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Overall very satisfied

4.0 of 5 stars

July 2018 | FORMER STUDENT

Uppers

the co-op program is fantastic - let's you test out careers before applying to graduate school

Downers

Many of the teachers are adjunct professors who are overworked and underpaid

Comments

Living in Boston is very expensive, as is the tuition.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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4.0 of 5 stars

April 2015 | CURRENT STUDENT

Uppers

They provide a wonderful co-op program with extensive networking and the school provides classes that will fully prepare students for the real working world. They also provide a lot of options to study abroad or co-op abroad.

Downers

The tuition is very pricey and there aren't a lot of facilities for students. The school also forces students to live at dorms for at least 3 semesters which is more than other university requirements.

Comments

Definitely a great school if you are looking for work experience while studying as well. Especially if you are looking for a future career that would prefer work experience prior to your first post-graduate position.

Would You Recommend

Yes

4.2 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Quality of Life

It is quite expensive to live here, but the area is relatively safe. Outside the safety of campus, there is quite a bit of crime, however. There is good food nearly everywhere from a lot of different ethnicities. Our campus doesn't have a great reputation with the outside community, though. They see us as interlopers, without care for their regard.

Admissions

There is a early decision process, some decent financial aid. It uses the Common Application and requires an essay. Interviews are not required though.

Graduation Year

2011

4.0 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

All students are required to fulfill the NU Core requirements, regardless of their major. Some programs have much more rigid requirements and patterns of progression than others. Students have complained about the accessibility of advisors but steps are being taken to improve. Some smaller departments have less of a problem when it comes to issues like that. Class sizes decrease as you progress into your degree. It is a possible to be in a class of 7 or be in a class of 500, in some cases. Most professors are willing to meet with students, which is nice. Because of the emphasis Northeastern places on experiential education, there are boundless opportunities to get involved with research or to study abroad. In terms of grading and workload, students here have to work hard to get the grades, as is the case with any top University.

Quality of Life

Quality of life is strong at Northeastern - students are generally very happy. Because we are in a city, the cost of living is a little higher but most students are able to save money from the co-op jobs to offset that burden. The campus is very safe and we have a very active public safety division and police department that keep the surrounding areas of campus safe. NU is always trying to improve facilities of all kinds for the students.

Admissions

NU is on the Common App (with a required supplement) which makes things very simple. NU does not interview so it is up to every student to ensure that they stand out on paper, which makes for an interesting challenge. All students have the option of a non-binding Early Action application. All applicants are considered for merit-based aid and are informed of such distinctions upon their acceptance.

Level

4

Graduation Year

2013

4.2 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

It matters on your major, but as a dual degree I had very little room to play between extracurriculars.

Admissions

Pretty typical. Used Common App to apply.

Level

5

Graduation Year

2012

3.8 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

there are university requirements, college requirements that make up the core classes. each major has requirements and then concentrations with courses in that specific area. for each major there is an academic advisor to help you with classes and scheduling. they are available with appointments or during walk-in hours. proefessors are accessible after class or during office hours. i havent experienced any research opportunities yet..workload is very reasonable with fair grading and fair deadlines.

Quality of Life

Cost of housing is expensive, especially dinin plans. but housing, dining halls, facilities and campus are all in great conditions.. very up to date.

Admissions

Common Application with option of early decision,early action and regular decision. regular decision is just common app with no supplements.

Level

2

Graduation Year

2013

4.2 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

NU core classes are required by everyone, and the rest of the classes are major/elective specific. There are ample amounts of opportunities for studying abroad and research.

Quality of Life

Cost of living and housing is high, crime and safety is low, neighborhood is nice.

Admissions

Quite easy, just the normal online form and an essay.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2014

4.2 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Admissions

They accept common application, you must have SAT score, high school diploma, two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement. You have the option of applying early action.

Level

5

Graduation Year

2012

4.0 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

There are several courses that make up the NUCore, including advanced writing and cultural course requirements. They are generally very flexible and planned into every major. Co-op is a huge part of the school and students are always applying for jobs and interviewing, and many of the students are on co-op at any given semester. Research opportunities are available for highly motivated students who dedicate themselves to seeking them out. Every one of these parameters is very major specific. Pharmacy and other science classes are very large, while arts and culture major classes can be very small. Faculty are all responsive to student needs and teaching assistants never teach classes. Study abroad is very popular and many students couple these experiences with co-op abroad and may not be on campus for over a year. Courseload is usually only 4 courses per semester, but with labs and recitations it can get pretty busy. Grading is on a typical 4.0 QPA scale and many courses are often curved or weighted. Students are competitive academically because they are very self-motivated and career-focused. People know that they are in school so that they can get a job when they graduate and use this as their primary motivation. Things change slowly, but student input is taken into account and listened to, and results do come eventually.

Quality of Life

About half of students live in on-campus which is expensive but high quality. Freshman and sophomores are now required to live on campus. The campus is beautiful and green for being in the middle of the city, but prospective students should remember that it is cold, snowy and miserable in Boston for most of the academic year. The library is huge, open 24 hours, and very accessible (blogs, Twitter, text message). Facilities responds to work requests super-fast and are always nice. The buildings are older, but they are always renovating and things are never really too far out of date. The surrounding neighborhoods are known for being a little sketchy, but the campus is highly patrolled by the on-campus police and I've never felt unsafe on campus. Relationships with the surrounding neighborhoods are poor because students have a reputation for making a mess, being too loud, and increasing rent. Northeastern has grown a lot and over half of its students live off campus, mostly because its much cheaper. Overall people are pretty happy with Northeastern and appreciate the unique opportunities it provides them. They complain about the high costs of tuition, room, and board. Personally, I think the weather is the worst part of the school and hate that it is bitter cold and dreary for most of the year. However, when the weather is nice, or if you don't mind the cold, there is always a lot to do around Boston and around campus.

Admissions

The admission process has changed since I first applied. I believe they now accept the Common Application along with a supplemental essay program. The school has gotten more and more applications each year I have been here. Students are automatically considered for the Honors program without an additional application, and financial aid and scholarship decisions are also sent out with the admissions letter. There are good scholarships for qualified students, including full tuition for those with special circumstances or financial need, and work-study or government student loans are common and plentiful. There is early action and early decision, but the details have changed since I applied, and I don't remember anymore.

Level

5

Graduation Year

2013

3.7 of 5 stars

2011 | VERIFIED STUDENT

Academics

The core classes are not overwhelming, which is nice. I am a Biology major and have only been required to take about 4 classes outside of my major. I don't have to take classes that I don't like or are bad at.

Quality of Life

The upperclass dorms are REALLY nice. The freshman year dorms are smaller, but it definitely makes for a great freshman year experience.

Admissions

Definitely make sure you do great on the SATs, and you will have a great chance of getting admission to the school.

Level

3

Graduation Year

2013

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