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Reviews 709 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe and can go to the health center if I ever feel like I might be getting sick.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Off campus housing is pricey and inconvenient if you have to commute a long way to school

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: There are so many different kinds of people here and everyone is accepting of each other's differences.

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3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Nobody has parties on campus. People who are of age go to the bars on weekends.

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5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: There are no drugs on campus and close to nobody drinks on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Public transportation is so accessible and there's absolutely no need for a car on campus.

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school doesn't offer too many scholarships but the financial aid process and the office are great.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are so many places on the residence and academic campus that have computers available for use as well as printing.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: There are different kinds of places that offer different types of food, depending on what you're in the mood for.

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4 College Sophomore

Academics: I think Simmons does a pretty descent job with making sure that students succeed

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I do like the nursing program here, but I wish they more to help students network with hospitals in the local area

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I was a different major at first, but it was very easy to get in the program

College Sophomore

Drug Safety: The residence life at Simmons is pretty strict, so most students are careful about what they do

3 College Sophomore

Weather: Boston can be very cold, and crossing over brookline to go to Emmanuel can be really annoying on snowy days

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Boston is full of great restaurants, and smaller places that are not too expensive for college students

5 College Junior

Diversity: The student body is quite diverse with students of various racial and ethnic identities and sexualities from all over the United States.

College Junior

Scholarships: Obtaining financial aid has been difficult because I am not eligible for the federal aid that I need, but this is not a problem that with the school directly.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: The Fenway area has many bars and restaurants and is just a short walk away from Fenway Park. There is always live music at the local bars and the subway is just a short walk from campus. From the subway, it's just a few stop to various Boston neighborhoods and other attractions such as Quincy Market and the New England Aquarium.

3 College Junior

Weather: When it's fall or late spring, the worst weather conditions are rain but do not affect the overall campus experience. In the winter months, we have occasional snow days, but the New England weather is otherwise beautiful!

5 College Junior

Computers: Printing can be accessed from any computer, computers are the newest Macs and are high quality.

5 College Junior

Academics: Classes are challenging and engaging

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: The Drug and Alcohol Policies are strongly enforced

3 College Student

Campus Strictness: The campus is quite strict with drugs and underage drinking. The rules on visitation are not very strict.

4 College Student

Local Atmosphere: In the Fenway Boston area, there are many attractions. Fenway Park is the most notable one. There is also a very popular art museum nearby. There are some shopping places, but many of them are very expensive.


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Krista Evans
Florence, AL
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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