greek life

4 College Student

Majors: Deciding my major was very easy, and the UNviersity was very helpful.

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1 College Senior

Transportation: there is no transportation provided by the school, nor is there any way for an off campus injured student to get to school besides walking. public transportation is great but dont use the green line

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College Senior

Diversity: I don't really have a good way to grade diversity. The school is 60% female. There is alot of cultural and ethnic diversity here at the school. The biggest problem is the fact that 90% or more of the population here is extremely rich. People here seem to look down on others for being different and somewhat exile you from their groups.

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3 College Senior

Weather: Fall and spring are by far the nicest seasons, but it does tend to rain a lot in early spring. Summers are usually of average temperatures for the northeast - mid to high 80s - but it can get significantly hotter. It often snows a lot, but it depends on the year. I mean, Boston is in the noth east, you have to expect snow.

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3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There are a wide variety of apartments in Boston, but they do tend to be pricey. There's tons within a mile of campus and it's easy to find them with the help of a realtor, or even on your own.

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5 College Junior

Facilities: My school's co-op program has provided me with work experience that is much more impressive than any other college grads I know. Right now, while you are looking at schools, you may think that a fifth year or spending some of your summer at school is weird, but trust me, I would not change anything in my program! Plus, being in Boston allows hands-on learning at museums, planetariums, and other cultural attractions

4 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Atmosphere cannot be beat. Arts, sciences, museums, plays, plenty of great intellectual activities. For sports fans, Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins all play nearby, and you can always catch a college game too. Great night life, bars, restaurants, and shows of all kinds. Shopping all over the city in every price range. Lots of parks and the Charles River when you need some open space.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: I studied International Affairs and Political Science and got the best of both worlds. I studied about for 3 different periods of time with International Affairs teams and became fluent in Spanish. My political science classes and professors were great and I landed a coop with help of a professor. I have now been working at the same job for 4 years thanks to my education and connections at NEU.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Scholarships: I did not receive any scholarships I applied for during my undergraduate years at NEU. Entering grad school, I was told I would be given a Dean's Scholarship and it never came through. I did not qualify for the Double-Husky scholarship (for students returning for graduate school and had a bachelors from NEU) because I was working full-time and only had time to take 2 classes.

4 College Freshman

Computers: There are lots of print stations and computers for student use they just take a long time to log into and the University goes through a proxy site which means that everytime you log into their network you have to reenter your password

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The school seems to leave white kids as the minority. There are tons of Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Europeans

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There are not enough beds and enough choices of different living arangements. For example there are only 6 sets of 6 people rooms for upperclassmen. Also all housing is way too expensive

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Depends on which side of campus you live on. If you live in Roxbury area, it can be dangerous and there is a frequent amount of violence from the neighborhoods behind. None that has affected the students that live there, so a lot of students still live there. Huntington Avenue side of campus is pretty safe, has a better living environment and closer to the nice gym, newbury street, boylston, and the shopping areas.

5 College Sophomore

Computers: Macs on macs on macs. There are plenty of macs and PC in the library. In the labs there are Macs. And new to the library on the second floor are monitors and monitors of Macs that can rotate and do fancy things. A little overbearing, but if you want computers, you got them.

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5 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Boston is a great city to be in, especially if you're over 21. There are bars everywhere, you can bar crawl every night if you'd like. Clubs are every where and they are always fun and full of college kids. Underage night life is great if you know where to go and if you know people. Transportation is not a problem, there are taxis everywhere if not give them a call, or use the Train/bus or walk. Everything is close by.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Hockey is great at Northeastern, not the best team out there, but definitely a lot of school spirit at the games.They recently just beat Boston College, which is one of the good hockey schools. so go NU! Basketball is getting more popular, Lacrosse and Soccer too.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I love International Affairs and I know it is the right major for myself. The classes are interesting and AP HISTORY CREDITS ARE IMPORTANT. They help a lot and will give you lots of credit entering into your later years for extra electives.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Nightlife for those over 21. Otherwise there are plenty of college kids around who will be hosting parties.

4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The co-op program at my university is what sets it apart from others. You gain real professional experience in the field you are studying. You are not an unpaid intern getting coffee, you are a real, paid and important employe.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Housing here can be a bit tricky but it always works out for the students. You have so many options on where you can live based on your preference. Freshmen dorms are divided into categories and that allows you to meet people that have the same interest as you as well as others.


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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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