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Boston, MA
Undergrads
14,135
Tuition
$40,086
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 2222 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Some people got thrown out of the dorms last semester for being the cause of the whole floor smelling like cannabis. Alcohol is not difficult to get, keep, or use if you're not dumb about it. There are a lot of support for, but also rules about student organizations.

College Freshman

Nightlife: I'm not particularly up on the nightlife scene here...

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not big at Northeastern, as they don't have their own housing, but it is still present if you are interested.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I'm currently on co-op full-time. Co-op is best for the hard sciences, engineering, and business, but other majors are applicable too. I have a job with a prominent company in my field, well paid, and I get to stay on campus for my first co-op. I am being trained and assigned pretty much the same as a new full-time hire.

5 College Freshman

Majors: Yes, co-op is wonderful and it's probably the best thing about Northeastern. I plan on doing my second or third overseas, which seems eminently possible.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You're in Boston, so you can find pretty much anything if you look hard enough. However, places close early so you won't be in much luck after midnight. Cost is pretty normal, no particular discounts for students.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The diversity varies by college. Fewer women and more asians in the colleges of engineering and computer science, but it's not absolute by any means. The college is generally pretty liberal, acceptant about sexual orientation. Being actively religious is an oddity, but not particularly looked down upon or anything. Middle class upbringings predominate, but some others are definitely here on scholarships - it's not discussed a whole lot.

3 College Student

Majors: It is really hard but it's pretty cool too.

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3 College Student

Campus Housing: It can be expensive but the upperclassman dorms are very nice

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4 College Student

Diversity: Lots of different types of people here.

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3 College Student

Athletics: Hockey is fun, everything else is kinda average.

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5 College Student

Academics: This school is one of the best up and coming schools out there. It is getting more and more selective and more and more impressive. Plus with the co-op you really can't go wrong.

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4 College Student

Drug Safety: Just don't be stupid and you will be fine

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5 College Student

Scholarships: They gave me a lot of money and made it possible for me to be here.

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3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Some of it can be in bad areas but for the most part its pretty good.

4 College Student

Greek Life: Greek life is gaining popularity. As a freshman guy it can be very difficult to do things on the weekends if you don't join a fraternity. There are a lot of benefits to joining that extend well beyond just going out as well.

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4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Lot of other schools to interact with as well as stuff to do in the city

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4 College Student

Transportation: The T is really easy to use.

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4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Boston is a fun city with a lot of other colleges. Just keep in mind that until you're 21, nightlife isn't really an option though.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Other than the fact that the green line SUCKS, you can get basically anywhere in Boston on the T and into other cities using Commuter Rail or Amtrak. The T does stop running rather early so after 12:30am or so you're going to have to walk or call a cab/Uber. Also Boston has an international airport that has flights to and from most places so getting here on a direct flight isn't a problem.

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1 College Freshman

Athletics: No one cares about the varsity sports here. There are almost twice as many club athletes and unless you play, no one cares about club sports. Intramurals are pretty popular, but as for school spirit I see barely any. If you want big sports, go to a state school.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: The majority of ethnic diversity comes from the mass amounts of international students here. Otherwise, most students are from the local New England area or the eastern seaboard at least.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Getting employment on campus is pretty easy.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: If you're willing to put in 5 years here, the business school will help you tremendously in the future.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Boston's a city and although it's not a "foodie" city, you can find practically anything if you look hard enough.

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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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