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Reviews 2779 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: The weather makes it rather difficult to attract students to get out of their dorms to party.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties mostly happen in dorms. Frat parties are usually kept within the fraternity networks.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Academic workload is rigorous, but definitely much easier than the Ivy Leagues.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Northeastern University attracts students from all backgrounds, creating a very diverse student population.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Alcohol enforcement policies are strict, but it is not very effective as deterrence.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: The presence of Northeastern University Police Department makes the campus much safer.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Northeastern University has provided me with a great academic experience, challenging me in both width and depth of subjects.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The co-op program is excellent at helping students figure out what kind of careers they want to pursue, and also equip them with the professional experience and network to succeed in getting a job upon graduation.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living in International Village in freshman year was a great experience as the building was very well maintained with good amenities.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: I personally do not see a point in Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Northeastern University has a very inclusive academic community that actively promotes experiential learning. As a freshman, I am allowed to be involved in research, leadership roles on campus and network with professionals from large companies.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus. Security measures are taken when needed.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Large variety of courses are offered. Large class sizes for freshman.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Career services are great on campus. Co-op program helps students get set up with a job.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great. I enjoy being in the heart of Boston and International Village amenities are great.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not involved with Greek life. Most people feel indifferent about the students in Greek life.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit is great at hockey and basketball games. The team performs well.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I really enjoy the co-op program provided by Northeastern and the professors trying to keep students engaged and intrigued.

4 College Student

Health & Safety: I'm very sheltered, I have yet to hear about any campus crime to have happened since I've been hear that was directly related to our school and students within the school. They do care about personal safety, we have NU police at every turn on the road which adds to the safety of our school. I feel very sheltered, and I make night trips often back from the library to my dorm, its not a very long walk, but at night alone it is.

5 College Student

Overall Experience: Northeastern University has the co-op program, which is actually just gold. Not only do we, the students, have this amazing opportunity to go out of school and work for six months, but we also have the chance to do it while at school and with the guidance of amazing professors, and people who care about you more than you can think. Its a very safe place to work, and at any moment you can ask your professor for help, or your advisor and they will be there, guiding you through the steps of making sure you succeed wherever you were.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: I've had a mix of professors, and a mixture of feelings. Last semester by far was my worst. I was disoriented from having moved so far away from home, and I was thrown into the grind with everyone else, and of course I found some amazing Professors like my general engineering professor and my math professor, but there were others that did not help. The courses are really full and amazing, sometimes I worry that its a lot, but at the end of the day, we manage to pull through. There are a a variety of courses available for us to take, and as long as you talk to your advisor, its very easy to switch into a course you like. Classes are styled according to the professors preference, they teach the way they think is best, which has its advantages and disadvantages.

4 College Student

Campus Housing: I live in White Hall, one of the older residential buildings. It's old but its great! I love how big my room is, and how easily you can navigate the dorm. Its convenient because I live in one of the central freshman dorms, meaning i'm very close to classes and also extremely close to the dining area. I guess the worst option is probably getting a LLC you did not want, and ending up with a group of people who don't think like you. Cost is high, but I think in a way its apporpriate as well because we are living in the heart of Boston, housing is bound to be expensive and to top it all off, its in a huge university. The housing process was very easy, and handy to use. For next semester I'm all figured out with who i will be staying with, and what my general room might look like.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Honestly, I feel like there can be more events to promote Greek Life. Personally, I knew I was not going to join a sorority, especially not my first year, but even if i wanted to, I know the process of finding the right sorority would be difficult because they dont promote themselves. The Greek Life doesn't affect the social atmosphere of campus at all, I feel like the only time Greek Life is huge is if you are a brother/sister. Due to the law of Massachusetts, Sorority housing is not available in the classical sense. You can live with a sister, but its not in the same big house most people imagine. The view of Greeks and non-Greeks on one another is really normal. Nobody cares if you are in a frat, and nobody says anything if your not, its a really simple one track group of people.

5 College Student

Athletics: I'm personally a huge sports fan, so on a Wednesday night and a Saturday night you would find me at Matthews Arena (the court) cheering on our Huskies. The athletic department is very much involved in increasing the hype for sports. There is a ton of student involvement, such as band, and signing up to be the husky. Theres a ton of fan support and school spirit. Team performance is good, in fact its one of the best because of the court the athletes are close friends and that truly deepens the game performance as well.

4 College Student

Overall Experience: So far, I can't begin to explain how amazing and what an extraordinary time I had at Northeastern University. Its everything I asked for when I was researching a big university that I might want to go to. It has its diversity factor, its friendly professors, and great general body of people. Its academics are hard and challenging, but yet manageable. I personally dont feel I have experienced all of Northeastern yet, in fact as an incoming freshman I've heard so many stories about others experiences that I know my year is only just truly beginning. Would I choose this school again? In a heartbeat, because Northeastern has become my home so far away from home. Its the life I've been searching to live since I knew I wanted to come to college.

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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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