College Senior 2011-07-08T17:24:27Z
The computers at Northeastern are of high quality PC's. In the library there are many computers available and all are connected to the printers. In the class rooms, there are some Macintosh computers that are used for presentations. Wifi is available all over the campus and easy to gain access to. The library is great because they have a quick print area, where you can use a computer for 5 minutes to print documents quickly.
College Senior 2011-07-08T17:19:47Z
The Communication major at Northeastern is a gem in the college world. The teachers are all dedicated to delivering knowledge to each and every student in the classes. By far the best part of the program would be the Co-op opportunities that are present. The program helps every student get a position in any field they are looking to go into too. The opportunities that are created help the students get a job immediately after graduating from Northeastern.
College Junior 2011-07-08T15:01:45Z
Boston Is Cold. Boston is freezing. During the winter it seems as if every one is hibernating. When spring finally comes around and we have one sunny day, it seems as though EVERYBODY is outside and the campus is really hopping and wonderful. But the winters are really cold and long. They are really good at snow removal, so there aren't many snow days, but you definitely need a very warm coat.
College Junior 2011-07-08T14:54:32Z
Dorms: the Good, the Bad, the Ugly – Living on campus at northeastern is really a breeze. For the most part, on campus housing is extremely nice, though may sometimes be a little small, but is all extremely close to campus. For freshman, they even have movers who unpack your car on the first day and help you bring all of your stuff into your dorm. As a freshman, living in International Village is probably the nicest, but you do not really get the "freshman feel" because it is located on the other side of campus. On campus housing can be expensive, but you have to remember you are in Boston, and living off campus is just as expensive as well. The lottery system after your freshman year is quiet annoying, and sometimes leaves you to not be living where you would like but no matter where you end up, even if its not with your friends, you know you'll be somewhere that is relatively nice.
College Junior 2011-07-08T14:47:58Z
Northeastern University offers a huge assortment of classes, whether its requirements for your major or classes you would like to take on the side, you can always find something fun to study. Depending on your major your work load will vary significantly, but through the years I have never had a teacher who I disliked, and they are always willing to help and are always around. The registration process can sometimes be tedious, but you can usually get into the majority of classes you would like to enroll in and if not you can always email the professor.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-06T18:23:30Z
Being a speech major is not easy by any means but the professors are amazing and if you truly love the area you'll do a great job. It is always interesting. The only downside is that it is a very small major full of girls that aren't very diverse.
Recent Alumnus 2011-07-06T18:21:16Z
Great Atmosphere! Northeastern is right in the middle of Boston which is great! It is easliy accessible and close to a lot of great attractions. Boston is a college city filled with young people so its never hard to find something fun to do.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-08T15:33:04Z
Cost Is Good – Cost is relatively cheap for food stuff, books as usual are a bit expensive. Some stores could stay open a bit longer.
Recent Alumnus 2011-06-08T15:31:45Z
Guys & Girls:
A lot of different types of guys and girls from all different parts of the world. Very diverse.
College Senior 2011-06-03T16:20:01Z
Good Luck – like with on campus housing- you can pay a bunch of money and live in a decent place nearby, or you can live on mission hill, which is about 13948625983 miles away from campus. landlords tend to screw students who don't know any better
College Senior 2011-06-03T16:18:42Z
you can pay a TON of money and live in INV, or west village, but anywhere else looks pretty ghetto. the elevators break down, the sinks/toilets/showers are all rusty, and if you ask me, the price for cheaper housing is still pretty unreasonable.
College Senior 2011-06-03T16:17:27Z
Actually Pretty Decent – for engineers, the computer labs are freezing but the computers are generally functional and they maintain a quiet atmosphere. one of the few things i enjoyed at this school
College Senior 2011-06-03T16:16:41Z
the price of tuition is JACKED, so if it seems like you're getting a fat scholarship, remember to look at your overall cost of tuition. i learned soon after getting there that pretty much every single student gets the same 15K scholarship, so don't think youre special. any other aid is pretty much out of the question.
College Senior 2011-06-03T16:15:38Z
no. dont even try it. if you've ever been to a party before, prepare to be disappointed. if you've never been to a real party, then i guess you can't get hurt by this experience.
College Senior 2011-06-03T16:14:58Z
Guys & Girls:
Wowww UGLY – people here fall into three categories- unattractive, generic, or foreign. the foreign kids are pretty attractive in general, but good luck getting one to talk to you. all girls look the same and all guys dress like douchebags.
College Senior 2011-06-03T16:12:15Z
jokes. they don't even have houses. 110% pointless.
College Senior 2011-06-03T16:11:41Z
Not Very – there are mostly spoiled while new-englanders, a bunch of indians from new jersey, and various international students, but they NEVER intermix. international students keep with others from their respective country or region, and although there are no "challenges" or "acceptance" issues, the school seems very segregated.
College Senior 2011-06-03T16:09:10Z
dear god. i'm from the southwest and i knew to expect "cold cold cold", but NO ONE told me how UGLY UGLY UGLY this place is eleven months out of the year. if you aren't used to god-awful weather, don't go here
College Senior 2011-06-03T16:05:49Z
Around Town – if you want to go to a decent restaurant, it's expensive. if you want to go to a cheap restaurant, well, it's cheap. the VAST majority of students never stray outside the dining hall, except perhaps to go to "Rebecca's Cafe", an on campus hall where the food isn't very good, the service isn't very good, it seems overly expensive, and the atmosphere is like a nightmare.
College Senior 2011-06-03T16:03:09Z
The "Honors Program" – feels like a scam. i was told the honors program was difficult to get into, and that i would be in more challenging courses, as well as extra advising for honors students. the honors program turned out to be a complete joke- not only is it extremely easy to get into, (for rich kids), our so-called "honors classes" were completely pointless- honors sections did the exact same work as the other sections. only real difference is, you pay MORE for housing.
College Junior 2011-06-01T22:30:35Z
School Spirit – The school spirit, or Husky Pride, as we call it is unbelievable! From hockey games, to school sponsored events, the students are exuberant and enthusiastic about showing off their school and participating. Even just walking about campus, you can see almost everyone is Northeastern attire. Go Huskies!!
College Junior 2011-06-01T21:34:49Z
Use Common Sense – Overall, Northeastern is pretty strict when it comes to alcohol, drugs, and violence. Depending on who your RA's (resident assistants) are, you can either get away with a lot or nothing at all. But it all comes down to common sense. If you're at a dorm party and a ton of people are drunk and crazy and loud....it's probably a good idea to leave. As for off campus parties, Boston Police rarely get involved because they have better things to do. NU police, however, don't so they'll break up loud parties. The majority of the time they just tell everyone to leave and don't check IDs. If, by chance, you get caught doing something stupid, you'll probably have to report to OSCCR and there will be a hearing to determine the punishment. They try to scare you with all of this "expulsion" crap at orientation, but it's really not that strict.
College Junior 2011-06-01T21:25:57Z
Lots of Selection – Northeastern has three main dining halls: IV (international village), Stetson East, and Stetson West. Stetson East had it's own vegan and gluten free section. The dining halls all have options that accommodate almost any individual. Freshmen are required to start with 15 meals per week until second semester where they can either raise it to 19 meals or lower it to 10. Northeastern also has Outtakes which is located between Stetson East and West where you can use meals and get "take-out" food using a point system. Overall, the campus food just continues to get better and better. Northeastern is very open to student input and tries hard to implement the advice recieved.
College Junior 2011-06-01T21:16:14Z
Health & Safety:
Completely Safe – Northeastern is quite the safe-haven considering the fact that it is surrounded by some of the sketchier areas of Boston. You'll see plenty of students walking around campus at all hours of the night, so whether you're walking back from a late library date or from a friend's dorm, you'll always feel safe.
College Junior 2011-05-29T03:12:55Z
Resource Haven – Northeastern being such a large school definitely has it advantages. Whenever I have had a question, whether about my schedule or a health-related issue, I have been able to find someone to help me out in a timely and efficient manner. The website has all the phone numbers you may need, and if you need more immediate help you could always ask a professor or a peer. You have to be ambitious, proactive and independent to appreciate all that Northeastern has to offer, but once you do, it seems like there are endless possibilities and opportunities.
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