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Reviews 704 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Clean Environment – There are people at Simmons who do smoke and drink, but they are definitely the minority. Smoking and drinking is never a problem on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Fenway Dining – Since the Simmons dorms are right along Brookline Avenue and next to Boyston Street, it's also where the restaurants and entertainment is located. I enjoyed eating at UFood Grill,which is a healthy burger and smoothie place, and Berryline where it sells frozen yogurt! Since Simmons is around this Fenway area, we get discounts and can use our meal points!

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I Feel Safe – I am a commuter at Simmons College, so I am especially aware of the safety and security on campus. I've always felt like I was safe. Just as long as you don't stay too late around campus and walk on the sidewalks with street lamps, you're good to go.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The study body is great! All students are friendly and there is a very inclusive and diverse environment.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The Drug Scene Isn't Big – During my time so far at Simmons I have not encountered many issues with drugs and alcohol. Most of that scene is off campus at the larger universities.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Woman's Sports Are Priority, but School Lacks Spirit – Simmons College is an all-women institution so women's sports are the one and only priority when it comes to athletics. The coaches and athletic directors and trainers are amazing. The teams are quite competitive. However, the school body lacks spirit and there is never much of a turn out at games.

1 College Sophomore

Nightlife: No Parties – there are no parties at simmons! if u want to go out u need to know people at other schools

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: bartol has the worst food, in the last month I've been there 3 times one time ending with me curled into a ball feeling like i was dying. they do have good french fries and ice cream

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Process Went Pretty Smoothly – I have received fantastic financial aid here and it all went along pretty smoothly. Unfortunately, not everyone here has that same experience.

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4 College Junior

Facilities: The facilities at Simmons are great! We have a big wellness center where there are many dance studios, a gym, an exercise room, and a huge pool. I also love our library. It's cozy and pretty advanced in technology to make printing and copying an easier experience for us.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Simmons College is located in the heart of Boston near Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Socks. There are many museums and it's a big tourist attraction so there is always something to do and look forward to. There are also many colleges in this small city so there are a lot of college student activities where all the colleges come together to enjoy.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Very Diverse – Simmons College is a very diverse community. It is an all woman's college but other than that many different elasticities economic backgrounds political beliefs religions and sexual orientations can be found all throughout campus.

College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Oop, sorry! That review was for the wrong school! :/ My bad! Sucks you can't delete them.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe. I live maybe 15 minutes off campus and I have two classes that get out when it's dark. Or sometimes I have a late night with a friend and need to walk back at 1 in the morning.

But Escorts and EVERYWHERE around campus. Go with your gut. If you don't feel safe for some reason, call them. Or more likely, if they see a girl walking by herself at night they'll bike over and ask if you'd like them to come along. Very friendly and they wait at intersections a lot, so if you don't want to call you'll see one there more often then not.

Drexel PD and Philly PD literally crawl the streets. There are so many police here that I have never felt safer walking alone.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have had an incredible experience at Simmons. The professors are amazing. They truly care about their students and do everything in their power to help you succeed. The experiences I've had outside of Simmons too, like study abroad and internships have been great learning experiences for me.

The sense of community on campus too is great. Everyone here is very accepting and respectful of others. Being in walking distance to so many other colleges gives you many opportunities to meet other college students. I personally think Simmons is the best of both worlds because we get the wonderful experience of having only powerful women in the classroom, but at the same time you get the opportunity to mingle with people from co-ed colleges in the area. Whoever says that "everyone who goes to Simmons is a lesbian" could not be more wrong. People who say that are just completely ignorant and don't accept diversity. There is a good mix of all different types of people here. We have a very diverse community with people from all sorts of different backgrounds. I've made incredible friends during my time at Simmons and I've had an amazing college experience here.

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4 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing at Simmons is very separate from the college because the college is in the city of Boston. Finding an apartment is completely up to the student, and the college is not involved in the process. There are many apartments close by to the academic campus. Apartments in Boston can be very expensive. They also can feel less safe after living on-campus at Simmons and having 24-hour security. You also don't feel that sense of community as much as when you live on-campus.

5 College Freshman

Facilities: Nursing Is the Way to Go – Simmons is among the top schools in Boston for Nursing as they are affiliated with many hospitals.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Very Nice – All of the facilities at Simmons are brand new and in very good condition.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: Dont Count on the Officers – I was not happy with my financial aid officer as she did not explain anything to me.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: Take the T – Simmons is located right near two stops on the Green Line. You can take either Fenway or Museum of Fine Arts and they will take you to your destination.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Right in Boston! The off campus dining options include many in the Fenway area. One really good choice is Qdoba. It is within walking distance of the campus and are really good with the students and offering them discounts.

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Science Isnt Easyyy – i love that the department head e-mails back quickly and responds back fast, that applies for almost all the faculty and professors. I love my program even though I just enrolled there are plenty of job opportunites and its a 6-year program! its gonna get hard that applies for most science based majors!

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Education Worth the Price – Teacher are great, they want you to succeed-- there are some tough teachers but everyone can tell you who they are when you get there or selecting a class. Getting the class you want is hard but what can you do -- the upperclassmen do get what they need in order to graduate. Work load is not bad AT ALL! Simmons has a brand new amazing library plenty of places to study -- of course many other student from different schools thinks its okay to use our stuff :/

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Being under-21, there are plenty of frat parties to attend. Harvard usually throws the best, but MIT, BU, Northeastern, BC, and Tufts are close and easy to get to in the city.. boys aren't too far away girls! There is always something going on everyday of the week, whether it is a baseball game or a marathon. Over-21 has a great party seen, great bars, like club cure, splash, rumor, estate and much more.. but it never gets boring.

Newbury street has amazing food and shopping if its in your budget, and the pru and copley are not too far away from there.. if you want the normal mall experience go to cambridgeside -- just a close t ride. everything is at easy access just 1.70 for a t-ride and your in the other part of the city.

Boston has everything to offer for young woman, at simmons you can focus your attention on education during class time and get ready to meet some sexy stud later that night -- its never boring.

Campus living: the housing is not the best for 1st and 2nd year students but upper-classmen do get lucky! But youre right in the city. public safety is great they dont really WANT you to get in trouble they just want to make sure youre not doing anything stupid... just a warning everytime they see you! -- just be smart and safe!

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: Upperclassmen Dorms Are Better – The dorms are pretty decent at Simmons. Obviously, the upperclassmen have the better dorms which were built fairly recently and are very nice. The freshmen and sophomore dorms are not my favorite though; some of the double rooms were used for triple rooms, but I guess it's part of the college experience.


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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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