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3 College Student

Greek Life: Not very prominent on campus- but still good for partying and commodity

3 College Student

Athletics: NEU just purchased a new park and they will be getting turf fields, and even a dome by 2017- so they'll be a lot better. Till then some club teams have to travel outside the city just to practice

4 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Plenty to pick from, but you have to search early- by spring all the good places are gone for the following year.

3 College Student

Party Scene: If you're not in greek life than you need to go to clubs or bars, or know someone with an off campus apartment.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: You're in boston, you name it its there

4 College Student

Administration: So long as your not loud or obnoxious, RAs wont bother you and you can do whatever you want in your room

4 College Student

Campus Food: Im not picky, so Im very satisfied with food

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Freshman living in a brand new building - East Village - Can't complain

3 College Student

Scholarships: The whole process is pretty confusing and it took more than several phone calls and emails to get my account all paid up and figured out. I did recieve generous grant money and scholarships from the school, so all I really have left to pay is room and board. The part that was difficult was making sure my outside scholarships transferred correctly and on-time. A few times scholarships from home were delayed or over-looked and a hold was placed on my student account becuase there was incorrect debt left over. This could have prevented me from registering for classes or housing if the issue had not been cleared up. The people in the financial aid office are generally polite and helpful, just overworked so it takes a few tries to get their attention.

4 College Student

Administration: Northeastern has several groups dedicated to campus safety. There is also OSCRR which is the body that takes care of substance violations. You will be referred here for a hearing or meeting if you are found to be in posession of alcohol or drugs. There is also a policy on campus called Medical Amnesty. If you are intoxicated and you need medical attention, and your friends call Northeastern Police and stay with you until they arrive, you will recieve medical attention and neither you nor your friends will get in trouble. I can attest to its usefulness, but be careful because it can only be used once. NUPD is not otherwise very strict about things, I see them around campus but they don't go looking for people breaking the rules, they really are just there for your safety and to break up out of control parties.

Parking is annoying because you are on Boston City streets or NU Parking garages. The city streets are meetered and the parking enforcement is strict. The garages are okay, just expensive per day parking if you have someone visiting.

3 College Student

Campus Food: The dining halls often lack variety and high quality food but the other ammenities make up for it. Rebecca's is THE place to go for lunch - you can get a bagel sandy or pancakes and bacon at breakfast OR a panini/drink/side or hot meal from the grill for a meal swipe at lunch time. Outtakes is a good option if you realize you never finish your mealswipes in a week. They have cereal, drinks, yogurt, prepared food and a few other groceries that you can buy on a point system - 8 points = 1 meal swipe. Also, Huntington Ave. has a few great places that will accept Husky Dollars and Dining Dollars. Wallaston's is the closest grocery store but it can be pricey, so opt for Symphony Market which is a little further down the street. Qdoba, Boloco, and Amelias are all great mexican options that will also accept campus cash.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: Freshman dorms are nothing too special, but spacious enough with lots of storage. The bathrooms are new and I always found them clean and fresh. You may choose to live in a Living Learning Community based on your Major or school of study. I found this to be very helpful, as you get to live with students who are taking the same classes as you - makes studying and fininshing assignments very easy!

The dorms are all very close to dining halls and restaurants that take NU dining dollars. They are also all very close to Huntington Ave. and the Green Line train which will get you to the Brookline Medical Area or to the Prudential Center, and even all the way to BU or BC for a party night.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is not a big part of campus life.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Great team performance, and the best fan support and school spirit!

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot of different options and its easy to find a place to live!

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: So much to do, especially if you are 21. I think that having things to do makes the impact much more positive for everyone.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: You can find anything you want off campus whether its fast food or fine dining! SO many options for different places to go and check out.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I think that the campus has the perfect level of strictness

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: It's expensive student housing. I have lived off campus for the past four years, and it doesn't get any cheaper or better. But it is fantastic having your own room and getting rid of the twin bed and having to sign yourself in to your own dorm. Mission Hill just keeps getting more expensive for less space.

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4 College Senior

Party Scene: There's always a party or a bar of club to go to, you just need to have friends. Those that complain about the party and weekend scene clearly don't want to be a part of it, and that's fine. I always have a blast!

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: It's boston. A major city. Plenty of awesome options.

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3 College Senior

Administration: Northeastern is strict in many areas to protect the students as we are in the city. Signing guests into your dorm is a hassle.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: There are a lot of students so it takes some time to receive your package, and the counselors are hit or miss.

4 College Senior

Campus Food: The food here is great for college - there are so many options you can't go hungry

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: It's a college dorm. It is going to be overpriced, and small, but it works for a few years. I moved off campus my third year, and it was cheaper and much more spacious, but not as close to campus.

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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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