Ok, so it's just another browser, right? Not so. Google Chrome is unique in that you can log in and find your bookmarks, etc. no matter where you are or which computer you are using. You can also log in with multiple accounts (for example if you have a work account and a personal account), and have them open at the same time! No more multiple browsers to check 'the other' email account.
Best of all are the Chrome Extensions for Education. Check out this blog post of 21 Time-Saving Google Chrome Extensions for Students.