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Admitted into the N.U.in Program/January Admission

user0509user0509 Registered User Posts: 18 Junior Member
edited March 2015 in Northeastern University
Hey guys, has anyone else been admitted into the Northeastern i.n. Program (studying abroad for one semester, then starting at NEU in January for second semester)?

For the NEU students who took the program, what was it like? Is it worth the money, and how much did it cost for you?

For anyone else who is going to take this offer from NEU, what are your thoughts?

additional info: I'm planning to attend NEU's business school in January

Any advice would help! Thank you!
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Replies to: Admitted into the N.U.in Program/January Admission

  • cali098cali098 Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    I was admitted to that program at NEU. Am not sure I'd like to spend my first semester abroad though. I know only 100 prospect students were accepted to the Program. Need to do some thinking...
  • ormdadormdad Registered User Posts: 552 Member
    @cali098‌ how do you know only 100 students were accepted? That doesn't sound right. NEU has a pretty low yield (19%) and based on the displeasure displayed in this forum regarding an NUin acceptance, I would guess the NUin yield is the same or lower. That would be only 19 students in the program, and I thought I remembered it was more like 350.

    Just thinking about this, there are like 7 or 8 sites and I bet there are between 50-100 students per site. It is probably actually around 500 students so they'd be admitting many more than that. Who knows what the yield is but my guess is around 2500 admits to get 500 acceptances.

    I know an NUin admit who has been wait-listed at a majority of what she thought were her match schools and she considered NEU a safety. She's unhappy about the NUin acceptance because she thinks it's a slap in the face, but I keep trying to tell her that 4 (or 5) years from now she won't even give it a second thought. And she was wrong about NEU being a safety.
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 14,257 Senior Member
    According to the NU website there were 500 students who completed the program in 2014. With the addition of the Montreal location, that figure may be higher in 2015,

    Interestingly, Boston University has started a variation on NUIn. They expect 300 fall applicants to enter their College of General Studies in January in Boston and then do a required summer session in London.
  • cali098cali098 Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    I know because that's the number specified on my acceptance letter from NEU for that particular track.
  • beeandpuppycatbeeandpuppycat Registered User Posts: 49 Junior Member
    There are about 500 students in the NUin program. I've heard mixed responses about the program. The reason the school offers it is so they can admit more students without having their stats included in the rankings. Now with early action though it's become kind of a way for students who apply regular decision and maybe should have gotten in over an early action applicant to be admitted. It used to have the reputation of being the less intelligent students and I think it can isolate students a bit, but some people came back from the program with amazing experiences to share and had an easy time integrating into the campus life.
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 14,257 Senior Member
    The SAT average for NUIn students is only 50 points lower (out of 1600) than for fall admits. Not a big difference.
  • arc918arc918 Registered User Posts: 711 Member
    Data point of one:

    My friend's son did the NUin program last year and really liked it. He came back and didn't miss a beat jumping into campus life. He's looking forward to studying abroad (or co-oping?) again before he graduates. I believe he is a business student.
  • ormdadormdad Registered User Posts: 552 Member
    @TomSrOfBoston‌ where did you find that 50 point difference? I agree it is not a big difference when comparing individual students.
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 14,257 Senior Member
    NU website, faculty senate minutes. I don't remember what date. (No, I am not a faculty member)
  • shelly5575shelly5575 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    I was admitted to the NUin program as well. I was initially excited, but after reading all of the negative responses in the main discussion, I'm not too sure how I should feel. I'm fully aware that this is yet another way for them to gain money, but NEU is my dream school and any acceptance at all was unlikely for me. Studying abroad my first semester was not ideal, but as an International Relations major, I really feel like this program would benefit me greatly. Is NUin really as bad as they say it is? :/
  • kiddiekiddie Registered User Posts: 3,202 Senior Member
    who says it is bad - for an international relations major it sounds like a great opportunity to start exploring the world - as long as you can afford it and NEU is your dream school - do it
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 14,257 Senior Member
    Like @kiddie says "Who says it is bad?". I have been following the NU threads and the only negative comments are from disappointed students accepted into the program who wanted to start in the fall. They have no idea what the program involves. the only drawback would be the cost.
  • shelly5575shelly5575 Registered User Posts: 4 New Member
    It seems like everyone that got in is hellbent on deeming it a program for the less qualified, which I personally don't mind. I'm just concerned that I won't graduate on time, which would add to the cost even more. Do you know if NUin students fall behind, or have to take an extra year to get their degree? I heard something about a summer term, not entirely sure what that entails though. I have the option of UC Davis (in state) and I would feel extra terrible if my parents had to pay for an extra year at NEU. We can afford it but I don't like the idea of spending THAT much when I can go to Davis for half the cost per year.
  • TomSrOfBostonTomSrOfBoston Registered User Posts: 14,257 Senior Member
    NUIn students do not fall behind.
  • cali098cali098 Registered User Posts: 54 Junior Member
    My advise (as someone who was accepted to NUin) is go and tour the school. Their academic programs are op very good. Isn't it why we have applied in the first place? Try not to subscribe to the escalating anxiety but rather connect with what would ultimately advance you in whatever decision you are making. Good luck & all the best to all of us.
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