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3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: There's a fair mix of both guys and girls here but style is pretty typical for East Coast style. As in 5-10 years behind the West Coast which is where I came from. Social life, I have no clue about considering I'm a grad school student. I'm married so I wouldn't know about relationships beyond my own.

2 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: There are a lot of different ethnic groups on campus but mostly white. Second to that is Asian and Indian.

3 people found this useful Report
1 College Freshman

Administration: This school is absurdly strict. However, it goes beyond that. No, you can't find parties, at least starting out, and yes, you will get busted for doing anything even remotely illegal. But at least these things are standard.

5 of my friends were just written up for noise complaints. They were asked to quite down once, and then, almost an hour later, an RA came down the stairs and said that, even though he couldn't actually hear them from the stairwell and they weren't being that loud, he had to write them up because there had been so many warnings. He then said "Oh wait, no there haven't, I'm getting you confused with foruth floor." But then said he need to write them up anyway, giving no reason why. One girl was on her way to the bathroom in a robe when he came down and was clearly not even part of the group, and he said that she was clearly in the wrong place at the wrong time, but that he was going to write her up anyway. They all now have to attend hearings to decide their punishments. Things like this just happen here.

Also recently, an RA smelled weed and thought it was coming from one students room, so he called the police. The police searched his room and, got angry that he found nothing, and pointed to a fleck of dirt on his floor, saying it was clearly ash and wrote him up for smoking cigarettes in his room. They didn't even follow proper procedure in investigating it. He has never smoked in his room and many people examined it. It was clearly just dirt. If he gets convicted at his hearing, which he very well based on two police officers saying there was dirt there because they were mad, he will get expelled.

These are just 2 examples.

This campus is beyond strict; it's irrational and corrupt. There are no adults or administration looking out for you. They are not there for you. There is no support system for you. There is only punishment, regardless of the situation or your guilt. Have fun.

15 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Diversity: There are many different types of people that go to school here at Northeastern. And I'm not just talking about nationalities or color. You have people that come here from other parts of the country to people from other countries here. There is no one majority/ minority. You have all age groups of people from those who are coming right out of high-school to those graduating at the age of 80. Everyone from all interests and walks of life.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I do not live on campus so I do not know directly about health. But the safety is good. There are campus police officers patrolling at all times. The courtyards and walkways are lighted well.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Guys & Girls: Students are okay. A surprising number of people have already begun exclusive relationships.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Student

Academics: There's a lot of resources but you have to take initiative. You won't get coddled.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Student

Campus Housing: I like my dorm, White Hall. It has a classic feel and my room is an interesting shape.

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4 College Student

Academics: I'm challenged like I wanted to be.

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5 College Sophomore

Academics: Definitely on the up, Northeastern has jumped over 100 spots in the last 10 years, now a division one and acceptance rate just keeps toppling down. the teachers are engaging, make you work, but its not boring, you go to college to work and have fun, not just fun. at Northeastern you learn how to work in the real world with classes which don't focus on memory recall but place you in situations as if you had a job in the field and make you work hard for your grade but at the end of the day you feel qualified and capable walking into any interview because of what the academics prepare you for! A+ because only when Northeastern stops climbing then its obviously not doing things right, so far its doing a stellar job!

13 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: So, its expensive. but if your willing to pay, you get fantastic places! boston is almost like a european city with the brownstones and treelined avenues (I'm from europe), it really is a gorgeous way to spend your college life!

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: So from a diversity point as an international student (UK) I can safely say there is every type at northeastern. Allot of hot American guys, more so than the girls. but then it seems to switch around for the internationals, hot girls and mediocre guys. People (americans) complain a lot about there being too many indian or chinese, but really there presence is so insignificant by contrast to places like BU, BC, MIT well almost any other large college in Boston! A- because there are allot of hot kids here, but its not like ridiculous you do find some ugly folk also!

6 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Its all good, quality and selection. But after a year of campus dining its too predictable and whilst there is literally NOTHING wrong with it you crave other stuff. but literally they have so much! pizza bar, panini bar, salad bar, burger stations everywhere, always something for everyone but i think you just get bored going to the same place X3 a day.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Technology: want to stay in college

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5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: You're in Boston so there is literally food everywhere. From fancy places to fast food to mom and pop pizza places you will never run out of new restaurants to eat at

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5 College Sophomore

Technology: The university has a wide array of computers to choose from. In the library alone there are numerous apples or dells to choose from.

4 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Weather: Living in Boston, a lot of your time will be spent in the cold. On the one hand ,it's kind of a pain to go to class, but there's also so much fun stuff to do in the winter. Ice skating, sledding, and more. I grew up in the snow, so it doesn't bother me, but for some people, living in the cold is an adjustment. That being said, when it's nice out (September/April) everyone hangs out on the quad or other outdoor areas.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: The obvious choice of what distinguishes Northeastern is co-op, which gives students the opportunity to work full time in their fields while still in their undergraduate careers. This offers freedom but also a safety net of advisers and university officials to help you if there are ever any issues. Besides co-op, Northeastern has an astonishing amount of general experiential education opportunities. These include research (almost no one else lets you work in labs as an undergrad!), amazing study abroad opportunities (including special summer semesters abroad called dialogues), and service-learning (an integration of academic work and service in the community).

7 people found this useful Report
1 College Sophomore

Parking: The lack of parking is more of a reflection on having a campus in the city. It's a nightmare to park anywhere in Boston, and the same is true of Northeastern. Be careful where you park because many students don't look at the signs (2 hour parking, resident parking only) and end up with tickets. If you want to park in a university garage, it'll be pretty expensive.

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1 College Freshman

Party Scene: When you have freshman orientation and ask mentors about the party scene, they just say "oh, well, it will get better when you turn 21". But you don't believe it, because you've seen all of these crazy house party movies like Project X, so you're just like never mind, I'll find the way. But in fact, if you don't know the right people from MIT, Harvard, BU or BC - you will stay home all night long because party scene in this particular university actually sucks. You can go to Mission Hills and frat parties in other colleges but Northeastern never throws the right ones and that's sad guys. Nice college with great academics and awful parties. You fail, come again later

16 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Scholarships: I received a good amount of Merit-Based financial aid, due to my application. Since then I have continued to receive a similar amount of aid through maintaining a high GPA. I would definitely advise getting to know your fin. aid counselor, because there are sometimes other scholarships which you may be eligible for but you are not aware of. In these cases having a financial aid counselor who knows you and is looking out for your interests can be a huge help.

8 people found this useful Report
5 College Senior

Majors: Northeastern rests its education on a bedrock of experiential learning. The co-op program allows students to apply for jobs in their field and work from 4-6 months at a location. In my major international co-ops are extremely popular. I had an internship at an investigative reporting center in Bosnia (South East Europe). I lived in a foreign country where I did not speak the language for half a year (although the job was in English), learnt a massive amount about myself and the field, and came back with priceless memories and experiences.

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3 College Senior

Majors: As I near graduation, I look back more on the choices I've made to this point. If I were to go back and do it again, I would probably have included Economics or another more quantitative aspect to my studies, as I have found that many of my courses are highly theoretical and that some border on common sense. There is also the normal senior fear of finding a job, and what exactly I will do after I graduate. That said, I am happy with the choices I've made when it comes to internships/co-ops, and feel the major has served me well in finding good experiential education opportunities.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Majors: There is no special application process to apply as an International Affairs major at Northeastern. I've also changed to a combined (dual) major of Political Science and International Affairs, and the school offers multiple combined majors ranging from combinations with Economics, Social Entrepreneurship, and Languages Literatures and Cultures among many others.

If not entering the program as a Freshman there are certain minimum requirements including paperwork and being in good standing academically. More information available at: http://www.northeastern.edu/internationalaffairs/undergraduate_program/

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Senior

Academics: The speech pathology graduate program is tough and anything below a B is considered failing, so studying and caring are important. We get to do outside placements which helps to get real world experience and can lead to job offers.

1 person found this useful Report
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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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