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Boston, MA
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14,135
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$40,086
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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4 College Junior

Transportation: Easy to Get Everywhere – With multiple T-stops right on campus, getting around the city is a breeze. The T goes everywhere and with the commuter rail it is easy to get to even neighboring states. Students rely on the T to get to co-op jobs as well as get around the city for things to do. It is a reasonable price and definitely a better option to having a vehicle.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Upperclassman Dorms Are Worth It – Being in the middle of Boston, housing can be expensive but off-campus housing is through the roof. Living on campus as an upperclassman is definitely worth the cost. With brand new living quarters, spacious rooms, and wifi, I would definitely recommend sticking on campus. There are also wet-dorms for those students that are 21+ which means you dont even have to leave campus to have a good time.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Everyone Is Very Attractive – So, I would say about 70% of the students here are at least decent looking, with about 40% complete bombshells. I have no idea why this is. Maybe it's because the campus is so pretty that it makes everyone look good too? As it is, I've started to take better care of my appearance so I can compete with all these lookers! :D

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4 College Junior

Weather: Four Seasons! New Englanders love to complain about the weather, year-round, but I love the distinctness of the seasons here. Summer can get hot, winter can get brutally cold, but it's all part of the experience. At Northeastern, underground tunnels make it easy to get to class when you can't bear the thought of braving the elements. The facilities department is excellent about snow removal whenever a storm comes along, and when it's nice in Boston, it's REALLY nice. I can't complain!

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Very Helpful Programs – Everyone comes to Northeastern for the co-op program, and that's a perfectly wise decision, because it's a good one. Like anything else, you get out of it what you put into it. I've found that my experience in the Linguistics program here has been very fruitful, with wonderful advisors helping me take advantage of great opportunities. Another point to recommend NU by: the Dialogue program. It's a mini-study abroad, much more approachable than a full semester abroad, and extremely affordable. Overall, it's been better here than I even expected - and that's saying something.

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4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Northeastern has a ton of options for dining on campus, and its location in Boston gives it plenty of nearby off-campus exploratory value too. I find the dining halls themselves to be a little pricey since I'm an off-campus student, but there are plenty of reasonable options for me too.

2 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Boston Housing – The bottom line is that the housing is in BOSTON. This is one of the most expensive places to live in the country. There is a wide variety of apartments, sure, but you'll be paying a ton for something small and in questionable shape. The plus is that there are lots of choices and they are close to both the school and the public transport. But be prepared to pay a lot.

4 College Senior

Diversity: Very Diverse – This is a diverse campus in a diverse city. A typical class has people from multiple countries, religious affiliations and orientations. It feels pretty natural. I haven't encountered any conflict around it.

3 College Junior

Weather: If you live in New England you know about the diverse weather patterns. Northeastern is no different. Just be prepared. If the skys look overcast bring an umbrella. Life at Northeastern is effected too much by the weather. Even if we get snow it doesn't matter. They keep the sidewalks clear, and you may even see a student making a snow angel.

4 College Junior

Guys & Girls: The crew here at Northeastern University are very diverse. There are so many people from every race and ethnicity here that you get the best of the world on one campus. There are of course people with established friendships and likeness. Called the "norm". You have people who are athletic and nerdy, and then you have the "pretty" people. I like the geeky ones who walk around with their books in their face, or you see them sitting on the curbing studying. Yep,this school has it all, any taste any size.

4 College Junior

Transportation: This school has its own train station. What else can be said?
There is access to the subway through the green line located in the front of the school, where you can also get a cab from. Inside of the school is a train station where you can get many bus lines, the subway (orange line) and the commuter rail, where you can travel to any part of the state , right from this station.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: The food is okay. There are three dining halls, but it's basically the same no matter where you go. My biggest problem is there's never enough seating in the DH's which makes going during peak hours (6-9pm) pretty much impossible for me. I usually end up eating dinner around 5pm every night.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There Are Different Dorm Areas – When you're a freshman it's nice to live where all the other freshman live, so living in the Stetsons, Speare or on Huntington is good because you're in the "freshman area". There are many other freshman dorms but they are spread out and some can be pretty far from main campus.

4 College Freshman

Weather: What I love most about New England weather is that you get all four seasons to their full extent. Personally, I love snow, and a good thunder storm, and you can find both at Northeastern during the Winter and Spring. During the Fall the leaves turn colors and it's beautiful. Spring and Fall are the most medium temperatures, some people find Winter too cold, but Summer can get pretty hot too. But go anywhere else and there's moments it can be too hot or too cold. I like Boston because you get a chance to have both, and most days are neither, a gorgeous sunny comfortable. Also, because it's close to the ocean, most of the storms aren't as bad as they would be inland.

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5 College Freshman

Transportation: Major City Gets You Anywhere – It's Boston, and as with any major city, there's tons of public transportation. Northeastern has four T (Boston subway) stops in or on the perimeter of campus, and quite a few bus stops. The airport is a short T ride away, as are North and South stations, which are huge hubs for Amtrack, Greyhound, and Peter Pan. There is a commuter rail stop right on campus in Ruggles, and many more close by. Plus, Boston is extremely walkable, so even just staying in the city, it's easy to get around for cheap.

4 College Senior

Campus Dining: IV is the newest dining all at Northeastern and also one of the best. There are all differnt kinds of options as well as a lot of seating. It is a great place to go to study and just take a break during the day.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Unfortunately, I did not have any luck getting any scholarships from my physical therapy program. There are no scholarships available for the post-baccalaureate physical therapy program because it is technically not classified as a graduate program.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Social Scene, Marino Gym, and Co-Op. Northeastern University is known for it's wonderful social scene. Northeastern hosts man events and gives students the opportunity to participate in intramural sports. Northeastern also has great facilities, such as the Marino Gym. Not to mention, Northeastern offers students the chance to participating their co-op program, which can be very helpful for networking and finding a job post-graduation.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Lots of Experience and Labs – I am a physical therapy major. Unlike many schools, Northeastern University has a lot of laboratories, including an anatomy lab. Northeastern physical therapy students are also some of the best prepared physical therapy students. At Northeastern, we have a lot of experience working with patients through co-op and clinicals. Northeastern is also the only physical therapy program in Boston that offers a paid internship.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Outdoor Recreational Activities – Northeastern has a huge campus and a lot of outdoor area so when it is nice out, a lot of students play sports outside and eat lunch with their friends.

5 College Junior

Transportation: Very Close to T – It's awesome. Both the orange and the green line are steps away from school (Ruggles Station and Northeastern Station). There are many public buses and taxis around. It's really great.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: It's Really Expensive – The off-campus housing near school is extremely expensive. Renting just a room can be around 1700. I think it's better to live not that close and more comfortable and just buy a monthly pass for the T.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Super Safe for an Urban School – I've almost never felt unsafe walking across campus by myself but it's always smart to walk with a friend. I've spent many a late night in the architecture studio under Ruggles and the security officers are always there to escort people if they feel unsafe walking back to their apartment off campus or wherever. There are places that are known for being precarious/unsafe and everyone warns incoming freshman not to walk through the Fens at night and to be careful on Columbus/Trement as well and I would just take that seriously and always be aware of your surroundings and you'll be fine.

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4 College Junior

Campus Dining: Typical of a University of It's Size – I think at any large university in an urban setting you (hopefully) get the benefits of extended hours and variety when it comes to selection and vegetarian/kosher options than when compared to a small school that can't afford to keep it's dining halls open all day. That's what I gather from talking to friends who go to smaller schools, at least. Personally, I've always been super satisfied with NU's dining halls, although freshman and sophomore year when you're obligated to have a meal plan if you live on campus it can obviously get repetitive but that's hard to avoid and they liven things up with fun things like the XK and random fun food days...

4 College Junior

Academics: DPT Program Is Difficult – DPT program is difficult but I feel that I have learned all things necessary to transfer to the role of a PT

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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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