Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:59:34Z
They Meet All Your Needs – Never had a major problem doing whatever I needed almost anywhere in campus. Some are a little slow but those are exceptions.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:58:54Z
Don't bring a car. Boston is a walking city, and Northeastern's location is awesome. If it's cold or you're tired, the MBTA will take you anywhere you want in Boston. Its cheap, fairly quick, and all students use it. If you plan on having a car for co-op, you can buy spaces. Other than that, parking can be a pain, but as long as you learn the meter locations you'll be fine.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:58:24Z
Above Average but So It Tuition. Ends up evening out the heavy tuitions costs making it compatible to other tier 1 schools but nothing that impressive.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:57:08Z
Co-Op Is the Main Reason to Go Here – If you do co-op you will graduate with massive working knowledge of the industry your in that most people don't have until midcareer. They also pay extremely well for a non college grad. If your a guy and your not in a fraternity you'll only have half as much fun. Being in Greek makes finding parties and meeting people ridiculously easy.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:55:13Z
Separated, Frat Boy and Valley Girl Stereotypes – Greek life feels pretty separate from independent life. At other schools, frats/sororities host bigger, better parties. This is not the case at Northeastern. They do participate formally in many charity/campus events, but informally on weekend nights they're no more fun than random apartments or bars.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:54:12Z
Expensive but Soooo Good – Eat at Cappy's for cheap and tasty pizza! Most of the food here is of average city quality but once you start eating a nicer dating places the quality goes through the roof. Everything is fairly expensive but thats what you get for living in the city. Food here is a cultural fusion if you want it or just a great steak sub.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:49:36Z
The T – T closes at 2 on weekends and taxis are everywhere all this time. You can also walk to many places of interest. You pretty much good no matter what.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:48:37Z
Forget What You Know – Imagine completely non-stereo typical Greeks living together in a house and having the best time of their lives. That what you get here. We party like other Greek life but the majority of Greeks here are really nice, interesting and atypical Greeks who are career-focused. The whole no frat having a house is the biggest lie on campus. Officially no fraternity does but in reality a third of the fraternity is all living in the same house. Greeks here care about the school and contribute in so many ways. You'll see Greek sponsored events and community service all the time.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:46:45Z
Health & Safety:
Urban, Stay Alert. I've Never Felt Threatened – Boston is a city. Like in any city, you have to stay alert, not wander into dangerous neighborhoods alone or at night, etc. That being said, the campus itself is extremely safe, and even the surrounding neighborhoods are safe and patrolled by the police department regularly.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:42:35Z
Work Hard, Play Hard – Not the most relaxing campus but that can be a good thing. Party life is crazy and academics it a challenge. Job connections, great professors and the co-op program will give you the industry knowledge of a mid career worker on graduation day.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:40:18Z
Don't Get Caught – Its hard to get into trouble here but sometimes you'll just get a bad RA or run into the wrong university police officer. It hard to get caught but if you do there's a small chance you could get into some nasty trouble. Boston police could not care if they tried their hardest. They have real crime to deal with and will just tell everyone to leave the party or you to put out your blunt.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:29:57Z
There a bunch of 18+ clubs and countless apartment and frat house parties. It may take a little while to know were to look but everybody knows where to be on a weekend night by the end of their first semester. That being said its Boston so infinite options for the 21+ crowd. Bars, clubs, restaurants, ect your set. Your wallets will be the only unhappy ones.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:28:02Z
Welcome to Boston – parking sucks. and the student parking prices are inflated.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:24:35Z
Health & Safety:
Safe If Your Smart – There are parts south of campus and in the Fenway that are not safe at night and like every city there are parts that are never safe. That being said Northeastern has a little personal army of police and security that are always watching for suspicious activity and manage only to interfere with your festivities as often as most campus police. Listen to the CamPo warnings about where not to go at night and make safe decisions. This is the city but campus itself is a safety bubble.
College Junior 2011-03-14T16:13:47Z
Don't Dominate – Greek life is only about 10% of students on campus. Greek life definitely makes a presence on campus through events and programming. There is no Greek housing campus. Greek life in no way dominates campus.
College Junior 2011-03-14T16:06:06Z
Very Good – The Marino athletic center is very nice and well equipped. The student center is a great resource and good place for meetings, to do work, or just hang out.
College Junior 2011-03-14T16:04:34Z
Northeastern is located in the center of Boston. There are a myriad of events, attractions, and shopping all over the city and near campus. It's a great place to go to school!
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:01:29Z
The weather is great 7/12 months of the year. However, the winter months are COLD.
There are underground tunnells connecting most of the major academic buildings, which allows for comfortable class changes durring the academic day.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T16:00:15Z
Centrally located in the heart of Boston, Northeastern is easily accessable by public transportation. With two T (subway) stops on campus and multiple bus stops, Northeastern students find it easy to get around Boston.
However, when driving, students are advised to arm themselves with a GPS and an extra hour of travel time. Boston streets are old and follow no distinct patterns. Traffic can be heavy and parking is often limited.
Cabs are expensive.
Boston is known as the "hub of the universe," and this designation can be largely attributed to the City's logan airport. Northeastern students can count on relatively cheap flights in an out of a major airport, especially in the warmer months.
College Junior 2011-03-14T15:51:37Z
Freshman dorms are small, as expected, but great for getting to know people. Upperclassman housing is better and they have kitchens.
College Junior 2011-03-14T15:49:05Z
Very Good – I came to Northeastern because of the co-op program which offers a lot of work experience. You get a year and a half of experience in your field and a degree within 5 years. The academics are good and the professors are very nice and helpful, as well as knowledgeable. I have yet to find someone who doesn't love it here!
College Junior 2011-03-14T15:27:36Z
Good Selection – There is a decent selection of places to eat within walking distance
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T14:32:23Z
Especially for someone who is unsure of what kind of career path they want to follow, Northeastern offers a variety of majors and career opportunities. It is also really easy to change your major if you're not happy with your classes.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T14:20:59Z
Many Options – There are a lot of different places to eat around campus. The student center offers many popular options and satisfies a wide variety of food preferences.
Recent Alumnus 2011-03-14T14:17:55Z
Infocommons Can Get Crowded During Finals. There are many computers at various locations across campus. The main computer labs are in InfoCommons in the library with the print stations. You can get WiFi anywhere on campus so it is a lot easier to have your own computer so you don't have to wait in line or sign into the computers if you're running out of time.
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