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Reviews 2394 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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1 College Student

Parking: It's better to just walk, have a bicycle, or take the subway to get to places. Having a car to finding parking(which is almost impossible, and very expensive) is not worth it in Boston.

3 College Student

Diversity: Lots of white people, but there are also many people of which would be the ethnic minority.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of apartments, but if you want to be near campus, you'll pay 1000+ per person. You will have to go through a realtor (landlord's won't accept you otherwise) and their fee will be a month's rent. Places are available, some are really nice, but all are pretty expensive unless you are willing to live 1 mile from campus.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: Academic Strictness: 2 strikes and you're out. Northeastern is takes plagiarism very seriously. The first time you are caught, you are in danger of failing the course. The second time will result in expulsion.
This is from the school website: "If a student is found responsible for violating any of the preceding items, a minimum sanction of deferred suspension will follow. A second violation will meet with expulsion from the University." (http://www.northeastern.edu/osccr/academicintegrity/#Plagiarism)

Social Strictness: The RAs are required to report drug/alcohol use and do not hesitate to call the police. It is prohibited in all freshman dorms and most upperclass housing minus the wet dorm(s).

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: i feel very safe here. dorms are pretty much regulated. campus have own police station. and we have our own clinic

1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not dominate here. You might see some and you might attend some party but other than that its okay. It not like what you see in the movies or what greek life is like in the south.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I came in as a Computer Science major and HATED it. Second semester sophomore year I decided I wanted to be an Econ major and all I had to do was fill out a for saying what major I wanted. So easy!

3 College Freshman

Weather: It is cold during the winter, rains and snows a lot, but changes extremely from day to day. They say in New England that if you don't like the weather just wait a day.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot of off-campus housing available, whether it be on Mission Hill, over by Symphony, or just around the general vicinity of Northeastern. However, since it is Boston, it can be a little pricy so rooming with a few other people is a must.

College Junior

Greek Life: I don't know much about the greek life at Northeastern University.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Campus is pretty safe, however, leaving your valuables unattended is never a good choice.

3 College Student

Campus Dining: I always find something that I want to eat in the dining halls. There are limited options, but it's food you don't have to cook. Curry definitely helps and there are tons of other places to eat in the area.

3 College Student

Nightlife: Nightlife is hard unless you are over 21. House parties are around, but kind of far away in the winter.

4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Boston is great, but everything closes so early. There is always a ton to do during the day, but until you are 21, nightlife is limited.

3 College Student

Drug Safety: Drug scene is mostly smoking. Alcohol is more prevelant. No more than any other school, I'd say.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is a great health center if you need it. The administration works hard to keep everyone healthy. They send out alerts if there is some sort of flu or cold outbreak, and remind students to wash hands, get flu shots (which are free!), etc. Campus is pretty safe. Police are accessible if you need them, but not overly in your face. NU is a pretty lenient campus about alcohol and drugs, too.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are SO many people of different races, religions, languages, beliefs, etc.... its incredible. It can get a little annoying, though. The asians and indians travel in packs (generally..), and the arabs usually do not care about school, grades, or accomplishing anything in life in general. EVERYONE is extremely rich, too. There are some truly nice, down-to-earth people, and there are equally some mean, spoiled, snobby, lazy people. You can surround yourself with whomever you choose. NU is what you make it, and its very diverse.

2 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life isn't very good. The houses aren't a lot of fun, and it isn't a big part of student life. Sorority girls can't live together.

3 College Student

Facilities: The co-op is very unique to Northeastern, and they put a big emphasis on study abroad for either a semester, or a summer program. The big thing that sets our school apart is that there isn't a whole lot of team spirit.

4 College Student

Facilities: Student life is very abundant. However, there seems to be more of a focus on getting a career, than there is on getting to know new people. There are a lot of cliques because our school doesn't have a lot of team functions. There is a lot of stuff to do around Boston, but Northeastern does not give you the classic college feel.

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3 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: There is a lot to do, but some things can be expensive. If you are under 21 there is significantly less to do in terms of things for going out. People on campus are generally friendly and Boston is very welcoming of students in general.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are a ton of restaurants, a lot of variety, and many of them are cheap and have great student discounts.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: I came to Northeastern for the Nurse Anesthesia Program due to the fact that it had been ranked 25 out of about 100 schools in the United States.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I am a graduate student in the Nurse Anesthesia Program and am impressed with the curriculum.


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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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