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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are several factors that contribute to my excellent recommendation of Northeastern University. To begin, the location was a perfect fit for me. It is far enough from my home in Rhode Island for me to obtain the separation I need, but close enough to see my family and to make traveling home for holidays affordable. Also, being in a city is not only fun because of its dynamic social scene, but because Boston creates magnificent volunteering and internship opportunities as well.

Northeastern also is a very large school, which is what I wanted coming out of high school. There were only about 150 students in my graduating class, and it became a priority for me to be a part of a very large community. Northeastern provides that opportunity for me.

Lastly, every class I have had has been neither too hard nor too easy for me. The classes I have that are conceptually easier make up for this in the workload, and in the classes that I found extremely difficult, I was pleased to learn that I had several opportunities through the school to get the help I needed to succeed. The teachers have all been helpful as well.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The University has a lot of activities for its students, such as trips to many parts ( decent price), sports events, free english course, a lot of ISSI events, tutoring writing center, has a great international student office. As a student, I always have to do something per week.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's very hard and Boston is cold.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Northeastern has a great atmosphere because while being in the city, you still have the feeling of a usual college campus. It's essentially a small oasis within Boston and even has grass and trees. I have loved all my professors so far and have enjoyed my classes. I am also very excited for my first co-op, which I will be doing in the spring of 2016. The co-op program that Northeastern has is one of the main features that made me choose this school, and it makes it unique from other colleges.

9 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Going in, I chose Northeastern because I was accepted to the Honors program and got a fantastic merit scholarship. This school works really hard to attract the top students, and I can say from meeting my peers in the Honors program, that they do a great job of it. I have friends who were accepted to top Ivy League schools and chose NU because of the scholarships and opportunities. After starting classes here, I absolutely fell in love with the school. The Honors classes are very small (about 15-20 students), and allowed me to get to know other students and my professors well. One of the professors I had during my first semester even offered me a research position in the spring of my freshman year! The co-op program at Northeastern is also one-of-a-kind, and I look forward to starting my first co-op next spring.

6 people found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My school is centrally located in boston with two subway stops running through campus, it still has a centralized campus so you don't feel disconnected from other students, there are plenty of ways to get involved, and since it is a private institution the students are from all over. We are in the top 50 Nationally ranked schools in America and yet it doesn't feel like a pretentious school.

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5 College Student

Overall Experience: There's no other school with a co-op program like Northeastern's. Plus, being in the accelerated program that I am, I'm finishing college at a faster rate.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I love the top pick school I chose. It has met all my needs and expectations, except for financial aid.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: On my visit and my orientation everyone was so welcoming. I cannot wait to start in school this fall.

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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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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