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Administration: They like to pretend they're pretty hardcore about it, but I don't think people ever really get caught. And if you do, I think you just get written up.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: There is no Greek life because it's an all-girls school, so we don't need sororities because we're supposed to be "all sisters."

College Freshman

Drug Safety: The drug scene at Simmons is basically nonexistent. There are a few girls who smoke cigarettes in designated areas outside, but I have never heard of any illegal drug activity on campus. If people do drugs, it is off campus.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: There are rarely parties on campus, but MIT is down the street, as is WIT and other schools. Get on Facebook before you get to school and add some of the social chairs of frats at MIT and other schools. It's really nice to not have the nightlife on campus, and you'll come to appreciate it.

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Guys & Girls: There are no guys :-O big shocker there! Actually for some it is, but anyways! You can easily find guys at MIT/WIT. Add some on Facebook before you head out to school---find some of the frats at MIT and add some of their social chairs on Facebook, and you'll end up getting invited to their parties!

College Sophomore

Greek Life: Our Greek life is basically through other schools. MIT's frat parties are fantastic-free, fun, good music, safe, reliable, and you get to meet really smart men!

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Off-Campus Dining: There are so many good restaurants off campus that www.campusfood.com will be your best friend as far as delivery food goes. There are some awesome restaurants right in our front yard-Longhorn, Hidyan, Brown Sugar, Indian Samraat, Chipotle, and the list continues. There are really good cheap places and other nice ones, such as Petit Robert. All these places are definitely within walking distance.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love the restaurants in Boston-there are tons of options. The restaurants in the Simmons area aren't the greatest, but the really epic ones are just a short cab or T ride away. I love Chili Duck, Cafe Jaffa, Sonsie, Island Hopper, Thai Basil, and tons of others.

College Sophomore

Administration: Campus police are strict when it comes to breaking the law, so if you do drugs and they find out, there are consequences. Drinking on campus is allowed if you are 21 because we have wet campus. If you come home drunk, they only get involved if you get really sick and need to go to the hospital. You will get in trouble if caught drinking in your room underage, so be responsible.

College Freshman

Academics: Seems like they only post good reviews on this site. What's funny is that almost the entire freshman nursing class is doing horribly in their science courses. Our test averages are in the 60s in both biology and chemistry, so we're technically failing both classes, and there are no biology tutors left. The Dean's office will only say, 'You can't drop the class.' Can you tell I don't like this school? I feel as if I've wasted an entire semester, possibly a year, and I feel that I'm wasting time by going to class. I love science and shouldn't be feeling this way. Granted, the professors may be really nice, but tutoring, study groups, and even office hours may not give you the help that you need to pass your classes. A certain professor teaches organic chemistry, and 50 percent of her class failed and had to retake it! Fifty percent!? That's HUGE. This school is horrible, and I can't honestly recommend it to anyone. You either love it or you hate it. And if you love it, you're probably not a freshman in the nursing program.

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Parking: I wouldn't recommend bringing a car to Boston, ever. I believe commuters are the only ones that can get parking, and even they have to pay an arm and a leg. Parking on the street isn't the easiest thing to do.

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Parking: There is no parking space for visitors on campus, but there is metered parking across the street.

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Parking: Nope, there is no parking. You can park on Brookline Avenue next to the dorms if you can find a spot. But otherwise, good luck.

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Transportation: Public transportation is pretty close, just a five minute walk to the T. The trains are slow at times in Boston.

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Transportation: The T is the greatest part of Boston. There are three or four stops around Simmons that you can catch on various lines. You can go to Park Street, which is about a 10-minute ride, and switch there to access almost anywhere in Boston.

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Transportation: Public transportation is excellent and easy to learn. You can get just about anywhere on the T. The T also takes you to other bus and train stations, and to the airport. You are directly in the center of the T.

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Transportation: Transportation is pretty good, but half the time, I choose to walk because it's faster-especially when there's a baseball game.

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Transportation: The Fenway T stop is located right behind Simmons, and it's easy to access the whole city.

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Transportation: Public transportation is right next door to us. It's usually reliable and easy to maneuver around Boston.

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Transportation: Transportation is very convenient. There are two T stops, one near Res Campus and one near the Main Campus Building. It scared me at first, having never lived in a city, but it's really easy to pick up and learn quickly.

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Transportation: I don't like the public transportation because it seems to take me forever to get somewhere by train. But, I am also biased because I am from the suburbs of DC, so we have the Metro, which I think is better than the T.

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Transportation: Within a two-minute walk from both the Res Campus and the Academic Campus are two stops on the Green Line of the T. Both will take you to relatively any place in the city. The T is pretty easy to get the hang of, even to those who have never used it before. Boston is also known as a walking city, so as long as you're willing to walk for a bit, mostly everything you need is within walking distance as well.

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Transportation: The MBTA (Mass Bay Transit Authority) does a decent job of getting us around town. Most students (especially commuters) use the T system (subway) and the commuter rail. Some students also use the buses. The funny thing is that Boston is the most walkable city in the country, so it often takes you less time to walk somewhere than to wait for a T to take you there. Also, cabs are always available, even in the middle of the night.

Niche User

Transportation: There is a T stop on every corner, and there are tons of buses!

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Transportation: The T stop is really close; it's just a pain in the winter. Sometimes it takes forever for the inbound train to get there, so if you're in a rush, it's worth walking the few blocks to Kenmore.

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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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