Campus Strictness

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

Campus Strictness: Alcohol in dorms. you do get 'some' RA's who try to catch you but most often if your not stupid and run around the halls like a drunken lunatic screaming profanities you're going to get away with drinking. I was drunk ALLOT freshman year. but by no means is there pressure to drink, coming from europe my Boarding school gave us alcohol on weekends anyways so in my mindset i was allowed to drink at college! attendance is very strict, most classes for every 3rd class you miss you are put down a permanent grade boundary or the more lenient will give 5-15% of your grade based off attendance. so its important and seriously easy to miss 3 classes :\ ! Drugs, coming from the uk where americans seem to thing we take a TON of drugs its kind of scary how much more people in america take drugs and how easy it is to get away with it. freshaman year people would be smoking weed at 3am on the dorm quad and they would NEVER get caught boston has a large cocain culture in the working professionals not at college so it is easy to obtain that as well.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus is really not strict at all. People are loud and drink in their dorms all the time and never once have I seen someone get in trouble. However, I would still be careful.

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: The security is great. I feel very safe around campus. But I think RA's tend to look the other way on what students are doing in the dorms. Still, a great overall experience.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: From what I've heard, OSCCR (office of student conduct and conflict resolution or something like that) is very on top of violations, but pretty fair as well.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: As far as classroom policies, they are very strict. I don't know about the dorms or other policies.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 304th
    Most Lenient Parking
  • 1205th
    Strictest Honor Code
  • 1330th
    Best Campus Police

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Jenn Sinrich
Hometown
Swampscott, MA
Major
Journalism
Grad Year
2012
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Northeastern is efficient at keeping students safe, which is certainly a good thing. In order to ensure safety, rules and regulations must be put into effect, and the University certainly doesn't mess around with its policies. Considering the fact that the campus is located in the middle of Boston, it's nice to feel secure and know that you are well protected by the University. 

RAs are usually not looking to get any students in trouble; however, most do take their job seriously, and if you're having a loud party in your room or get caught drinking underage, you will face consequences. With that being said, you will not have to worry about intrusions from RAs or Northeastern security, unless you are doing something wrong and being obvious about it. Mostly, all cases where students are punished by the school are completely warranted. The Boston Police Department usually has no patience for students from any school, and officers will shut down parties that are loud and cause disturbances to neighbors.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Downloading copyrighted materials
  • Drinking underage
  • Making too much noise in your dorm room
  • Urinating or being indecent in public
Visitation Policies
You are allowed to have up to three guests in your room, if you are living in on-campus residence halls. You must sign in your guests with the proctor at the front of your building each time you enter the residence hall. This kind of security protects students from strangers and intruders.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 157 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 184 responses

  • 2% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
  • 7% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 58% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 33% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
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