College Sophomore 2011-03-21T16:02:18Z
Older Is Better – There is not much to do on weekdays for night life. On weekends there are a few frat parties but they get capped pretty fast. There are some apartment parties but everyone knows about the same parties so they also fill up fast. There are a lot of options if you are over 21 because we are in the city and there are tons of bars and clubs.
College Sophomore 2011-03-21T15:58:19Z
You Can Do as Well as the Effort Put in – A lot of classes are very large, so it is important to keep up with material and email or visit the professor when questions arise. There are also T.A's for larger classes so use them as a resource as well. The curriculum is tough but doable. I believe I am definitely getting my money's worth from this education. Registration is pretty simple, it is done online, and priority goes by amount of credits. There is no problem getting into core classes and electives are normally pretty easy as well.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-21T02:24:37Z
Campus Is in Such a Great Location – Northeastern is mere minutes walking distance from Fenway Park, the shopping on Newbury, the bars on Boylston, and downtown Boston.
College Senior 2011-03-20T21:57:58Z
It's perfect if you love all the seasons, but be ready for very random weather
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T02:55:35Z
We Aren't BU or BC, but We Ain't No Emerson Either – Our hockey team isn't bad. That's our main sport and they have some pretty great games. Basketball isn't bad either. They aren't Duke, but they're have some okay seasons here and there. The campus does have great facilities though. Marino is amazing, but does get crowded at times during the day.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T02:51:22Z
Freshman Dorms Are the Usual, but Upperclassman Are So Much Better – If you get into regular freshman dorms, well it's the usual tiny rooms with communal showers. Honors freshman though, that's another story. Brand new dorms with private bathrooms in the newest dorm on campus. Upperclassman dorms are amazing. West Village is everything you want from a dorm. Great living spaces that are completely decked out with great views of campus, large kitchens and good sized living rooms.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T02:47:32Z
There Are Plenty of Places to Eat Off-Campus – You might have to walk around, but you're bound to find something you like. My go-to places are Qdoba, Au Bon Pain, and Panera. They have a little of everything and many places deliver.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T02:36:14Z
They Think They Own the Campus, They Do, but They Don't – So Greek life on campus to me is a bit frustrating. I have a bunch of friends who are greek, but it doesn't really amount to anything. There are no houses (Boston law states that sorority houses are brothels) so parties are at people's apartments and they aren't the greatest things in the world. To see if you'd like them, place huge speakers in your closet, set the volume to the loudest, grab a few friends, go inside, and close the door. Try moving around, try getting out. Not that fun right? The other thing is that the Greeks think they own the campus. I mean they sort of do, but not really. I mean they get most of the programming money and have a lot of events, but you by no means have to be a Greek to fit in.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T02:31:12Z
Rates Are High and Landlords Are Evil – It's hard to find a decent place off campus. Don't get me wrong, places exist, but unless you like having to pay an arm and a leg for a bedroom the size of a closet and a landlord the devil himself would fear, stay on campus. A lot of people go onto Mission Hill, "cheap" in comparison to campus, but it's not the safest neighborhood in the area.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-20T02:26:59Z
Great, but Still Lots of Room for Improvement – The new printer system isn't bad, it's just really slow. The "quick print" is the slowest computer and printing system I have seen in the last 5 years. Info commons isn't bad, just annoying when people are watching they're tv shows on it and students need to do their homework. There should be another computer lab on campus since there are so many more students on campus. Also, put more printing stations around campus. I think that is reasonable with the new system. The internet connection is great. This really is a wired campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-19T20:37:55Z
Winters are long, cold, and blustery, but stick around for the summer semester and there's plenty of sun. It's not tropical by any means, so you may want to update your wardrobe if you're not from a northern climate.
College Junior 2011-03-18T04:40:51Z
B Careful – Northeastern police is always around. RAs control every night on the weekend for noise or alcohol. Severe punishment from the first time. B quiet if u want to drink, keep it down or just don't do it!
College Junior 2011-03-18T04:37:38Z
Terrible House Parties – For those who are not form the States and are use to party, forget it. When you are underage the only choice are house parties, usually packed and sometimes when they are frats or big parties they make you pay at the entrance. People is too drunk and police always shows up
College Junior 2011-03-18T04:34:27Z
South End – Within walking distance from campus, you can find all kind of restaurants from spanish to french cuisine, including also bakeries and little cafes. The cost of the food varies depending on the location. There are great deals during restaurant week. Check out restaurant Toro, portions are big and with good quality.
College Junior 2011-03-17T21:53:13Z
Could Have Been a Little Bit Better – Northeastern is a fairly expensive school and usually they give a decent amount of financial aid but I didn't receive the full amount that I needed. I received some academic scholarships but it would have been nice if they offered more scholarships that you could apply for. The financial aid office did relatively well meeting with me but i was not able to get all of the aid I needed
College Junior 2011-03-17T21:45:55Z
Health & Safety:
Nothing to Fear – I have always felt safe around Northeastern. There is 24 hour police protection and there are very few crimes that occur on campus. Even despite its location, there is nothing to fear regarding danger at Northeastern
College Junior 2011-03-17T21:43:57Z
Boston Is Wicked Cool – There are so many different things happening in Boston and there is really something for everyone. The amount of Boston and school pride is amazing and the people are really friendly as well. Whether you're looking to go to a professional sports game at Fenway or the Garden or if you just want to go to a party, you never have to travel far from Northeastern.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-17T21:32:40Z
The Perfect Blend of Big School With a Small School Feeling – I transferred to NU from a small liberal arts college and have not once regretted my decision. NU has an outstanding international affairs program so while I am not on campus I have been able to see amazing parts of the world. The campus is big enough to not know everyone but small enough to not feel lonely. The students come from different backgrounds making it an interesting dynamic. The location is perfect for college with a campus feel when you want and the ability to walk downtown in 10 minutes. I should get a stipend from NU for how often I recommend it to people looking at schools. It's a great place to get a degree.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-17T21:28:14Z
I'm on the sailing team which is really fun and not too serious because it is a club sport. I do not attend many of the NU games but the facilities are amazing and when I go the games they are always fun.
College Senior 2011-03-17T21:25:16Z
Northeastern has four dining halls, with a wide variety in food from good old pizza and burgers, to Indina cuisine, sushi, and much more. We also have a number of local eateries which take 'Husky dollars'.
College Senior 2011-03-17T21:23:00Z
New Buildings – Northeastern continues to build new buildings. The Marino gym, while completed in '95, is one of the best athletic facilities (four stories tall) I've ever seen. There has been new dining halls and dorms built every few years for the past decade. New one to come within a few years!
College Senior 2011-03-17T21:20:40Z
The Coop Program – The co-op program at Northeastern is an excellent program. I would especially recommend this program for an engineering student. I am currently on my first co-op, and am working for an aerospace company near Boston. It has been a great opportunity to apply my technical knowledge and it has enhanced my desire to apply myself more once I'm back in the classroom.
College Junior 2011-03-17T20:11:46Z
I'm Underage – I'm underage, so there is no alcohol consumption going on. However many of my friends do it and rarely get caught. I do not know much about the drug scene because I stay far away from it, though its not a big aspect of Northeastern.
College Junior 2011-03-17T20:10:03Z
There is always something to do on campus. There is a huge amount of diversity at Northeastern. That is one of the reasons why I decided to come here. There is no discrimination because there is no clear majority and that is a really awesome thing!
College Junior 2011-03-17T20:06:53Z
There are a lot of students at Northeastern. Therefore the computer labs are constantly crowded even at non-peak times. It's often a hassle just to simply print something; a task that should take 5 minutes takes a half hour.
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