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Northeastern University Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
grade B
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
85%
Undergrads in College Housing
45%
Average Housing Cost
$9,250 / year
Poll
71%
of students say overall dorm quality is great. 196 responses
Poll
65%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 317 responses

Food

Campus Food
grade B+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$8,240 / year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 461 responses
  • Rebeccas cafe
    25%
  • IV dining hall
    17%
  • Stetson East dining hall
    10%
  • Curry dining halls
    10%
  • Chicken Lou's
    9%
  • Stetson West dining hall
    5%
  • The West End
    5%
75%
of students highly rate the dining facilities. 239 responses

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Campus Quality

Campus
grade A minus
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
grade A+
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 187 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    35%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    56%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    9%

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Safety

Safety
grade B
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
88%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 202 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 144 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    38%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    53%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    8%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    1%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 174 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    37%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    56%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    3%
  • Not very visible.
    3%
  • We have campus police?
    1%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 323 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    2%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    29%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    64%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    4%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Ice Hockey, Rowing, Soccer
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Rowing, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Volleyball

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Model UN, Radio Station, Student Government, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Music
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 184 responses
  • Springfest
    21%
  • Beanpot Hockey
    15%
  • Husky Hunt
    14%
  • Fall Fest
    11%
  • Homecoming Week
    10%
  • Underwear Run
    9%
  • I've never been
    5%

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Party Scene

Party Scene
grade A minus
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 251 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    2%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    31%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    35%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    19%
  • Parties? What parties?
    14%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 122 responses
  • Underwear Run
    25%
  • Sports events, end & start of semester & more!
    19%
  • St. Patrick's Day
    19%
  • Springfest
    8%
  • Halloween
    7%
  • The husky hunt
    7%
  • After big sporting event wins
    5%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
11%
Women in Sororities
19%
49%
of students say Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene. 267 responses

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