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Boston, MA
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$40,086
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2 College Student

Diversity: Most people are caucasian, I would say roughly 60% are. There are very little asians, southeast asians, and african americans.

3 College Student

Computers: The library has very old windows os computers which is not always the best. For printing, the computers given are windows computers and they are very slow and you are only given 10 minutes to print your information out.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: Security & Safety – Although Northeastern has a campus, it is still open to the public and it is still in a big city. Being open to the public means that college students roaming around at night are not always going to be safe from the outsiders. Anyone is allowed into the college grounds. However, dorms are very secure in that you must show your id card and be able to swipe in. Also there is always Northeastern Police surveilling the campus.

2 College Freshman

Weather: As with most other cities on the Eastern seaboard, the nearby ocean does bring in a fair amount of wind, which is really welcome in the summertime, and not so much in the winter. Prepare for temperatures in the 80s when you move in, and by the third week of classes you'll wake up to high 40s/low 50s, with highs in the 60s. By November-forget it. You'll be dreaming of Miami for the next few months after that. But overall, it's exactly what you'd expect, so nothing really surprises you.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Good but Repetitive – There are only three main dining halls, one of which is really crowded and closes kinda early. When you first move in as a freshman, the food seems really good, even if they can't really season it well due to allergies and whatnot. But then you realize that the menu is kinda repetitive, etc etc. And the quality tends to go down as the school year rolls on, but most upperclassmen have kitchens anyway so you're only forced to endure it for one year.

4 College Junior

Majors: Your Personal Essay – Average application process, must have 3.0 and beyond and have a great personal essay that goes with it.

3 College Junior

Computers: Very slow connection if using library computers, and very little number of printers. There is always a line for printing.

4 College Student

Drug Safety: Why Do Some Students Use Drugs – I want to start by saying that peer pressure is not the case. No one is going to force you into drinking or using drugs. Students here come to college and want to embrace all the freedom they can, so they go looking for ways to get in trouble. Most of them get caught, and their ideology of college being a free place is crushed miserably, yet people still through parties, smoke weed, and do other stuff.
at Northeastern most students do not drink and/or use drugs, which, to be honest, is amazing, being that we are located in Boston.
Overall, college students want to prove that they are mature free adults and show that by drinking and other not so bright things.

5 College Student

Athletics: Athletic Facilities – if your day starts with going to the gym - then Northeastern was meant for you!
We have two gyms on-campus that are free for all students. one of them has a track, elipticals, virtual bicycles, stair master, a rock-climbing machine,a weight-lifting room, 3 basketball/soccer courts, and many other great ways to start your morning with a great exercise.
If, however, you do not enjoy the variety listed above - you have the option of attending our second gym, where we have a swimming pool, soccer field, basketball court, etc.
Our facilities are more than satisfactory, and I encourage you to try them out!

5 College Student

Academics: Our Professors – Our Professors come from all over the world. Some professors come from Russia, others from Nigeria, others from France, others are from India and much more.
These professors are world travelers and come to class wishing to pass their knowledge on to the next generation of students, hoping that one day - we will return the favor and teach students ourselves.
Our professors are extremely knowledgeable and just awesome as people!
You will have a lot of fun, if you study well.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: The "T" is the most convenient way to get from place to place. There are 2 lines that run through Northeastern's campus, and between those two, you can get anywhere you need to. You don't need public transportation to get across campus, it is only about a 5 minute walk, but it will take you wherever you need to go in the city.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Food Food Food – Since Northeastern is in Boston, there are tons of food options. There are classy upscale restaurants with foods you can't even pronounce, and pizza places where you can get a pie for $9. There are places to eat everywhere in between, and something for every lifestyle and culture.

4 College Senior

Facilities: Northeastern has just renovated many of its facilities. We have a 4 floor gym, which was the first of its kind. There are also two other gyms for students to use. Classroom spaces are being remodeled to offer more comfortable seating and increased technology options. The library has 4 floors and offers 2 floors where it is silent at all times. The student center has a great food court and convenience store, and is a perfect place to relax or study with friends.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school's program is the most attractive reason to choose NU. Co-op lands you a job when you graduate -- it's as simple as that. The faculty here really do want you to succeed and will do anything and everything to make that happen. All you have to do is ask. As for the campus, well, it's beautiful. Being in the city with a nice green campus is truly the best of both worlds. I would choose Northeastern a thousand times over!

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4 College Sophomore

Facilities: The campus is beautiful and melds perfectly into the Boston backdrop. It's the best of both worlds -- a campus dropped into the middle of Boston. What more could you ask for? There is plenty of green space for playing frisbee or laying out in the sun during warm days. The gym -- call the Marino Center -- is also state of the art. All facilities are very nice and new.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: Psychology Major – The encouragement and help that a student receives at Northeastern when trying to find a job, choose a career, or simply develop good skills for a job are all phenomenal. The school really wants to help us do well in life and succeed in all aspects. I would definitely recommend NU to anyone who really wants a job when they finish college, not just a Bachelor's in whatever they decided was an easy major. Every teacher I had has offered to have students come anytime during office hours or make an appointment even if they only want to talk about what they want to pursue as a career. You can make a lot of connections here.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: T Station Is Convenient – T station is just on the campus. But a lot of jaywalkers

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Great Study Atmosphere – It is surrounded by Hardvard University and MIT. A great chance to meet and interact with the top students.

5 College Senior

Majors: Communication for the Future – I was orginaly a business major but decided that that worl was not for me and I switched something that had interaction with people and where i could use the creative side of my brain. The major at Northeastern includes communication, media and theater. It gives a great outlet to explore and experience all different kind of things. The teachers are amazing. They love what they do and understand what they teach. Sitting in class you can tell that they want to help you and know that their students are the next generation of their feild. The advisors are always encouraging internships so we can learn the feild and get more experience to decide what we want to do after school. The workload is a normal amount. The homework is to make sure we know and understand the material. The program offers many different options and class. You can focus on any of the three parts of the major or mix and match to get a little of everything. I am so happy with this major!

5 College Senior

Academics: The academics at Northeastern are great. When i first started I didnt know what to expect. They have a great Library with a writing lab and a math lab and a really good reference section. All of the classrooms are being updated to connect to the teachers computer and be projected onto the board. There are several computer labs with both PCs and MACs all across the campus. The registration process is all online and can be accesed at anytime of the day. The classes are also great, whether it is a 100 level class or a 300 level, they are all taught very well by all the professors. There is a great variety of class options for each major.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: The Co-Op Program Provides Good Experience – The co-op program allows students to try out different jobs for six months at a time so they can get a better idea of what types of jobs they might be interested in and to also give them some experience if they already know what type of job they want. It is also a nice break from classes and gives students a chance to earn some money to help pay for school.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They Are Strict but Caring – The university police and disciplinary bodies are pretty strict, but they provide lots of resources to help students.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Doctor of Physical Therapy Major – I think that this major at Northeastern is great. The professors are very good and really take the time to get to know you and what you need. The workload is heavy, but the professors all work together and tie different aspects of all your classes together so that everything is connected to a bigger picture. The curriculum is very strict, but it has to be in order to get all the material for a doctorate into just six years of school. The facilities are fairly new with good equipment and resources for students. The co-op program allows students to get experience in the field and get a feel for what type of job they might want to pursue after graduation.

College Freshman

Drug Safety: NU was ranked in the top 5 drug schools in the country recently which caused an uproar around campus. Some students were proud of us, but most were confused and even upset. It's a city, so drugs are around, but most people on campus avoid them.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Preparing for the Real World – The Northeastern University co-op program has secured me in a 6 month internship with a Boston architecture firm. So far, I have found this to be both an invaluable life experience as well as an invaluable asset to my resume. They do a great job preparing their students for real world and making sure they have a year's worth of experience in their desired profession before they get there.

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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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