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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.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: I myself am not much of a sports fan, but Northeastern has a lot of support, especially for its hockey team. When it comes down to it, there are people who aren't interested in the teams, people who are really invested in the teams, and everyone else who is kind of interested, but not enough to attend a match. The facilities are nice, though.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I like how involved a student can get with the school. The university in general makes many events available to both current students and alumni/e, so it's easy to stay connected. The best part about Northeastern is probably the effort that the university puts forward to get its students out in the field. I have friends in hard science majors who become research assistants after class for professors, even though they are still underclassmen. And that's on top of the co-op program that they run! It's easily one of the university's biggest selling points. Given the chance, I probably would have picked my school over again, even if it wasn't initially my top pick.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People definitely drink alcohol, smoke weed, and do drugs. But honestly, you won't be looked at weirdly if you say that you don't want to partake in any of it.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe on campus, NUPD is active around campus, and there are blue lights all around campus.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Overall, the experience at Northeastern is great. The school has a lot to offer, and it's great going to school in the city, while also having a definite campus feel. It feels a lot more communal than other city schools that are just out in the open.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school puts a lot of effort into its co-op program, which is a huge reason why Northeastern is well known in the first place. As a student, you receive a lot of help to get the co-op that you want. You get put into a co-op class which teaches you how to build and write a proper resume, how to write a cover letter, how to find internships, and how to do well in an interview. You also are given a co-op advisor, as well as 4 other advisors that can help you with practically anything.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman housing isn't the best, but it's expected at any university. The housing process can be stressful if you don't get a good lottery number, and if you're not living with anyone who has a good lottery number. However, if everything works out, there are a variety of options, and West Village is very nice.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life is there for those who want to be involved in it, and it isn't there for those who don't want anything to do with it. I think it's a good balance, since you don't have to be a part of Greek life if you don't want to be.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: We don't have the best sports teams, but the sports are definitely a part of the school if you want to be. Students can choose whether or not to attend the varsity games, and those who are interested in watching athletics enjoy it.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Northeastern is extremely diverse, which I love. It offers so many great opportunities for students to be able to pursue what they want in the future, through experiential learning such as the co-op program. Although it is an expensive school, the school offers a good amount of financial aid, and it will be worth it in the end with all the experience that students get out of going to the school.

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: UHCS can be hard to get in to and haven't used it for reasons other than health services. NUPD are present, but would appreciate more cars parked or patrolling areas at night which would make me feel much safer when walking home from work.

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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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