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Reviews 3037 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: There are a large variety of classes, and typically okay class sizes once you move past gen-eds, 20-30 students. The professors are a mixed bag however, some are amazing and some are awful. I would suggest getting recommendations on teachers anywhere you can, and don't be afraid to switch out of a class if a teacher is possibly bad, it can make a huge difference in your grade.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Career prospects really couldn't get any better in my opinion. Northeastern has career fairs at least once a semester if not more, startup expos, and amazing co-op relationships. The school will also support you creating your own co-op. Advisors are very helpful and focused on you achieving your co-op goals.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Northeastern has implemented a lot of safety measures around campus to make it safer, but a lot of them are up to you to use them, for example calling the after hours escort service if you're nervous walking home late. There is a large police presence on campus since there is a police station right next to campus, and since crime is prevalent in Boston. Its very safe on campus but as you walk home you can step "off campus" technically, as it is in the heart of the city, and that is when you must be wary. There were 3 reported shootings near campus last school year, but none of them involved any Northeastern students or faculty.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life is made up of some social, some cultural, and some academic fraternities and sororities. Greek life puts on a lot of fun events throughout the school year, from fall festival games on the quad to bringing Relay For Life to campus. It's not necessary to join as only 10% of students are involved and there are no greek houses on or off campuses, but fraternities do throw a lot of parties and they have a lot of mixers with sororities. It's definitely one way to make the large community feel smaller, and it's not a big commitment to join one.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Northeastern doesn't have a football team, so our basketball and hockey teams are the ones with the biggest fan bases. Hockey is a big deal as we have been successful recently, last year the team won the Hockey East Championship at TD Garden and was able to move on. Basketball varies but the big games against rivals are still popular to go to. Our basketball/hockey arena is on campus, but if you want to watch other sports, like soccer, you need to go off campus and take a shuttle to the fields.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have thrown myself into student activities, and because of how involved and diverse every student is at Northeastern, it is very easy to make good friends. The co-op experience is the most attractive part of this school, and I know some who have worked at amazing places like Tesla, Amazon, Facebook, and more. Being able to have those kinds of work experiences under your belt before graduating is immensely helpful.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I just transferred in and I don't do drugs or drink so I wouldn't know about this lifestyle.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far, what I've hated is because it's my first year and I'm a transfer student, that I don't get to pick my own classes. In the past I'm used to putting together my own schedule and going to counselors for help. Here the counselors actually create my schedule for me.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They work really hard to make sure that you get some sort of experimental learning while you're here. It's actually a requirement. So when you graduate you have something impressive to put on your resume.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: They have several measures in place as far as safety goes. They give you the option to have officers escort you up to two miles off campus at night. They have several places around campus with a phone to call for help. And they have a good police campus that incorporates the Boston Police Department because their building is close by.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My number one problem with housing is that if you don't get it in early you're essentially screwed. Housing fills up super fast. In addition, once they've completely filled up they refer you to off campus housing. In Boston, off campus housing is SUPER expensive. Even if you choose to live in one of the suburbs of Boston instead of in the city. I think campus housing is actually cheaper.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I haven't been here long enough to judge how great the athletics are. However, I've been to the gym and other athletic facilities and everything looks brand new and top notch.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far I've just transferred in as a transfer student. I've had my share of things that I haven't been too happy about. For example, this school does not accept CLEP credits and they also do not have flexible scheduling. They do not have online classes for undergraduate students really. It is 95% in person. I really hate that. I feel like if you are such a world renowned school then you should have a huge flexible schedule of classes for students. Beyond that I feel like the programs they has as far as co-op is incredible and there are a few people who really want to help you find your way.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Everything in Boston closes extremely early, by 8 or 9pm all the stores are closed and there is no one on the streets even on Friday nights. There is only one nightclub that I know of that you can get into if you're underage, because they have 18+ nights on Fridays, and from what I've heard it's not great.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are no parties on campus, people go to MIT or Harvard for parties instead. There might be some frat parties in the nearby Mission Hill neighborhood but you must personally know someone in the frat to be able to get in.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Lots of racial and cultural diversity on campus as we have a large amount of international students.

2 College Freshman

Academics: I have a hard time with academics due to anxiety and difficulty focusing so I find it extremely hard to get good grades. I find the workload overbearing and too much and the classes too hard. I'm constantly stressed and anxious and I never seem to get the grades I want no matter how hard I try. However, most of my friends have mostly As and seem to find the workload normal so it might just be me.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are no parties on campus, people go over to Cambridge for MIT or Harvard parties all the time. There is only one club you can get into if you're underage because they have 18+ nights on Fridays, and I've heard it's not even that great. Everything in Boston closes extremely early, by 8 or 9pm most stores are closed and there is no one on the streets.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are no parties on campus. Everyone goes to other schools for parties instead. There are a few frat parties in the nearby Mission Hill neighborhood but you have to personally know people in the frat to get in. They don't look like great parties anyway, no music, just a bunch of drunk frat boys.

2 College Freshman

Academics: I struggle with school quite a bit due to anxiety and problems focusing so I find classes extremely hard and the workload overbearing and too much. I'm always incredibly stressed and anxious and it seems no matter how hard I try I can't get the grades I want. However, most of my friends have mostly As and find the workload normal so it might just be me.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People drink in the dorms even though it's technically not allowed. You will smell a lot of pot in the halls of the dorm buildings and around campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I feel that they make the courses as easy as possible while teaching us everything possible, which is the way it should be. My biggest class was 250 people and my smallest class was 11

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Due to the co-op program, we are almost guaranteed a job after graduation. I plan on attending medical school, so it raises my chances of admittance as well

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The Health Center on Northeastern is pretty good. Study stress is a huge problem on Northeastern, and I have friends who were told there wasn't a psychologist available to see them until the next semester.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great. The rooms are nice enough and they fix anything that is a problem. The main issue with on campus housing is actually receiving it. I was forced to move off campus this year because there wasn't enough on campus housing.


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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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