Northeastern University Summary

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Basic Statistics

Location
Boston, MA
Website
www.northeastern.edu
Full-Time Undergrads
14,135
Part-Time Undergrads
2,505
Setting
Large city
In-State Tuition
$40,086
Out-of-State Tuition
$40,086
Room & Board
$13,620
Acceptance Rate
32 %
Admission Difficulty
Hard
Average SAT Scores
1890–2170
Average ACT Scores
29–32

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Beautiful campus
  • Campus housing-when you get a good lottery number
  • Co-op program
  • Countless new buildings and facilities

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Campus housing-when you get a bad lottery number
  • The cold weather
  • Difficulty in course registration and getting into the classes you need
  • Expensive off-campus housing

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Northeastern Student Reviews

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: Division I but not a lot of school spirit.

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: As long as you have connections and know people (or are a hot chick), there's a great nightlife in Boston. MIT, BU, and Harvard throw the best frat parties. House parties are just a mile or two away on Mission Hill. Not much of a party scene at Northeastern itself.

1 College Freshman

Weather: The weather in Boston is mercurial. The snow sucks, and it's usually overcast.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's nice living among your peers, but it's pretty expensive. Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus, but you can get around it as a sophomore.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They award a lot of grant money, but the school is still 50k per year so it's still wicked expensive.

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