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Reviews 704 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Simmons is safe. No one really drinks or gets wild on campus. They save that for the other Boston colleges and bars, so residential campus is a calm safe haven.

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5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Boston is the place to be. It's a college city, and that is clear. If you're going to ever live in the city, this is the time in your life to do so, and Boston is the place to be.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on campus. There's always a presence of people around. It's well lit and lots of emergency posts.

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4 College Freshman

Majors: Any Science major will succeed at Simmons. The two major programs that we have are Nursing and PT. Lots of the students at Simmons are Nursing students. It is one of the best nursing programs around, and we have tailored curriculum to our program.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are plenty of places to go that are right down the street, or just a few T stops away. Most of them are fair prices, some can be a little expensive but well worth it. There are lots of little treat places that are nice to go to. We make sure to go to BerryLine once a week for a treat to us.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are pretty nice, it can vary depending on the dorm. The upperclassmen dorms do tend to be a little nicer. The room and board is a little pricey, but it is Boston also. Getting housing is very easy and the roommate matches are also good.

4 College Junior

Academics: Easy, easy, easy registration process. Easier to find a good place to study, and the workload is (I think) pretty average.

5 College Junior

Academics: The advisers are amazing. Most of the people in my program seem driven and often have intelligent points to make in class.

5 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: The restaurants around Brookline and Boston range from fast food (but tasty) to ethnic; anything you're looking for is probably near by.

4 College Senior

Transportation: The MBTA is pretty much what to use, buses and trains are usually pretty good. Cabs are also available, but a more expensive option.

3 College Senior

Athletics: I've heard great things about coaches and our teams seem to do pretty well, unfortunately there isn't a huge amount of support from the students and games are not usually well attended

4 College Freshman

Academics: There are lots of academic options at Simmons. I am a Journalism major and I have been exposed to internships and contacts in the field. The workload is manageable. The curriculum is interesting and the facilities are beautiful.

4 College Freshman

Parking: There are lots of parking options in and around Simmons. For example, you can get a parking pass and park on campus free. You can part around the school right next to the dorms or next to the academic campus. Also, there are lots of parking spots around the school.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Simmons has a very unique and campus atmosphere. It fosters student academic endeavors and social emotional development.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Simmons has lots of options when it comes to food. There are lots of choices and also the cafeteria staff will make special meals for you at your request.

5 College Sophomore

Parking: the parking garage is really nice. theres a lot of spots too. plus its really safe and if you're a student you get a realllllly nice discount

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: simmons stresses being very diverse. cannot go to a class and not hear the word diversity

3 College Senior

Weather: It's the Northeast...winter is wicked...cold and sometimes wet or snowy but Spring, Summer and Fall? Magnificent!

5 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: Simmons is in the Fenway area of Boston very near Harvard Medical School. It's Boston, teaming with students from just about everywhere with plenty of outside activities to take advantage of as well as nightlife. It's a great city!

5 College Senior

Campus Strictness: Nothing over the top. Every policy is designed to enhance students success.

3 College Junior

Computers: The printing system at Simmons has significantly improved in the past year or so. It's very easy since you tap your ID card and then print whatever you need! There are computer labs and printing stations in every building on campus and in each residence hall. The computers are nice and easy to use. I have my own laptop which makes it easy to take notes in some classes, and most people have their own personal laptop. I think it definitely helps, but it's not imperative.

4 College Junior

Academics: I can really only speak for science classes and the French department at Simmons. The French department is small, but very interested in giving students a great education. Science classes are rigorous, but well worth the money. I'm majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics and minoring in French, and I am very pleased with both programs at Simmons. Simmons is strong in sciences, but also has many great liberal arts programs.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There is a lot to do and see in Boston. Fenway Park and our beloved Boston Red Sox are a few short blocks away from the Simmons Campus. Boston is known for its sports and there is always a place to go route on Boston/New England teams. Great restaurants and bars are everywhere to be found: the Back Bay, the South End, Cambridge, Fenway, Brookline, the water front, and more. The Museum of Fine Arts is a five minute walk from Simmons, and the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum is right next door. Boston is home to a number of other wonderful museums and art galleries. Students are very welcome in Boston as it is home to numerous colleges and universities. If students are looking to be in a friendly city, Boston is the place to be.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The School of Management at Simmons College has a brand new, beautiful building on campus. It includes two case rooms that are designed specifically for case discussion, and a number of small study rooms that are ideal for group meetings and projects. All professors and program directors are located on site.

3 College Junior

Parking: Simmons is in the Longwood Medical Area in Boston, which is a heavy traffic area. It can be very difficult to find parking and parking in garages is very, very expensive. Fortunately, Simmons offers parking at a rate to students in its garage under the School of Management. However, it can be difficult to find a space on days when the Trustees are meeting or when there are big events going on. I try to park at meters on the streets around campus. This has become more difficult as meters have been taken away due to reasons unknown to this writer. However, I typically am able to catch an open spot before my night classes. Mind you, I am a working professional in addition to being a part-time MBA candidate so my experience may be different than a full-time or undergraduate student.


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Krista Evans
Florence, AL
Political Science/International Relations
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It is the mix of extracurriculars, academics, environment, and nurturing that leads Simmons women to enjoy their experience. The surprising amount of transfers into the College supports the claims of students. Students who have survived their first year, with all its ups and downs and acclimations, seem to be happy with their decision. Dix Scholars, the older undergraduates on campus, are welcomed just as much as students coming into school at the traditional age. Community is valued, and the support benefits all undergraduates. Close-knit relationships with faculty and instructors catapult students into their professions and evoke tears when it comes time to graduate and say good-bye.

Being in Boston provides professional opportunities for its students when it comes to picking internships and finding jobs after graduation. The urban environment fills a social gap that the absence of Greek life or men on campus could create. The winters pose a challenge to out-of-state students not used to the area’s rough and extremely cold Nor’easters. The weather is not the only environmental challenge. Though the all-women’s environment often takes getting used to, students are generally happy about their decision and excited by the chances of involvement and leadership that not being in a coeducational situation provides. Students at neighboring institutions often share horror stories about being just a number in their school’s eyes—this can’t be said about Simmons. This is not your typical college experience. Students come here to study and experiment with their identity, growing socially and academically. Simmons students don’t just come to school to party, but to become women.

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