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3 College Senior

Administration: Northeastern is strict in many areas to protect the students as we are in the city. Signing guests into your dorm is a hassle.

4 College Student

Administration: The administration all over campus is very helpful and pleasant to speak to.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The administration can be aggravating, but it really depends on which administration. The administration for my department is pretty cool, but the higher up administration can sometimes be full of...

College Sophomore

Administration: I don't think this really applies to the law school?

3 College Student

Administration: The RAs do their jobs but they're not out to get anyone. If you are breaking the rules and it's quite clear you will get in trouble. There is a new no smoking policy but it is not strictly enforced which is annoying because people still smoke on campus and it smells horrible.


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Northeastern is efficient at keeping students safe, which is certainly a good thing. In order to ensure safety, rules and regulations must be put into effect, and the University certainly doesn't mess around with its policies. Considering the fact that the campus is located in the middle of Boston, it's nice to feel secure and know that you are well protected by the University. 

RAs are usually not looking to get any students in trouble; however, most do take their job seriously, and if you're having a loud party in your room or get caught drinking underage, you will face consequences. With that being said, you will not have to worry about intrusions from RAs or Northeastern security, unless you are doing something wrong and being obvious about it. Mostly, all cases where students are punished by the school are completely warranted. The Boston Police Department usually has no patience for students from any school, and officers will shut down parties that are loud and cause disturbances to neighbors.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Downloading copyrighted materials
  • Drinking underage
  • Making too much noise in your dorm room
  • Urinating or being indecent in public
Visitation Policies
You are allowed to have up to three guests in your room, if you are living in on-campus residence halls. You must sign in your guests with the proctor at the front of your building each time you enter the residence hall. This kind of security protects students from strangers and intruders.

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 218 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 243 responses

  • 34% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 57% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 7% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 2% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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