College Sophomore 2011-12-15T23:44:22Z
I Mean It's Boston – Boston is the ultimate college town, that being said pretty much any "scene" you want to find is available as well as cultural events and museums. People are generally friendly and like being here. Overall very good atmosphere here in Boston!
College Junior 2011-12-13T16:36:47Z
Variety of Lots, but Expensive – a very small minority of students have cars on campus, but there are quite a few different options for parking. Since its Boston, a car is pretty unnecessary
College Junior 2011-12-13T16:35:09Z
NUPD, while a necessary force on campus (Northeastern is close to some sketchy areas) usually has nothing better to do than bust kids for drinking and smoking. Punishments at Northeastern are very severe, for instance even through marijuana is decriminalized in MA and Boston cops don't care about it, if NUPD catches you, you're automatically on academic probation, and will be suspended next time you get in trouble for anything. Be smart, don't smoke in a freshman dorm room, you will be caught, and be smart about drinking as well
College Junior 2011-12-13T16:26:27Z
Much Better for Upperclassmen – Unless you live in international village, the swanky new dormitory/dining hall then as a freshman dorm life can be kind of crappy, with broken heaters and the like, but as an upperclassman your options get much better. the school leases properties in several apt buildings, and the upperclassmen dorms are all very nice
College Junior 2011-12-13T07:31:52Z
I did get a decent size scholarship and loans, but even with those it's not the cheapest school. Still, they are pretty good about helping the students if they can. Some of my friends are doing really well because of the financial aid and scholarships, and others don't care as much.
Personally, I just wish I could get more somehow.
College Junior 2011-12-13T07:26:35Z
Great Food, Great Variety. As a vegetarian, going to school here has been a breeze. There are so many options, with places to use meal swipes (International Village, Stetson East, & Rebecca's Cafe being my favorites) and other good on campus choices like Argo Tea, Starbucks and Boloco. The dining halls have pretty much anything you could ever want, and Rebecca's makes these phenomenal paninis with whatever you want. And Wollastons always has good snackage. For all the extra meal swipes, Outtakes isn't all that horrible either--I stock up on waters and honest teas constantly. It's been way easier to eat healthy here than it was back home.
College Junior 2011-12-12T04:19:06Z
Not Too Much on Campus – No frat houses, party scene is at clubs and bars. Freshmen dudes usually gotta find other schools to party.
College Junior 2011-12-12T04:18:20Z
Hockey and Basketball – Hockey games are always crazy. The Doghouse is the best student section in college hockey. Basketball is always exciting too. The CAA is competitive each year and we have some great young players on the team.
College Junior 2011-12-12T04:15:17Z
Boston Is Sick – If you can't find anything to do in this city, there's something wrong with you.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-10T05:40:02Z
So Many Students, So Little Room – The computer labs get really filled up about fifteen minutes before class on a daily basis. The printing situation is a little bit though. Having more computers would help the printing lines move faster, and get the students on time to their classes.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-10T05:38:10Z
Health & Safety:
Safety Is First – Northeastern Univeristy has their own police station. The NUPD are constantly strolling around campus making sure all regulations are being followed. The cruiseres are always on duty and avaliable for assistance for any student of faculty memeber at any time.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-10T05:36:33Z
Northeastern is a University located in the heart of Boston. The classes are challenging, however once the studying is done there is much to do aroun the city. My favorite part about the university is the amazing COOP program offered. It gives the students experience in the real world, and major networking connections.
College Junior 2011-12-08T22:10:46Z
Greek life is small but quickly growing at Northeastern. I'm a brother of a Fraternity on campus and I definitely recommend it. There are plenty of options as far as both sororities and fraternities, with new chapters being added every year. Some people complain that Greek life is just about the parties, but I would remind them that the Greek community organizes and contributes FAR more community service than other organizations on campus. It's obviously not for everyone, but for those unsure about it, I recommend Northeastern's Greek life simply because it's much more restrained than larger state schools.
College Junior 2011-12-08T22:06:58Z
You can easily print to the campus printers from your personal computer, and there are two enormous computer labs in Snell Library. Every student is allowed 400 free pages of printing per semester, far more than most will need. The labs get crowded during finals, but for most of the year it's very easy to find a spot. I personally hate studying in the library and find it unnecessary to work in the computer labs since I have my own computer.
The WiFi is pretty much campus-wide and very reliable. Most residence halls are not fully wireless yet besides IV.
College Sophomore 2011-12-06T16:13:50Z
Northeastern's financial aid will do their best to help you with paying for school, you just have to go in and see them. They have money to give away, you just have to be proactive about trying to get it.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-01T04:25:45Z
Guys & Girls:
You'll find lots of different types. The stereotypes, though, are girls who wear North Face jackets, skinny jeans or tights, and Uggs. Guys vary more - I hung out with a lot of computer-science guys, but there's also a lot of jocks, engineers, etc.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-01T04:23:52Z
GREAT but Pricey! The underclassmen dorms suck. The floors creak, the doors are warped - ugh. Upperclassmen dorms are better, but really, the price is ridiculous, regardless of what year you are. $5k per semester to share a room? It's craziness.
Recent Alumnus 2011-12-01T04:22:16Z
Awesome - Expensive, Though. Meals are great - I once had lobster, with huge chunks the size of my palm! It's nice that you can use your meal plans and flex dollars at local stores/restaurants, like Whole Foods. There's a great amount of variety, too: vegan, kosher, gluten-free.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-30T15:27:24Z
Great Co-Op Opportunities and Science Advisors – Plenty of choices for co-op. Also the preparation for co-op is mandatory which pushes the student to accomplish levels that they never knew they could accomplish. Advisors are helpful, kind, and very informative about ways to develop entrepreneurship, creating your own co-op opportunities and anything that will help you grow in the time of your education. This was the only thing that attracted me to Northeastern.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-30T15:24:01Z
Highly Involved in Athleticism – Students with yoga mats, training outfits, team outfits, sport club outfits, and are always heading or talking about athleticism in every sport possible during every time possible.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-30T15:20:46Z
Seclusion of International Students in an Undiversified Environment – There are very little diversity and mingling of different nationalities and races, due to grouping of races and nationalities with each other. This is repelling to many international students, as well as students interested in learning from different cultures of their campus fellows.
College Sophomore 2011-11-27T19:32:19Z
Co-Ops Getting Paid! We have to do co-op so the internship network is amazing.
College Sophomore 2011-11-27T19:29:07Z
Husky Pride – Everyone wears their awessome husky shirts and are very into the team. especially the hockey team
College Sophomore 2011-11-27T02:38:31Z
Admissions Help – Getting into your desired program is relatively simple, switching between unrelated majors is a little tricky but not impossible.
Northeastern looks at your track record throughout highschool as a major indicator for admissions. If you did well, took the more difficult classes, and participated in groups or activities you'll be fine. Northeastern is just looking for dedicated workers and innovative people. Good ACT/SAT scores don't hurt either. If you haven't had the best scores/grades than use your personal essay as a way to show the administrators you're willing to work hard to make up for it.
College Sophomore 2011-11-27T02:31:07Z
Good Help – Financial aid is garunteed for the top 20 or 25% of all applicants (anywhere from $8,000-20,000)and workstudy is a good way to make money to go toward school bills
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