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Reviews 2800 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I can't rate it as I own my own place

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: As a Boston local, food options are plentiful and usually pretty good

Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: I don't party on campus

3 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Could be better facilitated with faster decisions especially regarding new student organizations

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: I haven't eaten there very often, so I can't attest to every choice. But the meals are pretty good

1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: As a guy, it's terrible. All the girls are really unattractive for the most part and all the guys are actually pretty attractive. This means there's a lot of competition for frankly not that hot of girls.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: The only sport anyone cares about is hockey. When we're good it's fun. When we're bad, it's terrible.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's super expensive. And most of it is on the hill which means either a twenty minute walk to campus or spending five dollars a day and using the notoriously unreliable green line train.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus food is awful. Everything around is not only a chain usually, but also very expensive and honestly pretty sub par. Not to mention the fact that there are no student discounts to soften the high costs. It is nice late at night ocassionally

2 College Freshman

Administration: The administration run the school like jerks. There's a lot of clear money grubbing that occurs as well as very strict policies on drugs and alcohol.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is what you make of it. You won't find any huge ragers, and BPD will usually shut the party down before too long. And you usually have to walk fifteen to twenty minutes to get back to campus. but otherwise it's cool.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The school is pretty good about giving you scholarships to help you along.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: The dining halls are terrible in my opinion. Even if you find something you like, you'll end up eating it so much until you hate it. The only tolerable option is Rebeccas and they close by 5 and is usually so crowded that it can take you 30 minutes or more to get food.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: If you're a freshman, you're options aren't great. Space is tight in Boston so the rooms are usually smaller. If you end up in IV you do get the advantage of living above a dining hall, but you also live very far from campus. It does get better when you get older, but it's also super expensive.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: You need to live on campus the first 2 years

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I try to eat on campus as much as possible so I don't spend money. Restaurants in the city are expensive ,but food is usually good where I go.

3 College Freshman

Administration: I've never been in trouble. OSCCR will probably put you on probation if you get caught doing something stupid/against the rules

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The process and aid received was great for me!

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Good variety, friendly staff, but super expensive when you actually look at how much each meal costs on the meal plan.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Really old building, small room shared with 2 others, lots of dust, bad sound proofing, and across the street to leased apartments with rowdy residents.

College Student

Off-Campus Housing: I live on campus and have not had to look for off-campus housing yet

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Tons of places to choose from just on Huntington. Plus you can always get delivery if you don't want to go pick your food up

3 College Student

Administration: I haven't really experienced any good or bad direct enforcement. One annoying thing is that you have to swipe your husky card every time you go into the building and if you want to bring someone from another building you have to sign them in every time they come in. It would be better if you signed them in once and then for the rest of the day they could just look and see if your name is on the list. As far as alcohol and drug strictness if they do catch you doing something you're not supposed to be doing then there will be consequences. But it's not like they're constantly trying to bust people

3 College Student

Party Scene: If you want to find parties, you can definitely find them. The frats have parties most weekends and you can also go to the MIT frats or other schools for parties. There are often things going on in people's rooms in the dorms. But if you aren't a partier it's totally accepted to just chill on a Friday night. Plus you have all of Boston to take advantage of if the typical college party isnt your thing

1 College Student

Scholarships: I got no aid from the school. If I am not able to get financial aid for the next few years I may very well have to transfer schools. Even though our income is lower than it used to be my financial aid advisor said that since neither of my parents have lost their jobs that there will be no change to how much aid I am given. The only thing I can do is send an appeal and see if that does anything.


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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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