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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Expensive for what it is

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It was decent, but definitely less than what they gave in previous years

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I dont party but people I know seem to enjoy them

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Food at the Fens is GREAT. Too bad they dont have the same selection for dinner as they do for lunch. I wish Bartol served that kind of food.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The rooms are small and the cinderblock walls make me feel like I am in jail, there is no overhead lighting and no AC. That being said, everyone is close.

5 College Freshman

Local Area: Boston is incredible, but simmons can feel like a bubble.

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3 College Freshman

Administration: They don't always know what actually goes on, but it is like that at many schools.

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2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Very small, but that's the city for ya. Almost impossible to get a single until senior year, unless you have medical problems.

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1 College Freshman

Athletics: Nobody cares except the athletes. The gym is not nice at all.

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1 College Freshman

Party Scene: Literally NOTHING on campus. You have to go off campus to other schools frats, or to apartments. Typically youneed to know someone to get in.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Not a lot in the area except a few decent pizza joints, but I guess that's all you need when you're in college.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: It was necessary for me. I have lived on my own for several years, and I do not have access to housing with family. The prices in the dorms were too high for only 8 months out of the year. And, although the school did not help to find housing off-campus, they were accomadating enough to wave my housing requirements.

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2 College Sophomore

Athletics: Not a lot of support or advertisement for the events. Unless previously involved, there is little interest or access to these programs.

2 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Boring and generally pretty quiet. The girls in the undergraduate program tend not to be too crazy on the weekends.

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3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is a closed area of brick buildings surrounding a courtyard. However, the Fens is not the safest area, and public messages regarding sexual assaults are not so confidential after a student leaves school for the semester directly after the announcement.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: The no smoking policy is absolutely excessive. Asking a young women to go to the curb in the dark so the rest of us don't risk "breathing it in" is putting that woman in harms way. Regardless of public opinion, the school needs to consider, respect, and protect the young women who smoke on their campus.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Area: There are few cultural events and few places of interest. There is one theater and a library within walking distance, but to experience any of the finer events in Boston one would have to travel about 30 minutes by T.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Some scholarships were easy to receive, but it was difficult to receive the amount of aid I needed.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The school is pretty strict about alcohol and drug use. However, the guest policy is very lenient, which makes it easy to have friends over whenever you wish.

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4 College Freshman

Local Area: Boston is a very accessible and great city. Once you figure out the T, you can do almost anything you want.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms here are very average. Of course, it all depends on which building you're in. Freshman dorms do not have AC which is tough for the first few weeks of school, but they do have heat in the winter. Not the nest dorms, but not the worst.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Simmons is a very expensive school, however, almost every student is here on some sort of scholarship. Chances are, if you go to financial aid and ask, they will help you out.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Since we are right on the Fenway, there are tons of restaurants and sports bars nearby. There are a wide variety of options, and there's something for everyone within walking distance. We also have a star market which is a 3 minute walk from the residence campus. It is open 24 hours, which is very convenient.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I am not an athelete, but there is a good population of athletes on campus. Even if you do not play on the Simmons team, there are intramural sports that students can participate in through the colleges of the fenway (Emmanual, MassArt, Wentworth, MCHPS, and Wheelock). Our sports center is pretty nice, with a pool, gym, track, and a nice workout facility.

College Freshman

Greek Life: We do not have greek life at Simmons.

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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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