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Northeastern University

Sep 10, 2022
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I am both an Alumnus and Parent. I am also a graduate of two other universities and worked for another. Northeastern University far exceeds anyone's high expectations, even with all the 'buzz' over the past decade or so. Sadly, NU is lower ranked than other good universities because most most students graduate in 4.5 or 5 years (which naturally but unfortunately often alters the ranking formula factor of students who are measured/expected to graduate in 4 years). Nonetheless, students who are admitted experience a modern global perspective of higher education which some universities have attempt to replicate but, thus far, have not done so successfully to NU's level; it is the future. International campuses and co-op education experiences are the hallmark(s) of NU's education whether it's experience(s) in government service or bio-engineering and technology. NU is not cheap, but, for my adult-child, it has been life altering. When my adult-child was visiting campuses during his HS senior year, he was frankly uninterested until he visited NU. With specular SAT and GPA scores, he was accepted at top universities (including Ivy) and received 3/4 to full academic scholarships at most state universities; but my adult-child only had one school in mind: NU. I wasn't fully convinced at the time but now I am. NU exceeds its stellar reputation (...the HS students know this buzz more than their parents) - but it's more than buzz: NU delivers.

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Immaculata University

Sep 1, 2022
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This college is extremely money hungry. It's a toss-up when getting professors and when changes are made to drop/add and financial aid policies, they don't tell you or post it on their website. I happily withdrew from Immaculata and will never return again.

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The University of Tampa

Sep 1, 2022
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I'm an older student who transferred so my experience may be different than most. I wanted to live off campus but man-oh-man is it the worst traffic you'll ever experience in your life. Most students are from up north here (which I'll get back to) and we're used to traffic but this, well this is a different kind of traffic. You will sit bumper to bumper no matter what time of day so make sure if you do commute you are leaving at least an hour before class. Yes that's right, an hour. If I were you I'd leave two hours because parking isn't great either. They technically have three commuter lots but only two are strictly for commuters if you don't count that the first two floors are for faculty. Keep in mind that upperclass man will most likely have to live off campus as they do not have enough housing for all 4 years. As I stated, a majority of the student body is from up north. If you aren't used to people from Jersey or New York you will most likely not have a good experience here. The truth is, most students are probably deemed "rude" but it's just how we were raised. Also a lot of these students come from BIG money so they really don't care if they flunk or pass. If you're looking for a more serious and studious student body this isn't the school for you. I'm an English major so most of my peers in my classes were a bit more serious. I'd say if you were willingly choosing a degree where you have to read and write all the time you are probably a bit more studious than let's say the business and sports management majors. It's totally fine if that's what you want but just keep that in mind. I've had such an incredible experience with a majority of the faculty I've encountered/had class with. The female professors here are outstanding. I have nothing but good things to say about them. I truly felt like I learned a lot and have already used so much of what I've learned in my real life. On the other hand, I find the male professors here have really big egos. It's quite strange. Some of them are very nice but others are convinced they are teaching at Harvard. The campus is so beautiful, honestly I'm surprised it's not voted one of the most beautiful campuses in the country (or maybe it is). You are in the heart of Tampa. They are doing a lot of construction but just finished major building projects that have made the campus even more beautiful. It could use some help here and there, what can't? But nonetheless, I've enjoyed my time walking along the river and getting to take classes in beautiful Plant Hall. I'm someone who has been in school for a while, unsure of where to go next and how to get there and I can truly say that UT was worth the wait. I learned so much here and am proud to say that there is where I graduated from. There are pros and cons to every single school. You will not love it everyday, you will probably hate your first year and swear you'll never return and then one day it's over and you wish you could go back. You cannot let a few bad apples influence your decision no matter where you go. This school is demanding, I've had so much classwork I swore I needed to drop out just to get it under control but I got through it. If you do not put your work in, you will not get good results. UT could be the best four years of your life or the worst, it really just depends on how you go about it.

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