College Sophomore 2011-11-27T02:27:08Z
Pretty Social – While there aren't any parties on the Northeastern campus (believe me, you don't want to) there are a lot around campus. I mean, it's Boston, so if you can't find something to do on a Friday/Saturday night than you just aren't trying!
Clubs are pretty much all 21 and up and if you're a guy, good luck getting into any NU or MIT frat party (BU frats get busted a lot too). But there are still plenty of options for places to go, along with the non-party scene for those who just aren't into that.
College Sophomore 2011-11-23T04:31:12Z
It is only fall, and already it is bitingly cold outside.
College Sophomore 2011-11-23T04:30:27Z
Drugs are there and if you want them can be found. If you do not want them, you may be offered them in which case you just say no.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-19T14:01:04Z
Nova Life – Overall expetience is good classes are very expensive and that can make the atmosphere stressful at time
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-19T13:57:58Z
Nova is a very diverse campus so there no particular distinction between ethnic background. We all participate in all activites.
Recent Alumnus 2011-11-19T13:56:16Z
Nova Nitelife – I am an older student with a family and do not participate in school night life. The younger students seem to haveee a lot of fun though.
College Senior 2011-11-16T18:54:51Z
Workload is manageable, and challenging enough. Jobs are pretty much guaranteed after graduation.
College Senior 2011-11-16T18:53:51Z
Available, but Not Out of Control – Pretty normal. Fortunately some of the harder drugs are not around very much. Mostly alcohol and marijuana.
College Senior 2011-11-16T18:52:52Z
Lots of diverse people on campus, but international students tend to find common ground with each other as opposed to those from more local areas (understandably).
College Senior 2011-11-16T18:48:42Z
Don't Bring a Car – You can pay for parking in lots around campus, but its expensive. Street parking is hard to come by during the day too. Not worth it to have a car, but its not needed anyway.
College Senior 2011-11-16T18:41:21Z
Thats the benefit of being in a city. There is food everywhere and you can always find new and interesting places to go.
College Senior 2011-11-16T18:40:13Z
Food on campus is always available, but the dining halls are mediocre. Lots of places that are not school owned are good though.
College Senior 2011-11-15T19:12:02Z
Safe and Strict – I constantly see in the Northeatern's newspaper about people being reported to school officials for underage drinking and drugs. I am assuming things are handled.
College Senior 2011-11-15T19:06:05Z
Eh, I Have Seen Better. Unfortunately, my only experience on campus was in the YMCA. It was awful and campus housing does not want to accommodate you.
College Sophomore 2011-11-14T08:42:35Z
The nightlife here is alright. Alcohol is pretty easy to get if you're underage, and off-campus house parties can be hard to get to but pretty easy to find. Unfortunately most of the city is closed to underage kids at night -- you need to be 21 to do everything from karaoke to clubs to music venues. It is a city though, so you can usually find something to do most nights of the week.
College Sophomore 2011-11-14T08:36:32Z
Health & Safety:
In Between – Northeastern's located in a city, so you always have to be careful, especially at night. Muggings aren't unheard of but not really commonplace as long as you stay away from the Fens and don't wander around at night. Things get stolen on campus if you leave them unattended, but nothing too crazy. I haven't seen campus security in action for anything other than reporting drunk kids.
College Senior 2011-11-09T11:10:36Z
You get to experience the four seasons completely. Winters can be a bit brutal and the summers are extremely hot, but its something I enjoy. Snowstorms can end up in two or three snow days without classes which are always good. Boston does a good job of cleaning up the snow and salting the streets so walking to class is fairly easy.
College Senior 2011-11-09T11:05:29Z
Best city for a college student. It is a college town filled with young vibrant international students. Boston is a very safe and beautiful city full of activities for all types of people. Boston Commons and Newbury Street are a must visit.
College Junior 2011-11-05T15:28:07Z
The facilities at Penn State are really good. There are different gyms on campus for basketball, volleyball, and weightlifting-all that the YMCA has to offer-and then some. The student union (the HUB) was newly renovated a few years ago and is very modern. There are fast food joints, places to study, convention rooms, an art gallery, and a record-breaking fish tank. It's a very popular hangout.
College Junior 2011-10-13T03:26:05Z
I do not drive but I know my friends always have no luck finding parking
College Junior 2011-10-13T03:24:13Z
From a Commuter's Perspective – For those of us who do not live on campus and has less than an hour to eat lunch, our best bet is the Curry Student Center that has Wendys, D'Angelos, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut. The most "healthiest" option is D'Angelos
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-12T18:03:07Z
Co-Ops Are Key! Co-op is an amazing opportunity at Northeastern. It provides students with real world experience in their majors, which is extremely helpful when searching for a job after college. The connections students make while on co-op are also very helpful after graduation. The campus as a whole is very accepting, and since the students all have different situations in terms of their past present and future educational track, it is easy to find people to get along with and you never feel like an outsider.
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-12T17:57:52Z
Upperclass Dorms Are Nice and Convienient, but Expensive – The upperclassmen dorms are fairly new and offer an apartment type style of living, with both single and double bedroom options. They are very convienient because they are right on campus, but much more expensive than renting an apartment on mission hill or a nearby area of boston.
College Junior 2011-10-12T01:39:14Z
The International Affairs program at NEU is great! The vibrant and diverse faculty prove to be extremely learned. The university offers ample opportunity for all students to explore the world and get real world experience before they finish their degree. Many professors have amazing connects and very broad knowledge of the all aspects of IA. It's wonderful!
College Junior 2011-10-12T01:32:57Z
Small but Mighty – Northeastern is a tiny campus but so cute and picturesque it is hard not to fall in love with it. Newly renovated dorms and fairly new buildings across campus make it a great place to live and learn. And the best part? It is smack dab in the middle of Boston, one of the most vibrant American cities!
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