Top 5 Places to Study in Boston

Top 5 places to study in Boston, MA

The Northeastern University School of Nursing boasts many attributes, such as a time-tested reputation, excellence in learning and outstanding faculty members. And, we can’t forget one of its best features: being located in Boston!

Enrolling in nursing school at Northeastern University gives students the ability to explore the city of Boston while getting a great education. An excellent time to discover new places in the city actually comes when it is time to hit the books. Boston is sprinkled with great study spots on and off the Northeastern University campus. Next time you need to take a study break, we recommend trying out one of these great places.

  1. Boston Public Library (700 Boylston St., Copley Square): Located in the heart of Boston, the Boston Public Library is a city landmark known for its beautiful architecture and extensive collections. If you wish to get away from the campus library but still enjoy being in a quiet atmosphere with readily available books, heading down to the BPL is an excellent option for you. Choose a table by a window for a nice view of the courtyard or sit anywhere amongst the hundreds of thousands of titles and admire the many pieces of artwork decorating the library. Grab a bite to eat at the Courtyard Restaurant or Maps Café after studying. The entire library offers free high-speed Wi-Fi internet and also has plug-in internet available for laptops. The BPL is open Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 1 pm to 5 pm.
  2. Blue State Coffee (957 Commonwealth Ave.): This unique Bostonian coffee shop has many draws to it, such as its vast variety of fair trade coffees, vegan menu options and plenty of seating in a quiet atmosphere playing soft music. Blue State Coffee is located near Boston University and offers students of surrounding schools and professionals alike a great space to work until 10 pm every night. This locally owned coffee shop is special not only because of its quality and location, but also because of what it gives back to the community. Blue State Coffee donates 5% of each purchase to a local non-profit in Boston that patrons choose by voting. The owners are in touch with their customers and act on suggestions immediately, striving to create a fun, comfortable environment that guests will want to return to visit. All syrups for the coffee drinks are made in house and flavor crafty creations such as the Rolo Mocha. Free Wi-Fi internet is offered at Blue State Coffee.
  3. Curry Student Center (360 Huntington Ave., Northeastern University Campus): If you prefer to stay on campus while studying, walk on over to the Curry Student Center. There are plenty of places to sit, either at tables or on plush couches, and there is an abundance of outlets for laptops and other devices to use with the free Wi-Fi internet available throughout the building. The Curry Student Center is equipped with its own Starbucks to keep the energy flowing through your study session. After studying, shoot some pool with friends in the recreational area or watch a live band’s performance on some nights. When the weather gets warmer, head up to the roof of the Curry Student Center to study and take in the sights of Boston throughout the spring, summer and fall. The Curry Student Center roof deck is complete with nice lounge chairs and tables for a chic, cozy workspace in the lovely outdoors.
  4. Trident Booksellers & Café (338 Newbury St., Back Bay): This award winning bookstore and café is one Boston’s best places to study for many reasons. To begin, Trident Booksellers & Café is open until midnight and boasts the title of Boston’s Best Free Wi-Fi, as well as the Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Back Bay award from the 2010 Best of Boston awards. If you want to be surrounded by books but don’t want to be stuck in the library, Trident is the place for you. The impressive menu offers an array of wholesome culinary creations, coffees, loose leaf tea, smoothies and fresh squeezed juices. The atmosphere is quiet and the service is fast. You can even reserve a table to eat or study at online at their website to avoid any wait.
  5. Boston Common (131 Tremont St.): When winter transitions to spring and the temperatures begin to rise, the Boston Common is the place to be for a productive, outdoor study session. The Boston Common is a great location to study with some friends in your cohort for upcoming exams or to read on your own under one of the ancient, historical trees. You can even get on the internet in America’s oldest public park! That’s right, the 380 year old park is now equipped with free Wi-Fi internet throughout the entire fifty acres. So bring a blanket and set up your study zone in the Boston Common when the snow stops for a change of scenery and some fresh air.

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