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Reviews 2915 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It's there if you want it but is a very small part of the social scene. There aren't any houses or huge parties.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The campus recreation facilities are good, but Althetics aren't really a focus. The sports teams are very small but close-knit communities. Students really only mildly care about Hockey and Basketball.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The academics are great, the co-op program is the real deal, the campus is amazing, Boston is amazing - I'm absolutly having the time of my life. It's not for everyone, but anyone that ascribes to the academic philosophy of intergrating academics with the rest of your life seamlessly and beign prepared to live a happy life is going to be hard pressed to find a better fit than Northeastern.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: High quality dorms, but with Boston prices.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Good athletics, not great spirit outside hockey

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Occasional crime due to being in Boston.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Best school in the country – bar none. The experiential learning model is something that needs to be expanded beyond just our school to prepare the rest of the college students in the US for what life after school will be like.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: You can't beat our co-op program. It's why we're number 1 in job placements.

5 College Junior

Health & Safety: NUPD is constantly on patrol and responds quickly to any incident. Residential Life Staff is also very well trained around any sort of instance that could take place on campus. I've heard stories where some issues aren't handled well; however, I haven't had many issues.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The dorms are great since they're close to classes, but it's really expensive for what you get.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I'm very glad I've had the opportunity to attend Northeastern. I wouldn't change my decision if provided the chance to go to any other school in the country knowing what I know now. We have some of the best students and faculty paired with an amazing culture centered around actually getting out there and doing what you want to do in your future.

3 College Junior

Athletics: If you came to Northeastern because you wanted a great sports school, you came to the wrong school (we don't have football). Hockey is great, but that's about it. Most people are focused on other interesting things that advance themselves and their careers.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: I have never met a group of people more diverse than the Northeastern student body. Everyone here is so open and accepting of diverse religions, cultures, sexual orientations, and beliefs. Most students I've met here are very liberal and open-minded, and the school culture reflects that very much.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Although I have only had experiences with Honors housing, I can attest that it is definitely above average. Freshman year, I lived in International Village, which is a fairly new building with suite-style dorms and private bathrooms. There is also a dining hall inside the building, which is nice. International Village also had AC and nicer rooms than some other freshman dorms. The other freshman dorms are pretty much the standard college dorm room that is offered at any other college.

For upperclassmen, there is really nice housing available in the West Villages, Davenport A and B, and some other apartment-style housing. These are like regular apartments, but billed as student dorms. I lived in a single bedroom, with four other students who shared doubles. Our apartment had a huge kitchen and living room, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a double sink bathroom. It was better than we ever expected to find on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus. Despite being in a major city, where crime is bound to occur, Northeastern does a good job of protecting students. We receive email alerts any time there is suspicious or criminal activity on or near campus, which is nice. One of the freshman residence halls, International Village, is actually located in Roxbury Crossing, but it is flanked on both sides by the NUPD and Boston Police Department, so there is virtually no danger there. Campus as a whole feels very safe.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: This totally depends on who you hang out with at school. A lot of my friends are drug/alcohol users, and I am okay with that, so it doesn't bother me at all. Others who do not like to be around drugs/alcohol/parties generally find their own niches and friend groups as well. There are so many students, clubs, and organizations on campus to meet like-minded people that it isn't hard to find what you want to find.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I've had some very amazing experiences with professors here. Although some are not as good as others, the ones that stand out have been extraordinarily passionate and excited about their subjects. These are the professors who go above and beyond to challenge students and push them to succeed. One professor during my freshman year offered me a research position in their lab, and I was able to get in great experience as a freshman, which is rare at most schools.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: People have said this time and time again, but Northeastern is unbeatable in this arena. The co-op program is one of a kind, and it makes such a difference for students who want to find out what they are truly passionate about. There is no other school that can compare to this, and I'd highly recommend this school just for the experience of going on co-op for 6 months and putting classroom knowledge to use in the real world.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: My view is very biased and skewed because I live in International Village my first year(honors housing). The reason this is skewed is because International Village is significantly better than some of the dorms that my friends live in such as White hall or Kennedy Hall. Some people I know trek all the way across campus just to hangout in International Village because it is so much better which is unfortunate but true. However, there are a number of good housing options to live in besides IV.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Going to games is definitely a lot of fun to do with friends. You get to cheer on the team and most of the time get free gear as well. Some sports are better/worse than others but most are still aptly supported.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have had a really great experience here so far. I have thoroughly enjoyed the living community as well as most of my classes. The university sets each student up with advisors to help them in different areas and keeps them on track. I only have a problem with some of the teachers in big lectures not being clear enough on content or not being able to understand some teachers accents but that's college.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: There's a good number of security people around campus at all times; while I don't know the numbers, i think Northeastern's pretty low on crime. It helps that one end of campus is flanked by both the Boston Police and the Northeastern Police. I feel pretty safe in and around campus, but I'm also not a night owl, so I can't say that with complete certainty that a female would always be safe. There was a gun fight in a nearby pizza place, but otherwise Northeastern is a safe place to be. One of the cool services that the university offers is a Red-Eye Shuttle, which essentially takes off-campus students directly to their home between the hours of 7PM and 6AM. Great if safety is an issue late at night.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I really like the classes here on campus; theatre classes are probably my favorite, even though I'm not a theatre major. Most of them are under twenty people, so the class dynamic is pretty intimate, and most of my professors have been pretty good at teaching too.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Students are required to get experiential credits to graduate; usually, this turns out to be a co-op. Prospects are pretty good, especially since many of the prospective employers have been working with the university's co-op program, and Boston is a hot spot for jobs in my age bracket. The alum network is pretty good, but career services shines. I'm so glad I started attending their seminars. The only thing is that you have to actively look for their seminars to attend them, otherwise you won't be aware at all.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms... well. If you're lucky, you'll get a really good one, like in the West Villages or East Village. Those two are the prime places on campus, but they're also really expensive. I hear nightmares about some of the smaller old housing (i.e. Hemenway St and Huntington Ave places) like rats in the ceiling, but I have no hard proof. The housing process is a little cumbersome, but I suppose it's pretty good for handling the number of people that it does; especially since you have to live on campus for your first and second year. The setup is pretty good; RA's try to make events for the residents happen pretty often, but the thing I miss most is having a decent kitchen. I understand that teenagers + fire = NO, but life could have been so much better if there was a communal kitchen in some places, like one on alternate floors in East Village. I'll take what I can, but housing on campus is expensive so I can't wait to move off-campus soon.

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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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