Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T15:41:45Z
Boston Is Amazing – Nightlife is fantastic for those who are over 21. If you are younger, apartment/house parties are more likely for fun.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T15:38:51Z
Upperclass Options Are Great – There are lots of options for students but a lot are very expensive! Freshman dorms are typical but the upperclassman only West Village dorms are beautiful.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T14:11:38Z
Most People Get Some – Most people I know get some sort of financial aid. If they didn't, no one could afford to come here!
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T14:08:03Z
It's much cheaper to live off-campus. Some facilities much nicer than others
College Junior 2011-03-15T04:47:38Z
Go to Parties, Stay Away from Rise – Don't say I didn't warn you. The one 18+ club that's in the area, Rise, is really sketchy. Guys might not notice as much, but for girls - if you go be on your guard. A lot of older guys (thirties and forties) go there to try to hit on the underage college kids. If you can find a party, you're much better off doing that.
College Junior 2011-03-15T04:44:40Z
Pretty Good – There are two T stops on Northeastern's campus, and you can basically get anywhere in Boston by using them. Ruggles, or the Orange line stop, is kind of out of the way unless you live on that side of campus. The green line is right on Huntington Ave, so it's easily accessible, but the E train of the green line (the one that runs at the Northeastern stop) is not always the most reliable thing in the world. There's always taxis if you need them, and there's a lot of stuff within walking distance anyway.
College Junior 2011-03-15T04:41:47Z
A Lot of Fun – While our teams might not be the best in the country, sports are a lot of fun at Northeastern. There aren't as many hardcore fans as one would wish for for such a large school, but the ones who do support the teams go hard. Northeastern Athletics are a lot of fun, and even people who don't like sports should try to attend a game or two sometime in their career at the school.
College Junior 2011-03-15T04:39:38Z
There's so much to do in Boston! Even if you just want something within walking distance from campus, you have endless stuff open to you. If you like baseball, Fenway is maybe 10 minutes away. The MFA's basically on campus and the Isabella Stewart Gardner is not too far away. There's the Fens right near campus. The Boston Symphony Orchestra's nearby. The House of Blues is right there. Newbury Street has a TON of shopping. Basically, anything you want to do you can. And if something's not in walking distance, there are two T stops right on campus that can take you anywhere you need to go.
College Junior 2011-03-15T03:30:07Z
Greek life is small at Northeastern and does not affect the social atmosphere practically at all. There are fraternity parties on the weekends which many students attend, whether they are involved in Greek Life or not. I do think, though, that students involved in Greek Life only hang out with one another. Unfortunately there is no Greek housing at Northeastern.
College Junior 2011-03-15T03:22:51Z
Being a Marketing Student – The business program is fairly straightforward in regards to what classes you need to take. The workload is definitely stressful and time consuming but it's manageable. Professors are good and the job opportunities are great.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T03:10:48Z
Boston, Duh. We're right near tons of great places and since there are two T stops on campus, all of Boston's great dining is just a few minutes away.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T03:10:02Z
Good, Not as Good as They'd Have You Believe. Despite all the complaining, the food is very good here. IV isn't worth your time though, get stir fry at Stetson West instead.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T02:37:03Z
Housing Is Costly, on and Off Campus. The only way to really cut costs is to share rooms in apartments that are farther from campus. The freshman dorms are tiny in some buildings and huge in others, so it's kind of the sooner you get your deposit in the better. Landlords in the city overall are sub par and take advantage of you, you really have to fight to get your money's worth. On campus housing is pretty expensive so if you're going to stay in the summer and don't want to move around a lot, an off campus apartment is more convenient and can be equal in cost to on campus for a longer amount of time.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T02:34:05Z
The Gym and Student Center Are in Great Condition and Well Set up. The gym is crowded during dinner time until about 8:30 which can be a pain but the machines and weights are fairly new and the gym itself if kept in good condition. The student center is fine aside from the seats which arent the most comfortable. The biggest issue at Northeastern in any building is availability of outlets to charge electronics.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T02:31:45Z
Labs Available but Can Be Crowded During Breaks and Midterms/Finals – Computers are usually available in the library/computer lab but I would advise to bring your own. Internet is reliable and print quota is plenty for the semester and has become easier and less congested recently.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T01:33:51Z
Lots of International Students – There is a lot of diversity at Northeastern. I have a friend who is from Greece and my current roommate is from Germany. It is really cool to learn about how different life is in other countries.
College Junior 2011-03-15T01:23:51Z
Around but Not Noticable – At NU if you don't look for drugs, you most likely won't notice or see them. If anything kids are usually smoking, but drinking is much more popular.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T01:22:48Z
Very Helpful – Any time I have contacted my financial aid counselor they have been more than helpful in assisting me in what I need as well as notifying me of the scholarships available to me.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T01:20:29Z
City Life – Northeastern gives you the best of both worlds. Unlike BU, Northeastern's campus is relatively close together so you still get the "campusy" feel. Yet you are in the middle of Boston and have everything you need so close by. What more could you ask for?
College Junior 2011-03-15T01:19:25Z
Guys & Girls:
We Love to Party – Most guys and girls at NU love partying in the city, girls dress up night and day and guys tend to be well groomed, at least.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T01:16:22Z
Drinking Vs. Drugs – Drug use in entirely dependent on who you surround yourself with. Drinking is absolutely more popular and many people smoke, but there is limited hard core drug use... or at least it's well hidden.
College Senior 2011-03-15T01:15:10Z
Stressful but Fun: Work Hard, Play Hard – That pretty much sums it up. Northeastern is stressful, between classes and searching for co-op. There is a lot of fun to be had on the weekends though. There's never a dull moment (or sometimes a second of spare time) here.
College Junior 2011-03-15T01:13:47Z
Everyone's Different – Though the majority of student at NU are white, they often come from different countries around the world creating a diverse community rich in many beliefs and traditions.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T01:12:52Z
You'll Be Ready for the Real World – Northeastern is definitely a unique college experience, it gets you internships and lets you see the REAL world, not the college-bubble. Classes and professors are top notch, but the co-op experience gets you jobs after graduation and you'll have learned more valuable experiences than from a four year school with silly summer jobs in between the years.
Diverse student body too, there's something for everyone and easy to find people you'll befriend
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-15T01:12:25Z
Great Times – Can't complain one bit. Did a lot of fun things here and many unique experiences. Boston is a great setting for any college.
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