This is a very well respected school in arguably the best college town in America. It's a pretty large school, with an urban style campus. The most distinguishing feature of Northeastern is the Co-Op program. This involves a 5-year stay at the school as an undergrad, and when you're out, you're pretty much guaranteed a solid job in the field you want. Actually, im not an expert on the program, so you should do some research if you're interested. But a very good friend of mine does it and has only good things to say.
If you graduated high school, or even middle school, you know what Harvard is, and what it's about. If you're a prospective student, know that I've visited the school and have found that its immense funding really shows in the overall quality of its facilities. If you're just a visitor to Boston, you really oughta visit Harvard and the area that surrounds it. It's quite lovely... really a great way to spend an afternoon.
I know, obviously, Tufts is one of the nation's best schools, and it is also perenially ranked as having the happiest student body. But as a prospective student, I visited, expecting to fall in love, and was really sort of turned off. The campus is unattractive (as are the students), the whole atmosphere is a little stuffy and uptight, and I picked up on a HUGE inferiority complex that the whole school was suffering. They want to be Harvard. At least they aren't afraid to admit that.
EMS is a great store for all of your outdoor needs. The staff is so helpful in finding anything you may need from camping equipment to winter jackets. I purchased a North Face all weather jacket from EMS and the salesperson took the time to go over different features of each coat and each brand, helping me find the best jacket for me.
Urban Outfitters on Newbury Street is conveniently located right outside the Hynes Convention Center Green Line stop across from the Virgin Music Store. The ground level houses all the store's unique and fun gifts. My friends and I have found many a birthday present here, and each time the gifts are funny and youthful. The clothing is also interesting. It is all very youthful. While at times Urban Outfitters may seem a bit overpriced, if you are looking for something a bit funky, it is a good place to start
I have been to Christine's for a Brazilian wax a handful of times. While somewhat expensive, the staff is extremely professional and make even the most squeamish of patrons feel very comfortable. Plus, they reduce the pain of waxing by using wax that hardens on your skin rather than waxing using cloth strips. Overall, they make the experience of waxing as comfortable as possible.
The Wang Theater is a true treat as a theater-going experience. The theater itself is absolutely beautiful, with an intricately sculpted and painted proscenium and ceiling. The lobby area is very grand and makes any patron feel like he or she is attending a wonderful event. Not to mention that the performances are of the greatest quality.
Many of my friends have gone to Grand Opening and loved it and recommended it to me. I decided to go and found that the staff was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. They made you feel comfortable in the store, which was very relieving. They have plenty of fun things to peruse and try out!
Located right off the Fenway stop on the D line, this cinema is nice and clean. They have stadium seating, so not a bad seat in the theater. Plus, they have a ton of screens, so many movies are showing at the same time. Plus, they offer a student discount, which is great for all those struggling college students out there.
This is the place to shop for very funky and eclectic clothing. Though it is a warehouse and the prices are cheaper than the retail Jasmine Sola stores on Newbury Street, I still wouldn't call these clothes cheap. Still, the clothes are very fun, and great novelty pieces to add to your wardrobe.