|Northeastern is one of the fastest rising universities in the country. The administration has spent more than half a billion dollars on the physical plant (new dorms with amazing views of Boston, and state of the art academic, research, and recreation facilities). The school is also in the process of beefing up academics by adding 150 tenure track faculty and expanding course offerings (esp. in the liberal arts). Getting in is getting increasingly more difficult. The acceptance rate now is in the 30% range and the average SAT is approaching 1300. Oh, and did I mention that Northeastern has the top internship program in the country. NU students get jobs at Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Apple, EMC, and a host of Fortune 500 Companies.
许多学生在Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Apple, EMC和财富500强的企业里面工作。
The rankings have yet to catch up to all the major improvements, but look for a big jump in the next couple of years. My degree becomes more valuable every day.
May 08 2009
Good students can't get scholarships and the costs are skyrocketing for tuition each year here. NU is not worth the hype.
Apr 13 2009
I'm really glad I went to Northeastern. These past few years have been amazing, and my co-ops (internships) were so valuable
Mar 07 2009
The campus is beautiful and completely self-contained, which is unusual for a city school. You can walk across campus within 15 minutes. After your first year, housing is incredible. It's typically apartment style with living-room, kitchen, powder-room, and bathroom. Bedrooms vary by building. I share a large double. Housing is expensive (typical in a city), but there are some cheaper options on St. Stephen's street. NUPD have a strong presence--when the weather is warm they ride bikes around campus. I always feel safe. It is, of course, in the city, so you have to be careful. The school is located in Back Bay which is affluent, but it also borders Roxbury which has a reputation for being dangerous. In the past few years, its been gentrified a lot. You should still be careful.
Making friends in college is really easy for some people and harder for others. I struggled my first semester, but eventually made some great friends. You meet a lot of people, especially your freshman year, some of them drift away, others end up being like family. I'm still meeting new people--you just have to put yourself out there. I met my closest friends at my freshman dorm, in my classes, and a few at parties. Some go to NU, others don't. We're surrounded by schools--in a 2 mile radius you have Simmons, Emmanuel, Wentworth, MassArt, Berkley, New England Conservatory, MFA School, RCC, Harvard Medical, and lord knows what else.
Most professors are really nice (they often want you to come to their office hours, I don't go a lot, but when I do, they always want to get to know me). That class was very difficult (I kind of hated it at the time, actually) but it was an amazing experience.
Tuition is very expensive. I have a scholarship and I've applied for a few others, but it's rough, especially during this current economic downturn. Tuition goes up every year!! Still, a lot of schools I looked at were in this price range and I think I would have found this anywhere. Honestly, if it wasn't for my coop, I'm not sure it would be worth it.
Coop is great because of the hands-on experience. I'm building my resume through-out college, not after. You don't have to do it though--you can go for four years. You can do it once. You can study abroad instead. You can do a traditional internship. Coop is typically paid and though most of my moneys gone (where, I don't know) you could actually pay for your housing. If you get the excellence scholarship, work as an RA, and use your coop money to finance your time at NU, you save 30,000 dollars right there. I don't know if anyone has done that, I haven't, but I guess it's possible.
I think thats about it. Some other quick things: I think the communications major is silly. It doesn't seem challenging at all. Political Science, English, Philosophy, and other reading and writing intensive majors can teach you how to communicate. International Business seems like a cool program--though I'm really impressed with the business major that much. Engineering is supposed to be great.
Anyway, I think Northeastern is a good school and I think, like anywhere, it's what you make of it. I hope this helps anyone who is considering going here. Good luck!
周围围绕着许多学校—在2英里半径之内，有Simmons, Emmanuel, Wentworth, MassArt, Berkley, New England Conservatory, MFA School, RCC, Harvard Medical等。
Mar 04 2009
I originally transfered into NEU from a small school in southern CT. Northeastern is a large school with one of the only actual campus's in Boston. Do not be intimidated though, the campus is relatively small and easy to get around, and the underground tunnels connecting most of the classroom buildings, library and the student center makes it easier to get around in the cold New England months. The campus is home to the largest library in boston along with the largest gym in Boston. There are down sides though, there are only two dining halls on campus so some times they will be packed. Supporting all division one teams on campus does not mean sports are big here. Mens Hockey is the largest here and that is the only pride and joy here, other than that sports are not that great here. There are other eateries right around campus so if the dining hall is packed just walk down the street to the closest restaurant. The co-op is the best in the country and job placement after graduation is said to be "#1". Northeastern is what you make it to be, give it a chance and you could love it, shoot it down from the start and you will want to leave.
Mar 02 2009
The dorms are really nice compared to other schools I've visited. It's really easy to get involved socially, and Boston is a lot of fun.
Nov 13 2008
Northeastern was a great experience for me. While I knew I was attracted to the Co-Op program, I could not have predicted how helpful it would be to me in determining my ultimate major - and helping me to finance my education. Boston is also a great place to attend college, which was and advantage because NU does not have a great "campus life". You must be willing to work through the red tape of a large university, but if you can the classes are great and good professors.
Oct 22 2008
Attending Northeastern helped me to figure out that I wanted to be a lawyer. Through their co-op program i was able to work in a law firm for a year and really decide if I wanted to continue with my dream of going to law school. Additionally, I STILL work at my co-op job and it has helped me network in the legal community. The experience gained by co-op is unbeatable.
Apr 23 2008