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

Campus Housing: After freshman year, you have the opportunity to live in West Village, which is pretty much like living in the Hyatt. They're all relatively new and are suites. It's tough to get in, but if you get a good lottery number, there really is no other choice.

College Sophomore

Athletics: Varsity sports at Northeastern aren't really that big, with the exception of men's hockey. Intramural sports are pretty popular-you can usually walk through the gym and see floor hockey or basketball being played.

College Sophomore

Parking: It is difficult to park sometimes unless you have a paid spot. They are very strict with tickets, so you have to be careful. I suggest you either pay for a spot or don't bring a car.

College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I would not choose any other college-I love my friends and the atmosphere. It has made me grow up and be more mature because it's a city campus, and there is more freedom. I love everything about it.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: All my friends are in my sorority, and I basically only hang out with them. It has played a major role in my social life here at Northeastern.

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Transportation: There are buses and the subway, which are really easy to use and very convenient. There are also taxis, which are the best if you're going to clubs with a few people.

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Transportation: The T is pretty convenient, although I wish it ran all night. If you're at another school after 12:30 a.m., you have no choice but to take a taxi back to school.

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Transportation: Our transportation system is great. The subway system is very accessible. Plus, we are right by Ruggles Station, which has commuter rails and trains.

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Transportation: The T runs until about midnight, and buses run even later. It's easy to get pretty much anywhere.

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Transportation: Northeastern is conveniently located on both the green and orange lines, making it a snap to get in and out of Boston in no time.

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Overall Experience: I love it here. I think it's a great town to go to college in, and maybe even to live in afterward. I would certainly look into staying here.

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Overall Experience: I have had a very good experience at NU. I am from Virginia, so I wasn't quite sure that to expect, but you meet a lot of people. It's a big school, so everyone has a place.

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Overall Experience: If you are an independent person and do not rely solely upon others for your happiness, you'll have a good time. Make the most of Boston-the experience is what you make of it.

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Overall Experience: I love it here. I wouldn't trade it for anything short of a professional baseball contract.

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Overall Experience: Overall, I am very happy with my choice to attend Northeastern. I can't think of a better place to attend college than here.

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Weather: It's Boston! Hot in the summer and really cold in the winter. Pack everything!

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Weather: The summers are nice, but the winters can be very, very brutal. Bring your fur coats, of course.

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Weather: Boston is humid in the summer and freezing and windy in the winter, so dress warmly.

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Weather: It's cold here for 10 months. And I mean cold-seven degrees in the sun.

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Weather: Summer is extremely hot and humid (dress sparingly) and winter is extremely cold and dry (make sure to pack your warmest clothes and boots for this time of the year).

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Parking: Having a car in Boston is really expensive, and you can't have a car on campus freshman year. It's easy to park if you have a parking pass, but not right before class-that is, if you commute.

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Parking: I would never have a car on campus. Why bother? You can take the T anywhere without having to worry about parking tickets or lack of parking spaces.

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Parking: I have a car because I have to drive to clinical (training for pre-med programs), which is off campus, and I drive home on the weekends. I have a night pass and a day pass which is expensive, but it's definitely worth it to have a car here.

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Parking: I don't have a car, but I have friends who do, and I can usually borrow a car from someone if I need it to go grocery shopping or something.

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Parking: My girlfriend uses my car so much I feel like I don't even own mine anymore, but it's useful if you need to get somewhere when the T isn't running, or if you're traveling a longer distance.

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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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