- Class: Junior
- Major: Government
- Gender: F
- High School: A.C Flora
- Transfer Student: N
Northeastern is a community that anyone can flourish in. As with any other college you just have to open yourself up and try. It was hard being in a crowded freshman dorm where it felt like that was the only place to go and you felt most at home in, but when you take advantage of something that you might be interested in at Northeastern you can find yourself amongst a group of people that would have never thought you'd meet and they end up being your best friends. Northeastern may seem big in numbers, but you'll find it's a small world and there is always someone who knows someone. So many opportunities to find your niche here. Northeastern is in the biggest college "town" ever created. There are special laws and ordinances because of the students here ( mostly for off campus housing.) If you want a city, but you think NYC is too big, then Boston is your man. It's easy to get around, as a southerner coming up north, people are generally friendly. With the Red sox, the celtics, not so much the bruins, Northeastern Hockey and intramural sports there is always something exciting going on in the city. School spirit is limited, we are no a huge football school like BC, but we do love to get drunk and go to Hockey games. Best thing to do on a friday night during the season. The Administration is ok, haven't hreally had an complaints about our New president, well he isn't new any more. There is a lot of controversy about the housing that northeastern is building in the surround community of Roxbury. They are putting people out of house and home because they are trying to build enough housing for the entire population to live on campus by about 2012 I think they said. It's truely sad because these people have families and no where else to go because property is so expensive in Boston and the surrounding neighborhood, unless you are willing to go to an unsafe area with your family. This is unfair and something the students of Northeastern should take up with the administration. They probably won't listen to you, but it's best that your voice be heard and maybe one day they'll come up with a better solution.
I am a poli-sci major and I really couldn't be happier with my department. I know a couple professors rather well and I feel like I'm learning valuable things from my teachers and classes. Now freshman year you are going to think you are taking the worst possible pre-requisite classes ever, and you are, but every freshman has to and they lead to greater things and professors. It Depends on what diploma you are want to get and how you make your education tailored to you. That is how you know whether you want to get a job out of college, a pure learning education or both. I feel like this is something that northeastern provides, but the students need to take advantage of, a good education can't be handed to you, you need to work at it.
They seem pretty cool haha. I've never had any problems with the student body. We aren't as close as many smaller colleges, but there are definitely sects in which you can see work being done and fun being had. Different types of students interact, there are many financial backgrounds. I am a middle class girl who has to work to pay her own rent and take on massive amounts of debt to be here, and then you go down the hall and there is a kid who's parents pay for everything and not a cent of scholarship money. You get a little bit of both and most times they don't bother you, there are plenty of kids at Northeastern to find a group that you can fit into. As for politics. I'd say being in Boston, the student body tends to lean a little to the left, but generally are very tolerant of other groups, political or social.
The Best Things
It's in Boston
The Worst Things
Parking and How Expensive Tuition is