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2 College Student

Party Scene: Terrible House Parties – For those who are not form the States and are use to party, forget it. When you are underage the only choice are house parties, usually packed and sometimes when they are frats or big parties they make you pay at the entrance. People is too drunk and police always shows up

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: South End – Within walking distance from campus, you can find all kind of restaurants from spanish to french cuisine, including also bakeries and little cafes. The cost of the food varies depending on the location. There are great deals during restaurant week. Check out restaurant Toro, portions are big and with good quality.

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3 College Student

Scholarships: Could Have Been a Little Bit Better – Northeastern is a fairly expensive school and usually they give a decent amount of financial aid but I didn't receive the full amount that I needed. I received some academic scholarships but it would have been nice if they offered more scholarships that you could apply for. The financial aid office did relatively well meeting with me but i was not able to get all of the aid I needed

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4 College Student

Health & Safety: Nothing to Fear – I have always felt safe around Northeastern. There is 24 hour police protection and there are very few crimes that occur on campus. Even despite its location, there is nothing to fear regarding danger at Northeastern

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4 College Student

Local Area: Boston Is Wicked Cool – There are so many different things happening in Boston and there is really something for everyone. The amount of Boston and school pride is amazing and the people are really friendly as well. Whether you're looking to go to a professional sports game at Fenway or the Garden or if you just want to go to a party, you never have to travel far from Northeastern.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: The Perfect Blend of Big School With a Small School Feeling – I transferred to NU from a small liberal arts college and have not once regretted my decision. NU has an outstanding international affairs program so while I am not on campus I have been able to see amazing parts of the world. The campus is big enough to not know everyone but small enough to not feel lonely. The students come from different backgrounds making it an interesting dynamic. The location is perfect for college with a campus feel when you want and the ability to walk downtown in 10 minutes. I should get a stipend from NU for how often I recommend it to people looking at schools. It's a great place to get a degree.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I'm on the sailing team which is really fun and not too serious because it is a club sport. I do not attend many of the NU games but the facilities are amazing and when I go the games they are always fun.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Northeastern has four dining halls, with a wide variety in food from good old pizza and burgers, to Indina cuisine, sushi, and much more. We also have a number of local eateries which take 'Husky dollars'.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: New Buildings – Northeastern continues to build new buildings. The Marino gym, while completed in '95, is one of the best athletic facilities (four stories tall) I've ever seen. There has been new dining halls and dorms built every few years for the past decade. New one to come within a few years!

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4 College Freshman

Academics: The Coop Program – The co-op program at Northeastern is an excellent program. I would especially recommend this program for an engineering student. I am currently on my first co-op, and am working for an aerospace company near Boston. It has been a great opportunity to apply my technical knowledge and it has enhanced my desire to apply myself more once I'm back in the classroom.

2 College Student

Drug Safety: I'm Underage – I'm underage, so there is no alcohol consumption going on. However many of my friends do it and rarely get caught. I do not know much about the drug scene because I stay far away from it, though its not a big aspect of Northeastern.

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4 College Student

Diversity: There is always something to do on campus. There is a huge amount of diversity at Northeastern. That is one of the reasons why I decided to come here. There is no discrimination because there is no clear majority and that is a really awesome thing!

3 College Student

Technology: There are a lot of students at Northeastern. Therefore the computer labs are constantly crowded even at non-peak times. It's often a hassle just to simply print something; a task that should take 5 minutes takes a half hour.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Few and Far – There are very few scholarships that are offered. Looking outside of the University is a must.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Co-Op So Worth – No matter how much you have to pay to go here it'll all be worth it when you have your job lined up come graduation day.

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: So Many Hotties – Lots of guys around campus to look at though it can be challenging ever seeing them again

5 College Student

Campus Quality: The best thing for a student in university. It lets you see what you will be doing once you graduate and allows you to build a diverse resume without jumping from job to job once you graduate. It can be the deciding factor as to which direction you take within your major.

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3 College Student

Weather: It rains in Boston all of the time! We just put on a raincoat and rain boots and go to class. It does not affect anything too much. But, when it rains we do not go out because the parties normally get cancelled if it is pouring rain.

4 College Student

Party Scene: Better at the Surrounding Schools – Northeastern does not have many parties themselves. There are 2 frats that regularly have parties and a lot of clubs throw fundraising parties. Often, we go to MIT or BU to find a good frat party. The walk is not too bad, so the nightlife is pretty nice.

3 College Student

Athletics: Average Sports – Although the sports teams are not amazing, the tickets are always available to get. The hockey team has played at The Garden 3 times this year. The environment of a sports team is nice- it feel like a family because every body knows the cheers and everyone has fun at the games together.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not Really Existent – There aren't really very many frats and the ones that do exist are usually a long walk from the main campus. Frat parties often charge for girls to get in, which I find odd.

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5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Restaurants are everywhere. You can find any type that you want within walking distance or a short T-ride.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Lots to Do – Boston is a huge college town- always lots to do with people from other schools. Also, always concerts/shows happening.

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: Take the T! There are a couple lots where you can park starting Sophomore year as long as you buy a parking pass, but having a car on campus is unnecessary and expensive since you have the subway. The only time you would need a car is for your co-op job.

3 College Sophomore

Diversity: Global Experience on Campus – There are students from all states, countries and walks of life but sometimes we do have our fair share of snobs. You are bound to meet someone from any of the 50 states or any country around the world.

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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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