College Junior 2012-11-20T18:17:15Z
Depends on which side of campus you live on. If you live in Roxbury area, it can be dangerous and there is a frequent amount of violence from the neighborhoods behind. None that has affected the students that live there, so a lot of students still live there. Huntington Avenue side of campus is pretty safe, has a better living environment and closer to the nice gym, newbury street, boylston, and the shopping areas.
College Junior 2012-11-20T18:14:02Z
Macs on macs on macs. There are plenty of macs and PC in the library. In the labs there are Macs. And new to the library on the second floor are monitors and monitors of Macs that can rotate and do fancy things. A little overbearing, but if you want computers, you got them.
College Junior 2012-11-20T18:11:01Z
Boston is a great city to be in, especially if you're over 21. There are bars everywhere, you can bar crawl every night if you'd like. Clubs are every where and they are always fun and full of college kids. Underage night life is great if you know where to go and if you know people. Transportation is not a problem, there are taxis everywhere if not give them a call, or use the Train/bus or walk. Everything is close by.
College Junior 2012-11-20T18:02:50Z
Hockey is great at Northeastern, not the best team out there, but definitely a lot of school spirit at the games.They recently just beat Boston College, which is one of the good hockey schools. so go NU! Basketball is getting more popular, Lacrosse and Soccer too.
College Sophomore 2012-11-19T16:35:09Z
I love International Affairs and I know it is the right major for myself. The classes are interesting and AP HISTORY CREDITS ARE IMPORTANT. They help a lot and will give you lots of credit entering into your later years for extra electives.
College Sophomore 2012-11-19T16:26:10Z
Nightlife for those over 21. Otherwise there are plenty of college kids around who will be hosting parties.
College Junior 2012-11-19T02:12:17Z
The co-op program at my university is what sets it apart from others. You gain real professional experience in the field you are studying. You are not an unpaid intern getting coffee, you are a real, paid and important employe.
College Sophomore 2012-11-18T22:52:00Z
Housing here can be a bit tricky but it always works out for the students. You have so many options on where you can live based on your preference. Freshmen dorms are divided into categories and that allows you to meet people that have the same interest as you as well as others.
College Sophomore 2012-11-18T22:49:30Z
Campus life is great! There is so much to do around here and so many clubs and organizations to join. Recently, our student center was renovated and it looks fantastic! It offers many dining options and a lot of sitting place where you can spend some time with your friends in between classes or to just sit and grab a bite.
College Sophomore 2012-11-18T22:39:49Z
The environment, and the programs that they offer truly sets this school apart from others. I beleive that having the Co-Op program and all the different advisors to help us with our choices is a great attribute to being in this institution.
College Sophomore 2012-11-18T22:34:19Z
There is a lot of variety around the campus. I doubt there is anything that you would like to eat that you cannot find around here!
College Junior 2012-11-14T21:43:03Z
A little strict. You must have ID to get anywhere. Like every other college, you must be very careful with your behavior because it will affect you.
College Junior 2012-11-14T21:39:22Z
Guys & Girls:
I really don't pay attention to those kinds of things. But everyone good looking in their own way.
College Junior 2012-11-14T21:36:18Z
Health & Safety:
The envorinment is safe and there alot of people who are always there to help. It's good.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-13T20:40:28Z
Parking is ok. Freshmen can't have a car, so it's a moot point for you guys. But for upperclassmen and commuters (like me), it's really not too bad. A parking pass for the semester costs upwards of $400, or you can spring $80 for a ten-pack of parking coupons for the garage. Do the math, figure out what's most cost effective. Luckily, there's almost ALWAYS an available parking space somewhere.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-13T20:38:17Z
Health & Safety:
I feel very safe on this campus. There's always "blue light phones" that you can call if you want an escort, there are very few dark shadows, and most residences are only a short distance from the main campus. Still, use common sense - this IS a city, and it has it's dangers. Just be smart.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-13T20:33:32Z
Boston MBTA system is kind of iffy - the slightest bit of bad weather, and it'll run late, or be stuffed full and you'll never find a seat. It's not the worst transportation, but if the weather's not bad, just walk instead.
College Senior 2012-11-12T15:18:48Z
It's really inconvenient that Northeastern only guarantees 3 out of 5 years of housing. Northeastern does host a website where students can post if they need a room or have a room available. It's not the greatest system, especially if you are at home for the summer (away from Massachusetts) and need to look for a place to stay for the upcoming semester. Also, Boston is crazy expensive.
College Senior 2012-11-12T15:15:11Z
The curriculum for a Human Services and International Affairs dual major is excellent. The major focuses on global humanitarian action and my required classes reflect that. I've gotten an education on international law, the relationship between countries and even philosophical problems some countries have with one another. There are a lot of co-ops / internships that cater to both Human Services and International Affairs majors. The advisors for both programs are great, as well.
College Senior 2012-11-12T15:08:14Z
There's a decent mix of people on campus. If you really want to find people with a common ethnicity, then there are culture clubs. I have been the only Black person in most of my classes, but that can be caused by a lot of things. It might be that there aren't a lot of African Americans with a Human Services and International Affairs dual major. Who knows? Regardless, I always feel respected in classes and on campus.
As for the economic background, I feel that a lot of students are from upper middle class or just plain wealthy families. I have to admit that sometimes it's a little overwhelming to be around privileged students when I'm barely making rent and struggling to pay the tuition.
I'd say that most students on campus are pretty liberal about religion and sexual orientation. I think Northeastern has made a great effort to make students of the GBLT community feel welcome / comfortable. The college honchos are starting to use gender neutral pronouns on applications.
For political beliefs - I think students are very passionate about their beliefs. I think there is an expectation for young students to be liberal in their views. On a scale of 1-10, I'd say political tolerance is a 7.
College Senior 2012-11-12T01:56:17Z
I was very impressed with all of my professors at NU. They were dedicated and incredibly knowledgable in their respective fields.
Registration is a piece of cake, curriculum is excellent.
College Senior 2012-11-12T01:46:59Z
The amount was good, especially for undergrad, but dealing with the financial aid people was and continues (in grad school) to be a freaking nightmare. It is the number one thing I would change about the school.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-06T11:01:07Z
NU has many facilities driven towards student life. The student center is being remodeled (or was...I'm on co-op right now so I haven't seen it). There are multiple gyms that offer tons of classes and group fitness. The library is 4 floors, with 2 quiet floors and various study rooms around; it also has Info Commons with computers for use and printers. There's also a TON of student organizations you can join - Greek life is popular, along with groups for any interest like learning languages, improving campus, etc.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-06T10:55:07Z
Certainly no need for a car in the city. Public transportation options are abundant. Ruggles has dozens of buses going through, as well as the Orange subway line. The Green E line is right in the front/center of campus, and other Green lines are only a short walk away. It's very easy to get to the airport and train/bus stations. Cost is typical for a city - but a monthly pass (if you will get enough use out of it) is relatively inexpensive.
Recent Alumnus 2012-11-06T10:52:41Z
I don't qualify for financial aid, but I did receive a merit scholarship. I was given a moderately generous amount, but the issue I have is that there are no adjustments. What I mean by this is: every year when tuition rises, my scholarship helps less and less. I think that merit scholarships should be adjustable so that they increase proportional to the tuition increase.
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