Review of Northeastern University

Rating: StarStarStarStar_grayStar_gray By: Emily H., Student Posted: April 26, 2011

My review

The Good:

The fact that Northeastern is located in Boston AND has a campus is awesome. You get the sense of a real college community while still having access to everything that Boston has to offer.

The small classes in the Communications department are also nice. They allow you to really get to know and develop great relationships with you professors, and provide a great space for hands on, in-depth work.

The Bad:

Administration. Trying to get help from financial aid or student services can be a huge hassle. They tend to push you around from one office to the next; and while they complain about the hovering "helicopter" parents (who students also don't tend to appreciate) it seems that the only way to get them to actually work for you is to send in your angry parents. For the amount of money you spend to go to Northeastern it should not be so difficult to get them to work for you and be on your side - they're being paid by you and your parents for their services after all.

Would I do it again?

Yes, I've really enjoyed many of my professors. I've gotten a good mix of theoretical and practical coursework. I love that Northeastern has a campus and I love the surrounding communities and ability to meet students from surrounding colleges/universities. The location is optimal.

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Biggest influence when choosing this school Program/Major

The financial aid process was a hassle, but I eventually received the aid I needed.

Professors are generally Accessible

The night life is Spent in a Bar

Most students spend their Saturday nights Bars/Parties

About the reviewer

Currently a Senior

Favorite class is Crisis Communication and Image Management

Favorite professor is Craig Robertson

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