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Not so brightComputer Science
Do not come to the seattle campus
1st Year Female -- Class 1921
Campus Maintenance: A+, Education Quality: F
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Having attended Northeastern for both undergraduate and gradOther
Having attended Northeastern for both undergraduate and graduate study, I am consistently amazed at how often I am let down by the quality of this school and its administration. In so many cases, offices that are set up ostensibly to help students (Title IX, the registrar's office, student financial services) have interacted with me in the least supportive, most indirect way possible. On more than one occasion, I faced erroneous charges on my account, complete lack of clarity regarding required coursework for graduation, and strange, last-minute lobbying on my behalf by my advisor just to make it to the end of my degree program(s). Additionally, when I was a victim of sexual assault, the university treated me as a liability, staying clearly at arms length while I navigated the process of reporting to the police. At other times, verbal abuse from high-up administrators in my department was condoned and completely undermined any solidarity between the grad student body and the faculty as a whole. I am a creative, hard worker and was stifled by these many negative experiences into what amounts to a kind of trauma I am working through now. Frankly, I am disappointed in myself that I put up with this kind of frustration, which was a true distraction from my actual studies, for so many years. Several faculty members were excellent to work with, but these two or three relationships are the only ones I care to carry forward from my entire academic career. At this point, with the experiences I have had, I would NEVER recommend attending Northeastern University to anyone.
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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The reason I'm writing this negative review isQuite BrightBiology
The reason I'm writing this negative review is that all of the staff that work for Northeastern (dining, housing, health services, student employment etc.) are extremely unhelpful and rude; the service is abyssal. No matter where you go employees just seem angry and bitter. I have been here for a long time and it is extremely obvious that the staff do not care at all. I just learned today that they no longer give plastic bags at the Curry Student Center to save Northeastern money; instead, they instead give you these tiny flimsy paper bags that can't hold anything. Amazing. There is literally one nurse for the entire university working in health services. I will say all of the professors I have had for electives have been fantastic. Within my department the professors vary; most of the tenured professors are the worst as they no longer care.
5th Year Male -- Class 2018
Surrounding City: B, University Resource Use/ spending: F
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