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Reviews 770 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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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 Area: 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

Technology: 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

Party Scene: 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

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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

Administration: 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

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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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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 Area: 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

Campus Quality: 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

Administration: 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

Campus Quality: 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.

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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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