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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: No one really dates at Northeastern. Co-op cycles and the prevailing hook up culture of Boston make it difficult to hold down a long-term relationship. Good thing people here are hot. If nothing else, there's always Tinder.

2 College Freshman

Health & Safety: While students have been fighting to get a sexual health resource center on campus for the longest time (every other Boston-area college has one), it hasn't happened yet. Administration seems apathetic towards the issue of sexual assault and the school is facing a Title IX investigation. Additionally, the health center's same day appointment only policy makes it difficult to book a time. Mental health resources are lacking.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: The only people that care about Greek life here are Greeks. Lame parties, lame frat boys, no housing.

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Athletics: lol I wouldn't know anything about this

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It depends on where you live, but for the most part expect to pay exorbitant fees to your realtor, pull your hair out through the search process, and end up in an expensive, cramped, run-down place. The first time I did it, I made a lot of mistakes. Look on craigslist for by-owner apartments before consulting a realtor, and for the love of god don't live in Mission Hill - way better neighborhoods out there.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Boston's restaurants would be perfect if they cost less and stayed open longer. Otherwise, the food is fantastic. After 10pm, there's always grubhub.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Frat parties are near-universally pretty terrible, and the Greek life scene on campus isn't at all remarkable. However, Boston's a great city and there's always something going on somewhere. Typically, students find parties by walking around Mission Hill, or going to a friend's. My advice? Skip the BS and make some friends in Jamaica Plain or Allston, amazing parties to be found there devoid of sketchy people or cops.

3 College Freshman

Administration: With more commonplace issues, like drinking and noise violations, the RAs and police are about as strict as any other school. For the most part, it's easy to stay out of trouble and the staff can be understanding. However, I found the administration's attitude on political demonstrations very restrictive. Student groups are constantly battling the administration for their right to free speech.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Luckily, I got an amazing scholarship through National Merit - but for most others, it isn't so easy.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Three dining halls to choose from, and one on-campus cafe where you can use meal swipes, but the line's too hellish to bother. Good variety, but could stand to be better. Meal plan is way too expensive - get on the 10/week as soon as you can. Husky / dining dollars are taken at a variety of off-campus locations, including Panera, Uno's, Au Bon Pain, and Symphony Market.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: As an honors student, I lived in International Village my first year and West Village C my second. Both were very modern buildings with spacious rooms and good amenities. The maintenance staff fixed issues with the apartment very quickly. However, I found the honors-only social aspect of IV very lacking and exclusive. The housing is also prohibitively expensive; I'm moving off campus as soon as possible for this reason.

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Off-Campus Housing: I wouldn't know exactly how off campus housing is since I still live on campus myself.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Off campus dining is pretty good. There is a good variety of food options very close to campus.

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Party Scene: I have never actually participated in the party scene at Northeastern, so I honestly have no clue.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I think the administration at Northeastern does a good job imposing rules and making sure things run smoothly, so that everyone has an enjoyable experience.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: The process of dealing with the financial aid office is certainly anxiety inducing, but if you pester them enough, they make things happen. You may have to physically show up at the office in order for things to be accomplished, but self-advocacy is a necessary life skill. Use it as a learning experience.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: I have never gotten tired of the food choices on campus because there is a such a vast array of food.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: There is a variety of housing options at Northeastern University, so there is definitely something for everyone. The dorms are pretty nice overall. The housing process can be stressful, but it almost always works out in the end.

2 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Most the places you can go to that are close to campus are expensive...it's Boston. And the places that are cheaper, kinda shade.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: There's a lot of places to eat at, but not much to eat. Most Restaurants sell the same food.

3 College Student

Party Scene: It's really not that hard to find a party if you have friends. There's always a party going on every weekend somewhere.

3 College Student

Administration: No smoking policy came in recently. I smoke on campus and I've never been hassled for it. Not very strict at all.

3 College Student

Scholarships: I got some money, and I'm grateful, but I wish that I had gotten more.

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Campus Food: It's pretty good, but the menu gets boring after you realize that the menu is the same every week

3 College Student

Campus Housing: It's pretty cool living on campus, I've met a lot of friends and such, and all of us in my freshman dorm are the same major, so I can just knock on my neighbor's door and ask about the last homework or the next quiz and get help.

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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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