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Reviews 2942 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Freshman

Academics: Music Is Engaging, but Not Always Challenging – During my first year I absolutely loved all my classes and most of my profs were pretty good too. Music is very different from other majors and can sometimes be looked down on by other students as being very easy. This can be true but it really depends on your classes and who is teaching. The only big downer about being a music major is the lack of paying co-ops; it is very rare to get one.

4 College Student

Majors: It Is Difficult, but Worth It. I have plenty of 8 AM classes, but everyone in my college is very passionate about health science. My major is not the majority, but sports medicine is a very popular. Freshman year, I am already taking classes specific to my major, not just GEs.

3 College Student

Majors: I Have Yet to Have an Internship – But I have heard that they are great. Most interns (or co-ops) are paid. I would definitelyl participate in a co-op as they are a great way to meet people or connections who could help you with your future career. It is mandatory for everyone to participate in a co-op program before graduation.

4 College Student

Majors: In order to get into the Bouve College of Health Sciences program, you have to fill out a special application. A difficulty is that many people apply to this program, because it is so amazing. I think they truly look for passion and compatibility with the profession you are wanting to go into. Make sure you are sure what you want to do, and why.

4 College Student

Local Area: Boston Is an Incredible City – The history not only makes this city feel culturally rich, but also the beautiful scenery makes it a great place to live. I love Boston. It's beautiful, and people are super friendly. Not to mention, they have more little restaurants and shops, as opposed to chains, unlike other well known cities.

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4 College Junior

Academics: Love It – I love my major. Its a group of really good people and everyone knows everyone. The classes are interesting as well.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: GOOD FOOD – There are a lot of quick places all around campus. Of course there are nicer chain restaurants in the Prudential as well.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: There Is Always Something to Do – I'm not a huge club person, which is good considering I'm underage. But the city provides a lot of things to do regardless of age.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Good for an Urban School – My school is in the city, and there is crime around us as well as homeless people, but I have never had an issue on or near campus.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: The entire city is one big geek festival even fenway park is full of geeks.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Location Location – This school is with in walking distance to everything in our great city of boston.

3 College Senior

Majors: Business Admin – It's okay. I'm learning a lot. I wish the school would do more to support commuter stutdents like me. I don't feel connected at all to the school.

3 College Sophomore

Transportation: Buses and subways are readily available in Boston, but you have to know which ones to use. Maps are available in every station. The subway can be a little slow, and is notorioius for breakdowns. It's also on the pricey side (rates just went up to $2.00 per ride) but if you need to get somewhere, you can get there by the MBTA.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Gets Boring – There are three dining halls on campus and most everyone goes to Stetson East. The first time I ate there I thought it wasn't too bad, but it got very repetitive. The food wasn't always fresh and just ends up rotated to a different station in another form. I found that the 15 meal plan was too much for me, so I lowered it to the 10 meal plan, and I didn't waste any meals after that.

3 College Junior

Parking: Not the Best – Parking is available, but it is also super expensive to have a parking pass. The one positive is that the registrar will give any student a parking discount at the garages where the student only has to pay $10 for 24 hours. This only works if the student gets a slip from the registrar (and this is a little known tip). Otherwise the parking exists, but is rather expensive.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Better When You're Older – The night life is more difficult to come by as a freshman or sophomore. Less students know upperclassmen with off campus apartments who throw parties and the frats aren't that great. The night life is a whole lot better after you turn 21, but also a whole lot more expensive.

4 College Junior

Campus Quality: The emphasis on experiential learning is greatly beneficial. I feel that Northeastern has definitely put me one step a head of my friends at liberal arts colleges when it comes to finding jobs and internships.

3 College Junior

Campus Quality: Campus Life – Most of the facilities are new and up to par, but some, such as the TV Studio, are very outdated. Campus events are plentiful but are not advertised very well.

2 College Junior

Weather: Scorching hot in summer, brutally cold and windy in the winter. It's kind of a problem when you need so much clothing and shoes to accommodate for both extreme weather conditions. Air conditioning and heat are a necessity. But the changing of the seasons is nice

4 College Junior

Transportation: Bus, Subway, Walking.. Everything's Accessible – There are two subway lines that run into campus, and multiple local bus routes around as well. Anything in the greater boston area is easy to get to - not to mention the commuter rail is close by too. The only reason I did not give an A+ is because the cost of using public transportation just increased.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Above Average – The popular sport around NU is hockey. A lot of people go to the games if it's against BU or BC, however the hockey team isn't the greatest.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Over 21 Fun – It's easier to get into parties if you know people. However, if you want to do something in the city, it's best if you're over 21 and that's when you can go to bars and clubs. There isn't much to do in the city if you're under 21.

5 College Junior

Majors: I Love International Business – My program has gone above and beyond my expectations. With the ability to travel abroad and the individual help from academic and co-op counselors, I have found they have met all my needs from the second I began school.

4 College Junior

Transportation: Easy to Get Everywhere – With multiple T-stops right on campus, getting around the city is a breeze. The T goes everywhere and with the commuter rail it is easy to get to even neighboring states. Students rely on the T to get to co-op jobs as well as get around the city for things to do. It is a reasonable price and definitely a better option to having a vehicle.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Upperclassman Dorms Are Worth It – Being in the middle of Boston, housing can be expensive but off-campus housing is through the roof. Living on campus as an upperclassman is definitely worth the cost. With brand new living quarters, spacious rooms, and wifi, I would definitely recommend sticking on campus. There are also wet-dorms for those students that are 21+ which means you dont even have to leave campus to have a good time.

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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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