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3 College Senior

Administration: The administration seems to be oblivious of some of the policies that negatively affect students.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: Northeastern is not a big party school because we live right next to the city.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Always speak with an advisor and keep track of your grants and loans.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Campus housing is really nice and there are a variety of options depending on how much you are willing to pay. Overall, they are very expensive but that aside housing is nice

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3 College Freshman

Administration: As an activist and organizer, the administration is pretty repressive.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I am getting a lot of my cost of attendance covered by scholarships. I wish more were available to help with costs other than tuition. I also know transfer students that have had a very bad experience with scholarships and financial aid

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3 College Freshman

Majors: I didn't particularly like my co-op options (I am an enviornmental studies and political science major). I went out and found my own co-op not through Northeastern and I love it so much! They make it really easy to do something you love if it doesn't already exist in the Northeastern database.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's definitely not as good as cooking yourself or eating out, but for dining hall food you can't complain too much. There are a lot of options in IV and Stetson East/West are not as good but have some unique options.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't really know much about Greek life on campus because I am not in a sorority, but I know that the frats and sororities don't have their own houses like at many schools.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Boston has an amazing selections of restaurants and the options around campus are great

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The only varsity sport people really pay attention to is Hockey

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I have a few friends that are Greek, but it isn't that big on campus. They do their own thing, but also know how to interact with non-Greeks. No one really cares if you are or are not Greek.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Because there aren't any greek houses, most parties that people go to are either in apartments or off campus. A lot of these end up being broken up, as the apartments are surrounded by non-students that are way more likely to call the BPD on parties.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Lots of people go out for the hockey games, and those are a good time. However, school spirit is often more academic based than sport based, and athletics aren't that big if you don't know where to look.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are so many different places to eat around campus and throughout the entire city of Boston. Whatever kind of food you want, Boston probably has it. Lots of places deliver too, which is a plus.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Northeastern is currently upping the number of years students have to stay on campus because of the housing shortage in Boston and Boston requiring universities deal with their student's housing rather than letting them take over housing for non-students. Housing in Boston is some of the most expensive in the country, but if you're willing to move a little further from campus you can usually find something that works out to be cheaper for the same space/amenities. The university offers quite a lot of help in the process and has relationships with certain landlords and realtors that they use to help students find off-campus housing.

5 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: A lot of people put at least some effort into their clothing choices when they are out and about. No one really cares if you choose to wear sweats, though, and some people definitely go a step further to dress up. The boys are all pretty average, but the girls are pretty great. I've been in a long term relationship for more than a year now, but I think its more common for people to hook-up or date casually.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is pretty strict about demonstrations and that sort of thing, often infringing on free speech and refusing to allow an open forum of discussion on certain hot topics.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've only used on campus health services once, and it was pretty easy. I wish you could make appointments days in advance for quick things like getting allergy med prescriptions, but as long as you call in the morning they will generally have a spot for you.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: First year it was fine, but making sure they didn't put loans I didn't want on my account was such a struggle this last semester.

3 College Freshman

Majors: The Economics and Math combined major has too little emphasis on math, and only skims over important, more profound concepts. It feels too similar to a degree in economics only.

3 College Senior

Administration: I think it is better than average, but it's difficult because there are students who live in unsafe areas, and most of the facilities are open to the general public.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I came from a college that was revolved around sports/sporty activities so the campus seems a little more laid back.

2 College Senior

Party Scene: Unless you are 21, there isn't really a party scene.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: The layout of the school and the connections to the industry are what drew me to Northeastern. I think the connections and the training offered at the university are amazing.

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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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