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Boston, MA
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$34,350
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I don't live on campus but from what I've seen, the dorms aren't all that big in some halls. Some students live in a force triple which is quite bothersome. It's mandatory for all first-year students to live on campus on Simmons which a new rule. The cost is ridiculous especially since you have to live in a small dorm with other student. There are some halls that offers a single but I believe it's tough to get one. Most students plan to live in an apartment nearby since it's much cheaper than living on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I don't live on campus so I don't know what to say about the strictness at Simmons. There's any honor code that all students must sign that includes academics and stuff. Plagiarism is a big deal and you get caught then there are serious consequences.

4 College Freshman

Majors: If you want to be a nursing major and willing to do some work then you'd enjoy being in the program. I enjoy it because you find friends that you may end up working with in the future and also it's great to be able to learn the skills to help others in the community in hospitals or clinics. The students tend to grow a strong bond amongst one another. Once you begin your clinicals as a nursing major, it'll be hard to balance a job and still the schoolwork. The workload is a lot and expect to do plenty of exams, quizzes and studying. The professors are quite helpful and there are many tutors you can meet with if you have any help. Also, the professors tend to set up study groups for the students.

3 College Freshman

Majors: I haven't applied for any internships so i'm not sure how to answer this. I assume that finding an internship is quite challenging but not too difficult.

4 College Freshman

Computers: The library offers many computers and there are computers throughout the school that you can use for email or web. The college gives you $50 of free prints which is great because many students are left with money on their cards at the end of the semester. Depending on your major, you may or may not spend all of the free prints by the end of the semester. The network speed is quite good on campus and the reliability is also good. Many students use their laptops in class because it's faster than writing in your notebook. Some professors allow it while others do not.

2 College Freshman

Parking: Parking in the city in general is terrible. It's usually difficult to find a parking spot that doesn't cost you any money. The school has a parking garage but in order to park there you need a parking permit and it's not cheap at all. It's best to take public transportation to campus. But if you really need to drive to school then by all means get the expensive parking permit.

4 College Freshman

Academics: As a nursing major, there's plenty of stress that students have to deal with because you have to maintain a certain grade in all courses (even non-nursing courses) in order to remain in the program. The workload is not little and there is plenty of studying you need to do in order to stay ahead. The nursing field is very competitive and not all students make it. But if you try your hardest and seek help, you can do it. Nurses are needed and so finding a job after graduation won't be difficult.

3 College Freshman

Academics: There are many professors that make the classes better and more easier for the students and there are some professors that make the classes not so easy.Registering for classes are much easier than you'd expect it to be. It may be confusing at first but you get used to it right away.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I've never been pressured to do any drugs and i've never taken any drugs at school so i'm not sure how to describe the drug scene. I'm aware that many students like to go out and drink but that's mainly all i know about the drug scene.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't know much about the athletics at school but many students participate in a sport.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants and dining options around the college. Many are quite affordable and offer student discounts while others may be well out of a college student's price range. There are a variety of restaurants in the area and many convenience stores.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The Simmons community is open to any differences. Many students support the LGQBT community. Different economic background and political beliefs are also accepted here. The majority of students are white but there are also many other different ethnicities such as, Asian, African-American (including Carribean), Latino-American, etc. Religion is somewhat important here and everyone is opened to sharing their own religious beliefs.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: If you've lived in the city and really loved it then you may like the location of Simmons College. Fenway Park is nearby if you're a baseball fan, there's a nearby movie theater and many other college campuses you can visit. There are many shopping locations in the Fenway area and there's also some around the Prudential building in Copley. There's usually quite a few activities that take place around the colleges of the Fenway.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Simmons College is an all-female school. The only guys you'll see are the graduates and maybe some students from the surrounding colleges, such as Wentworth, Emmanuel, etc. The students aren't so bad. If you're in the nursing program then you don't really see much of other students outside of your program. The students are like any college students; they dress however they want and date whoever they want.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's best to apply for all scholarships that the college offers and to speak with a financial aid counselor if you need any guidance or help. This may sound kinda low but you should contact financial aid asking if you can receive any more money because the financial aid you received might not be enough for you. It doesn't hurt to ask.

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: I don't necessarily eat on campus but I've heard that it's not the best. The food isn't cooked well and does not taste so great

4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: They work hard to make sure we're all doing well.

4 Recent Alumnus

Facilities: There's always something going on!

Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: There are no guys at Simmons.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: People who do it stay out of other people's way. It's not really a problem. Simmons also has a 'wellness' dorm where you can opt to live if you want to stay out of that scene.

5 Recent Alumnus

Computers: There's wifi on both campuses and computers everywhere. If you ever need anything, an HDMI cord, a charger, a camera, a laptop, the tech support at Simmons will more than likely have it. Most classrooms have computers and there are computer labs in most dorms and buildings on campus.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus, but my friends do and it's oftentimes hard to find any because it is a college city and EVERYONE who isn't a freshman is more than likely looking for the same sort of housing. It's competitive and Boston isn't a cheap place to live.

3 Recent Alumnus

Parking: If you're a student, you can park in the garage underneath a building in the main academic campus, otherwise, you're screwed. It's Boston and the downside of a big city is the lack of space for parking anywhere reasonable.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Dining: Not the worst ever, and sometimes it's really awesome. They gave us a whole lobster this year one night, but sometimes it can get boring and repetitive.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Simmons really works to help you succeed if you have a co-op or want to have one later in your academic career. Some majors require that you have one.

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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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