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Reviews 3004 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Academics: There are definitely some weed out professors, but most of the classes are pretty easy and academics overall are decent but not amazing.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's fine for being in a big city like Boston.

2 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is definitely growing here, but it's nothing special and we don't really do much. Sororities don't have houses because of some ancient brothel rule, but a lot of sisters end up living together in apartments anyways.

4 College Freshman

Administration: Haven't gotten in trouble yet! RAs are usually understanding.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: Friends from different economic, social, and geographical backgrounds. People are interested in anything and everything.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Dang. Colleges every which way. Downtown Boston is an hour's walk away and twenty minutes by the T, which, by the way, is accessible by two spots on campus. Always something to do and events going on. Red Sox won this year and we could see Fenway from our dorm building. That's crazy.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I've never been one for sports, but I attended our first hockey game (9-1, baby) and we participate in the beanpot every year. Football team's been undefeated since 2009! Just kidding, we don't have one.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid counselors are willing to work with you, but the tuition here is killer.

3 College Freshman

Weather: God, it's so cold in the winter... Why is it so cold?

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing available in basically one direction: south. Haven't heard many complaints.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I know two guys who drive. The rest of us take the T, which is fine (albeit sometimes slow) or we walk. No big deal, except for when it's frigidly cold and I want nothing more than to feel my hands.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms range from no air conditioning and built last century, to complete with a gym and dining hall, build several years ago and renovated last summer.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life exists. I know a few guys pledging, and I've seen a few doors decorated, but it's nothing to look forward to and nothing to miss out on.

4 College Freshman

Technology: Linux and Windows are available in the CS department. Macs are set up in the math department. Everything's available in the library. The printing quota is WAY too high, but hey, I'm not complaining.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Not many on campus options

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports are not a huge part of campus life

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It is very hard to get a lottery number after Freshman year. The price of on campus housing is also very high

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: I have not noticed much drug use aside from drinking

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: No campus provided transportation- public transportation is easy to find, but rates have just been raised.

4 College Sophomore

Technology: Great tech support but limited computer labs outside of the Library

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: living in any city can be bad

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Cost of off campus housing is very high for the quality

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: For students who rely solely on financial aid to go to school in Boston, finding an apartment within your budget is almost impossible. Expect to pay $1000 per month to live in a mediocre apartment.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I think the dorms are nice, but they are kind of expensive.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Every week in the school newspaper, you see incidents of where the police had to send someone to OSCCR because they were caught doing marijuana in their dorms or in the alleys.


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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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