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Boston, MA
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$34,350
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Academics: Despite the single-gender atmosphere, students bring a rich diversity of experience and opinion to all discussions, both in and out of the classroom. While I've learned a great deal from my professors, I feel that I have learned more and been perhaps even challenged more by my classmates. I have not had a single class at Simmons where I did not learn an important lesson.

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Academics: I would say that about 95 percent of the professors at Simmons are awesome at what they do. Most work or have worked in the field that they teach, and love to teach others about the subject because they love it. You do occasionally get a professor who is good with the subject but not good at teaching it.

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Academics: The teachers at Simmons are absolutely amazing. They care about each individual student and always make time to help. The teachers at Simmons have motivated me to do more with my talent than I ever thought to do before.

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Academics: The professors are all very willing to help you. You usually form one-on-one relationships with them, because the classes are so small, which makes classes more interesting and casual. And the classes are mostly very interesting. As expected, there are good days and boring days, but in general, the professors strive to make the classroom an interesting environment.

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Academics: Like in any school anywhere, there are teachers I really do not like and teachers that I find amazing. Weighing student advice is the best way to avoid a bad professor. A lot of my classes at Simmons have been excellent. The ones I've hated are the ones that had terrible professors. Just be careful, and choose classes wisely to avoid bad ones.

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Academics: The majority of the classes I have found to be interesting. Of course, there will always be that one class that you won't find particularly interesting, but you will find that at any school, especially the requirements that have nothing to do with your major. The professors here are warm and welcoming. They make you feel like you can contact them at any time with any problem. Most also understand that there might come a time when you won't be able to get an assignment in on time, and with a reasonable explanation, they usually will accept it late.

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Academics: Most of the classes are interesting, but of course, there are those that are terrible. It all depends if you like the subject and how well the professor speaks about their subject.

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Academics: The teachers at Simmons College are amazing and really interact with the students. The majority of the classes engage the students in and outside the classroom. You're not a number at Simmons College. The teachers remember who you are and know you by name.

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Academics: Teachers have their own positives and negatives. I find that I can relate to some, but with others, you are just on a completely different page. But as soon as you find the teachers that fit your learning style and who help you along the way, you don't leave them. Thankfully, I found mine early, and he has helped me through the years, whenever I need him.

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Academics: All of my teachers, especially in the communications department, have always been positive. They want you to do well, and try to make it so that you can, but they also give you challenges at the same time. Just like any other school, not all classes are interesting. But the good thing about Simmons is that you have the opportunity to take the classes that you want to take.

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Academics: Teachers are very helpful and skillful in what they teach and how they teach their students the material for the class. At Simmons, the importance of having a professor help you with work, projects, and tests is extremely high.

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Academics: There are many classes at Simmons, and each professor makes them interesting and enjoyable. It's a joy to go to class to debate about a topic in the news that is related to the class or a theory you may have learned.

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Academics: The teachers at Simmons College are extremely nice; most of the teachers that I've had have been really understanding. I also find that they are easy to talk to when you have a problem. The classrooms are also interesting and entertaining!

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Academics: One of the things I love about Simmons is that professors are always happy to provide any outside assistance and are available most of the time. They also try to engage students in class discussions and are happy to hear a variety of views.

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Local Atmosphere: Boston is a great city with so much to do and to see. There are many other universities in the area, which makes it even more exciting for college students.

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Local Atmosphere: Boston is the best town to go to school in. It is surrounded by all different colleges and universities, in a really hip, fun setting with plenty to do. It does get expensive, but there are cheap ways of having a fabulous time without overdrawing your bank account.

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Local Atmosphere: I do not think that it could get any better. Boston is such an alive city, with so much to do and see. It is home to tons and tons of colleges and universities. By being in one of the biggest college cities, Simmons has a huge advantage over other colleges. You meet so many other college students all going through the same thing. From the old historic Boston to the newer hip Boston, there is so much to do!

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Local Atmosphere: Boston is a great place to be as a college student! There are about five other colleges located right on the same block as Simmons, which makes for a lot of students, both male and female, everywhere. Definitely visit the Boston museums and the public gardens. Boston is beautiful in the spring, summer, and fall, but the winters here get pretty messy, so bring boots and an umbrella!

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Local Atmosphere: Simmons is in Boston, so there is always something to do. There are lots of other universities and colleges around, so during the school year, there are lots of people our age out and about.

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Local Atmosphere: Boston is great or terrible, depending on what you make of it. There are places to go when you are sick of staying in one place, which is great. There are parks and squares for people-watchers, and there are clubs and everything else for people who want action. Boston is great for all interests.

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Local Atmosphere: Boston is the greatest college city ever! The Colleges of the Fenway line our road, with nearby Northeastern and BU. There are so many art museums, stores, cinemas, Fenway Park-everything imaginable!

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Local Atmosphere: Boston is snobby and rich. I think that a lot of the people here come from money, and it goes to their heads. On the other hand, there are a lot of blue-collar people that are awesome. The hardest thing about this town is making friends; it seems to take a while, unless it's through school.

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Local Atmosphere: Boston offers anything anyone could possibly want. The possibilities are endless: there is the culture, the nightlife, dining, and entertainment. You just have to be able to get out there and explore. Simmons is within walking distance of numerous universities and colleges. I would recommend not walking alone at night.

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Local Atmosphere: Luckily, Simmons is located in the best city on earth-Boston. There are many colleges and universities in the immediate area and in other parts of the city. The other important population for Simmons students is the many young professionals who are often overseeing us in our internships and networking with us after college. There is plenty to do in Boston. So much to do, that in my four years in Boston, there are still places I have yet to visit, art museums I have yet to see. The only thing to stay away from is being redundant and forgetting to explore the city in its entirety.

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Local Atmosphere: The town is always alive when school is in session. I am not there during the summer, but the amount of universities there gives you ample opportunity to meet an array of people. I wouldn't say there is stuff to stay away from, but be cautious of wherever you go, just like any other city. The only way you learn about other cultures is to experience it and not shy away from it. Visit the Kennedy Museum, Fenway Park, the Science Museum-everything possible.

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Krista Evans
Hometown
Florence, AL
Major
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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