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5 College Junior

Local Area: There are many events in the city. There are many restaurants, festivals, and things going on each day.

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5 College Junior

Diversity: There are many different cultures and students from many different countries.

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5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places to eat that are low cost to high cost and from sit down to casual.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: It doesn't really seem to outstand as much as I would have thought. However co-ops are its key to stand out.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: This area is safe however due to living in a city one will experience violence around the area making it unsafe for students.

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4 College Junior

Technology: The dorms are not wireless but the rest of campus is. There is swipe-to-print stations in the library and student center. Never any problems with network reliability. Laptop recommended but printer not necessary.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Parking: There are many parking lots/garages around campus. There is free off-street parking if you know the correct streets to not get ticketed on.

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5 College Junior

Local Area: Boston is full of young people, events, and great places to visit. There is a lot of history in the city.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Freshman year dorms are notoriously awful, but rooms become so much better Sophomore and Middler years (apartment style suites). After that, though, most people live off-campus because dorms are expensive.

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3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Lots of bros, athletes, and the occasional hipster. Most people are from the tri-state area, but there's a lot of foreign kids, mainly from India and China.

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3 College Junior

Parking: Although I'm not that sure because I don't have a car, I hear from friends that it is crowded and pretty expensive. It's not a big commuter school, however.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: The local atmosphere at Northeastern is good in general. There is a lot of friendliness from locals towards students and between students. Safety is also very good and public transportation is good as well. It has a pretty decent nightlife with many places to go to. Its in boston which is a college town and has many universities close to each other. There are many recreation activities to do, such as museums and parks.

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3 College Freshman

Technology: Computers at northeastern are very accessible for students to use. Labs are open 24 hours a day. There is wifi on all campus grounds and printing as well, student have 400 printing pages per semester. It is also very important to have your own computer specially when the labs get full.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Nightlife at Northeastern is good because student often gather off campus at many different bars or clubs. One of the big benefits about this is taht you can meet different people from other univiersities such as Boston U or MIT. There is also a wide variety of different places to go to and different activities to do with people you meet outside your university. The bad thing is that you have to be 21 or older to drink in many places. Boston also has many activities that involve the arts, music, other forms of entertainment that can make students have a more cultural night. Other things you can do is either go to a frat party, or an apartment party that costs a couple of dollars, etc.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Although there are a lot of fraternities and sororities most students go there because of the occasional parties. All fraternities are like a mile away from campus on Mission Hill. Fraternities do offer an ambient to make really good friends and have a good time. I know that at the beginning of each semester there is Rush Week in which students can go to different frat houses and receive information of each fraternity. There is a wide variety of fraternities depending on your taste. Although many people can enjoy being in a fraternity there are also many that do not go to one and are fine as well.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: At Northeastern, some of the dorms are great. Most of them, if not all of them, are pretty up-to-date when it comes to standard of living. But there is a pretty big disparity among them. Some of them are old and have small rooms such as Stetson. Others are newer with better amenities such as West Village. The top of the line housing is at International Village. It's the only housing area, which I know of, that has single rooms. All of the other dorms, you're sharing a common room with others. Some of the rooms are quite small, but nonetheless, it's comfortable to sleep in. The social atmosphere is great because everyone wants to interact with each other. The pricing for the housing is expensive though. It's much cheaper to live outside of campus.

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3 College Senior

Weather: Classes are hardly cancelled for snow, but that's expected. The courses are intensive and any cancellations would result in classes getting behind the syllabus. Don't expect too many snow days. But it's still super fun when it does snow for obvious reasons.

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4 College Senior

Party Scene: There is plenty to do Northeastern. You're literally in the middle of Boston. You can jump on the Green or Orange line and get to anywhere. There are so many clubs surrounding it, such as Fenway (which is the closest area) or downtown where many students go. Going out further, you can go to the more low-key places such as Allston or Brighton, but there is plenty to do. I've never seen a person who attended Northeastern and said that they didn't have fun.

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4 College Senior

Academics: The academics offered at Northeastern University are great. Most teachers are quite knowledgeable in their area and are in fact willing to help students. I've always seen teachers in the library helping students out with homework or understanding problems. The curriculum across the school offers lots of flexibility. It's really an education where you could benefit from if you put in the work. You get what you put into it. Those who take advantage of the curriculum excel and have a great learning experience.

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4 College Senior

Campus Food: The food and dining options at Northeastern University is excellent. There are plenty of options on campus or surrounding it. The student center offers multiple fast food options such as Wendy's and Popeye's, but they also offer healthier options. The dining halls are buffet style, but the cooks preparing the meals are excellent as they make quality food. Surrounding the campus, there are plenty of options that one could walk to, such as Panera or Five Guys. The food options are plentiful and can satisfy everyone.

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4 College Senior

Academics: Being a Biochemistry major at Northeastern is very satisfying. The program itself isn't too hard. Everyone complains about it being very difficult, but that's because there are students who want to go outside and play rather than put in the work. Yes, it's a lot of work, but it can be easily accomplished. It just requires time management. The program itself is great. The base courses that you have to take are interesting, but the curriculum then allows you extreme freedom to take classes you're interested in. The facilities and faculty are both great. The facilities and equipment definitely allows students an opportunity to learn through hands-on instruction and the faculty are highly knowledgeable and willing to help. Overall, it's great being a biochemistry major.

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4 College Senior

Technology: The computers at school are HIGHLY accessible. There are computer stations that are available at every major building. However, they're usually used by someone during the peak hours such as lunch time or between classes. Therefore, it's best to bring your own laptop. The network at school is very good. Obviously, there are outages at points during the day, but ultimately they are resolved quickly. The network is very quick, too. The printers at school are awesome as well. They have a program you can download directly to your computer and print from anywhere. You can be home, queue up document, go to school, and then print it out. It's amazing and I'm constantly queuing up documents from home or class and then picking it up at a print station.

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2 College Student

Administration: Campus police as well as Boston police are pretty strict about underage drinking and drugs. RAs are also very strict about noise levels and drinking in the dorms

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5 College Student

Majors: I am very happy with my program. I I hope to have a job when I graduate and with Northeastern's reputation I am not worried. the coop program is very helpful in creating contacts in your specific area.

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4 College Student

Majors: The Physical Therapy program is really good. The workload is difficult but manageable.There is a lot of support available from the professors/TAs and the advisors are great.

3 people 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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