Northeastern University Reviews
Student & Graduate Reviews (32)
Northeastern has a wonderful program. The co-op opportunities are what made the difference when I was applying for a job. Having a year and a half of experience under by belt really set me apart from others hired right out of school and helped accelerate my career. I continue to stay in touch with the alumni network. My education prepared me very well for higher education as well.
Northeastern's co-op program was an invaluable opportunity to gain work experience which enabled me to mare clearly define my career goals and learn what it was actually like to work in my field. It also gave me contacts in the biotech industry before I even graduated and allowed me to begin to build a reputation and get started on my career path before I even graduated. I still rely on contacts I made and experiences I had during my co-ops at Northeastern in my career and education today.
As a rising senior at Northeastern University, I've been able to look back on my education and what I've learned. Northeastern has fostered my passion for neuroscience through my courses in clinical neuroscience, psychopharmacology, neurobiology, and behavioral endocrinology. Through the school's internship program, I've been lucky enough to work in the neuroscience research department at Harvard Medical School and Pfizer, studying neural circuits and drug addiction implications in the brain. As my undergraduate career comes to an end, I hope to attend medical school and work towards my goal of becoming a neurosurgeon. With an aptitude for research, a love of learning, and a passion for helping others, I am excited for a career in medicine. Northeastern has not only solidified my dream of becoming a doctor, but has challenged me to think critically and solve problems in scientific research, which has only bolstered my curiosity in my field and pushed me to achieve my goals.
It was a great experience. I was involved in the figure skating club on campus and had a co-op with a research lab.
I had a fantastic time. A great, varied university that had a ton of great teachers for my chosen subject. The City of Boston is great.
Excellent coop program. Very valuable industry experience gained during Master's. Love being in Boston. Courses are diverse and intellectually challenging. There were great, good and some bad professors, but mostly on the good side. My overall experience has been very positive.
Northeastern's grad program in math was very disorganized when I was there. The courses were run without a mind toward developing us into mathematicians, it was all very piecemeal and even the people meant to be advising you on what to take weren't aware of what the curriculum was for the courses. On top of that, there was constant stress over funding - the department dangled it over us all, even those who already had it, there was never any sense of loyalty, stability, or safety. Funding decisions were made based on test scores that were incorrect due to mismanagement of testing - incorrect quals administered or only partially given (pages/questions missing). I say this as someone who lucked out in the whole process: it was extremely stressful for everyone.
Very expansive and well-rounded school. The co-op program is probably the most valuable thing I experienced in my time
Great programs, excellent professors, co-op is the most valuable experience you can have. The university is growing and expanding in the most positive way -- new funding, new buildings, new research. There are so many opportunities.
The co-op program was excellent, the classes were hit or miss, and the university itself is run with lots of red tape.