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Reviews 709 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There is not much of a social atmosphere living on campus. Many of the girls are independent and it seems more like we are living in separate mini apartments just co-existing like in any normal residency. If you seek a very fun social atmosphere while living in the dorms perhaps a different school would be better. The dorms are also very small.

2 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: There are no guys on campus since it is an all girls school.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: Its an all girls school there is no greek life.

4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Its a gated campus and most students living on campus should feel very safe.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Most of the teachers are nice and are willing to help you when you need it. Registration for classes is easy and simple and can be done in a short amount of time (if you know what you want to take). The library is a great quiet place to study and there are also private rooms to study with friends.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: There are a variety of majors to choose from, and if you are unsure of what major to choose there is always an advisor you can speak with .

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The convenience of off-campus dining options is great. The location of this school gives you many within walking distance dining options. There are a variety of food types to choose from depending on where you choose to go!

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: If you are looking for a college in a city Boston is a pretty good option. There are many other colleges in the entire city so you have a good chance of meeting a lot of different types of people to socialize with. If you aren't from Boston, there are many activities that you can find to explore the city.

3 College Sophomore

Facilities: The location of the school is very nice and convenient. The residence dorm campus from the outside looks average. However inside the dorms a lot of them need some updating. The residence campus dining hall is not very good. There is not much variety and the quality needs to be improved. Depending on your perspective, there aren't that many great activities and if there are not every student living on campus is aware of them. However being in Boston, you can easily find things to do off campus.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I love the program. I think it's such a great opportunity.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: There's a 3+1 program that allows you to combine a major with a master's in public policy.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The guest policy is great. You don't have to sign anyone in, you just have to have eyes on them at all times.

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3 College Freshman

Facilities: Campus life is varied. A lot of people go home on the weekends.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The classes are great, the professors are approachable, the students are friendly.

5 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Boston is a great city. Simmons is right near Fenway park, which can be exciting even if you don't like baseball.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: There's plenty of diversity, especially regarding sexual orientation.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: There are plenty of bars nearby, but you can't get in unless you're 21. If you're under 21 there are plenty of frat and house parties nearby.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Campus dining can get a bit repetitive and it's usually a hit or a miss, but the dining staff are extremely friendly and receptive to suggestions.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There are very few parties on campus, mostly just casual gatherings. Most parties are nearby, though.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Scholarships and financial aid are very helpful. Everyone I've talked to has had a good experience with them.

5 College Freshman

Weather: The weather is great! It can get a bit snowy in the winter, but that's part of the charm. I love having 4 seasons.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: The women's college aspect has its advantages and disadvantages.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The political science department is great, and there's a 3+1 program offered with public policy.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Classes are engaging and interesting and the teachers are very approachable. So far I've loved all my classes! They have great programs, such as 3+1 to graduate with a master's.

College Freshman

Greek Life: No greek houses just at nearby campuses so yuppppp


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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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