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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

4 Niche User

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.

5 Niche User

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.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: No complaints here! I use the gym frequently, and everything has suited my needs thus far.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The academic and residential campus are separate. It forces you to get outside, and cross paths with your friends. The facilities are good, and the architecture is lovely.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: I live 45 minutes away by train, so I've never had any complaints. The MBTA Commuter Rail runs on-time and smoothly.

1 College Freshman

Scholarships: The Student Financial Services office is rude and unapproachable. I tried to talk to them about studying abroad, and they were not kind. They barely acknowledged my presence in the meeting.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: There is no real visitor policy. You don't sign people in here, just go on good faith that your guest will stay no longer than 3 consecutive nights in a row. Drinking/drugs and partying aren't popular here, so if there's a lot of noise in your dorm (between 11pm-8am), you'll definitely be hearing from the RA on duty. Even on weekends. It's nice during finals when your pals are being noisy, but sucks when you're the one wanting to have a conversation at 3 am.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The cost. Living in the city is extremely expensive, and you're getting charged at a minimum $1000/month, and absolutely no parking. The perk is you'll live close to public transportation. But Simmons guarantees housing for students, so it's much more worthwhile to live on campus.

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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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