College Senior 2012-07-10T20:46:37Z
Not the Best – Parking is available, but it is also super expensive to have a parking pass. The one positive is that the registrar will give any student a parking discount at the garages where the student only has to pay $10 for 24 hours. This only works if the student gets a slip from the registrar (and this is a little known tip). Otherwise the parking exists, but is rather expensive.
College Senior 2012-07-10T20:38:39Z
Better When You're Older – The night life is more difficult to come by as a freshman or sophomore. Less students know upperclassmen with off campus apartments who throw parties and the frats aren't that great. The night life is a whole lot better after you turn 21, but also a whole lot more expensive.
College Senior 2012-07-10T20:35:49Z
The emphasis on experiential learning is greatly beneficial. I feel that Northeastern has definitely put me one step a head of my friends at liberal arts colleges when it comes to finding jobs and internships.
College Senior 2012-07-10T20:33:32Z
Campus Life – Most of the facilities are new and up to par, but some, such as the TV Studio, are very outdated. Campus events are plentiful but are not advertised very well.
College Senior 2012-07-10T18:14:49Z
Scorching hot in summer, brutally cold and windy in the winter. It's kind of a problem when you need so much clothing and shoes to accommodate for both extreme weather conditions. Air conditioning and heat are a necessity. But the changing of the seasons is nice
College Senior 2012-07-10T18:08:16Z
Bus, Subway, Walking.. Everything's Accessible – There are two subway lines that run into campus, and multiple local bus routes around as well. Anything in the greater boston area is easy to get to - not to mention the commuter rail is close by too. The only reason I did not give an A+ is because the cost of using public transportation just increased.
College Junior 2012-07-10T16:14:54Z
Above Average – The popular sport around NU is hockey. A lot of people go to the games if it's against BU or BC, however the hockey team isn't the greatest.
College Junior 2012-07-10T16:12:15Z
Over 21 Fun – It's easier to get into parties if you know people. However, if you want to do something in the city, it's best if you're over 21 and that's when you can go to bars and clubs. There isn't much to do in the city if you're under 21.
College Senior 2012-07-10T15:41:03Z
I Love International Business – My program has gone above and beyond my expectations. With the ability to travel abroad and the individual help from academic and co-op counselors, I have found they have met all my needs from the second I began school.
College Senior 2012-07-10T15:30:01Z
Easy to Get Everywhere – With multiple T-stops right on campus, getting around the city is a breeze. The T goes everywhere and with the commuter rail it is easy to get to even neighboring states. Students rely on the T to get to co-op jobs as well as get around the city for things to do. It is a reasonable price and definitely a better option to having a vehicle.
College Senior 2012-07-10T15:25:49Z
Upperclassman Dorms Are Worth It – Being in the middle of Boston, housing can be expensive but off-campus housing is through the roof. Living on campus as an upperclassman is definitely worth the cost. With brand new living quarters, spacious rooms, and wifi, I would definitely recommend sticking on campus. There are also wet-dorms for those students that are 21+ which means you dont even have to leave campus to have a good time.
College Sophomore 2012-07-06T21:37:32Z
Guys & Girls:
Everyone Is Very Attractive – So, I would say about 70% of the students here are at least decent looking, with about 40% complete bombshells. I have no idea why this is. Maybe it's because the campus is so pretty that it makes everyone look good too? As it is, I've started to take better care of my appearance so I can compete with all these lookers! :D
College Senior 2012-07-06T16:50:56Z
Four Seasons! New Englanders love to complain about the weather, year-round, but I love the distinctness of the seasons here. Summer can get hot, winter can get brutally cold, but it's all part of the experience. At Northeastern, underground tunnels make it easy to get to class when you can't bear the thought of braving the elements. The facilities department is excellent about snow removal whenever a storm comes along, and when it's nice in Boston, it's REALLY nice. I can't complain!
College Senior 2012-07-06T16:46:34Z
Very Helpful Programs – Everyone comes to Northeastern for the co-op program, and that's a perfectly wise decision, because it's a good one. Like anything else, you get out of it what you put into it. I've found that my experience in the Linguistics program here has been very fruitful, with wonderful advisors helping me take advantage of great opportunities. Another point to recommend NU by: the Dialogue program. It's a mini-study abroad, much more approachable than a full semester abroad, and extremely affordable. Overall, it's been better here than I even expected - and that's saying something.
College Senior 2012-07-06T16:21:40Z
Northeastern has a ton of options for dining on campus, and its location in Boston gives it plenty of nearby off-campus exploratory value too. I find the dining halls themselves to be a little pricey since I'm an off-campus student, but there are plenty of reasonable options for me too.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-03T00:43:40Z
Boston Housing – The bottom line is that the housing is in BOSTON. This is one of the most expensive places to live in the country. There is a wide variety of apartments, sure, but you'll be paying a ton for something small and in questionable shape. The plus is that there are lots of choices and they are close to both the school and the public transport. But be prepared to pay a lot.
Recent Alumnus 2012-07-03T00:36:33Z
Very Diverse – This is a diverse campus in a diverse city. A typical class has people from multiple countries, religious affiliations and orientations. It feels pretty natural. I haven't encountered any conflict around it.
College Senior 2012-06-27T21:25:41Z
If you live in New England you know about the diverse weather patterns. Northeastern is no different. Just be prepared. If the skys look overcast bring an umbrella. Life at Northeastern is effected too much by the weather. Even if we get snow it doesn't matter. They keep the sidewalks clear, and you may even see a student making a snow angel.
College Senior 2012-06-27T21:18:07Z
Guys & Girls:
The crew here at Northeastern University are very diverse. There are so many people from every race and ethnicity here that you get the best of the world on one campus. There are of course people with established friendships and likeness. Called the "norm". You have people who are athletic and nerdy, and then you have the "pretty" people. I like the geeky ones who walk around with their books in their face, or you see them sitting on the curbing studying. Yep,this school has it all, any taste any size.
College Senior 2012-06-27T21:09:16Z
This school has its own train station. What else can be said?
There is access to the subway through the green line located in the front of the school, where you can also get a cab from. Inside of the school is a train station where you can get many bus lines, the subway (orange line) and the commuter rail, where you can travel to any part of the state , right from this station.
College Junior 2012-06-27T20:15:08Z
The food is okay. There are three dining halls, but it's basically the same no matter where you go. My biggest problem is there's never enough seating in the DH's which makes going during peak hours (6-9pm) pretty much impossible for me. I usually end up eating dinner around 5pm every night.
College Junior 2012-06-27T20:11:08Z
There Are Different Dorm Areas – When you're a freshman it's nice to live where all the other freshman live, so living in the Stetsons, Speare or on Huntington is good because you're in the "freshman area". There are many other freshman dorms but they are spread out and some can be pretty far from main campus.
College Sophomore 2012-06-23T23:59:14Z
What I love most about New England weather is that you get all four seasons to their full extent. Personally, I love snow, and a good thunder storm, and you can find both at Northeastern during the Winter and Spring. During the Fall the leaves turn colors and it's beautiful. Spring and Fall are the most medium temperatures, some people find Winter too cold, but Summer can get pretty hot too. But go anywhere else and there's moments it can be too hot or too cold. I like Boston because you get a chance to have both, and most days are neither, a gorgeous sunny comfortable. Also, because it's close to the ocean, most of the storms aren't as bad as they would be inland.
College Sophomore 2012-06-23T23:54:30Z
Major City Gets You Anywhere – It's Boston, and as with any major city, there's tons of public transportation. Northeastern has four T (Boston subway) stops in or on the perimeter of campus, and quite a few bus stops. The airport is a short T ride away, as are North and South stations, which are huge hubs for Amtrack, Greyhound, and Peter Pan. There is a commuter rail stop right on campus in Ruggles, and many more close by. Plus, Boston is extremely walkable, so even just staying in the city, it's easy to get around for cheap.
Recent Alumnus 2012-06-19T11:21:38Z
IV is the newest dining all at Northeastern and also one of the best. There are all differnt kinds of options as well as a lot of seating. It is a great place to go to study and just take a break during the day.
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