College Junior 2012-10-05T06:57:15Z
I love the program I am involved in. The advisers and teachers do so much to make sure you are involved, and it makes such a difference when staying up extra late to study for those midterms.
College Senior 2012-10-03T22:42:49Z
Northeastern just made it mandatory for freshman and sophomores to live on campus making competition for the best housing more intense. It is a lottery based system. The good thing is that with coop, students are constantly coming and going to housing is always freeing up!
College Senior 2012-10-03T22:40:47Z
New England weather can be somewhat unpredictable but Northeastern has underground tunnels which makes travelling in unpleasant weather easier and drier.
College Senior 2012-10-03T22:39:28Z
Northeastern students have a running joke called the "Northeastern Shuffle" that sends us from one adviser to the next-no one seems to be the one who can help. Most processes are lengthy and students have to be on top of their own agenda.
College Senior 2012-10-03T22:32:57Z
Hockey is the biggest sport at this school and is attended by most students but only for big games on Friday or Saturday nights. Only the men's games are attended for the most part
College Freshman 2012-10-03T02:09:22Z
Health & Safety:
You're living in a major city, so it's important to keep that in mind. That said, violent crime can be largely avoided if you're smart about what you do, where you do it, and when you do it. Don't go running through the Fens alone at night. Common sense. Most of the crime here is theft, though. People stealing bikes, people stealing laptops, people stealing iPhones. Not dangerous, but if you want to keep your stuff, put a U lock on your bike, don't leave your laptop unattended at the library, don't wave your smart phone around if you're in a bad area (or, like, at all). Again, common sense. These are things anyone in any city should be mindful of.
College Freshman 2012-10-03T01:51:54Z
I got the financial aid I needed, but I did so by making an in-person appointment. They made me an initial decent-sized offer, but my personal situation required more, so I sat down with my financial aid officer and explained that I would need a better scholarship offer to attend. After speaking with him, I was offered a much larger financial aid package. I have to emphasize that this is a large school; no one's going to hold your hand, so if you want something, take the initiative. It often works out in your favor!
College Freshman 2012-10-03T01:43:53Z
The traditional dining halls are okay as far as dining halls go. Not great, not a lot of variety, but it's edible. Luckily, we also have Uburger, Popeye's, Taco Bell, Kigo (good Asian food), Rebecca's, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Subway, Outtakes, and more. You can find good food. And if you want something different, you've got all of Boston to choose from.
College Freshman 2012-10-03T01:37:59Z
Most people walk or bike everywhere. It's a pretty compact campus. Some people skateboard. Getting off campus is easy once you learn how to use the T. We have our own stop on the green line on Huntington Ave. and you can take the orange line, as well as buses and commuter rail trains, at Ruggles.
College Freshman 2012-10-03T01:35:13Z
Northeastern's location is incredible, and it's the best of both worlds in that we have a real centralized campus that blends seamlessly with a major city. You'll see trees and skyscrapers in equal measure. Boston is an amazing place to be as a student; there's rich history, a ton of music & arts venues, lots of coffee shops and book stores, a great bar scene, good shopping, a myriad of career opportunities, and dozens of other universities in the area, which means lots of opportunities to meet people. It's big-city possibilities with old-world charm. I wouldn't want to be anywhere else as an undergrad.
College Freshman 2012-10-03T01:25:00Z
Northeastern is very diverse and accepting, which is a huge plus in my opinion. You'll meet people of every race, ethnicity, religion, and economic background. There's a huge amount of international students here as well. It's a melting pot, and I love it for that.
College Junior 2012-09-30T22:33:31Z
NU has the co-op program. You get set up in jobs out in the "real world" and learn what it's like to be in the field you're studying and you get paid for it!
College Junior 2012-09-30T22:31:23Z
NU Police Department is very good about drugs and alcohol. They also have a student run group that helps students when they make bad decisions.
College Junior 2012-09-30T22:29:23Z
Everything is clean and up to date. NU takes great pride in it's facilities. They have a lot of new equipment with huge televisions. The libraries are really well organized and have a new media center on the second floor. The commons and quads are beautiful and well kept.
College Sophomore 2012-09-28T20:18:03Z
School is very good easy to get around wounderful enviroment and stuff i love it so fare. plus free food :)
College Sophomore 2012-09-28T20:13:06Z
I take the chicago public transport which is easily accepable becuase trains and buses pass every 15 minutes most of the time.
College Sophomore 2012-09-28T20:11:15Z
I havnt recived any fincial assitance but the school did cut off alot of my fees to help me attend the school.
College Sophomore 2012-09-28T20:08:07Z
There are strict and enforce the law , they keep on task and make sure to help you with you issues in school . they make me feel safe because there on the job everytime. There friendly tot alk to and very helpfull.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-26T14:31:31Z
There is a lot available to students...unless you are a film or music industry student. The studio classroom hasn't had a software update since 1988, and there is only one music studio on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-26T14:29:30Z
I did pretty much whatever I wanted to do, there were always loopholes.
College Senior 2012-09-25T01:07:09Z
Certain Freshman housing may appear to be small but is a great way to meet new people and easily make friends.
College Senior 2012-09-25T01:05:52Z
Boston has unlimited nightlife opportunity if you're 21. But for those of us who aren't, Mission Hill parties are perfectly acceptable, messy places to rage.
College Senior 2012-09-19T02:02:51Z
Health & Safety:
The school is pretty safe, despite being on the edge of a bad neighborhood. The police are really present and I feel comfortable as a girl to walk around alone around campus.
College Senior 2012-09-19T02:00:33Z
Campus police are pretty strict. However, they will bust easily and let off easily as well...they usually do a good job giving second chances.
College Sophomore 2012-09-17T21:07:11Z
There are a few chapters of Greek life at Northeastern, but there is hardly a presence. They don't have houses, so there is no Greek row. There's less than 10% participation. If you're looking for a school whose social life does not revolve around Greek life, this is a great place for you. If you want to feel like a part of that kind of group, they're around and they host events on campus, but the time constraints aren't as prevalent as they would be at a school with bigger Greek life.
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