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5 College Freshman

Diversity: Northeastern has students from all over the world. I have met a ton of international students already, as well as people from different economic backgrounds and with different beliefs.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The campus is as strict as you would hope in a big city. You have to live in a dorm to be allowed upstairs on your own, and visitors have to sign in with ID.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life doesn't seem to play much of a role on campus like it does at other schools. It's there if you want to join, but the only times I really hear about it are when they host comedy nights and other events that are open to the rest of the school community.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: My parents took care of the financial aid paperwork, but I ended up not receiving any because I got a full tuition scholarship :) Northeastern gave out 400 full tuition scholarships my year, and many more partial scholarships.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Because we are in a big city with a train station right on campus, you do have to be on alert when you walk around. However, campus police are always around and they make their presence known. I feel very safe during the day and moderately safe walking around alone at night.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: A lot o students do drugs.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: apply for as many scholarships as possible.

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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: Not a lot of green

1 College Junior

Transportation: Do not like driving in Boston

3 College Junior

Administration: I am attending in Janary.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Parties happen at other schools - which is fine for NU students and staff alike. Let the other schools deal with the mess/legal issues! There's always something to go to, just not usually here

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Really nice housing for freshmen -- only freshmen live in dorms. Everyone else gets suite-style apartments

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2 College Sophomore

Weather: Boston. Mass. Northeast. It all sucks because you have to walk everywhere. The winteerrrrrrr is long! But the rest of the year is nice

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Northeastern has their own police, but they're part of the Boston Police Department. So if you call 911 and you're near campus, they send NUPD. Pretty tough stuff

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2 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek clubs are actually volunteer clubs here. No houses = no parties. Greek life is almost nonexistant

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5 College Sophomore

Local Area: Can't find a better city to go to college in - the entire city revolves around students. However, nightlife is no NYC - trains don't run all night so apartment parties and local things are more popular than clubs

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Really hard to get aid with increasing competitiveness of incoming classes

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Pretty impressive - lots of green space for a totally urban campus. They get tons of donations each year to re-do buildings and the campus outside is kept ridiculously well

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4 College Sophomore

Technology: Average all around ------------------- -- - - - - - -

4 College Sophomore

Administration: Pretty liberal, lots of red tape with policies and such, so it's better to avoid it

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Two train stations run through campus. It's not the school that sucks, but the MBTA -- trains are somewhat unreliable

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5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: It's Boston -- there's a little of everything! Just like everything else in Boston, most is a little pricey but there are so many college students in the area that nothing is crazy expensive

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Pretty good for school food, but you'll still get sick of it. There are many chains on campus though, like Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks, Subway, Popeyes, a Cafe, etc.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Lots of typical New England white kids, but also a huge international student population. It really depends on who you hang out with - most of my friends are African or hispanic

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4 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports aren't big here, but the gym is one of the nicest in the country and they're constantly renovating 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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