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5 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Boston is expensive...

I'm pretty sure you're okay as long as you stay on campus, but I;m not even going to start worrying about the hole in my pocket when I move out...

5 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: It's Boston.

The city of diversity and foods from various countries!

There are so many restaurants out there that it would take me more than 10 years to eat at every restaurant.

5 College Student

Administration: They are very reasonable, and accommodate the students' needs.

They are reasonably strict which is a good change for me who went to a strict prison high school.

5 College Student

Scholarships: Simmons College was the school that gave me the most scholarship out of all of my other schools. That is why I chose to attend here! On top of the merit scholarship, they gave me a great amount of financial aid, so that my parents could afford it with not a lot of college debt leftover.

4 College Student

Party Scene: ehhh it's okay

but that is what is expected from a women's college.

You can find many great parties outside of Simmons such as other co-ed schools, and Boston!

5 College Student

Campus Food: The food tastes very good.

It is like a buffet style, and fills you up perfectly.

Both Bartol and Fens are extremely good.

5 College Student

Campus Housing: I love the campus housing.

And people complain about how small it is, and how bricked up the rooms are. However, that is what freshman dorms are supposed to be and are like that in many many other colleges. The dorm rooms are very clean, and spacious enough for two people to live in. The RA's are very helpful, nice, and perfectly strict.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Bartol is not good. I found a hair in my food once.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: they're too strict! but its clean so thats good

3 College Student

Scholarships: Process was easy and I got what I needed mostly.

3 College Student

Campus Housing: Looks very comfortable and welcoming.

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.

4 people found this useful Report
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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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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