Location
Boston, MA
Undergrads
1,647
Tuition
$34,350
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 709 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Parking: I've never used the parking garage, but I sometimes hear complaints about the price and length of time you can park for

4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Simmons College is centrally located, making the distance to the T and bus stops very short.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I wish more financial aid could be offered to students who need it

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Our security guards are vigilant and our campus is secured with gates at night

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Simmons doesn't offer off-campus housing.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: I don't really use the computers, just the printer. The printing system could improve by offering free printing

5 College Sophomore

Academics: It's just very, very stressful

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Nursing and Physical Therapy are the two biggest majors

4 College Sophomore

Athletics: There is a lot of school spirit for sports teams but not too many students attend games.

5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Diversity is huge and you will meet people from every type of background and interest.

3 College Sophomore

Weather: It can get very cold in the winter but every other season is great.

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4 College Sophomore

Majors: If you are a strong student they will accept you, but you have to continue to work very hard to keep up with expectations.

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College Sophomore

Majors: I have not yet had an internship yet, but I will in the future.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are many places available, however unless you have several roommates it can be more expensive than living on campus.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: As a transfer student there is a maximum scholarship that you can get that is very low. Financial aid is very hard to come by.

5 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Living by Fenway Park makes it very lively, especially being close to downtown Boston. There is always something to do and the T makes transportation easy.

3 College Sophomore

Computers: Computers are in abundance but can take several minutes to login. The internet also gets dropped quite frequently.

5 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Drugs and alcohol are not a visible issue at all. Friends who do not partake in these types of activities are easy to find and do not judge.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: I love the professors and the mission of the school. They are clearly trying to create information professionals. I would recommend the school to anyone applying for a degree in Library Science.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: The MLS program at Simmons is academically rigorous and demanding. I think the work load is fine. It's a great school with wonderful teachers. The School Library Teacher track offers wonderful support and great direction to students.

1 College Sophomore

Nightlife: There is not much of a nightlife at this school at all. If you want to go out and have fun you have to go to other schools campuses to do so

2 people found this useful Report
College Sophomore

Parking: You don't need a car to get around boston and on campus. There is the subway, bus or walking to get around

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The campus is not very strict.

1 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: This school is not some crazy party school. Its pretty quiet and unless its a small group of students pre-gaming. Most students go out to parties to other schools to drink

2 College Sophomore

Diversity: This school is not very diverse at all. If you are looking for diversity this school is not for you.. :(

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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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