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| I love NU: it really is an amazing opportunity. Their co-op program is fantastic, and I feel that as a CS major, due to my experience with co-op, I will have just as good a shot (if not better) at a job than someone from MIT or CMU.|
The campus is fantastic: you have a campus, but you're also IN Boston. The T (subway) takes you virtually anywhere in the city, and there are two stops on the NU campus alone. You can also walk to a number of interesting places nearby.
The sole problem I have encountered is the Honors program. It is absolutely worthless. If you get into it, you get the nicest Freshman housing (better than most upperclassmen, even), so it's definitely worth it. However, unless you're a liberal arts major, you will find virtually no Honors classes in your major or field. There are also very few Honors classes, and it becomes very difficult to schedule them, even if you find ones you're interested in. And even at that point, the Honors classes don't teach you any more than a regular class; they're generally just graded harder.However, with that one exception, I have found NU to be amazing, and the co-op program is fantastic. Highly recommended.
|Dec 17 2006|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2011 |
The level of academic difficulty largely depends on the major. The engineering, business, health sciences, and computer science programs are substantially more challenging than the liberal arts programs offered in the College of Arts and Sciences. Pre-professional and tech majors are constantly studying. By contrast, liberal arts majors have a lot more time on their hands. This is not to say that you won't be challenged as liberal arts major; rather it's just that you have to do some more leg work to seek out the more challenging classes. But if you really want to challenge yourself as liberal arts major, you could join the Honors Program which has a much heavier workload than the standard curriculum.
Level of difficulty by program:
3. Computer Science/architecture/hard sciences
5. Liberal arts majors
NOTE: The inside word is that the entire curriculum at Northeastern is in the process of being revamped for all majors. The new curriculum will be SUBSTANTIALLY MORE CHALLENGING than the current one (probably equivalent to what Honors is now). The new curriculum goes into effect in 2008. So those of you, who are liberal arts majors, enjoy your extra free time while it lasts.
Overall, Northeastern is a great school that is only getting academically stronger.
|Oct 15 2006|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2009 |
| A RISING STAR!!!!Northeastern has top professors, a nice campus, smart motivated students, and the best internship program anywhere. What else could you want? |
|Sep 25 2006|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2009 |