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3 College Junior

Greek Life: Don't come here if you're ONLY looking for Greek life, it's really not that big a part of the school. I personally love that about it. It's there if you want it, and it is a very rich Greek life scene if you're in it. I rushed Beta Theta Pi my sophomore year and had an awesome time, but ultimately decided not to join.

4 College Junior

Athletics: We're not a top tier athletic school, but our Huskies work hard to compete as underdogs in some of the best leagues. We almost beat Duke in the March Madness tournament of 2015, we're current East Coast champions in Hockey, and our girls teams are just as impressive as the mens. Just don't ask about football.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Northeastern is an incredible school in many regards. The co-op program is unmatched, the campus-in-a-city is one of a kind, and the student body is diverse, passionate, and full of interesting people. However, it is not for everyone. As a mechanical engineering major, I find my classes to be somewhat large and the individual attention small, especially in required classes. There is a serious lack of hands-on learning in the classroom after your second year, but this is largely made up for by the co-op opportunities. Co-op offers an incredible opportunity to get to know your field before graduating. I can't really imagine myself without it at this point, I have grown so much as a person from it that I find it hard to give any less than five stars to Northeastern.

Northeastern's main draw is that it's a lot of pressure. Co-op and classes make it hard to 'just be a college student' after 2 years. People are very career focused. The schools is hard, especially the engineering school. However, if you want to be in the city and expand your worldview, get real experience in your field, and are willing to work hard, you'll have an incredible time at Northeastern.

1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Safety is fine. The campus is well-lit and people generally get home safe from wherever they end up at night. Health, however, is a catastrophe. I have had friends with ailments ranging from a deep, infected gash on the leg to mono to acute depression and campus health services has screwed them all over. My friend with a leg wound was seen at University Health services, and a few weeks later the wound went septic and she had to be hospitalized. My friend who had mono was told by UHCS that it was just a virus that would pass after a few days. She was sick for months. My friend with acute depression was essentially pawned off on a low-rate counselor who told her that her sexuality was invalid and that she should just "be happy". Northeastern has no reliable service for any kind of mental health problem or suicide prevention. It's disgusting.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Every school has good and bad professors but the majority of professors are very enthusiastic about their subject matter and are very knowledgeable. Many are very dedicated to helping students succeed.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The co-op program is a great foot-in-the-door in terms of the job market after graduation. I wouldn't say that anyone in our generation is guaranteed a job because of the way the economy stands now, and even if we do get jobs we probably won't make enough money to achieve anything more than a small apartment, but that goes for any graduate in our age group, not just Northeastern kids.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: The greek life here is easy to ignore if it's not part of your college experience, but people who do choose greek life seem to be very satisfied with it.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is very freeform and allows people to follow their own path. It's very easy to define your college experience on your own terms at Northeastern.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I think the campus should be more lit during the night. Being in the heart of the city of Boston, there is crime every so often but I think students just need to be aware of what's going on around them to be safe.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've really enjoyed my time here thus far, I love the atmosphere, people are super friendly, and there's always something to do.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Having the co-op program really makes NEU stand out and allows students to experience what they want to do with their lives. I think the school does a great job getting their students into the work world.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Rooms are very small, but the buildings are up to date and modern.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: It's not your typical greek life one sees in movies or in schools down the south. Greek life is a way to meet life long friends and have fun things to do with. There's a variety of different people in each frat/sorority, no one is the same person.

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: The athletes work hard to juggle school and sports. The fans are very supportive and helpful in exciting the players to win.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The academics are challenging and allow the students to really work hard for what they want. The student body is very diverse, friendly, a lot to do around campus, many places to study/eat/hang out with friends, and the professors are all willing to help you get the A in the class and are there when you need them.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Its hard to get into parties as freshman but after that its good

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Theyre parties if thats your thing but you have to seek them out

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Classes are interesting but have high standards-very few easy a classes

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Large international community and urban setting helps add diversity.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Its what it is. They aren't prevalent if you don't do drugs, but if you do they are fairly easy to obtain.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Drugs are here but just your garden variety alcohol/weed - there's absoutly no pressure to do either, even in friend circles that do use either. Boston has strict liquior laws but most upperclassmen provide for the rest of campus, and there isn't a ton of binge drinking, though it does of course happen.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safety here is great. Boston is an amazing and young city and I feel safe no matter what time of night I'm out and about.

The only problem is that Northeastern, unfortunately like many colleges these days, doesn't take sexual assault seriously enough. The students do, and it's not like it happens more than other schools, but the school could do a much better job addressing it once it happens. They are taking preventative measures and making sure students are informed, but they have done a bad job of handling cases in the past.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Every professor is knoeldeable and passionate - teach ability varies and there's always a few eh teachers, but I have encountered amazing professors 90% of the time or more. The classes offered are plentiful, easy to get into, and interesting / varied.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Co-op. That really is all you need to say for this. The career center has abbsolutly everything you need and the stuents really use it. You've got your own co-op advisor of course too, and the career fair each semester is packed.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's expensive because you're in Boston, but all the dorms offer what you need, are close to classes, and some are incredibly nice. There's a whole range of housing with plenty of choices. The slection process was terrible but that's actually currently improving.

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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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