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Boston, MA
Undergrads
14,135
Tuition
$40,086
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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College Freshman

Drug Safety: The only drugs I've ever heard of on campus are pot and cocaine. The rich kids who can afford cocaine usually only do it when partying and don't talk about it often, so people don't really hear about it. Pot is much more popular. All of my friends smoke pot, and I really don't know any Northeastern student who doesn't enjoy smoking a blunt while walking around in the Fens.

College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is amazing, but it only stands out if you are in it. The sororities are really competitive but very fun. The fraternities throw awesome parties and have the hottest guys in them. Obviously, I am in a sorority, so I may have a biased opinion, but I would recommend to any girl coming to Northeastern to rush. It makes campus a smaller community and feels good when you can recognize people walking around campus.

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College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorm life varies greatly. Freshman dorms that rock are Stetson East and West, obviously because they have the cafeterias. Speare is good, too. The rest are too far away, so people forget about them. The best upperclassman dorms are all of the West Villages.

College Freshman

Athletics: The only sport worth going to is men's hockey. These games are filled with drunk Northeastern fans who have their faces painted and noise makers. Students who sit in the "Doghouse" will be surrounded by these crazy fans but are guaranteed a fun time. Intramural sports are good, too, but they are not as well known on campus.

College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: It's not a dry campus. Campus police aren't anything to be worried about, but Boston PD will get involved in off-campus parties. Campus policies are definitely livable, and, for anyone who gets in trouble, the campus can laugh about it in our weekly crime log!

College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love Northeastern. You have to get involved here, and you have to be a little outgoing. I am in a sorority, as well as three other student organizations, so I live in the student center from Monday through Friday, but I love it. NEU is up and coming and the best choice for a real education.

College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Boston is a college town where we secretly all like to be better than the other colleges. But, Boston is also a city, so buy the Frommer's Guide to Boston as a freshman and do everything in the book there is to do.

College Sophomore

Parking: Parking is okay if you have a parking pass, which is a few hundred a semester. You can park on the street if you want to feed a meter. Parking is manageable, though. Freshmen can have a car, but don't bother-that's what your two feet and the MBTA are for.

College Sophomore

Nightlife: My typical Thursday, Friday, and Saturday have about five parties going on each night. Connors and Pour House are great for 21+, but there are tons of apartment parties. Once you get used to partying in the city with its small apartments and being buzzed in, it's a good time.

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College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It's a very apathetic campus, where it seems 50 percent of the student body runs 100 percent of the University. People are relatively relaxed and laid back. There is zero pressure to dress up for class, although no one looks at you funny if you do. By the time you're a senior, you have already worked in the "real world" for about a year, so students know how to handle themselves as professionals. There are definitely good-looking guys and girls. I think it's a relatively outgoing campus, and there is always some one to hang out with.

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College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There is always a good eating establishment within a close walk. The best part about campus is that there are so many places to eat that you should never have to eat in the same place day after day. No one even bothers to drive for food because everything is so easily reached by foot! For pizza, there is Cappy's; for sandwiches, there is Temptations; for sushi, Symphony Sushi is a must; and for Thai, go to Pho & I. The options are endless, and you can spend $5 or you can spend $50. Everything is in walking distance, and if you want to go a little fancier, there are always options for that, too.

College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The dorms are all pretty decent. I was in a forced triple as a freshman, but it's not much different than most of the other schools I've seen. Upperclassman housing is excellent-it's spacious and safe! My one suggestion is to obey the dorm rules-they are very important. Freshman year, the guys directly above our room left their window slightly open over spring break, so temperatures plummeted, and the pipes in their room froze, burst, and flooded their room, our room, and the room directly below us. It was miserable-I had to come back early from spring break to deal with it. However, NU was very responsive and helpful with the problem. They reimbursed me and my roommates for everything that was damaged in the flood and had our room fixed-new carpet, furniture, and walls-and good as new by the time classes resumed. So, read the posters and the fliers, and follow the rules.

College Sophomore

Weather: Two words: Get rainboots. It is freezing here in the winter, and the wind will blow you in every direction, but the worst thing in the world is sitting in class all day with wet feet-and you will. It may not seem like a big campus, but with the surprise factor of this weather, you are going to need need rainboots! My mom got me some freshman year, and to this day, three years later, I thank her every time it rains.

College Student

Drug Safety: Hardcore drugs aren't really big on campus. Drinking and pot are more the norm.

College Student

Facilities: The gym at Northeastern is very up to date and has everything from treadmills to weights to a rock-climbing machine. The student center is packed with fast food restaurants, including Taco Bell and Starbucks. The library has four floors-the top two floors being quiet floors if you really need to get your work done. The second floor is a also good place to get some work done and chat with friends.

College Sophomore

Transportation: The T takes you pretty much anywhere you want to go. Not a lot of people have cars on campus because it is super expensive to park, and they really are not necessary.

College Freshman

Transportation: There are two T stops on campus and a few bus stops, too. After 12:30 a.m., you'll need to take a taxi because there's no public transportation, but it's always easy to find a cab. Boston's so small that it's never really expensive.

College Freshman

Greek Life: It's really hard to get into because it's a small percentage of the students, and there's no Greek housing. It's not a big deal if you aren't in one, and you can probably still go to their parties. Greek life here is mostly about getting involved and doing activities, not partying, although they do do that too.

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College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is a pretty big police presence on campus making sure everything's safe. It's the city, so you have to be careful, but I never really feel unsafe. Just keep your dorm room locked all the time to avoid theft, and don't leave stuff lying around.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a ton of apartments around. And some are less expensive than dorms. So, if you want to get an apartment, you'll have no trouble finding one.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: You can't pick your dorm as a freshman, but after freshman year the nicest dorms are in West Village. Davenport also has really nice dorms, but they're really far away from everything.

College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love it here. I wouldn't go anywhere else.

College Junior

Weather: Winter is the biggest concern. You need an umbrella and rain boots for NU winters. Also, bring coats for all types of weather-rain, snow, wind. Girls, bring sassy boots for going out at night in the winter-you have to walk everywhere, so your feet will get cold in regular shoes.

College Junior

Transportation: Transportation is very good and convenient! There is the T, buses and cabs.

College Junior

Campus Strictness: It's very strict here. If you are caught distributing pot, you get deferred suspension.

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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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