The close-knit feeling on campus; it's a small school, so class sizes are teeny and attention is individualized. Confused about when to pick a PCR over a Western Blot? Office hours are plentiful in all departments- (biology included, for sure). And there are clubs of every flavor...feeling creative and/or extroverted? Join the radio station and get your own show. The Emmanuel experience is like gaining a second family but with less curfews and more XL-sized bunk beds.
It's funny, but the best and the worst thing about the school are actually the same thing. Like I said, it's small, and sometimes can feel claustrophobic. You're with the same people basically all the time (the English majors have classes with the 60 other English majors; the 10 chem majors basically live together, etc.), and the class selection isn't exactly expansive. Grad schools won't know a thing about your college (unless they're next door). Sometimes the dorms start to close in on you, but "the city is [our] backyard," so there's lots of escaping to be had.
Yes, I loved the feel of the campus...the other students, the location, the professors who will take a special interest in you if you are interested in their field. I think that going to college in Boston was the smartest thing I've ever done, because I developed urban smarts and multicultural knowledge...and I got to take advantage of the museums, galleries, shops and all other aspects of the city while attending a school that would never allow me to become an anonymous number.