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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: I've never been pressured to do any drugs and i've never taken any drugs at school so i'm not sure how to describe the drug scene. I'm aware that many students like to go out and drink but that's mainly all i know about the drug scene.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I don't know much about the athletics at school but many students participate in a sport.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many restaurants and dining options around the college. Many are quite affordable and offer student discounts while others may be well out of a college student's price range. There are a variety of restaurants in the area and many convenience stores.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The Simmons community is open to any differences. Many students support the LGQBT community. Different economic background and political beliefs are also accepted here. The majority of students are white but there are also many other different ethnicities such as, Asian, African-American (including Carribean), Latino-American, etc. Religion is somewhat important here and everyone is opened to sharing their own religious beliefs.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: If you've lived in the city and really loved it then you may like the location of Simmons College. Fenway Park is nearby if you're a baseball fan, there's a nearby movie theater and many other college campuses you can visit. There are many shopping locations in the Fenway area and there's also some around the Prudential building in Copley. There's usually quite a few activities that take place around the colleges of the Fenway.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Simmons College is an all-female school. The only guys you'll see are the graduates and maybe some students from the surrounding colleges, such as Wentworth, Emmanuel, etc. The students aren't so bad. If you're in the nursing program then you don't really see much of other students outside of your program. The students are like any college students; they dress however they want and date whoever they want.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: It's best to apply for all scholarships that the college offers and to speak with a financial aid counselor if you need any guidance or help. This may sound kinda low but you should contact financial aid asking if you can receive any more money because the financial aid you received might not be enough for you. It doesn't hurt to ask.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: I don't necessarily eat on campus but I've heard that it's not the best. The food isn't cooked well and does not taste so great

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Health & Safety: They work hard to make sure we're all doing well.

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Campus Quality: There's always something going on!

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Drug Safety: People who do it stay out of other people's way. It's not really a problem. Simmons also has a 'wellness' dorm where you can opt to live if you want to stay out of that scene.

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Technology: There's wifi on both campuses and computers everywhere. If you ever need anything, an HDMI cord, a charger, a camera, a laptop, the tech support at Simmons will more than likely have it. Most classrooms have computers and there are computer labs in most dorms and buildings on campus.

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Off-Campus Housing: I don't live off campus, but my friends do and it's oftentimes hard to find any because it is a college city and EVERYONE who isn't a freshman is more than likely looking for the same sort of housing. It's competitive and Boston isn't a cheap place to live.

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Parking: If you're a student, you can park in the garage underneath a building in the main academic campus, otherwise, you're screwed. It's Boston and the downside of a big city is the lack of space for parking anywhere reasonable.

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Campus Food: Not the worst ever, and sometimes it's really awesome. They gave us a whole lobster this year one night, but sometimes it can get boring and repetitive.

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Majors: Simmons really works to help you succeed if you have a co-op or want to have one later in your academic career. Some majors require that you have one.

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Off-Campus Dining: There are so many restaurants a walk or T ride away.

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Campus Housing: I got into the dorm that I wanted and I live in a quad with two other roommates (so we actually have extra room), although I do know that if you want a dorm that's more often populated you may get forced into a triple.

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Scholarships: I got a really hefty scholarship that enabled me to attend the school.

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Local Area: It's a college city that has a lot to offer. There's always parties going on or some sort of academic or social event that you can find to attend. Surroundings schools often have events that are open to us etc.

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Administration: I've never had a bad run in with strictness. My roommates and I are pretty loud and we never get complaints or anything like that. Drinking is an occurrence and I haven't heard of anyone being caught. In my opinion it's more about whether or not you're being an idiot while doing any of those things that matters.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I love it here, the friends I've made are awesome.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Not a lot of racial diversity, but still classes and discussions are held to encourage acceptance. The big thing here is acceptance of sexual orientation. Politics are also big here, but God help me if my friends find out I'm a conservative.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The networking for international relations is phenomenal. My professors are always sure to get me to events that will enhance my knowledge of real-world situations.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Be prepared to learn. I'm trying to work my way into the honors program now, and they really make you work to maintain it.

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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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