Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T18:47:55Z
Brand new Macs in the library on campus. All the newest software. Fast and easy to use. PCs are up to date as well I believe, but slightly slower to use. Printing can be unreliable, but the new remote printing system where you can print from anywhere and swipe your card when you're ready to print has eased up a lot of waiting issues. The labs get pretty crowded, and during exam periods it can be a wait for a computer, but overall you can usually find one if you need it.
College Senior 2011-03-14T18:15:49Z
Good for Visitors – The dining halls are good and have continuously gotten better. However, like most college kids, after a certain point eating at the dining hall becomes too repetitive and boring. Everyone who visits enjoys the food and vast choices. Since most upper-class dorms (after freshman year) include a kitchen, it is easier to switch to a Profiler meal plan, so you do not have meals that go to waste during the week.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T18:05:37Z
The school handles rules fairly appropriately. If you mess up, you are punished. They are not too unreasonable and I don't know of any cases where punishment was completely unwarranted.
College Junior 2011-03-14T18:05:07Z
House Parties Are Great but You Gotta Know Someone, Bars Are Where Its at – For those 21 and up or with a really good fake ID, Bars and Clubs are where to be. Northeastern has awesome bars and clubs in the area. For those who dont have access to bars there are plenty of house and apartment parties in the area but you better get hooked up. Usually those in greek life have brothers or sisters who throw parties at there apartments and have awesome nightlife. Transportation is always easy, train till 1 am, cabs 24/7
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T18:03:33Z
This is a big school that feels very small. Students are constantly outside and walking around, and you see familiar faces everywhere you go. Lots to do on and off campus.
College Junior 2011-03-14T18:00:46Z
Health & Safety:
Northeastern is located around a pretty poor and crime filled area but the Northeastern campus itsself is extremely safe and the surrounding area is actually getting much safer. A lot of police sirens and ambulance sirens throughout campus but I feel safe walking around.
College Junior 2011-03-14T17:58:39Z
Gym Is Decent, Library Is Awesome, Campus Activities Fantastic – The facilities at Northeastern are awesome. The gym has two huge floors with an indoor track and three basketball courts, which is very convenient. The library has four floor with different volume tolerance for each floor. It's huge so theres a lot of room for kids to do their work. Campus activities are always exciting and everyone gets involved just by walking through campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:57:16Z
The Coop Program – Northeastern has a coop program which is so incredible career wise. I have so many experiences at amazing hospitals that nursing majors at other schools would dream to have. It allows students to make connections at top companies. If the students do a good job, it is likely that they will get a job offer after graduation, and if not at a previous coop, the experience puts them far above graduates from other schools.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:54:22Z
How Large the School Feels – I definitely enjoy that the school is decently big so I can walk around and not know too many people. It is nice knowing that not everyone knows exactly what is going on in my relationships and life. I do feel that there are so many people coming and going at all times that sometimes it is hard to have a consistent group of people around
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:51:39Z
Caught Hosting a Loud Party – The campus police can become extremely strict if you are caught hosting a party off or on campus. Any sign of underage drinking in a loud party form are usually written up and then you would have to present in from of the board.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:40:18Z
Not Recomended – The University is taking sweeping measure that will help incoming students keep a car but right now its such a hassle and wicked expensive. You won't need one because everything is accessible by the T and we have two stops on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:38:34Z
Mixed Bag – Plenty of overpriced apartments and plenty that are in not so safe areas. Be careful with your search and get as close to campus as possible. Overall almost everyone is pleased with their living experience.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:36:53Z
The business college is great and most programs in the arts and sciences are highly respected. Your first employer will be pleased and your workload will still leave you with plenty of fun time.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:35:37Z
You Can Get Anything but Most People Don't – As a non drug user I could still get hard drugs with one phone call. Its really easy to get access to whatever you need. That being said most people here prefer drinking far more and most drug users stick to weed. Lots of ecstasy and molly in the club scene and neighborhoods in Boston are known for selling oxy and coke. Student culture looks down on hard drug use.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:32:18Z
Variety of great food that is only a little over priced. Millions of great pizza places and fine dining that is internationally renowned. Check out Harvard square some time.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:30:40Z
Its bearable and completely worth it to live in Boston but it gets cold and it gets crappy for too long during the winter.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:29:46Z
Our hockey team is worth going to see every time and most people do. That being said this is the one thing our competitors beat us at. They have many other good teams. Intermurals are great and cub teams train and play hard. Rugby and crew are basically frats the way they party but take competition and training seriously.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:27:05Z
Hard but Very Doable – The workload will make you wish you were on co-op, but when you are on co-op you blow your employers away with your knowledge. Easy classes exist in every major but take a little digging to find.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:15:50Z
Avoid White – Housing changes every year but most dorm culture is great. Freshmen housing is okay, but upper classmen housing is superb.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:14:45Z
Modern and Clean – Everything is high tech and everything is well maintained.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:14:04Z
Learn to love the Red Sox and tell the difference between friendly insulting and abuse of a stranger and actual confrontation. People will be really nice to you out of the blue unless your driving. Driving you learn profane insults you didn't think existed. Boston is chalked full of history and areas with different feels. Enough variety to suit everyones needs. St. Patties day is the best in Southie.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:10:51Z
Guys & Girls:
Mixed Bag but You Will Find What Your Looking for – Plenty of cute girls here looking to meet guys. Not as many hot ones but enough that parties are never boring.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:09:28Z
It's the Biggest Pain in the Neck, but You'll Get There – My expenses are completely covered by scholarship and other financial aid so I was on a first name basis with my counselor by the first week of my freshman year. They such at communicating. They never tell me if I'm missing a form or if I've been selected for federal verification or anything, they just put a block on my aid. They also never respond to emails or call so you always have to go in. I have been told straight up a few times that they have no idea about simple things. Then once they "forgot" to allocate my work study award, then told me that although I had been awarded work study, there was no money left for me. What?! I've always gotten my money in the end, but it's been SUCH a difficult process every semester.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:09:13Z
White and Asain – There are many different kinds of people here and MANY, MANY foreign students. That being said almost everyone here is either asian or white. You'll see the occasional black or latino student but this is far less common. Economic background is snobby upper middle class and they have no idea how snobby and rich they are. That being said they are really nice people who are going to have to work some day. You will meet a good amount of people from a modest background. There are plenty of gay students but we're no Emerson. Political leanings aim left but people here are open to discussion and I have met a good deal of conservatives. If your religious get ready to feel like a minority. One of the least religious campuses in the country. Acceptance is high but I've seen people get crap for being even closeted religious. Most students here will stand up for you regardless of race or creed.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T17:01:00Z
Work Hard, Play Hard – If you want to smoke pot, it's not exactly difficult, but overall I would say there's not a huge drug scene. There's a lot of drinking and partying, but there are definitely people who don't, and there's lots of other stuff to do if you don't want to party. I feel like people here and extremely career driven and during the week they'll work really hard, but when the weekend comes, they play hard too.
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