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3 College Student

Guys & Girls: Students are good looking. They usually dress pretty preppy

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: In a weird way, Northeastern's large size can make it hard to actually get to know people on campus. While diversity is present on campus, I would say that most of the guys are preppy and majoring in Business. However, there are a lot of foreign students and students from across the whole country, so it is hard to generalize.

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Guys & Girls: I dislike the premise of this question.

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Jenn Sinrich
Swampscott, MA
Grad Year
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Oh, the joys of being young and in college. NU is full of attractive people, and most of them are just waiting to hook up. The problem is the communication—students seem to need some sort of dating guide because both girls and guys don’t know how to treat each other properly. For every good relationship, there seems to be about 10 bad ones.

NU is a sexually open campus—the school has events on sex (Sex Week), and students are always talking about who hooked up, who sleeps around, and who’s still a virgin. Even if you come to school a virgin freshman year, chances are you won’t stay one for long. Nonetheless, there are still a few students who seem primarily interested in having a relationship but haven’t found the right girl or guy.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
Birth control is available at the University Health and Counseling Services Center on Forsyth Street.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Daisy Buchanan's
  2. Gypsy Bar
  3. Lir
  4. The Landsdowne
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Apartments
  2. Dorm parties
  3. Dorm room
  4. Frat parties
Social Scene
The ratio of guys to girls at Northeastern is about even, and no matter what you're looking for, it's likely that you'll be able to find your match. Many students also come to visit Northeastern from nearby schools, such as Boston University, Harvard, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, so it's very easy to meet somebody at a party, club meeting, or even just through friends. There's never a shortage of available students, and Northeastern students are big on going out for dates-especially since Boston has so much to offer!
Hookups or Relationships?
More and more, NU is becoming a relationship school. Maybe it's because of the cold weather and the desire to cuddle up to someone. In any case, NU students are very attractive, and they are always meeting new prospects, even from neighboring schools. If you're looking for a relationship, it can seem like a hopeless cause because all anyone wants to do is hook up (in both a regular and meaningless context). There are few one-night stands, though, and many NU students come to college with little to no sexual experience.
Dress Code
The basic style is casual, but some people get more dressed-up. Since the University is so close to major shopping areas in Boston, students find any excuse to shop and pretty much always want to look their best. Some students have to have the newest, most expensive items; other students could care less and show up to class in sweats. Nonetheless, it is not uncommon to find people looking good, even at the gym.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 102 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 101 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?    Based on 118 responses

  • 23% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 19% Casual dating at your school
  • 12% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 10% None
  • 10% Long-distance relationship
  • 8% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 7% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 7% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 12 responses

  • 30% Gym
  • 17% Classes
  • 17% In your building
  • 9% Community service
  • 9% At house parties
  • 4% The Landsdowne
  • 4% Daisy Buchanan's
  • 4% Gypsy Bar
  • 4% Ballroom Dancing Club
  • 0% Lir

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 118 responses

  • 43% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 47% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 9% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 1% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 20 responses

  • 40% Involved
  • 35% Ambitious
  • 20% Busy
  • 5% Inquisitive

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 14 responses

  • 55% Get involved with activities you like
  • 35% Just go up and talk to people!
  • 10% Sports/Gym
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