Recent Alumnus 2010-12-15T04:13:20Z
You BETTER Be a Fan – Sports around here are big, mostly basketball and hockey but other things like swimming too. I hate sports, am not involved and find the culture surrounding it fairly obnoxious. Much of our tuition increases are spent trying to improve campus sports facilities that some of us NEVER use nor would care to support. I realize that sports games create a lot of revenue for a school like Northeastern but that does not mean I should be giving anymore of my hard earned money to them than I already have, especially for something I care nothing about. The student athletes get a bad rap and hey some are good and some are bad but boy in my major there are some real doozies!
Recent Alumnus 2010-12-15T04:09:03Z
Guys & Girls:
There are a lot of really attractive girls on this campus from all ethnic groups and backgrounds. The boys here leave a bit to be desired and in general tend to gravitate only toward the Asian chicks so if you find some hot guy...stick to him.
College Senior 2010-12-06T19:24:46Z
NEU Diveristy – The Diversity here is awesome because of the urban community around it. You get to meet so many individuals and join many cultural clubs and/or anything else you want to do.
College Senior 2010-11-25T00:53:40Z
Use Your Time Wisely. Someone else must have mentioned about co-op, so I'm going to skip that. One thing that sets my school apart from others is that our summer break is 4 months long, and our winter break + thanksgiving + spring break is almost 2 months long, so you're only going to school for half a year.
College Senior 2010-11-25T00:43:43Z
It snows quite a lot here, but I'm a winter person so I don't mind it. The thing is, the weather is so unpredictable that you get all kinds of weather during each season.
College Senior 2010-11-25T00:17:47Z
Nothing Special About It. Being in a frat or sorority is not a big deal here at neu. My roommate and a few of my friends were in it, and I heard it could be fun, but some ended up getting wasted every week.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-24T17:24:11Z
If you live off campus it is either too expensive and close to campus or it's too far away and fairly affordable.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-24T17:21:56Z
The meal plans are very overpriced for the quality of food that students recieve.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-24T17:20:06Z
Wireless Access – The wireless access is really poor at Northeastern. There is supposed to be NUWAVE virtually covering the campus but i find it very difficult to find a signal.
College Senior 2010-11-24T16:47:57Z
NOT for Everyone – To be honest, i have VERY mixed feelings about Northeastern. While i was very aware of the importance of co-op here, while i am starting to see what i want to do with my life, and while i have made several good friends, i often, no, wait, actually always hope that NU would be more of a typical college. I also wished that the student body would be friendlier and not as stuck up or close-minded as it is. This university does disappoint in many domains. This is not a university for anyone. If you have no idea where your life is headed, if you do not have a "perfect life" (ie your parents/family are/is alive, healthy and well, your finances are solid and if everything is going well) or if you are just looking forward to live the typical college experience... Do not, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, even start to think about NU's existence.
College Senior 2010-11-24T16:35:47Z
The Ultimate Joke – Do i need to repeat what has already been said before? NU parking sucks. Enough said.
College Senior 2010-11-24T16:35:01Z
Getting Better, Tougher, More Daunting – Since NU is rising in the rankings, expect some pretty tough work to do. NU is now the type of university where screwing up just ONE thing can screw up your entire semester, so you better be extremely organized and be focused in class, especially during the first few classes.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-20T16:41:38Z
I currently live in a suite-styled apartment on campus. It's great because it has a kitchen, tv, and living room. The freshmen dorms are pretty small but other than that, they're great!
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-07T19:05:11Z
Easy to Get Around – The green and orange T lines run straight through campus so getting around is affordable and convenient.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-07T19:03:44Z
Punishments Are Severe – If you break the rules and are caught, you face some pretty serious charges that can start with alcohol awareness programs and go to deferred suspension, suspension and expulsion depending on the severity of the crime. It's best to just avoid those situations.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-07T19:00:16Z
Health & Safety:
Safe Campus – Northeastern is a safe campus. Although it is in a large city, there are always police officers in plain sight and their response time is pretty quick for emergencies.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-07T02:58:33Z
Expect a Co-Op Experience – My school incorporates academic learning with work experience. There are options in which you do not have to have a co-op to graduate, but most students have and still continue to. The school has lately been improving its international co-op experiences with more funding and more locations to choose from.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-07T02:49:24Z
Walk Along Newbury Street and Bolyston Street – Two bustling streets close to each other. Lots of little good restaurants. Very convenient, only about 10 minutes walk from the university. After some good food walk around and check out the shops ranging from H&M to boutiques.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-07T02:38:56Z
Well Located – School is located in the heart of Boston. Lots of places to shop, eat, and easy means of transportation if you want to go elsewhere.
College Junior 2010-11-04T19:17:44Z
Keep It to Yourself – the RA's are super strict. if they smell weed they call the cops and dont even tell you. if they think your drinking they knock and if they see anything they write you up. first time is a letter sent home and a fine. Theres even a PD on campus so combined with Boston PD the campus is pretty swamped. good luck walking around with a beer or even a handle in a bag if you look under 21
College Junior 2010-11-04T19:12:41Z
Good but Easy to Get Bored of – the selections are usually fairly diverse with a number of dining halls to choose from. however, after a few weeks you start to notice the cycle of the menus and dishes can become repetitive and boring.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-02T17:13:08Z
Not Bad – I was previously a graphic design major and I know all the labs in Ryder hall have nice Macs, can't really speak for other areas though.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-02T17:12:13Z
Health & Safety:
UHCS is extremely helpful their staff doctors and nurses have always been extremely helpful and nice.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-02T17:11:28Z
Mostly Tough and Engaging – Most of my classes so far have been challenging to say the least, I definitely feel like I'll be prepared for life after graduation.
Recent Alumnus 2010-11-02T14:14:19Z
NEU is a great school to be especially if your goal oriented and don't mind putting in a little bit of hard work. There are parties to attend every night of the week but if you know that you need to get something done, DO IT! NEU has no patience for slackers and rarely gives second chances. Get your priorities in check and college life will be the best 4 (5 if you choose to do COOP) years well spent!
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