College Junior 2011-03-16T01:45:18Z
Plenty of good restauraunts/burrito places/convenient stores right near campus where you can use "Dining Dollars" on your husky card to buy food (dont need to pay with cash).
College Junior 2011-03-16T01:43:26Z
Pretty Good – The food is pretty good considering its dining hall foods. Outtakes allows you to use your extra dining hall swipes at a takeout food place and it stays open late (not open on saturday however.)
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-16T01:36:31Z
90 dollar fine to pick up your car if you parked in the wrong spot.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-16T01:35:37Z
It is essential to have a fake or someone else's ID. There are rarely any house parties and if there are they get broken up or must be started during the day in order to avoid parties getting big and cops
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-16T01:30:03Z
State of the Art – All computer systems, labs, printing systems, and network reliability is exceptional. You are guaranteed access to the web and applications anywhere on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T22:32:20Z
Frustrating at Times – As a criminal justice major, there were certain courses I needed to complete prior to graduation. I was not the only one of my friends who had trouble fitting them into the rest of my curriculum. They would be listed in the course catalog as being offered during a certain semester and then when you would go to register for the class it wasn't offered. Quite frustrating.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T22:18:28Z
Pretty Diverse – I'd say Northeastern has a pretty diverse student body. There are clearly more white students than any other demographic, but the racial diversity is extremely apparent. Whether you be in a classroom, or co-op you'll see diversity.
College Junior 2011-03-15T21:37:27Z
Coop Offers Practical Learning Experience – Students learn from coop and also get paid. The practical experience really pushes students to see the world out of campus and benefits themselves in their career pathway.
College Junior 2011-03-15T21:34:32Z
So Much Snow – It snows a lot and school cancels classes according to the transportation not the severe of the weather.
College Senior 2011-03-15T20:32:16Z
So Far – There are great people here, but no parties. Unless you know someone who likes to throw down. Meet people early because it's cliquey. But even still, with a small group - it can be awesome. Being in the city is great, but is awesome if you're 21. I would choose it again because of location and academics, but the party scene is hardly there and the city can be expensive.
College Senior 2011-03-15T20:29:40Z
If you're in it, you love it. If not, you don't notice it and when you do you're annoyed by it. It's a small community, but it's growing. There are no greek housing options. I'm in greek life so I think it's great, you know people within greek life and you enjoy all of the benefits it provides.
College Senior 2011-03-15T20:27:09Z
The honors dorms are great but pretty expensive. Relative compared to prices of living near campus though in an apartment. From what I've heard other dorms have mice and aren't great. Freshman year you need to be in a dorm otherwise you won't get much of the social atmosphere. Upperclass dorms you really only talk to the people you live with. Moving in is so easy - they provide bins and compared to other schools its a breeze.
College Senior 2011-03-15T19:38:04Z
Its Boston? Its cold and it snows but thats what you should expect when you come to school in Boston. The summers are lovely however
College Senior 2011-03-15T19:35:59Z
No Body Really Cares – Hockey games are fun for most people but the majority of the sporting events have low attendence
College Senior 2011-03-15T19:35:31Z
Apartments are obviously easy to find in Boston however the rent is so expensive in any convenient places that it makes it hard to give a higher grade.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T19:22:29Z
The financial aid office is very unhelpful. They apply things incorrectly and we have to catch these things sometimes. They don't offer a lot of help and there's not a lot of aid offered, especially if you are middle class or above it seems. I didn't really like dealing with them at all.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T19:21:38Z
School Policies – Northeastern prides it self on its strict policies. You really can't get away with anything - not even living off campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T19:20:41Z
Public Transit & Library Shuttle – The only transportation is public transit - the subway, the bus, and taxis. And there is a shuttle the goes from the library to wherever - I've never taken it but those that do appreciate it. They say it should come more often. I've heard there's an NU service that will come get you - but I don't know if that's a rumor or what, I've never used it nor do I know anyone who has, but it'd be nice if that existed for emergencies.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T19:16:28Z
Campus Activities – There are many campus activities available to students at Northeastern University including Relay for Life, concerts, educational programs and speakers, fundraisers, etc. The problem is there is a great lack in student involvement and attendance at such events. Advertisements are around and word of mouth does its job, yet the spirit of students isn't great enough to drag them out of their dorms and to these events.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T19:16:01Z
The student center could be bigger, but that's my only complaint. The gym is very nice. The library is large and recently has made changes to accommodate student needs. Faculty helpfulness could be a little better in all facilities. The food selection in the Student Center is great, but the hours aren't.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T18:48:51Z
There but Not Seen – Drug and alcohol policy at Northeastern is extremely stict. If caught students will be reported. I have found that if you want to drink or use drugs there are opportunities but you have to go look for it. There is very little to no pressure for students to use drugs or alochol. There are always events each weekend held by Northeastern or in the city itself that do not involve drugs or alcohol
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T18:46:13Z
I never lived in a freshman dorm, but I can say that any of the "enhanced" living options are great, while older options are still fairly expensive and not the same quality. Although the newer dorms are really nice, they are overpriced and I would recommend moving off-campus when possible for even better housing often at a lower cost.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T18:45:47Z
Boston is one of the most incredible cities to live in, especially when 21+. There are numerous things to do, however, ID checks are very strict, so underage drinking is kept well under control. Most under 21 students go to parties held at off campus apartments, they are generally small and not too crazy because local police tend to be called pretty regularly, especially if its noisy. 21+ students tend to go to some apartment parties but mainly to local bars and clubs
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T18:43:11Z
Lots of Options! Northeastern has a ton of available options, either through Chartwells (dining services) or off campus restaurants. Husky dollars are accepted at so many places in the area, you can even go grocery shopping at Whole Foods with your $. All and all, I think it has a little of everything and provides a decent range of quality and value
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T18:40:43Z
Health & Safety:
I feel Northeastern is extermely safe, especially given the location in the middle of the city. I am comfortable walking alone when its dark outside on campus. However, it is still a large city and you have to be smart and alert to that fact at all times, however safe the campus security may be
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