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Boston, MA
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$34,350
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Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants all over the place. It's a big city with tons and tons of restaurants. There are all different kinds, too! Anything you can name, you can just about walk to.

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Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of off-campus restaurants around Simmons College that are really good!

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Off-Campus Dining: It's Boston. You can eat anything anywhere for any budget!

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Off-Campus Dining: Um, it's Boston-the restaurants rock. Hidyan's is just a few blocks away, and they have the best frozen yogurt. Don't go to D'Angelo's, it's kind of gross. And then there's Cold Stone right nearby, for when you have the cash for a real pick-me-up.

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Off-Campus Dining: The food in Boston is the best! So many places, so many types, so many price ranges-just the best!

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Off-Campus Dining: There are several good restaurants in the area like Brown Sugar (Thai), Bertucci's, Uno's, and more. However, you can take the T to Newbury Street, Harvard Square, or Central Square, and you can find absolutely any type of food you can think of.

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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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Local Atmosphere: Boston is by far the best college city ever. Within ten minutes, I can walk to seven other colleges. Simmons is two blocks from Fenway Park and tons of restaurants and bars. Don't go to the Fens at night alone, or even just with another person, it's a little scary. But that shouldn't keep you from the area; just be safe.

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Local Atmosphere: It's Boston, the atmosphere rocks. Everyone goes everywhere, and everyone is friendly to one another. Since it's one of the largest college towns, there are other college students everywhere. No matter where you are, you see them, and it's comforting to know that in such a big city, there are others in your position. And there's so much to do. You can be cultural or just chill. There are places to go for any mood.

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Local Atmosphere: Boston has a great atmosphere, full of life and culture. There are numerous universities in the area as well. Be sure to visit the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum, Downtown Crossing, the Commons, and Coolidge Corner. If you want to visit Chinatown, be sure to go with friends.

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Local Atmosphere: There are tons of universities, all different, yet with the same types of people. Honestly, there doesn't seem to be too much diversity here at all. Try to stay away from touristy spots, because they are crowded with tons of annoying people.

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Local Atmosphere: Boston is great because it's not too much city like NYC but enough to satisfy my needs. Boston is the college city of America-Simmons is surrounded by colleges.

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Weather: It is colder than you could imagine in the winter. You need a heavy winter coat and heavy sweaters-prepare for arctic temps.

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Weather: Bring warm clothes, gloves, scarves, and hats. Bring an umbrella and boots, because there is definitely snow here in the winter time. The spring and fall are the best times of year in Boston.

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Weather: It's New England, but Boston is so incredibly windy. I didn't expect it. It rains a lot; you will need rain boots and a raincoat. A windbreaker would help. Sweaters rock, and jeans are a staple.

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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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