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Boston, MA
Undergrads
1,647
Tuition
$34,350
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 704 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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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Overall Experience: I loved being at Simmons; I'm sad I only had three years there because I transferred in sophomore year. I could not have asked for a better learning experience, and I met amazing people along the way. I could gush for an hour about Simmons, but I won't!

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Overall Experience: This will be my senior year at Simmons, and I have had my ups and downs with the school overall, but my experience has been positive. I would suggest this school to anyone who likes a quiet campus. It's not that we just sit in their rooms and study, but we know the right time to do so.

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Overall Experience: Usually, I really like being at Simmons, but my enthusiasm does tend to wax and wane with the moon. I love the size of the school and the friends that I have met here, but I intensely wish that more classes could be offered.

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Overall Experience: I love Simmons for its intimate environment, but sometimes I get frustrated with the politics of hierarchy, too. But I suppose that you find politics everywhere.

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Overall Experience: My overall experience has been a good one!

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Off-Campus Housing: Off-campus housing is worth it if you feel it is, but personally, I like the community feeling of living on campus.

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Off-Campus Housing: There are tons of apartments in the Boston area, but the do tend to be pricey. If you break it all down, though, it is cheaper to live off campus for a year than to live on campus from September through May. Look in the Mission Hill area, apartments are cheapest there, and it is a huge college student neighborhood. Many students walk to school, and there is a T stop right there.

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Off-Campus Housing: I feel that if you can afford it, why not. But not a lot of people can afford it, unless you have many people wanting to live in a small Boston apartment. It is crazy what you find in Boston, tiny amounts of space for a lot of money.

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Off-Campus Housing: I prefer living on campus, but off-campus housing works, too. I think you even save a little money living off campus.

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Off-Campus Housing: There is plenty of off-campus housing. There are plenty of apartments in the area, but expect to pay a lot for a little.

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Off-Campus Housing: Do not live off campus your freshman year. It is way too difficult a transition to live in an apartment in Boston with mice and obnoxious neighbors and cooking for yourself. Plus, living at Simmons is incredibly convenient. You don't have to wake up two hours before class to make sure you get there on time. Wait until senior year, that is the best time to live off campus.

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Off-Campus Housing: Housing off campus is convenient but expensive. The Fenway area is so densely populated that the price of rent just keeps rising.

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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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