Northeastern University Reviews

3.93 out of 5 stars
(40 Reviews)
  • Burlington (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $51,522
93% of 40 students said this degree improved their career prospects
95% of 40 students said they would recommend this school to others
Find an Online Degree:
GradReports is supported by advertising. Schools that compensate us advertise via school search results. This does not influence our college rankings or our content.

Browse Reviews by Popular Programs

Student & Graduate Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
Emily Ellis - 7/25/2016
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2018
"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."
3.9 out of 5 stars
College - 7/22/2016
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2011
"It was a great experience. I was involved in the figure skating club on campus and had a co-op with a research lab."
4.9 out of 5 stars
Jason - 7/22/2016
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2012
"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."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Computer Engineer - 1/28/2016
Degree: Computer Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
2.8 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/26/2015
Degree: Mathematics
Graduation Year: 2011
"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."
4.3 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/26/2015
Degree: Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: 2017
"Very expansive and well-rounded school. The co-op program is probably the most valuable thing I experienced in my time"
4.6 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 10/13/2015
Degree: Health Sciences
Graduation Year: 2015
"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."
3.7 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/29/2015
Degree: Finance
Graduation Year: 2011
"The co-op program was excellent, the classes were hit or miss, and the university itself is run with lots of red tape."
2.9 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/4/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2011
"I loved living in Boston however I don't think my degree was worth the amount of money. I had a decent amount of bad professors and overall the administration wastes money on stupid things like 8 plasma tvs in a row. The dreaded "NU shuffle" where you get bounced around between departments looking for an answer is frustrating. However, I will say that some of my friends in different departments had a much more positive experience. I don't regret going to Northeastern but if you're someone who needs hand holding or smaller classes for attention, this is not the school for you."
3.9 out of 5 stars
Anonymous - 9/1/2015
Degree: Business
Graduation Year: 2012
"Co-op program is incredibly valuable. Great professors overall, very accessible. Students are committed to their studies."

Programs with 5+ Reviews