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5 College Student

Campus Housing: I lived in a brand new building and the building was very clean and spacious.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Academics: Classes can average from moderate to hard, but it's not so bad as long as you don't procrastinate.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: It depends on the facility.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Boston is a great city, but I had higher expectations is regards to better food and the locals. While there is great diversity in Boston, I can't help but feel that there is a divide among the people of Boston, in a sense that there is little interaction between ethnic groups.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: With every school, there are pros and cons. For me personally, I am very reserved and not easily able to jump into small talk, which served as an initial problem in terms of making friends. However, upon joining student organizations, I made my two best friends, and it has been a blast ever since. From my clubs, I gained a lot of advise regarding my career and activities I want to pursue in general, as well as learned more about who I am. While people can be cold, there are a lot of people who are very nice and easy to get along with. NU is really what you make of it. When it's not zero below outside, the NU environment is very alive and popping.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Take full advantage of the career fairs, the career counselors and workshops from the get go. Do not wait until the semester before co-op! It is very likely that everyone will get a co-op. Nevertheless, NU has the best co-op program in the U.S., even though for some majors, co-op can be more competitive.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Use Rate my Professor accordingly. It can save your GPA!

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Guys at NU are attractive.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: The atmosphere at hockey games is lively and festive. It's a great time.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It definitely depends on the situation. It can go either way.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: When you're on the meal plan, you wish you had more dining dollars to eat off-campus.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The administration can be aggravating, but it really depends on which administration. The administration for my department is pretty cool, but the higher up administration can sometimes be full of...

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't get as much aid as I wanted, but it was better than some of my friends' financial aid packages.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food here gets repetitive very quickly. By sophomore year, you're going to want a kitchen and off of the meal plan. It's also just not worth the price. $16 a meal is simply ridiculous. Point. Blank. Period.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Having lived in Stetson West's Engineering LLC, I found my floor's atmosphere to be very cold. I didn't know a lot of people there, and tended to avoid my dormitory. I preferred hanging out at my friends' dorms. Also the lottery process is more stressful than midterms. Find Upperclassmen friends who would be willing to pull you in!

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Totally depends on the neighborhood.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Most of the dining options that are close are kind of expensive.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Sometimes it's hard to get answers about how the office actually works.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: All of the food options are pretty expensive.

5 College Sophomore

Scholarships: best and affordable but depends on your financial needs.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: okay but pricey for commuters. bring your own lunch....

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3 College Student

Athletics: Northeastern is not a huge sports school... The athletics department tries to get more student to go to games but they could still be better attended. Hockey is the main one and it can be fun to go to every once in a while. There is a very devoted fan section called the DOG HOUSE which is really supportive and enthusiastic about the games. If you want to be a superfan you can and I'm sure it would be a lot of fun! The gyms on campus are super nice and membership is included in tuition.

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: You live in Boston. There are SO many different places to try that are either a short walk or T-ride away from campus. The food is incredible and with so many options you have the ability to choose how much you want to pay, the type, the quality. There is a different restaurant for anything you could ever want.

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2 College Student

Party Scene: Northeastern is not really a party school. The few times I tried to find a party they were often busted by the cops. You need to know people to know where the parties are and trying to party in a freshman res hall is just stupid because the rooms are tiny and the doors are not soundproof, an RA will find you. Nightlife is hard if you're under 21. Boston businesses are really good at catching fakes. I now just go to a friends apartment and chill, fairly low-key stuff but it's nice

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3 College Student

Administration: The RAs do their jobs but they're not out to get anyone. If you are breaking the rules and it's quite clear you will get in trouble. There is a new no smoking policy but it is not strictly enforced which is annoying because people still smoke on campus and it smells horrible.

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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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