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  • 07/20/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has been to campus.

    7 out of 7 people found this review useful. 1 of 2

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    Northumbria, and Newcastle in general, are very safe.

    Greek Life

    None.

    Great for these types of students

    Night-owls and party animals, who are still ready to do work. Also good for people who like a more hands on approach.

    Bang for the buck

    Good academics and opportunities in an affordable city, for about as much money as it would cost one to go to an out-of-state school.

    What to do for fun

    Newcastle is well-known for it's excellent night-life. There are many pubs and clubs one can go to and have fun. On the more cultural side, there is the Theater Royal, The Live Theater, and the multiple concert halls of the Sage Gateshead building. There are also plenty of sports you can be engaged in, including Roller Derby. During the winter, many of the theaters will put on what is known as a Pantomime, a very British form of comedy, that typically parodies some fairy-tale or another, and has a long-standing tradition of men playing the dame. It's interactive and good fun for all.

    Food and Dining

    Northumbria is located in Newcastle, which has an excellent array of restaurants and pubs from many different cultures. Newcastle is also a relatively affordable city, so getting a nice meal won't cost you an arm and a leg. I can particularly recommend the Big Mussel.

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are bigger than what you would typically find in America. They are also in a good part of the city, right by the campus.

    Academic Rigor

    It is less research intensive and academic, but because it is an English college, it's academic standards are already high in comparison to your typical American college.

    In three sentences

    The city Northumbria University is in is Newcastle, which is a fun, yet safe, city in the North East of England. I didn't like the campus as much as I liked Newcastle University's campus, but there were some very interesting courses. Northumbria is a very hands-on college, probably because it was once a polytechnic.

  • 03/08/2013

    Reviewer is Researching this school. Reviewer has not been to campus.

    3 out of 5 people found this review useful. 2 of 2

    Categories Comments
    In three sentences

    Oh. My. Word. I am in love with this college already.