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Boston, MA
Undergrads
1,647
Tuition
$34,350
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Weather: Bring clothes for every possible kind of weather. You never know what you're going to get. It could rain one day, be 95 degrees the next, and snowing that night.

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Transportation: Public transportation is pretty close, just a five minute walk to the T. The trains are slow at times in Boston.

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Transportation: The T is the greatest part of Boston. There are three or four stops around Simmons that you can catch on various lines. You can go to Park Street, which is about a 10-minute ride, and switch there to access almost anywhere in Boston.

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Transportation: Public transportation is excellent and easy to learn. You can get just about anywhere on the T. The T also takes you to other bus and train stations, and to the airport. You are directly in the center of the T.

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Transportation: Transportation is pretty good, but half the time, I choose to walk because it's faster-especially when there's a baseball game.

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Transportation: The Fenway T stop is located right behind Simmons, and it's easy to access the whole city.

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Transportation: Public transportation is right next door to us. It's usually reliable and easy to maneuver around Boston.

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Transportation: Transportation is very convenient. There are two T stops, one near Res Campus and one near the Main Campus Building. It scared me at first, having never lived in a city, but it's really easy to pick up and learn quickly.

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Transportation: I don't like the public transportation because it seems to take me forever to get somewhere by train. But, I am also biased because I am from the suburbs of DC, so we have the Metro, which I think is better than the T.

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Transportation: Within a two-minute walk from both the Res Campus and the Academic Campus are two stops on the Green Line of the T. Both will take you to relatively any place in the city. The T is pretty easy to get the hang of, even to those who have never used it before. Boston is also known as a walking city, so as long as you're willing to walk for a bit, mostly everything you need is within walking distance as well.

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Transportation: The MBTA (Mass Bay Transit Authority) does a decent job of getting us around town. Most students (especially commuters) use the T system (subway) and the commuter rail. Some students also use the buses. The funny thing is that Boston is the most walkable city in the country, so it often takes you less time to walk somewhere than to wait for a T to take you there. Also, cabs are always available, even in the middle of the night.

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Transportation: There is a T stop on every corner, and there are tons of buses!

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Transportation: The T stop is really close; it's just a pain in the winter. Sometimes it takes forever for the inbound train to get there, so if you're in a rush, it's worth walking the few blocks to Kenmore.

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Overall Experience: I am really glad I chose Simmons as my college; I can be myself and still explore so many areas of life.

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Overall Experience: I have loved Simmons since I first got on campus. There are certainly some times where I wish it was coed, because, as we all know, being around all girls all the time can get a little tough. But I have no doubt that I am receiving an excellent education at a great location.

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Overall Experience: I love Simmons! It took some getting used to, but what doesn't? I think it was the best decision I could have made. I love who I have become at Simmons.

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Overall Experience: School rocks. If you balance work and play well, you'll have an excellent experience, and remember, the first semester or two is all about learning this balance, so don't be too hard on yourself.

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Overall Experience: I love where I am, and being directly in the city is perfect for me. At first, I did not agree with a lot at Simmons, but it grew on me, and I just love it now. I have made the best of friends but look forward to graduation this May!

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Overall Experience: So far, I can safely say that there is nowhere I would rather be than where I am. I truly appreciate my experience at Simmons and hope that most people appreciate our community as well.

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Overall Experience: I love it. This is the sixth college that I have attended (over ten years), and I have to say I think I made a good choice for myself. If I was younger, the all-girls thing might bother me. I have never lived in the dorms, and I think it's a good idea because you're more likely to meet people. I wish I was somewhere else only because of the weather, which sucks. Plus, the amount of scholarships and financial aid I'm getting is incredible. Private schools are an excellent choice for that reason alone, they have money to dish out.

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Overall Experience: If I were to do my early years over again, I'd still take a year between high school and college to party and experiment, then I'd go to school. I'd never have a summer job (if possible) because once you're done, you're done. Coed is also important; you learn how to date and get along with men-but at the same time, I think it silences women too much, and that's why all-girls schools are important. Because you learn to speak your mind and realize that what you're saying does matter. Plus, you can always pick up guys in bars, it really does work, and you never have to pay for drinks.

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Overall Experience: I wonder what it would be like to go to another school, a coed one. Simmons was definitely a unique experience.

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Overall Experience: I transferred to Simmons sophomore year, and it was the best decision I ever made. I love it, and I'm sad this will be my senior year because I will miss my friends, the faculty and staff, and everything about the school, give or take a few things.

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Overall Experience: In the first year, I wanted to leave. I wasn't sure it was the place for me, but I got involved and found a great roommate who I love to death. I love what I'm studying, and now I love being at Simmons. It's where I was supposed to be.

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Overall Experience: I really enjoy Simmons. I believe I made the right choice. I absolutely love my major, and the possibilities it will provide once I graduate. I have become more independent, less shy, and more confident in myself from when I started my freshman year.

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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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