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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food Food Food – There are various dining halls through the campus. The one where I live, International village is pretty good. there are a lot of different choice of food. There is not a vegan/vegetarian buffet in IV but there is one in one of the other halls. I think it is great value because you can eat as much as you want in one entry. I like the dining halls in NU and I don't think I would prefer to eat out and spend a lot of money.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's Okay – I personally am disappointed with the school because it failed to meet my academic and social expectations. Academically, it's not geared towards top-caliber, motivated students. Most of my classes were extremely easy and some seemed rather pointless. Socially, it's definitely not a party school, but it isn't a very home-like school either. Don't expect a lot of on campus activities; most people who are having fun are going to other schools or finding something to do in Boston. A noticeable population leaves and goes home on the weekends.

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2 College Freshman

Weather: It's the Northeast – It's completely random. I'm from California, and was expecting it to be fairly cold, but this winter has been mild. Last year it was an icebox. One day it could be bright and sunny while the next could be cold and foggy. Get used to it.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Boston Is a College Town – Boston is designed to be a town where there is so much to do that you could never possibly go bored. It's just up to you to take the initiative and go out and find it.

3 College Freshman

Diversity: Wide Variety of Students – There are a lot of people from different places and backgrounds, there are also a lot of people with different sexual orientation. People are all pretty accepting

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Safe and Helpful – NEIU is a great safe place for students. There hasn't been any problems since I have started my first semester. Security keeps it eyes wide open for anything and takes great care are of students that are inside or outside. You will always see security around campus.

4 College Student

Administration: Fire Hazards – It seems like EVERYTHING is a fire hazard. We're not allowed to hang Christmas lights up in our dorms or set up tents. Although they allowed the Christmas lights during the holiday season.

3 College Student

Party Scene: I'm not really much of a partier, but there are a few parties on campus. It seems that most people go to BU or MIT to party though. The T stops at 12:30AM, so if you're partying, hopefully you're coming home before then.

5 College Student

Guys & Girls: There are all types of people here on campus. Compared to home, I've noticed there are so many tall people in Boston! Although the guys in my group of friends all happen to be average height or short.

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5 College Student

Campus Quality: Sacred Space – We have a super awesome spiritual center at our school. It's absolutely beautiful!

4 College Student

Guys & Girls: Social Life: Greek Life – Northeastern isn't big on Greek and I feel safe to join. The reputation of Fraternity Hazing is not really present at Northeastern in my opinion.

4 College Student

Diversity: International Students – There are a ton of international students at Northeastern. I feel that there are a lot of events catered to them which is nice. And there are a lot of student unions for them. Also, our studying center has a banner with a ton of flags from around the world which sends a nice message.

3 College Student

Weather: The "T" Subway System – Some lines are more reliable than others but for the most part it's a pretty dependable source of transportation

3 College Student

Weather: It's New England – It's New England, what do you expect? People don't come to Boston for the weather, it rains and snows a lot and generally is on the colder side (which I personally like). Too many gray days can get annoying but spring and autumn are absolutely beautiful.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Freshman housing isn't supposed to be the best but overall I was surprised at the space and quality of housing we received. Some are a little out of the way, but it's not too much of a problem. Upperclassman dorms (esp. West Village) are amazing! International Village (Honors Freshman housing) is very overrated and is separate from the rest of campus in it's own little world, wouldn't recommend it.

5 College Student

Local Area: I Mean It's Boston – Boston is the ultimate college town, that being said pretty much any "scene" you want to find is available as well as cultural events and museums. People are generally friendly and like being here. Overall very good atmosphere here in Boston!

3 College Freshman

Parking: Variety of Lots, but Expensive – a very small minority of students have cars on campus, but there are quite a few different options for parking. Since its Boston, a car is pretty unnecessary

1 College Freshman

Administration: NUPD, while a necessary force on campus (Northeastern is close to some sketchy areas) usually has nothing better to do than bust kids for drinking and smoking. Punishments at Northeastern are very severe, for instance even through marijuana is decriminalized in MA and Boston cops don't care about it, if NUPD catches you, you're automatically on academic probation, and will be suspended next time you get in trouble for anything. Be smart, don't smoke in a freshman dorm room, you will be caught, and be smart about drinking as well

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Much Better for Upperclassmen – Unless you live in international village, the swanky new dormitory/dining hall then as a freshman dorm life can be kind of crappy, with broken heaters and the like, but as an upperclassman your options get much better. the school leases properties in several apt buildings, and the upperclassmen dorms are all very nice

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did get a decent size scholarship and loans, but even with those it's not the cheapest school. Still, they are pretty good about helping the students if they can. Some of my friends are doing really well because of the financial aid and scholarships, and others don't care as much.
Personally, I just wish I could get more somehow.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Great Food, Great Variety. As a vegetarian, going to school here has been a breeze. There are so many options, with places to use meal swipes (International Village, Stetson East, & Rebecca's Cafe being my favorites) and other good on campus choices like Argo Tea, Starbucks and Boloco. The dining halls have pretty much anything you could ever want, and Rebecca's makes these phenomenal paninis with whatever you want. And Wollastons always has good snackage. For all the extra meal swipes, Outtakes isn't all that horrible either--I stock up on waters and honest teas constantly. It's been way easier to eat healthy here than it was back home.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Not Too Much on Campus – No frat houses, party scene is at clubs and bars. Freshmen dudes usually gotta find other schools to party.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Hockey and Basketball – Hockey games are always crazy. The Doghouse is the best student section in college hockey. Basketball is always exciting too. The CAA is competitive each year and we have some great young players on the team.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: Boston Is Sick – If you can't find anything to do in this city, there's something wrong with you.

2 College Junior

Technology: So Many Students, So Little Room – The computer labs get really filled up about fifteen minutes before class on a daily basis. The printing situation is a little bit though. Having more computers would help the printing lines move faster, and get the students on time to their classes.

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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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