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3 College Sophomore

Technology: the computers at my highschool are usually filled around brunch but theirs multiple computer to use & also theirs excellent wifi availible also bringing your own labtop does come in handy though.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The T service is very convenient and quite cheap. Most of the lines are frequent and well distributed. As soon as you get the hang of it, it is simple and quick. Most places are also within reasonable walking distance.

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3 College Junior

Parking: The parking is available and efficient, easy to set up and find spots. When lots are reserved for parents (as in moving days) notices are sent out well. The only trouble is that it is quite expensive for a semester, around 800$. however this is standard for the city area and the consistency makes it a trustworthy investment that you can count on.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: If you are a good student or athlete Northeastern will take care of you. Decent amount of money given in aid. Very helpful.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is very good in Boston. There are two subway stops on campus, making it easy for students to get to where they need to go. One of the stops is also a starting and ending location for many of the bus routes in Boston. During move-in and move-out, there are plenty of taxis available to take students to and from the airport, which is only about a fifteen minute ride from campus. The main bus and Amtrak terminal is about thirty minutes from campus via subway, and can provide transportation to major cities all along the East Coast.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very Diverse and Accepting – We are a very diverse campus, and that includes both international students and different local racial and socioeconomic groups. I hear languages other than English being spoken all over the place. The campus is also tremendously open towards students of different sexual orientations.

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4 College Junior

Campus Quality: NEU is an up and coming university. We're already 56 in the national rankings and moving up. We have the top co-op program in the country. Our professors and advisors go out of their way to help you as long as you show initiative. It's the best place to be if you're willing to put in the effort. If you slack, you're profs will know it. Do you're best and you'll do great.

5 College Junior

Campus Quality: The student center was remodeled this summer, the dorms are great for the most part and most class buildings are great too. There are a few buildings on the older side, but nothing is dilapidated. For the most part, the university is very well kept!

3 College Junior

Party Scene: It's who you know and how much you put yourself out there. If you don't communicate, it'll seem bland but once you meet people there are ALWAYS parties. NEU is a pretty dry campus so the parties are always off. If you're into to fratty scenes, hit up the MIT parties. If you like chiller places, just make off campus friends. There are plenty of clubs to choose from if you're 21+. A couple if you're 18+

5 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: so many choices around campus its dizzying, all cost ranges including a Hungry Husky truck on campus the curry student center is brand new and has lots of options off campus there is Red Mango frozen yogurt an ethiopian restaurant, and many other ethnic cuisines. Whole Foods, Trader Joe's and Star Market are also close by.

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5 Recent Alumnus

Majors: College of Professional Studies was great for working adults with the success coach, online classes, weekend classes and a campus close to a major transit line.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: I didn't do any athletics and they just lost their football team.

1 Recent Alumnus

Administration: I did have a professor lie about when I submitted an exam even when I provided email backup no one budged. Also same professor and major refused to let me substitute a course to graduate which ended up in me waiting a whole year for the course to come around again so I could graduate.

4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: It really depends on who you are looking for, but there are definitely "those girls" if you're willing to look around.

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5 College Sophomore

Majors: I basically walked right in. I'm a transfer student, so I knew what I was getting into, and helped a lot. But the staff is very friendly and always welcome new and excited faces

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I love the program I am involved in. The advisers and teachers do so much to make sure you are involved, and it makes such a difference when staying up extra late to study for those midterms.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Northeastern just made it mandatory for freshman and sophomores to live on campus making competition for the best housing more intense. It is a lottery based system. The good thing is that with coop, students are constantly coming and going to housing is always freeing up!

3 College Junior

Weather: New England weather can be somewhat unpredictable but Northeastern has underground tunnels which makes travelling in unpleasant weather easier and drier.

3 College Junior

Scholarships: Northeastern students have a running joke called the "Northeastern Shuffle" that sends us from one adviser to the next-no one seems to be the one who can help. Most processes are lengthy and students have to be on top of their own agenda.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Hockey is the biggest sport at this school and is attended by most students but only for big games on Friday or Saturday nights. Only the men's games are attended for the most part

3 College Student

Health & Safety: You're living in a major city, so it's important to keep that in mind. That said, violent crime can be largely avoided if you're smart about what you do, where you do it, and when you do it. Don't go running through the Fens alone at night. Common sense. Most of the crime here is theft, though. People stealing bikes, people stealing laptops, people stealing iPhones. Not dangerous, but if you want to keep your stuff, put a U lock on your bike, don't leave your laptop unattended at the library, don't wave your smart phone around if you're in a bad area (or, like, at all). Again, common sense. These are things anyone in any city should be mindful of.

4 College Student

Scholarships: I got the financial aid I needed, but I did so by making an in-person appointment. They made me an initial decent-sized offer, but my personal situation required more, so I sat down with my financial aid officer and explained that I would need a better scholarship offer to attend. After speaking with him, I was offered a much larger financial aid package. I have to emphasize that this is a large school; no one's going to hold your hand, so if you want something, take the initiative. It often works out in your favor!

3 College Student

Campus Food: The traditional dining halls are okay as far as dining halls go. Not great, not a lot of variety, but it's edible. Luckily, we also have Uburger, Popeye's, Taco Bell, Kigo (good Asian food), Rebecca's, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Subway, Outtakes, and more. You can find good food. And if you want something different, you've got all of Boston to choose from.

4 College Student

Transportation: Most people walk or bike everywhere. It's a pretty compact campus. Some people skateboard. Getting off campus is easy once you learn how to use the T. We have our own stop on the green line on Huntington Ave. and you can take the orange line, as well as buses and commuter rail trains, at Ruggles.

5 College Student

Local Area: Northeastern's location is incredible, and it's the best of both worlds in that we have a real centralized campus that blends seamlessly with a major city. You'll see trees and skyscrapers in equal measure. Boston is an amazing place to be as a student; there's rich history, a ton of music & arts venues, lots of coffee shops and book stores, a great bar scene, good shopping, a myriad of career opportunities, and dozens of other universities in the area, which means lots of opportunities to meet people. It's big-city possibilities with old-world charm. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else as an undergrad.

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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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