The professors are often actually professionals in their field, so that students can “learn from firsthand accounts and experiences.” They are “very research-oriented,” and proponents of “using innovation and modern technology for the students’ advantage.” “My professors all come from a variety of backgrounds, have fascinating research projects, and love to teach,” says a student. They “always organize extra lectures, speakers, and events for students who are really interested in the course.”
Aside from the co-op program, the study abroad program, the “variety of majors and classes,” the “elite classroom experience.,” and the “great programs available for freshman” all draw applause. “Northeastern University encourages learning through a creative and diverse environment that allows students to broaden their view on life and helps their transition into the working world.” “What other school allows you to travel abroad for internships and multiple summers and semesters but still allows you to graduate on time?” asks a student.
Northeastern's residential campus is located in the heart of Boston, where the distinctive neighborhoods of the Back Bay, the South End, the Fenway, and Roxbury meet. Over half of the student body lives on campus and many of the residence halls have amazing views of the Boston skyline. The Back Bay area, known for its many cultural and educational institutions, is just steps away from Symphony Hall, the New England Conservatory of Music, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The South End is home to elegant Victorian row houses, a vibrant arts scene, hidden gardens, and some of the finest dining in Boston. The Fenway area, with its beautiful rose garden, bicycle and jogging paths, and Fenway Park (home of the Boston Red Sox) is also just a few blocks away.