First, I think it stems from the fact that NEU is relatively new in comparison to the other schools around here. I mean NEU was a commuter school not all that long ago. If you think about the progress our school has made in the past 10 years, it's actually quite remarkable.
I found these statistics on the NEU website
To follow up on Brians conversation about other schools that get grouped with NEU, I found a chart on collegeboard.com. This website connects Northeastern to schools like:
- 25% earned a GPA above 4.0
- 50% earned a GPA between 3.40-4.00
- 25% earned a GPA below 3.40
I found those stats to be quite impressive. No longer does NEU give the impression that it is a safety school for students that get rejected from say BU or BC.
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On the Princeton Review website, they give insight collegeboard lacks. For instance, they include student opinions about the school. This one talks about the student body
"Undergraduates report that "the vast majority of the school is comprised of people very concerned with their appearance and club life." At a school this size though, those outside the "vast majority" constitute a sizeable population, so "you can hang out with a bunch of different people from different groups, and you all get along well." There are students from all socioeconomic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds contentedly "all mixed together." Atypical students "have many resources and clubs available that cater to their ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc."I wonder where Northeastern will be 10 years from now.
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