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4 College Junior

Transportation: Northeastern has a T (subway) stop right on its campus so students can easily use public transportation. There are also buses and taxis that constantly drive down the main street that the campus is on. Since Northeastern is right in the city, students can walk to nearby restaurants, shopping and events, too. You can get around Boston very inexpensively if you use public transportation or walk. In terms of long-distance transportation, there's a commuter rail if you live outside of Boston or you can take the T and then a shuttle to get to the airport. Also, you can easily take the T to South Station to get on a bus or train farther distances away.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing is decent. Most of the buildings are pretty close to campus. West Village is probably the nicest housing option that is available to upperclassmen. International Village is also another popular option. The housing process is a bit of a hassle, it's a lottery system so you pretty much take what you can get. The freshman dorms are typical dorm rooms and are okay, too.

2 College Junior

Parking: Don't bring a car to Northeastern unless you need to. Having a car is unnecessary here unless you have a co-op or job that you need to get to that is outside of the city. Most people take the T (Boston's subway system), walk or a taxi to get to get to where they need to be. It is really hard to find a parking spot around campus and if you need to store your car in a lot somewhere, permits are pretty expensive. Everything you need is within walking distance from you, so having a car would be more of a hindrance than anything else.

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3 College Junior

Technology: The library has a lot of computers, but they are often all being used during peak times of the school week. Also, students can print things at the library using their printing quota--however, do not go to the library to print something right before class starts or you will be waiting in the printing line for a pretty long time. Printing on campus is very easy and there are special printing computers that you can quickly use if you need to print something quickly and easily. We have color and black and white printing, and recently got 3D printing that all Northeastern students can use. The network is very reliable when you are on campus in a building and wireless access is easy and good. However, some of the dorm buildings have spotty wireless connection and I needed to buy a wireless router so that I would have internet in my room. There are plenty of computer labs around campus for students to use and print things, too. For personal convenience, it would probably be best to bring your own laptop or computer to school with you, but a printer is not necessary.

4 College Junior

Weather: The weather at Northeastern is decent. When you decide to attend a school in New England, you have to know what you're signing up for -- cold winters and warm fall/spring. The winter typically really begins in December, but it isn't unbearable. It can get windy at times all throughout the year, but for the most part the weather is seasonably good. Lots of sunshine in the fall.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: Northeastern is extremely diverse. Students come from all over the world to attend this school and it is evident as soon as you step onto campus. The student body is very accepting here, and there are students from every walk of life. There are also tons of clubs and on-campus organizations for students from various backgrounds to join and meet other students similar to them. Essentially, although the university is extremely diverse, there is a niche for everyone.

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3 College Junior

Administration: Since Northeastern is right in the city of Boston, campus strictness is a little tighter than schools in other places. Students have to sign themselves and their guests into their dorm building every time they enter. This is mainly a safety and security measure--and it's better to be safe than sorry. In terms of alcohol, the campus police are pretty lenient and understanding. Sometimes they will give you a warning before you get written up. In terms of academic honesty, NEU is very strict. Academic integrity is highly valued at this school. Overall, the school takes extra safety measures to ensure that students are safe while living in Boston. However, it's not overly strict.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: As a third-year transfer student at Northeastern, I am so happy that I made the decision to leave my old school and come here. Although the transition to living in a big city is a bit hard at first, you get used to it quickly and grow to love it. Not only are the classes interesting, good-sized and taught well, but the school provides students with so many opportunities to gain career experience outside of the classroom. The co-op program at NEU is one of the best in the country, and many students end up getting paid co-ops and eventually getting hired by their co-op employers after college. Also, being in Boston gives you so many opportunities in itself--there are always jobs and activities for you to get involved in. Transferring to Northeastern from a small state school was the best decision I have ever made.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Overall, my experience as a first year transfer student has been pretty amazing. NU offers a perfect blend of a traditional and urban city campus feel. Although in a large city, when you're on campus you know it, and the same goes when your off campus. Boston is a great city with so many colleges nearby you are sure to always have a blend of different cultures, and backgrounds. The co-op is definitely the most attractive aspect of the school and sets the difference amongst its peers in the city, and NU has nearly mastered the concept. Although most graduate in 5 years the extra year truly pays off when you have job experience that none of your peers have after you graduate. Coming from a background of never truly living in a place too far from the city Boston is a city just big enough to have your space and explore but just small enough not to get overwhelmed or distracted.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Campus housing for the most part is similar to any other Uni out there. However, being that Boston is a rather expensive city to live in, I feel that campus housing also reflects this trend and the closer your off-campus apartment is to the school the more expensive it usually runs.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Campus strictness i would have to say is extremely fair and many warnings are given before action is taken.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Boston may be one of the "bluest" cities in the US and diversity is very apparent in the city as a whole if it is not seen readily at NU.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The health services provided are great and readily accessible. However, safety wise being on a urban campus comes with some inherent danger. You should always take precaution when walking back to your dorm at night or crossing Ruggles as non-students pass around there all the time. NUPD definitely make their presence known but all the police in the world cannot save you from poor choices.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I had relatively no problems with getting into my program of choice. I couldn't give a definitive answer to the most important criteria for admission but applicants should be good overall students.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The Pysch department IMO is well qualified and the professors generally show an eagerness to share their expertise. The workload is definitely manageable and with the co-op and other similar opportunities finding an internship and or job should not be too difficult.

5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Boston is a great city if not the best in the United States for higher education IMO. With so many different school around you it is impossible to not gain a worldly sense of things and immerse yourself in different cultures and personalities.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Major metro city. Getting around couldn't be any easier with two T stations on campus. I believe the academic programs can hold their own versus any school in Boston if you were comparing. In order to truly enjoy NU social-wise you must be willing to talk to people and get out of your comfort zone especially for transfer students. If your U-21 the social scene is definitely not as good as it gets when you hit 21. Campus life is not bad with so many different attractions to attend to you should always have something to do. Facilities on campus for the most part are not the latest and greatest but they get the job done. Except Snell library which recently got renovated but seems more aesthetically pleasing than anything else IMO. As far as unique opportunities i believe that the reason most people come here is for the co-op and the other experiment education programs which makes NU unique among its peers.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Student life on campus i believe is what you make it. However i feel that NU does try extensively to make sure that student life is as engaging as it can be, but it the grand scheme of things of comes down primarily on the student. Facilities are not bad considering the age of the school and many buildings have undergone recent renovations. The Marino center is not bad however, it was smaller than i expected for a major university. if you plan on using it frequently get there early. Considering NU is a urban campus green space is not bad at all.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: As a Psych major i feel that the faculty is very qualified and offer many opportunities for research. I feel that the workload is very manageable if your prioritize correctly. With Northeastern quickly climbing in rank, academics are definitely improving and increasing the quality of the education we pay dearly for. Being primarily known for the co-op job opportunities are definitely abundant.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: Northeastern definitely has some faculty that are world-renown in their primary subjects and on the contrary, some professors who seem not to care much. Like any other schools research is required prior to selecting a professor. Registration is relatively easy and straightforward but can quickly get stressful if you don't have a good time ticket

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Transportation in Boston is pretty solid although it is no NYC it tends to get the job done for the most part.

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not a huge school on greek life but they sure try hard to make their presence known around campus. If your into the whole Greek thing.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: If you plan on staying near campus expect to shell out a pretty penny. Boston is a expensive city and you'll tend to find that out rather quickly. availability tends to be snatched up pretty quickly. Parking can be rather difficult as in any major city. Safety-wise all depends on location but i feel that Boston's finest make their presence known.

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College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Northeastern recently became a "Smoke-free" campus which quite honestly doesn't stop much in my opinion but compared to previous years public smoking has gone down but not to the extent expected.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: As i can only comment on the underage nightlife it is not bad if you are not a big drinker. You have to really get to know a good amount of people though so you can have variety on the weekends. Transportation is pretty good in Boston and most places are walkable if your up for it.

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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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