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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a Management Student, I have had a wonderful experience with the professors in this school so far. Additionally, I have experienced other professors in the School of Arts and Sciences that I still stay in touch with. The courses are very well structured and all of the professors have done quite a bit of work in their fields of study. Most importantly, they seem to really care about their students. All of my classes have been under 30 students - very small considering I am a Freshman. They usually consist with an integration of discussion and lecturing. This Spring, I had difficulty getting into one of my desired class choices for my major but that didn't prevent me from getting other mandatory class out of the way instead. Freshman and Sophomores have been known to not always get all of their first class choices, but usually find a substitute that complements their majors otherwise.

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a Freshman, it is difficult to answer this question. That said, I know that back where I am from (The West Coast), know one knows of Simmons. Even in Boston, I have talked to some people who are unaware of the college. Even in a job interview, the first question the interviewers asked me was "Why Simmons?". This has been my biggest critique of the institution. Although it has a great history, famous alumni, and challenging academics, it still has not been able to share its reputation effectively to the population.

The Career Center has been absolutely wonderful. I feel extremely supported by the Career Coach I am meeting with and she even sends me Emails outside of our meetings with recommendations of articles to read or potential internships I should apply to. The quality of the employers recruiting on campus I would consider great but not excellent. Examples include Liberty Mutual, Boston Children's Hospital, the Museum of Fine Arts, Fidelity, and Prudential Financial. The alumni network I have heard is quite strong but again as a Freshman, I have little knowledge in this regard.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For me, as a Freshman, campus housing has been great. I am currently in South Hall in a triple of two rooms with air conditioning and heating. I have much storage space, the bathrooms are always cleaned, and the community is friendly. However other Freshman have been in forced triples with no air conditioning. Some have even been forced to live off campus at Wheelock. I feel like if you apply early as a Freshman and plan ahead, you will get your first choice (go for South or Messick!). If you are a Junior or Senior, you can apply to live in North, Evans, or Smith Hall which are all considered to be the nicest on campus.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Although athletics are mentioned through social media and athletes are frequently seen wearing their sport, sports is rarely paid attention to on campus. The athletic facilities are adequate for both athletes and non athletes. The workout equipment is nothing to flaunt about but is adequate and fairly well-maintained. There is also an indoor track field which is very convenient to use.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am really fortunate to state that Simmons College has been the perfect match for me. If you are an open-minded individual who firmly believes in gender equality, not afraid to be exposed to a diverse population, and are thoroughly motivated, Simmons College is a wonderful place for you. I have been impressed with all aspects of the college. My greatest critique of the institution though is that it has a not-so-well-known reputation and I am unsure on how the institution will develop in the future. But overall, Simmons has been the nurturing environment that has challenged my own beliefs and has enriched my own learning and understanding of myself and who I want to be.

4 College Junior

Party Scene: If you are under 21, there isn't much to do. Once you turn 21 there is an amazing nightlife in Boston right by Fenway Park.

1 College Junior

Party Scene: There are no parties here at Simmons College. If you have friends nearby, go to other school's parties.

4 College Junior

Academics: The workload is challenging, but not unmanageable.

4 College Junior

Diversity: There is a lot of diversity here. No one is discriminated against.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: There is no pressure to do drugs if you don't want to.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never felt scared in my dorm or on campus.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The courses here are very helpful in learning new and interesting material. I have liked all of the professors I have had.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I have not used the career center's very much, but finding a job is difficult.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: There are no in room kitchen like many other schools offer. Also, suites are mainly just for seniors. The price you pay to live in a two person room with a communal bathroom is the same price as renting a very nice apartment.

1 College Junior

Greek Life: We do not have greek life here at school. Greek life is not allowed on campus.

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3 College Junior

Athletics: The athletics at our school are popular to some students. However many students do not participate in them. I have personally never attended a sporting event.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I would definitely choose my school again because of the PT program. I love the guaranteed admittance into the graduate program with successful completion of prerequisite courses.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Simmons Nursing and Health Sciences are great!! Well known name.

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3 College Freshman

Athletics: There isn't much rally behind sports teams. Go Sharks!

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3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It claims to be very inclusive, but the actions to do so for all parties are lacking. The support behind Islam, LGBTQA+, and students of color is very prominent. However, other groups such as Christians, Catholics, etc. are forgotten, and their religious beliefs are undermined.

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1 College Freshman

Greek Life: I go to an all girls school. The school itself is a sorority.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: We never win games.

Athletes suck

1 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am transferring next semester so I need the money to attend school

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Never any parties here, some parties at Harvard/MIT/Northeastern. Legal nightlife is only fun if you're 21. Nothing much else to do at night, otherwise.

2 College Freshman

Party Scene: Simmons has no parties, and girls go off campus to party.

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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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