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Diversity: It is a very diverse campus on the surface due to the large number of international students. My experience has been positive as a black student, and I have a variety of diverse friends. I do feel like there are not many black or latina students, so diversity depends on the individual. In terms of socioeconomic backgrounds, most people are upper-middle class, but it really doesn't affect the experience of the school.

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Academics: Architecture is a hard major. Most of the time you have to teach yourself a lot of the programs to have a nice portfolio for co-ops. The workload is heavy, so learning different programs are essential to your sanity, and the amount of sleep you will receive. It does not have as much funding compared to the business or engineering school, so other that co-ops, you pretty much have to discover internships on your own. The more you know, the more competitive you look to employers. You also have to buy your own supplies, which absolutely sucks. Overall, the architecture students are like a family and are very amusing. However, it is essential to branch out and have other connections from different majors. It is very easy to live in the architecture studio, so you have to strictly set a life for yourself. I love architecture, but this program is still somewhat new at Northeastern so it still has a few issues that needs to be fixed.

As for other majors, computer science. engineering, health sciences, and the sciences are hard majors as well. I can't speak for the other majors in depth, but apparently my sister who also attends Northeastern has more of a life than me, and she is a engineering major.

4 College Student

Academics: I am an Architecture student, so the work load is heavy as a first year student. I pulled a ton of all-nighters and I did have a melt-down. On the bright side, I overcome the first semester and did really well the second semester. I made a lot of great friends, and the teachers were helpful. Some majors require you to teach yourself (which is annoying), but it is necessary for your grade. Some of the teachers are horrible, but most of the teachers are very awesome. If you make the effort to come to office hours, or sit in the front of the class, the teachers will notice and can potentially round your grade up towards the end. The amount of time you put into a class will reflect the grade you will receive. It's ok to change your major, but it is essential that you know your academic adviser so that they can help you with the process.

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Local Area: Boston is a great city to go out and have fun with your friends. One day you should get lost in the city and find your way back to campus.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: There are some really great teachers and some really horrible teachers. Take advantage of the trace evaluations of teachers so that you know what to expect. I had a great time at Northeastern, the people are awesome and there are so many events to participate in. I am an architecture student so I was somewhat limited in terms of clubs, but overall it is amazing. You will not regret coming here if you utilize your resources and be open to meeting new people. Some of the greatest friends that I have made so far were people who were not like me. I challenge you to sit and talk to someone new everyday. You will be surprise how many people you will get to know. Plus become friends with your professors, because they will have your back when you need recommendations or even a job.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: Northeastern has the #1 career services program in the country. Start meeting people and making connections. A linkedin account is very useful to have.

4 College Student

Guys & Girls: The guys and girls are pretty cool here, although everyone kinda looks the same in terms of fashion. Everyone is generally friendly, so it is not hard to make friends if you keep an open mind. Some people are a bit entitled, but that's everywhere you go.

3 College Student

Health & Safety: Boston is pretty safe at night if you use common sense you should be fine. I usually walk back to my dorm at 2,3,4, in the morning from the library or the Architecture studio and I'm usually fine. (I am a girl btw!) If you are not comfortable with walking alone, walk with friends or take the shuttle back home. Do not go around flashing your expensive items.

4 College Student

Athletics: Hockey is a big deal here! The Hockey games are extremely fun, so I strongly recommend attending some of the games.

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Greek Life: Greek Life is not really a big deal here, although I do have friends who participate in it. It is also cheaper than most sororities/fraternities compared to other universities

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Off-Campus Housing: Boston is very expensive, so it is difficult to find nice housing off campus. It's not impossible though, but you get what you pay for.

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Off-Campus Dining: Boston is expensive when you go out to eat on the daily basis. It's very easy to spend $50 on food every week, however there are some restaurants that are really good. It all depends on your taste buds.

4 College Student

Party Scene: People definitely party at Northeastern, however it is not a typical party school. People know when to study and when to go out. If you live in a fun dorm, there are always people you can go out with. Also, people party when they do not have classes the next day, so it is not uncommon to have Tuesdays and Fridays off. Overall, people go to Mission Hill or MIT for the parties, but there are various places around Boston to go to. For those people who do not drink (like myself), you do not have to worry. There is no pressure to drink.

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Administration: 1. It is very easy to get substances on campus.

2.Try to befriend the RA's so that you won't get in trouble if you are too loud, because OSCCRS are not something you want on your records.

3. Some teachers will dink your grade if you do not show up to class.

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Scholarships: I got a scholarship, so the financial aid process was pretty self explanatory.

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Campus Food: The first couple of weeks are great when you are a freshmen, but after a while, the food becomes repetitive and boring. Rebecca's is definitively a great place to eat. Plus, dining dollars are amazing!

4 College Student

Campus Housing: If you or your friends have a good lottery number, you are all set!

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: No one really dates at Northeastern. Co-op cycles and the prevailing hook up culture of Boston make it difficult to hold down a long-term relationship. Good thing people here are hot. If nothing else, there's always Tinder.

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Health & Safety: While students have been fighting to get a sexual health resource center on campus for the longest time (every other Boston-area college has one), it hasn't happened yet. Administration seems apathetic towards the issue of sexual assault and the school is facing a Title IX investigation. Additionally, the health center's same day appointment only policy makes it difficult to book a time. Mental health resources are lacking.

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Greek Life: The only people that care about Greek life here are Greeks. Lame parties, lame frat boys, no housing.

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Athletics: lol I wouldn't know anything about this

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It depends on where you live, but for the most part expect to pay exorbitant fees to your realtor, pull your hair out through the search process, and end up in an expensive, cramped, run-down place. The first time I did it, I made a lot of mistakes. Look on craigslist for by-owner apartments before consulting a realtor, and for the love of god don't live in Mission Hill - way better neighborhoods out there.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Boston's restaurants would be perfect if they cost less and stayed open longer. Otherwise, the food is fantastic. After 10pm, there's always grubhub.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Frat parties are near-universally pretty terrible, and the Greek life scene on campus isn't at all remarkable. However, Boston's a great city and there's always something going on somewhere. Typically, students find parties by walking around Mission Hill, or going to a friend's. My advice? Skip the BS and make some friends in Jamaica Plain or Allston, amazing parties to be found there devoid of sketchy people or cops.

3 College Freshman

Administration: With more commonplace issues, like drinking and noise violations, the RAs and police are about as strict as any other school. For the most part, it's easy to stay out of trouble and the staff can be understanding. However, I found the administration's attitude on political demonstrations very restrictive. Student groups are constantly battling the administration for their right to free speech.


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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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