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Reviews 770 total reviews with an average rating of 3.6

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4 College Sophomore

Local Area: Boston is full of great restaurants, and smaller places that are not too expensive for college students

5 College Junior

Diversity: The student body is quite diverse with students of various racial and ethnic identities and sexualities from all over the United States.

College Junior

Scholarships: Obtaining financial aid has been difficult because I am not eligible for the federal aid that I need, but this is not a problem that with the school directly.

College Junior

Campus Housing: I do not live on campus

5 College Junior

Local Area: The Fenway area has many bars and restaurants and is just a short walk away from Fenway Park. There is always live music at the local bars and the subway is just a short walk from campus. From the subway, it's just a few stop to various Boston neighborhoods and other attractions such as Quincy Market and the New England Aquarium.

3 College Junior

Weather: When it's fall or late spring, the worst weather conditions are rain but do not affect the overall campus experience. In the winter months, we have occasional snow days, but the New England weather is otherwise beautiful!

5 College Junior

Technology: Printing can be accessed from any computer, computers are the newest Macs and are high quality.

5 College Junior

Academics: Classes are challenging and engaging

4 College Junior

Drug Safety: The Drug and Alcohol Policies are strongly enforced

3 College Student

Administration: The campus is quite strict with drugs and underage drinking. The rules on visitation are not very strict.

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4 College Student

Local Area: In the Fenway Boston area, there are many attractions. Fenway Park is the most notable one. There is also a very popular art museum nearby. There are some shopping places, but many of them are very expensive.

4 College Freshman

Majors: The admission process was difficult for me in that I had to rely on others for writing recommendations. The rest of it was pretty easy. It just is hard to know you have all your stuff together, but are waiting on others to finish up your admission.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I work online, and have a webcam based classroom. It's been great as I still have that in class feel, but can be in class from the opposite coast.

3 College Freshman

Weather: It's New England weather. It's pretty mild in Boston because I'm from farther north. Can't complain.

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People drink and smoke pot. That's part of college. Some RAs are fine with alcohol in rooms, but have to hide it.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Not the best, not the worst. I live in a quiet dorm. I'm glad I did because friends complain of screaming girls all night long in the hallways.

1 College Freshman

Party Scene: Simmons is in top 20 sober schools. There are zero parties. Have to go off campus to BU or Cambridge. Most of the time, you will come back not finding a party.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There's always something open in Boston!

1 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Simmons is an all-women's college. They say you will see guys on campus and be able to meet guys. They lied. The only guys girls will meet would be hookups at parties.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There are gates that close after 11. Only one way in and out after that. Simmons is right next to Fenway, so we get drunks that wander about after the games.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food suck! It's greasy. Few options. Had a friend bite into a raw chicken nugget. Everything looks like it came out of the freezer. Very nice people work there though.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: A lot of people are very openminded.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I thought I was going to like it here. Hate all girls school. High school cliques all over again. Simmons is a bubble. It's hard to go out and meet new people, unless you have friends that go to other schools in Boston. Most people go home on the weekends, so nobody is on campus. The food is horrible.

3 College Freshman

Administration: As long as you don't get caught, you're fine.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I didn't get as much financial aid as I thought I was, but I was much better off than some of my friends who received very little aid. The school is broke and is trying to get as much money as possible.


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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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