College Senior 2010-12-24T19:45:23Z
Greek life isn't huge here, but the people that are in them really enjoy it and are tight-knit.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-24T00:57:09Z
Fun and Great Education – The city is great and the atmosphere around campus is a lot of fun.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-24T00:55:09Z
Surrounded by the City – Lots of options around campus due to the city atmosphere. Price is pretty reasonable and a lot of places around campus take the campus money.
College Senior 2010-12-23T03:48:22Z
Lots of White Students – It's a private school in the northeast so it's typical that its predominately white. There is little diversity, however there are homosexual students around, who have no difficulty finding acceptance.
College Senior 2010-12-23T03:45:25Z
Big Variety – You can pretty much find whatever you are looking for, there are apartments that are basically on campus, and there are apartments that are out in Mission Hill that are farther but may be cheaper and nicer. Pretty much you will find what you are looking for.
College Senior 2010-12-23T03:44:23Z
Snell Library has a very large computer lab that has both PCs and Apples. They also have a QuickPrint station which you can use for up to 10 minutes to print things and they recently came out with Remote Printing, so you can print from your own computer to library printers. They also give you a print quota of 400 pages every semester. WiFI is easy to set up in your dorm and is available most places on campus. If you have any issues you can go to ResNet for assistance with internet or your own computer.
College Senior 2010-12-23T03:42:09Z
It's Rough – It's a very expensive school and if you need financial aid it is going to be an uphill battle
College Senior 2010-12-23T03:39:14Z
Pretty much the only way to park on campus is to get a pass for one of the campus garages which is insanely expensive. You really don't need a car at all anymore it would be much more of a nuisance than anything.
College Senior 2010-12-23T03:38:16Z
A huge variety of things to do, there are bars and clubs that are easy for underage students to get into and there are always apartment parties to go to, a lot of times the guys will have to pay though. You only ever need public transportation if you're going to Roxbury or Mission Hill
College Junior 2010-12-22T06:44:07Z
Very Good – Most of the facilities at Northeastern are relatively new or have been recently renovated. The Curry Student Center is great with couches and tables for studying, meeting rooms, pool room, and a food court with the only Taco Bell in Boston and much more. The library is open 24 hours a week, all four floors. There are plenty of computers to print materials and there is a huge selection of books. As for the library facility, it is in great condition--I'm constantly there, studying! The Marino Center gym and Squashbusters gym are both wonderful! Overall, Northeastern has a beautiful campus in the heart of Boston!
College Junior 2010-12-22T06:38:34Z
I've received a fair amount of scholarships and financial aid from Northeastern. The process can be confusing for college students, but the advisors are very helpful and are very accessible.
College Junior 2010-12-22T06:32:56Z
Existent but Definitely Not a Sports Oriented School! Sports isn't the big thing at Northeastern for sure. The football team got cut last year.. But hockey is the biggest sport at Northeastern. It's definitely fun to go out to games with friends and the beanpot is pretty exciting too. But if you're looking for a school with a big sports life, this isn't the place to be!
College Junior 2010-12-21T16:44:49Z
The scholarships are decent, nothing exceptional but nothing awful.
College Junior 2010-12-21T16:44:10Z
There are two train lines that go through Northeastern: Ruggles and the Green Line. There is also the bus system.
College Junior 2010-12-21T16:42:29Z
Punishments Are Reasonable – The strictness is reasonable. You have to do something really stupid to get in trouble.
College Senior 2010-12-16T17:59:22Z
Co-op is definitely amazing. The dialouges of civilization and all the other international opportunities are unmatched. Being in the middle of Boston gives tons of opportunities for everything. Cultural scene is great.
College Senior 2010-12-16T17:54:30Z
Food is nothing special. A decent variety though. Non-dining hall options are plenty around campus however. Most places will take your husky card. Highly suggest a ten meal plan for freshmen.
College Senior 2010-12-16T09:28:43Z
Health & Safety:
Very Safe Campus – I always feel very safe on campus. Although the NUPD are very friendly and generally stay out of your way, however they have enough of a presence to make you feel that they are watching out for your safety.
College Senior 2010-12-16T09:24:05Z
Interesting Classes and Great Professors – I'm a psychology major, and so far I have loved all of the classes and professors I have taken for psych so far.
College Senior 2010-12-16T09:21:27Z
Cold and Windy – Weather has been hard to adjust to coming from Texas. I don't think I would mind the cold if it wasn't so windy.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-16T02:52:45Z
There's Something for Everyone – Let's just be real here... Northeastern is a huge school. With over 20,000 students on campus there is a group, a place and a thing for everyone's tastes. If you like drinking yourself silly at frat-like parties every weekend, then there's a group of people for you that do that. If you like smoking yourself into oblivion on a couch, there's a community of people you can find to do that. If you like raging, rolling, rocking or any and all forms of going crazy... you'll find Northeastern will have any thing you need. If you don't dig that, then there are plenty of people on your side too.. no matter what you like to do, you'll find a group of people who like to do the same things as you. So go have fun doing your thing kids :)
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-16T02:35:09Z
Guys & Girls:
Handsome Men – Northeastern has plenty of beautiful people for everyone. Just smile and look around... enjoy the scenery.
College Senior 2010-12-16T01:14:49Z
It's Here, but Only If You Want It – Everyone has access to alcohol and weed if they choose, but many students choose not to. Parties are available, but the real ragers are all off campus (RA's are pretty strict about that). Small parties are on campus all the time, no big deal. Weed is pretty cheap and easy to find, but there's no pressure to smoke unless you yourself go looking to.
College Senior 2010-12-16T01:09:05Z
Dorms Are Great – Most of the dorms are very close to campus and classes, and you should never have to walk farther than 10 minutes to do anything or go to class. International Village was finished in 2009, and has a great variety of housing themes as well as a cafeteria all within the same building. Also, West Village is right on campus and is all apartments with a living room, kitchen, 2 baths, and is also very new. Freshman housing is average (unless you're in honors), similar to most schools, but upperclass housing is way nicer than anywhere else I've visited.
One of the nicest things about Northeastern is living in Boston. The Pru is right down the street, Fenway is a 20 minute walk, and there are 3 green line and 2 orange line T stops right on campus, so getting around the city couldn't be more convenient.
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-15T04:25:57Z
Horrible, Time Consuming & Stressful – Northeastern is notorious for having a bureaucratic shuffle and believe me... it exists and the only way to get financial aid is to sink into it and swim through the muck of advisors and paperwork. For starters I have had more than 3 different advisors over my 3+ years here and I was never notified of the changes until after I tried to contact them and my email got bounced back. I had one person that seemed competent and then without warning I was transferred to someone else. When I made an in-person appointment I asked some clarifying questions about loans and payments and the individual made me feel stupid and silly for asking (as if not understanding the mountains of forms made me an incompetent jerk rather than a normal student in the college years). In order to get financial aid you MUST fill out the FAFSA form which is tedious and will often land you with a few email battles to get everything straightened out. You MUST stay on top of your stuff or you will end up owing 30,000 out of pocket with no options for good student loans (I've seen it happen). If you need a lot of scholarship money from the school your only options are to... be a really good (or okay) athlete, an international student or to be living in a box on the street with 10 brothers and sisters at the time of your application. When you have problems you will most likely be met with annoyance, frustration and at times financial distress rather than assistance or compassion.
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