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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The professors in CCIS are unparalled. Every person has some sort of degree from an Ivy League it's ridiculous. Class sizes are reasonable and everything I am learning is fascinating.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: With our co-op program, it is pretty much impossible to walk out of Northeastern without a job lined up. The entire academic life circles around preparing you for the real world and I have matured an incredible amount after only studying there for one year. Do not be afraid to spend 5 years getting your degree if it means 1 and a half years paid, work experience.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: NUPD is always around to help walk you home or respond to an emercency. I have never felt unsafe while walking on campus at night, even by myself, and I had to go through Ruggles to get to my dorm.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are very nice, even if they are expensive. I believe moving off-campus would be even more of a hassle and each dorm is well-situated in location to classes. The lottery system is great if you have a low number, otherwise good luck. I've been very happy with my dorm experience so far in terms of quality. IV and the West Villages are the best.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no Greek housing, due to an antiquated Boston rule that prohibits 12+ people residing together lest it be a brothel. But Greek life is still present if you want it, and I am friends with people involved who love it.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Except for hockey or basketball, not a lot of varsity sports games are attended to my knowledge. Also, if a sport doesn't have a varsity division, it's very difficult to get on the club team but the intramural is too easy so it's an awkward in between.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Northeastern is not a party school but that doesn't mean you can't have fun! Whether it's joining a club, exploring the city of Boston, or grabbing lunch with friends on campus, I am never bored at my university. It's main purpose is to educate you and guarantee a job at the end, and with the incredible co-op program and professors, that goal is definitely achieved.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: You have to know the right people to get into parties, which are all off campus. Some of them get busted or don't go past 11 or 12 sometimes. Partying with a small group is a frequent go-to option, especially when it get cold. If your under 21, you can forget about bars/clubs.

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Most parties are off campus, and you have to know someone to find them and get in. Mission Hill, Harvard, and MIT are where a lot of parties happen on the weekends. The first few weeks of school, when the weather is still nice and the freshman are vulnerable and naive, is when a lot of parties happen. Those are the ones that tend to get busted. Later on in the semester, the cops and campus security aren't as strict.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Lots of white people and international students. I feel like the international students can be pretty cliquey, which is understandable if they moved to a new country and gravitate towards familiar faces. If you make an effort to socialize, you can meet people from all backgrounds. Economically though, it feels like most people are more well-off.

There are many clubs and organizations for minorities from all backgrounds but not a lot of intermingling between them, which is disappointing at times.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: A lot of people drink and smoke socially, but not everyone does it, and you don't need it in order to have fun. Alcohol is common but you won't get caught for dorm drinking or smoking unless you are being too loud or they catch you in the act. But if you get caught, you will get in some serious trouble. Weed is prevalent in certain social spheres and you can sometimes smell it walking near certain places on campus. If you ask around, it's not too difficult to get. Hard drugs are whispered about, but you don't really see them.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Professors can be hit or miss, and they make or break a class. Even if you love the subject matter, a bad professor can ruin it for you. Class size varies greatly depending on the specificity of the class. Gen-ed lectures can have a couple hundred students and courses more specific to your major can have a couple dozen.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Praise co-op. It provides great work experience and often leads to jobs after its completion. I've heard only good things about co-op, unless you just hate your job and your field. On campus, jobs are mostly limited to work study. This can be difficult when a bunch of people are vying for limited on campus non-work study jobs.

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I lived in university owned housing on a public street my freshman year, so when I came back from the library or something, I would have to walk 10-15 minutes at night. I was nervous being in a city for the first time, but never truly felt I was in danger. There always seem to be students somewhere on campus at literally all hours of the night. Some people may feel a little more skeptical though. If you feel unsafe, there are measures the campus puts in place to allow you to contact someone in an unsafe situation, or deal with it's aftermath. I feel those methods could be expressed more openly to incoming freshman (more than just medical amnesty). NUPD does try and keep things safe and "orderly", but I think they appreciate the semblance of safety more than it's full implementation.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I had a really positive experience with housing but I know some people who got really unlucky. It's hit or miss, especially with the lottery system. My freshman year I lived in a dorm not on the main campus, and it was suite style. It was at least a 10-15 minutes walk to some of my classes, which isn't bad. Most people lived much closer. The worse thing was building often had mice, which was kind of gross, but that's what you get living with a bunch of random teenagers in a building. Going into my sophomore year, I know some people with bad lottery numbers that got their very last choice, or nothing at all.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life isn't that big a deal. It's something some people choose to do, but it won't make or break social life on campus. Only frats really throw open parties because the sororities don't have houses, and that's all most people know them for. They are something a lot of people do without having to dedicate 100% of their whole lives to it like at big southern schools.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Northeastern isn't really a school know for its athletics. If you want to play a sport, you absolutely can, but your whole life isn't going to centered around it. Most of the student athletes understand that academics come first. Intramural sports are very low key and don't require a lot of commitment but are a fun way to get involved. Sporting events are mostly attended for free swag unless the team is doing well, then people start showing more support.

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.

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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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