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Reviews 2723 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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

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

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There aren't that many if you stay on campus. Must go to other nearby colleges

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: So many options being in the heart of Boston, you'll never be hungry

College Freshman

Greek Life: We don't really have greek life. It exists but mostly for networking.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Hard to get involved on campus without being in greek life

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Very good! Haven't had complaints..some professors could be more understanding but the course selection process, courses offered, and rigor of courses are very good

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Its awesome! tons to do off campus

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I don't really hear much about students feeling unsafe so I would assume the campus security are doing a fine job but then again I don't really hear much about how to keep yourself safe and what to do in an emergency so I feel like we should be more educated on that.


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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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