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Boston, MA
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$34,350
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Average
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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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Health & Safety: There have never been any serious crimes committed on campus, although there have been a number of thefts.

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Health & Safety: Security is fine on campus. I always feel safe. For big events like the World Series, security heightens.

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Health & Safety: Security at Simmons could be better, in terms of the outsourced employees that are hired. However, I am confident that the administration does their best to ensure the safety of Simmons students. As a former Resident Advisor who was involved in an extremely dangerous situation with a student inflicting self-harm, I know that campus security steps up to the challenge, but definitely needs more training in terms of crisis management. This is most likely due to the high turn-over rates of security employees in the outsourced company, and the fact that we do not have crises very often.

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Health & Safety: I have never felt unsafe on campus, even if I'm walking alone from one dorm to another. I like the concept of having the dorms with gates around them, and the gates being locked after 11 p.m., except for one, which you have to walk past Public Safety and use your student ID to get through.

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Health & Safety: Security is really lax on campus, but that's because it doesn't need to be really strict. Safety is based on trust and student awareness, which reflects the trust the campus puts in all of its residents.

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Health & Safety: The campus is very secure. You would never even know that you are in the middle of a big city. We have a large iron fence around the Residence Campus that is locked at night. You need to be with a Simmons student who has her ID to enter the campus. We have security guards who do routine checks of the campus, and an escort service that provides someone to walk you from the Main Campus Building to the residence halls at night. I have never had any security issues on campus, but I do know of a few thefts in the dorm rooms. For the most part, if you keep your room locked when you are not in it, you will not have any problems.

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Health & Safety: The Simmons security seems to do a good job, because you never hear of any violence or break-ins on campus. They lock the gates every night at 11 p.m., which probably helps keep the drunkards out.

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Health & Safety: Considering we are in the middle of the city, I feel that our campus is extremely safe. We can always see Public Safety present on the Res Campus, and the gates lock us in at night!

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Health & Safety: There's a security station at the entrance to campus, and the gates lock on Res Campus at 11 p.m. If it's late, there's someone that'll walk you from the Academic Campus to Res Campus.

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Health & Safety: There are security guards everywhere, but they're not so strict with students that you can't bring people by. I feel very safe on campus, but not smothered. And a lot of the Public Safety people are college students themselves (Northeastern co-ops); don't worry, it makes them very relatable.

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Health & Safety: Security and safety, I believe, is well-kept on campus, but as always, be cautious about leaving your door unlocked or letting in someone you do not know. Even though we live in the city, inside our Residence Campus, it is our own little gated community.

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Health & Safety: Our safety is well sought out for, keeping in mind Boston is a city. We are always alerted about any dangers in our area, they also lock the gates if there is any danger. Sometimes it is scary because some students do not follow safety procedures when letting someone in to the residence buildings.

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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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