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Reviews 2621 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: I love my university, the city, the atmosphere, everything! It's location within the city makes it perfect for meeting a diverse variety of people. My favorite part of my campus is the John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute. It is a safe space for students of color and allowed me the opportunity to meet other minority students alike myself.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Northeastern is such a welcoming innovative environment. I'm challenged to not only get good grades, but to excel and be innovative. Everyone is friendly, and professors work so hard for us. One of my professors stayed on campus well past midnight to help us print and pin up our work for a review the next day! We are encouraged to create our own paths, and we use an amazingly established co-op program to gain real world experience before we even graduate! We're also in one of the most vibrant, amazing cities! There's always something to do, and someone to study with. Why would anyone not go here??

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Everything that the school provides helps you in your professional endeavors, which I believe is the most important thing for a university to offer.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school gives you numerous opportunities for your future and teachers are always there to help you learn skills in the classroom for practical future use.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I transferred to Northeastern after my freshman year in college to be apart of the Music Industry program, and I am very happy I did. The professors in my major are knowledgeable about the music business, and the co-op program allows me to get real world experience before I graduate. The city of Boston offers many opportunities within my field to keep me actively involved in the music scene. I would choose Northeastern again if I had to do it all over.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I had to opportunity of studying abroad my first semester of freshman year in Melbourne, Australia thanks to Northeastern's NUin program. That's an opportunity I was excited and anxious about. I was nervous about my transition to Boston in the spring, but it was such a smooth transition and met so many new friends!

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I'm glad I chose Northeastern. The classes, the city, and all the opportunities make it something special.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Being a large university gives Northeastern student access to so many more opportunities than are available at smaller schools. Going into school I didn't know what I wanted to do so I was able to change my major between completely different fields is always something I had the possibility of when going to school. The opportunities to get involved in the community are limitless. Whether it is the Boston community or the Northeastern community everyone is getting involved.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I am so lucky to be in a wonderful program and attend this university.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Great hockey team! Beanpole hockey! Hockey has to be our strongest team

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing will depend on the student's budgets. Rent costs are rising in Boston so it's good to do your research ahead of time. Having a roommate will help decreases one cost. If money isn't an issue, then there are a lot of options in the Mission Hill area.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Being a Boston resident, I have the privilege of being able to taste all the great restaurants in the city. You can find something to fit your budget! You can always find something new to try! There's a great variety of local restaurant and chain restaurant. Yelp is a great tool to us to look for something to eat

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Although I am an incoming student, I have had the opportunity to eat at NEU's dining halls in the past and was impressed by the food. Lots of options and tasty

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am currently going under a reevaluation of my award package because I switched my housing status to a commuter status. My gap is way to big for me to dorm and would require me to take a great amount of loans out. My calculated EFC based on the CSS profile and FAFSA is ridiculous considering that I reported that my parent had no incoming income.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I am transferring into NEU so I can't say too much about the housing. However, I have visited the dorms and they look like your typical college dorms. Apartments in West Village are spacious.

3 College Student

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

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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

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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.

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5 College Student

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

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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

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4 College Student

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

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4 College Student

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

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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.

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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.

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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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