College Student 2013-01-29T21:39:17Z
Boston is great, but everything closes so early. There is always a ton to do during the day, but until you are 21, nightlife is limited.
College Student 2013-01-29T21:37:54Z
Drug scene is mostly smoking. Alcohol is more prevelant. No more than any other school, I'd say.
College Sophomore 2013-01-28T17:27:36Z
Health & Safety:
There is a great health center if you need it. The administration works hard to keep everyone healthy. They send out alerts if there is some sort of flu or cold outbreak, and remind students to wash hands, get flu shots (which are free!), etc. Campus is pretty safe. Police are accessible if you need them, but not overly in your face. NU is a pretty lenient campus about alcohol and drugs, too.
College Sophomore 2013-01-28T17:17:12Z
There are SO many people of different races, religions, languages, beliefs, etc.... its incredible. It can get a little annoying, though. The asians and indians travel in packs (generally..), and the arabs usually do not care about school, grades, or accomplishing anything in life in general. EVERYONE is extremely rich, too. There are some truly nice, down-to-earth people, and there are equally some mean, spoiled, snobby, lazy people. You can surround yourself with whomever you choose. NU is what you make it, and its very diverse.
College Freshman 2013-01-26T18:36:08Z
Greek life isn't very good. The houses aren't a lot of fun, and it isn't a big part of student life. Sorority girls can't live together.
College Freshman 2013-01-26T18:34:44Z
The co-op is very unique to Northeastern, and they put a big emphasis on study abroad for either a semester, or a summer program. The big thing that sets our school apart is that there isn't a whole lot of team spirit.
College Freshman 2013-01-26T18:31:57Z
Student life is very abundant. However, there seems to be more of a focus on getting a career, than there is on getting to know new people. There are a lot of cliques because our school doesn't have a lot of team functions. There is a lot of stuff to do around Boston, but Northeastern does not give you the classic college feel.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-23T17:52:52Z
There is a lot to do, but some things can be expensive. If you are under 21 there is significantly less to do in terms of things for going out. People on campus are generally friendly and Boston is very welcoming of students in general.
Recent Alumnus 2013-01-23T17:51:34Z
There are a ton of restaurants, a lot of variety, and many of them are cheap and have great student discounts.
College Junior 2013-01-18T04:42:34Z
I came to Northeastern for the Nurse Anesthesia Program due to the fact that it had been ranked 25 out of about 100 schools in the United States.
College Junior 2013-01-18T04:38:56Z
I am a graduate student in the Nurse Anesthesia Program and am impressed with the curriculum.
College Sophomore 2013-01-17T07:11:48Z
The T is very convenient with the Green Line on Huntington and Orange Line in Ruggles, both on campus. Taxis and buses are also options.
College Sophomore 2013-01-17T07:04:37Z
As a communications major, I found myself quite unhappy in my program and did not find any one of my courses either interesting or challenging.
College Sophomore 2013-01-16T22:08:24Z
Health & Safety:
It is very reassuring to know that the Boston Police are around, however due to its urban setting there have been incidents of students being robbed or mugged. Most of these are because the students were walking alone at night, so you just have to be smart.
College Sophomore 2013-01-16T22:06:12Z
With the Boston Police around, many parties are broken up if they get too rowdy. Also if you are someone who does not want to participate in that kind of scene, there are plenty of other things to do because again you will be right in the middle of Boston.
College Sophomore 2013-01-16T22:03:50Z
The freshmen dorms aren't anything special, but they are so close to classes and also the gym which is really convenient. Also, the dorms are walking distance from the Prudential Center, Newbury Street, and a train ride away from the North End so it really is in an excellent location.
College Junior 2013-01-16T21:04:27Z
It's New England, there's different weather every 5 minutes. I've gone here for 3 years and we've only had classes canceled due to snow once. Just this morning there was over 3 inches of snow and we still had classes. Invest in a good jacket and nice boots.
College Junior 2013-01-16T21:03:10Z
The school tries to get students excited for the games with free tshirts and the like, but honestly, other than hockey, very few people care about sports. Our school spirit is definitely lacking.
College Junior 2013-01-16T20:58:22Z
Guys & Girls:
I'm a gay dude, and to be honest, NU has some of the most attractive guys I've seen. But with Emerson, BU, and a plethora of art schools around, you really won't have trouble finding a fellow gay to rub up on.
College Junior 2013-01-16T20:55:55Z
You can get semester long parking passes for one of NU's 3 lots. Due to co-op, it can be hard to find a spot sometimes, but you can usually find something somewhere. They also have garages where you can get 10 24 hour parking passes for $80, so worst comes to worst, that's an option. It is in Boston though, so you probably don't want to drive to class.
College Senior 2013-01-15T18:04:06Z
It is a commuter campus so the university tries to have interesteing events to accommodate the students' schedules.
College Senior 2013-01-15T18:02:55Z
The bus stop is two blocks away from the campus it is easily acccessible and it operates frequently.
College Junior 2013-01-14T02:29:32Z
I'm currently a Biology and Math major. The courses offered really help in my understanding and I feel it will really help me find a coop. The workload is a lot if you want to do well. The professors are usually really good -- good communication, telling you what they want out of you, etc.
Most of the courses for science majors have a ton of people. It is only when you get more specialized that you have smaller classes. Even courses like genetics (200 students), biochemistry, and ecology have large amounts of people
College Junior 2013-01-14T02:24:14Z
I lucked out freshmen year. I got an apartment which included a kitchen, living room, and a bathroom. Most of the freshmen dorms are on one side of the campus and the upperclassmen are on the other side.
The cost is expensive.
College Freshman 2013-01-13T02:05:01Z
They are fantastic - there are so many, and it is usually very easy to change, if you so desire.
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