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4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I just transferred in and I don't do drugs or drink so I wouldn't know about this lifestyle.

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far, what I've hated is because it's my first year and I'm a transfer student, that I don't get to pick my own classes. In the past I'm used to putting together my own schedule and going to counselors for help. Here the counselors actually create my schedule for me.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: They work really hard to make sure that you get some sort of experimental learning while you're here. It's actually a requirement. So when you graduate you have something impressive to put on your resume.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: They have several measures in place as far as safety goes. They give you the option to have officers escort you up to two miles off campus at night. They have several places around campus with a phone to call for help. And they have a good police campus that incorporates the Boston Police Department because their building is close by.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: My number one problem with housing is that if you don't get it in early you're essentially screwed. Housing fills up super fast. In addition, once they've completely filled up they refer you to off campus housing. In Boston, off campus housing is SUPER expensive. Even if you choose to live in one of the suburbs of Boston instead of in the city. I think campus housing is actually cheaper.

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: I haven't been here long enough to judge how great the athletics are. However, I've been to the gym and other athletic facilities and everything looks brand new and top notch.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: So far I've just transferred in as a transfer student. I've had my share of things that I haven't been too happy about. For example, this school does not accept CLEP credits and they also do not have flexible scheduling. They do not have online classes for undergraduate students really. It is 95% in person. I really hate that. I feel like if you are such a world renowned school then you should have a huge flexible schedule of classes for students. Beyond that I feel like the programs they has as far as co-op is incredible and there are a few people who really want to help you find your way.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Everything in Boston closes extremely early, by 8 or 9pm all the stores are closed and there is no one on the streets even on Friday nights. There is only one nightclub that I know of that you can get into if you're underage, because they have 18+ nights on Fridays, and from what I've heard it's not great.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are no parties on campus, people go to MIT or Harvard for parties instead. There might be some frat parties in the nearby Mission Hill neighborhood but you must personally know someone in the frat to be able to get in.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Lots of racial and cultural diversity on campus as we have a large amount of international students.

2 College Freshman

Academics: I have a hard time with academics due to anxiety and difficulty focusing so I find it extremely hard to get good grades. I find the workload overbearing and too much and the classes too hard. I'm constantly stressed and anxious and I never seem to get the grades I want no matter how hard I try. However, most of my friends have mostly As and seem to find the workload normal so it might just be me.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are no parties on campus, people go over to Cambridge for MIT or Harvard parties all the time. There is only one club you can get into if you're underage because they have 18+ nights on Fridays, and I've heard it's not even that great. Everything in Boston closes extremely early, by 8 or 9pm most stores are closed and there is no one on the streets.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are no parties on campus. Everyone goes to other schools for parties instead. There are a few frat parties in the nearby Mission Hill neighborhood but you have to personally know people in the frat to get in. They don't look like great parties anyway, no music, just a bunch of drunk frat boys.

2 College Freshman

Academics: I struggle with school quite a bit due to anxiety and problems focusing so I find classes extremely hard and the workload overbearing and too much. I'm always incredibly stressed and anxious and it seems no matter how hard I try I can't get the grades I want. However, most of my friends have mostly As and find the workload normal so it might just be me.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People drink in the dorms even though it's technically not allowed. You will smell a lot of pot in the halls of the dorm buildings and around campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I feel that they make the courses as easy as possible while teaching us everything possible, which is the way it should be. My biggest class was 250 people and my smallest class was 11

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Due to the co-op program, we are almost guaranteed a job after graduation. I plan on attending medical school, so it raises my chances of admittance as well

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3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The Health Center on Northeastern is pretty good. Study stress is a huge problem on Northeastern, and I have friends who were told there wasn't a psychologist available to see them until the next semester.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living on campus is great. The rooms are nice enough and they fix anything that is a problem. The main issue with on campus housing is actually receiving it. I was forced to move off campus this year because there wasn't enough on campus housing.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I don't participate in Greek life, so I'm not positive, but there is no housing for Greek life on campus. Greek life isn't huge at Northeastern

3 College Junior

Athletics: We don't have a football team, so the most popular sport is hockey. Hockey isn't as popular as football, so it's not very popular on campus. It's only popular when we play another Boston based team

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Co-op is what makes Northeastern unique and is the main reason I went there. Even with the subpar housing options (not enough for everybody), I would still choose to go there just for co-op

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Living on campus is extremely convenient, especially when students get into alternating co-op cycles. It allows them to move in and out of nearby housing as they come and go for co-ops, which eliminates the headache of dealing with subletting an off-campus apartments for six months. However, the on-campus housing can be extremely expensive, and since students can change their co-op / academic plans relatively quickly, some students may find themselves living in close quarters with less than ideal roommates. The lottery system gets slightly better the older a student is, but it is still not guaranteed after the second year, which can cause last minute scrambling for somewhere to live off-campus.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Northeastern's co-op program is the best and it heavily influenced my decision to go there. While it's academics are overall rather challenging, I have found in my experience that the professors are either very involved in teaching their courses or they are pretty disinterested and don't even bother to learn who their students are. Regardless of their teaching styles or general interest or disinterest in their classes, it often feels as though they to believe that their class is the only one that matters.

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3 College Junior

Greek Life: My school doesn't have a particularly large Greek life but a lot of people still join. There are a lot of frats/sororities for people with different races (although not exclusive), interests, etc.

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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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