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Reviews 2335 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Senior

Facilities: CO-OP Program – There is nothing better than taking some time off of papers and exams to get real experience. When you graduate you will have a resume that will not only get you a job, but you will probably start above entry-level pay at most jobs.

3 College Senior

Campus Strictness: It's the Same as Everywhere – There is nothing surprising or devastating about NU's policies. They are standard, and are not unreasonable. Don't get caught doing something on campus you shouldn't be. Live off campus and avoid the headache.

5 College Senior

Nightlife: Sooo Many Options – Whether you stumble to Connor's, walk over to Boylston, or take the T down to Faneuil Hall there all of the party scenes are awesome. And that is just listing the local places. Venturing over towards BU and BC only add to the mayhem and fun.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Great City, a Lot of People – Boston is a great city. Their are so many colleges in the area that makes it really easy and exciting to meet people from the area. With so many different areas in the city you can really find what ever you are looking for.

5 College Senior

Drug Safety: rampent in certain crowds, none existent in others

2 College Student

Greek Life: Don't Know a Single Person That's a Part of It – Greek life is definitely not a dominating part of the social scene. I've never been to a frat party and I don't care to and there's absolutely no pressure to.

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3 College Student

Athletics: No Football Team – I know that hockey and basketball are supposed to be our big varsity sports, but we're not very good, we don't play state schools, and I have never felt compelled to attend a game. However, there are definitely options for students to play club and intramural sports, and we have great facilities.

1 College Senior

Parking: Northeastern is in the middle of a major city, so finding a parking spot on the street is nearly impossible. The school does offer parking permits, but they are fairly expensive.

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4 College Senior

Campus Housing: West Is Best – West Village provides apartment-style housing for upperclassmen. They range from single studio apartments to apartments for up to 6 people. Rooms can be singles or doubles, and offer a full kitchen and living room, as well as air conditioning for the hot summer months.

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5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: Excellent Options – Boston offers an excellent variety of food options at all price levels. You could spend $3 for a slice of pizza or splurge on a 3 course meal at a local restaurant.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off Campus – I didn't try to get any help through the school while looking for off campus housing. We went on craigs list and found several realtors and had them show us around. It wasn't difficult at all getting housing, as long as you look early enough.

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: Athletic Centers – I think our athletic centers are really nice. Marino is beautiful and I wouldn't want anything to change about it. It would be nice to have more fields because I know it is really hard for club sports to get field time for practice over the varsity sports teams.

3 College Freshman

Academics: Criminal Justice – There are a lot of co-op positions for CJ majors, but almost all of them are law-related. It is much more difficult to find a co-op that is law enforcement related. The classes are incredible since they are all CJ related. Most of them are taught by well-qualified professors who work in their field, but there are some that are taught by grad students who are forced to teach as part of their grad studies.

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: I Love It Here! Northeastern university is such an amazing school. It has a great environment, being in the city, but it also has a campus feel. All the people are so nice and welcoming, and the teachers are the same, always there to help. The social activities are great as well.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: Extremely Safe – I have never felt unsafe on Northeastern's campus. While it is in the city, it still has a campus feel that makes me feel safe and secure walking alone and walking at night.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: They give away a lot of money when I was applying here. I am not sure what it is like now.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: It is a great time. The administration is a huge pain, and they are starting to make it so that you have to live on campus for the first 3 years, which sucks though.

3 Recent Alumnus

Transportation: The T Will Be Your Best Friend – The T runs to pretty much every aspect of Boston. The wait for the T is usually no more than a 15 minute wait and is cheap, but the downsides are that during rush hour the T is beyond packed and it doesn't run until bars close.

3 College Junior

Transportation: The T is good. Only problem is that it stops running before last call.

2 College Junior

Weather: Lots of snow and slush, and rain as well. On those days we stay home and drink and watch movies. If you can survive the winter, summer is quite rewarding

3 College Junior

Diversity: Lots of diversity here, I don't mind the people, but certain ethnicities smell awful and it sometimes permeates the library/ public areas

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Anything You Want – There are great places in Boston for everyone, college stuff near campus, including late night delivery for chinese and pizza, Newbury Boyleston and north end are great high end places for dates, parents, etc.

2 College Senior

Athletics: Obviously Not a Reason I Came Here – athletics suck at northeastern. clearly, the football team was dissolved. i obviously didnt come to this school to go to huge football games, if i wanted a school that had those i would have gone somewhere else.
i heard the field hockey and baseball teams are good though

3 College Junior

Weather: Let It Snow – The winters are city winter weather - lots of slush - get your warmest rainboots ready! But the summer is beautiful here too!

4 College Senior

Guys & Girls: Girls Hot Guys Not – As a girl, I will admit that there are thousands of absolutely stunning girls at Northeastern. The guys, on the other hand, not so much. It was literally the first thing i noticed at orientation.

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Jenn Sinrich
Swampscott, MA
Grad Year
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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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