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Reviews 2335 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: A Lot of Choices for High Prices – Off-campus dining, such as Boloco, Qdoba, Au Bon Pain, and Prudential Center's restaurants, are some of the diverse options of off-campus dining in Northeastern. However, off-campus dining costs extremely high compared to that of the on-campus.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Always on Alert Every Second – When it comes to safety, Northeastern University takes the well-being of its students very seriously. Even one single case of burglary (which involved only a wallet) was taken very seriously. But this is good, since students have no worry when they're going out at night in the campus, as the safety department does its job very well.

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3 College Student

Diversity: Still Working on It – Northeastern University hasn't become a top-choice for international students... yet. As the reputation soars higher and higher, the popularity amongst prospective foreign students are higher. For the year 2011, the university received a record-breaking 4,000+ applications from outside USA. As the rankings of NEU increases, so does the diversity.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Not the End All Be All – There is greek life to get involved with if that is your scene, but unlike some campuses it is not join or suffer being a loner the rest of college.

3 College Student

Guys & Girls: As a southern girl coming to the north the level of hospitality is different, but you can always count on a gentlemanly foreigner to hold the door open for you, while all the other boys tend to walk through and let it swing in your face.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: International Village – While I loved having my own dorm room and only having to share a bathroom, International Village sometimes felt like a hotel more than a college residence hall. It also was hard meeting new people as a freshman because all the other freshman lived across campus. I also wished the dining hall in IV would stay open later. Other than that IV is equipped with everything you need: a gym, 3 laundry rooms, vending machines, a dining hall, and class rooms in the basement.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Campus Variety!!! Our campus dining is just like you are at a mall food court. We hvae Dangelo, taco bell, wendys and a new japanese restaurant. bStudent recieve 5% discount!!!

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: 24 Hr Library! Snell Library at Northeastern University is a big facilty with four floors. The higher you are the quiter and more focused you will be in your studies. With a school I.D., the library is open for 24hrs. That means a lot of good studying to getthem A's!!!

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety at Night – The safety there is okay. I go to school in the evening, at night there is a lack of security. This is bad because the school is located in the heart of boston where crimes of rape are easily done on college campuses.

3 College Freshman

Facilities: Co-op means better chances for a job which is so important in this economy.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Great Location – Northeastern's campus is located in the heart of Boston which means there is so much to see and do all around you. However,the campus itself is well-contained and is one of the safest campuses in the area.

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1 College Freshman

Weather: Its warm in Boston for four to six weeks, then it gets cold and it never stops being cold. I'm from the South and I nearly applied to transfer schools because I hated the winter weather here so much. It really affects my mood and my drive to get anything done.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I Am a Scholarship Student – There are a ton of options, but one of the worst parts of living in Boston... HOUSING IS RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE.

3 College Freshman

Computers: Love My Macbook – I have my own printer, so I never use the campus printing system though I hear it is a pain in the ass. Wireless is great, most of the time. I think I would have had to rip my hair out had I not had my own computer and printer.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Facilities, Intramural, School Spirit – The athletic facilities are wonderful and well-kept. For those who aren't recruited to be varsity athletes, there are also a variety of intramural and club sports to participate in. The school spirit for hockey is really fun, and then games are great social activities to participate in.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Reasons for Choosing a College – I like my school because of the co-op program, but I am starting to realize that I could've done some amazing summer internships had I just been out of school in May and able to work June-Aug. (With co-op, I don't start summer until July, so I miss out on all the summer internships).
I enjoyed my time at NEU, but it wasn't anything amazing. I have fond memories of Mission Hill parties, fun classes and lots of chances to figure out my career path with the co-op program. I was also able to live in NYC for a year for co-ops and then Italy for a semester for my study abroad.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: It's fun when you live on campus because there are lots of parties and bars to go to. Once you become 21, though, everyone just goes to the bars and parties are only pre-games. The clubs in Boston aren't that great, but it's really just all about the bar scene.

4 College Junior

Academics: There are a lot of options available for the Entrenepeurship program - such as interesting courses, co-ops related to start-ups and study abroad/dialogue of civilizations programs. I just wish I knew about them earlier on at my time at NEU.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Huge Variety – Being in Boston alone guarantees a huge variety of restaurants to visit, with food from all over the world. If you're new to Boston, you will always be able to find a new place to eat, whether it is pizza down the block at Cappy's or Indian food in Allston, which is a short T-ride away.

5 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: Well, there's the T which is the easiest and most convenient way to get around the city. Getting around the campus itself is very simple since the campus isn't that big and it isn't very hard to get around. The T only costs $1.70 to ride so it's very cheap. There's also buses and many students use bikes. With this all in mind, I'd say that transportation around campus and around the city is very easy, simple and cheap.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: Well the campus has a strict alcohol policy on campus but students are careful. I guess the key is to not get caught. If you're sneaky enough, then it's fun and easy but when you get caught, you really pay the consequences.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Campus Life – Life on campus is very exciting. Almost all of the residence halls are at a very high standard and very comfortable. The social atmosphere is great and people feel very welcomed. As far as cost goes, it doesn't make a difference for freshman but for upperclassmen, there are options for housing and some options are much more inexpensive than others. It's nice to have the options to live in a cheaper dorm and save some money, and the cheaper dorms aren't bad at all. I live in one right now and I don't want to move out! I want to keep living here for as long as I can! :)

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3 College Student

Weather: Rain, Snow, sunshine and wind, you never know what you're gonna get. Not too bad, especially if you're used to it.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: From pizza to fine dining, the Northeastern University area has plenty of options for off-campus dining. Try Boston House of Pizza (or BHOP) for some of the greatest pizza in Boston. It's cheap, nearby, and participates in the HuskyCard program of NU. Uno's, Panera Bread, and others are located close by. As a personal opinion, I love Thai food and there are around 4 Thai places right nearby. It's awesome.

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3 College Senior

Scholarships: I received a full tuition scholarship to Northeastern from a program that I participated in for five years (through middle school and high school). I'm required to live on campus because of the scholarship so the least they could do was pay my room and board (or at least part of it) because my family really cannot afford it due to medical bills, but they stated that according to my parent's EFC my family could pay it so I did not receive aid for room & board.

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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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