Northeastern University Reviews
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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.
Co-op program is incredibly valuable. Great professors overall, very accessible. Students are committed to their studies.
Northeastern University's online Leadership program through the College of Professional Studies is the best online school I have been through. I received my bachelor's degree in the same online format from a Brick and Mortar and I wanted to do the same for my Masters degree as I am a working adult. I started Northeastern University online and was immediately informed that my degree would be viewed the same as if I was on campus. There is absolutely no difference between online and on campus for the degree programs through the College of Professional Studies. Since receiving my degree in April of 2014 from Northeastern University I have gone on Multiple interviews all offering over $20,000 more than I make now all in the public sector I could possibly double this if I was willing to go into the private sector. I am exited about the possible opportunities and feel this was the best decision I have ever made. I still have retained the information I have learned and will never forget it. All of the sleepless nights were well worth the pay off I am receiving now! Now keep in mind...I live in Boston and the job market it better here than in many cities and I also had access to the campus at any time! When looking for an online program, try a local university with an online program. I recommend this format depending on your location.
I have received a lot of support from my classmates as well as my Instructors in all of my classes. As an older student, I have benefited from all several different departments at Northeastern University.
The co-op program, whereby you spend some semesters in school and others working at paid internships, is a unique and highly beneficial facet of a Northeastern University education. It allows you to spend more time living the college life, but allows you to get valuable work experience and try different fields, during that extra year of putting off your entry into "the real world". Over the last 15-20 years, Northeastern's campus has transformed from a bunch of dumpy looking office buildings on busy city streets, to one of the nicest urban campuses in the country. While being located in the middle of Boston has always been a huge plus, the urban oasis that has been cultivated by the University makes me jealous that I graduated just when the transformation was beginning.
Northeastern University is a huge campus, with a wide-range of majors and programs that scatter across the United States and travels globally abroad. The school is known for successful co-ops, and fellowships that promote growth to all around the world. However, there are important things to take into consideration before enrollment: finances.
Although Northeastern's professors, and programs are intellectually challenging, it is also financially difficult. When I first enrolled in 2010, the tuition was 50,000 a year. Almost three years later, and it is close to 60,000 a year. Many of my peers, including myself, have worked diligently throughout our high school years in order to have more scholarship opportunities available to us.
Sadly, a great number of students are pulling out excessive amounts of loans in order to pursue our dreams. If you can afford the school, every cent is worth the knowledge bestowed upon you. If you are somewhat in the same situation as myself and many others with finances being the main obstacle that provides fear within yourself to take this kind of risk, live within your means and pursue education where the faculty do everything they can to ensure that you are apart of the college community with prestige.
Northeastern provide everything for me. A 4 year full tuiton scholarship for springboard diving as a freshman transfer student, an amazing support system academically, a beautiful and fun city to learn and explore, the opportunity to grow as an adult and only depend on myself, an opportunity to work in different fields of business and gain experience before I graduated.
This gave me such an edge when it was time to interview. Northeastern is also where I met my husband, alumni of NU too. We now reside in Easton, PA where I continue with my passion as a springboard diving coach and business owner of Board Benders Springboard Diving.
I am happy to say I am doing exactly what I want to be doing and I wouldn't be where I am at today if it wasn't for the experience that Northeastern University provided for me. Good luck in your college decisions because it could pave the way for the rest of your life.
NU is the perfect combination of college life, work experience and city life. All of those experiences helped me with my professional career. It also offers great diversity, which influenced my decision to move to London for 2 years for work, while traveling Europe on the weekends.
Finally, with NU's Co-Op, no student can go wrong with this school. It prepares you for life, while having fun. Students just need to take control of their education.
By the time I graduated Northeastern University I had worked for:
* A large Boston Law Firm
* A renowned International Consulting Firm
* The US Government (HUD)
* Logan International Airport
* A Survey Research Firm
The flexible schedule allowed me to accrue substantive real world working experience while receiving an academic education. Most importantly, Northeastern helped me learn how to write and communicate. When I subsequently matriculated to the "working world" I had an extensive resume which included "real job experience". Today I'm the CEO of StartUpSelling, Inc. and author of a newly released book called Your Virtual Success, Finding Profitability in an Online World.
Northeastern University created great opportunities for me to learn how to be an adult in the "real world" before graduating. Throughout my 4 1/2 years at Northeastern, I experienced four working semesters (Northeastern's co-op program) at two television stations, a non-profit organization and at a law firm. I majored in Journalism and minored in Political Science and the professors were not only phenomenal in the classroom, but had hands-on experience working in the fields they taught. This was particularly impressive in my journalism classes when my professors could tell stories of news reporting from all over the world. Before I graduated from Northeastern, I had already been offered a job from my last co-op and was happily settled in an apartment off-campus with friends I had met in the dorm. Graduation felt official because of the ceremony but in my mind, the transition had happened long before that. I now run a company called Launch into Boston to help college students and young professionals work and live in Boston. My strengths and ability to do this is in part due to my "real life" education gained at Northeastern.