i'm going to uconn next year! so my answer is obvious. but really yes n.e. is an excellent school but uconn is definitely up and coming. ever year it gets harder and harder to get in to.
personally i wanted the traditional college experience and wasn't entirely sure what i wanted to do when i applied so the whole co-op thing didn't really appeal to me. also uconn is wayyyy cheaper.
job placement is high after grad., everyone is cool and there is just about as much skiing at northeastern as there is at uconn. plus uconn has a pretty good ski club that does regular trips if i'm not mistaken. anddd idk if it matters to you but uconn has awesome parties. so good luck with your choice!