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Reviews 704 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Junior

Majors: Plan to attend an MBA showcase if you are applying to the School of Management to earn your MBA. This provides you with a lot of useful information that is given to you by the leaders of the school as well as the opportunity to hear from a panel of students and to participate in a mock class where you read a brief case and participate in a case discussion. It is a great way to get a feel of the people in the program and what classes will be like. You will get the opportunity to see and speak with other prospective students. The Admissions Officer I worked with answered all of my questions and was available for an individual meeting when requested. The online application was similar to other schools to which I applied. As with any school, be able to articulate the skills and experience you will contribute to your peers and the discussion in the classroom.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am in the Simmons College School of Management, which offers an MBA program designed for women. The course integrates gender, diversity, and social responsibility into all of its courses as opposed to other schools that offer these important topics as elective courses. The professors are very committed and accessible to students. The program directors are amazing and seem to respond to my needs at all hours of the day and night! I have built an incredible new network of working women who are very brilliant. The atmosphere is competitive, yet collaborative and supportive. We challenge each other and also want to see one another succeed. I recommend this program to any woman looking to earn her MBA; you will not be disappointed.

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Very homogenous. It is a lot of the same kind of people everywhere without much diversity.

5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The faculty at Simmons are very strict when it comes to school work, but I believe that they just want us to succeed. They are very relaxed when it comes to who sleeps in our dorms. They respect our visitors and do not take their ID's.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Boston has everything! There are many restaurants and shopping centers. Simmons College is right by Fenway Park. There are also many museums. The people in Boston are acceptive of all races and cultures. The City is beautiful and has lots of intertainment.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Our school is in the middle of Boston so it is very hard to find parking. Most people use public transportation.

5 College Freshman

Computers: There are many computers in the library for everyday use. There are also computer labs in the dorms. There is wifi all around campus.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: im not involved with the atheletic program as much as I'd like to be but a majority of students are. Profesors are engaged with the atheletes in particular as long as they ask. Our facilities are nice and are being improved. IM's are very popular here as well for athelets and typical students.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Financial aid has been very helpful they were able to help guide me through the process and explain what i could do if somthing came up.

2 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Its a small enough school that you can tell who does what. security on campus is more concerned about your safety than they the use. however because it is part of there job if you have a joint, or alchohol in your hand they do enforce you dump it out and your get written up. On the flip side you can be noticably drunk and they'll drive you home and put you to bed no questions asked and it's a nice gesture of them.

4 College Freshman

Computers: Everything is really nice and reliable except for connectability to the internet sometimes.

3 College Senior

Scholarships: Pretty good since they have financial aid counselors; however they hold on to your money for a very long time which causes problems particularly if you live off campus.

4 College Senior

Transportation: Transportation is great. You can take a bus to the different lines or you can just walk to one. Convenient for the entire city of Boston.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: I LOVE the sports center its really close to the dorms and has really nice hours. The Academic Campus is absolutely gorgeous and clean. There are 4 new buildings and the classrooms are always nice. The science building is where most of my classes are and the flights of stairs definitely give you a work out.

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: Nothing really goes on at Simmons College for nightlife per say. We do host many activities and small events at Quadside. There are no boys at Simmons so to meet any boy you have to go out and meet them somewhere else. The Colleges of the Fenway do allow you to cross-register classes if you want to.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: People do not frequently do drugs or drink on the campus itself.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: It really depends on your major. Some departments like nursing and sciences are very strong but others like music, art and other humanities are severely lacking.

5 College Senior

Academics: The school is great and has all the things I need to feel successful. So far so good.

4 College Junior

Computers: The computers work well here. Tech support is very helpful when problems arise also.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There are a great variety of diversity here. Coming form New Hampshire I was a bit shocked at first, but I enjoy the diversity. I came from a small school where everyone was White and Catholic, and this was a bit of an adjustment at first but diversity is extremely important and Simmons definitely has a great deal of it.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Simmons Public Safety is always around, although guests are let in through the front gate at night without needing to sign in or show any form of ID. Parking at Simmons is extremely expensive and difficult to find anywhere else. Convenience of everything is definitely an A and cost varies by location.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Simmon's is located in a beautiful, ambitious area of Boston. The campus is only a 15 minute walk to Fenway Park, and is in the center of many research centers and hospitals. There is so much to do and public transportation is readily available to take you anywhere you could think of going in Boston.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Given the location of Simmons College, parking is very strictly enforced. As annoying as that can be, I'd much rather them be strict than have tourists taking up all the campus parking. They're also strict on honor codes as far as cheating. They use the ever popular "Turn it in.com" and other online resources to make sure we're in line.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Simmons is located in the hustle and bustle of Kenmore, which is an awesome area to find a variety of dining experiences. As well as having as many sports bars as you ever need, there are a plethora of ethnic options to wet any palate.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus police are very nice folks. There are crimes that happen in the neighborhood, but not generally on campus. The campus police are willing to walk from campus to campus with you if you want (the academic and residential campuses are a few blocks apart). They don't generally waste time on things like bothering folks when they come back drunk (unless there is an actual problem).


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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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