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Reviews 2730 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Student

Campus Food: Steast dining hall (Levine) is the busiest and most likely the one you will always use freshman year (unless you live in IV or Stetson West). IV is housed in the honors building and has great options/variety, but it's also the farthest place on campus from most freshman dorms. The trek is worth it on some occasions, but as winter settles in, IV trips become less frequent. You will eat in Stetson West once, it will be for the stir fry, it will take 45 mins, and you will most likely never go back but still claim it's worth it. Outtakes is the to-go place you only ever use on a Friday night when you have leftover swipes you don't want to waste. Rebecca's is insanity during lunch, but completely worth it as it's the best place to eat on campus. I've made entire schedules around having time to get Rebecca's.

Meal plan is nice as most places off campus will take dining dollars, but it's way overpriced. If you look at how much one actually pays for a swipe into a dining hall, it's pretty unrealistic unless you eat crazy amounts of food. Sneak food out when you can; it'll help you feel somewhat better. That fact that you get 10 free guest swipes is nice though. GET A 10 MEAL PLAN; unless you plan on waking up and actually eating at the dining hall every morning at 8am, it's not worth it. 15 meals means lots of expensive swipes wasted at Outtakes on simply bags of chips and soda.

Most upperclassmen have kitchens so there's a lot more flexibility.

Only a few of the many places to eat of note either on or close to campus: Au Bon Pan, Bolocco, Wings Over Boston, Taco Bell, Popeye's, Starbucks, so many Dunkin Donuts, Subway, Five Guys, Panera, Wollaston's (grocery store), CVS (a 5 mins walk from most freshmen dorms), Wendy's, and a million restaurants and cafe's a 10 to 15 min walk away by the Prue/Newbury.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Incoming freshman really don't have much sway in choosing where they'll end up as it changes every year (unless you're in honors) but the freshman options are all pretty average as far as accomadations go. East Village is the newest one and supposedly the nicest, set up with two rooms having a shared bathroom in the middle, which is the same for honors dorming at IV (International Village). There are two suite style buildings (153 Hemenway and Kennedy). In Kennedy, everyone has living rooms, which is nice, but in 153 you basically just get an extra closet in your hallway and more roommates, so not as exciting unless you're one of the lucky 2 or 3 (their room numbers end in 27!). The biggest rooms in general for a dorm are definitely in Smith Hall, which is pretty updated and clean too. Not much info is given during the process at all (even for upperclassmen) but in the end it all works out for the most part so I wouldn't sweat it.

As for upperclassmen housing, most dorms are nice and you're pretty much guaranteed a living room and kitchen. The lottery system is based on seniority, which means you'll choose with your grade, but the people who bring in the most credits from high school tend to have a leg up and better lottery numbers for within their own class (at least for when choosing housing as rising sophomores). The process is pretty confusing and little info is given before lottery numbers are issued. Also, new changes to the policies make moving off campus as a sophomore extremely hard to pull off as it is a requirement now, and sophomores are no longer allowed to live in leased apartments either.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I have never experienced it, but I have heard great things about off-campus housing. It is supposedly much cheaper than on-campus.

College Sophomore

Administration: I really wouldn't know, I don't tend to break rules, and I have never been in trouble.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Luckily, I am able to have a full scholarship due to an employee reimbursement, however I still have difficulty paying for my housing which is why I need scholarship. I feel like I don't have many options and I don't get much aid since I get off so much anyway.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I am not a fan of the Chartwell's version of Taco Bell and how everything on campus is Coca - Cola. If we have vendors, such as Taco Bell, UBurger, Popeyes, they should be able to provide the services that the vendor would normally provide.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived on campus for two years now. The lottery process is fair and simple. My only problem with the housing is that it is so expensive, and that is why I have to apply for scholarships.

3 College Student

Party Scene: Sometimes hard to find but typically theres something going on if you look for it.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: Stetson East and Rebecca's are great. Chicken Lou's is a landmark.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: One of Northeastern's strengths is its co-op program and career services. It is also an excellent institute for research.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Rent in Boston is quite expensive. There are cheaper options in the Mission Hill area, but it is not known for being particularly safe. If you are willing to commute you can find better options.

5 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There are several dining options right by Northeastern, as well as excellent options throughout Boston.

3 College Senior

Administration: I am only familiar with academic policies, but attendance is mandatory for all of my classes

College Senior

Scholarships: I do not use it

4 College Senior

Party Scene: Lots of computers available in the library and wireless internet available throughout campus

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3 College Senior

Campus Food: There are a lot of fast food options in Curry Student Center.

College Senior

Campus Housing: I have never lived on campus

4 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness of Northeastern University (NEU) is great! Just by being a freshman, I have seen everyone follow the given rules and respect them very much. Most people do not violate the "No smoking in this area" sign. They actually do listen and go smoke at the given spots that they are able to smoke. This makes me think that NEU students and faculty are extremely great at giving and receiving directions and rules.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: Everyone gets a co-op and it is priceless job experience for a resume

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4 College Freshman

Academics: Classes are challenging and the experience depends on the professors you get

4 College Freshman

Administration: Very few rules and they are barely enforced the dorms

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: My financial adviser was great and easy to talk to

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Buildings are old, housing is SO expensive you'll want to move out

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's a normal campus except that theres a lot of international students and a lot of rich people

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Pretty expensive but still cheaper than dorms provided


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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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