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Boston, MA
Undergrads
14,135
Tuition
$40,086
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 2360 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: College of Professional Studies was great for working adults with the success coach, online classes, weekend classes and a campus close to a major transit line.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I didn't do any athletics and they just lost their football team.

1 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: I did have a professor lie about when I submitted an exam even when I provided email backup no one budged. Also same professor and major refused to let me substitute a course to graduate which ended up in me waiting a whole year for the course to come around again so I could graduate.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It really depends on who you are looking for, but there are definitely "those girls" if you're willing to look around.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I basically walked right in. I'm a transfer student, so I knew what I was getting into, and helped a lot. But the staff is very friendly and always welcome new and excited faces

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love the program I am involved in. The advisers and teachers do so much to make sure you are involved, and it makes such a difference when staying up extra late to study for those midterms.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Northeastern just made it mandatory for freshman and sophomores to live on campus making competition for the best housing more intense. It is a lottery based system. The good thing is that with coop, students are constantly coming and going to housing is always freeing up!

3 College Junior

Weather: New England weather can be somewhat unpredictable but Northeastern has underground tunnels which makes travelling in unpleasant weather easier and drier.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Northeastern students have a running joke called the "Northeastern Shuffle" that sends us from one adviser to the next-no one seems to be the one who can help. Most processes are lengthy and students have to be on top of their own agenda.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Hockey is the biggest sport at this school and is attended by most students but only for big games on Friday or Saturday nights. Only the men's games are attended for the most part

3 College Student

Health & Safety: You're living in a major city, so it's important to keep that in mind. That said, violent crime can be largely avoided if you're smart about what you do, where you do it, and when you do it. Don't go running through the Fens alone at night. Common sense. Most of the crime here is theft, though. People stealing bikes, people stealing laptops, people stealing iPhones. Not dangerous, but if you want to keep your stuff, put a U lock on your bike, don't leave your laptop unattended at the library, don't wave your smart phone around if you're in a bad area (or, like, at all). Again, common sense. These are things anyone in any city should be mindful of.

4 College Student

Scholarships: I got the financial aid I needed, but I did so by making an in-person appointment. They made me an initial decent-sized offer, but my personal situation required more, so I sat down with my financial aid officer and explained that I would need a better scholarship offer to attend. After speaking with him, I was offered a much larger financial aid package. I have to emphasize that this is a large school; no one's going to hold your hand, so if you want something, take the initiative. It often works out in your favor!

3 College Student

Campus Dining: The traditional dining halls are okay as far as dining halls go. Not great, not a lot of variety, but it's edible. Luckily, we also have Uburger, Popeye's, Taco Bell, Kigo (good Asian food), Rebecca's, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Subway, Outtakes, and more. You can find good food. And if you want something different, you've got all of Boston to choose from.

4 College Student

Transportation: Most people walk or bike everywhere. It's a pretty compact campus. Some people skateboard. Getting off campus is easy once you learn how to use the T. We have our own stop on the green line on Huntington Ave. and you can take the orange line, as well as buses and commuter rail trains, at Ruggles.

5 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Northeastern's location is incredible, and it's the best of both worlds in that we have a real centralized campus that blends seamlessly with a major city. You'll see trees and skyscrapers in equal measure. Boston is an amazing place to be as a student; there's rich history, a ton of music & arts venues, lots of coffee shops and book stores, a great bar scene, good shopping, a myriad of career opportunities, and dozens of other universities in the area, which means lots of opportunities to meet people. It's big-city possibilities with old-world charm. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else as an undergrad.

4 College Student

Diversity: Northeastern is very diverse and accepting, which is a huge plus in my opinion. You'll meet people of every race, ethnicity, religion, and economic background. There's a huge amount of international students here as well. It's a melting pot, and I love it for that.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: NU has the co-op program. You get set up in jobs out in the "real world" and learn what it's like to be in the field you're studying and you get paid for it!

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: NU Police Department is very good about drugs and alcohol. They also have a student run group that helps students when they make bad decisions.

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: Everything is clean and up to date. NU takes great pride in it's facilities. They have a lot of new equipment with huge televisions. The libraries are really well organized and have a new media center on the second floor. The commons and quads are beautiful and well kept.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: School is very good easy to get around wounderful enviroment and stuff i love it so fare. plus free food :)

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I take the chicago public transport which is easily accepable becuase trains and buses pass every 15 minutes most of the time.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I havnt recived any fincial assitance but the school did cut off alot of my fees to help me attend the school.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: There are strict and enforce the law , they keep on task and make sure to help you with you issues in school . they make me feel safe because there on the job everytime. There friendly tot alk to and very helpfull.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: There is a lot available to students...unless you are a film or music industry student. The studio classroom hasn't had a software update since 1988, and there is only one music studio on campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: I did pretty much whatever I wanted to do, there were always loopholes.

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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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