Simmons women are extremely independent and focused, and the all-women environment creates a bond among students who are all experiencing college life together. And the brightness of students is highlighted by passion for their fields of study. Simmons is not about finding a husband or wife, which encourages students to focus more on their education than what to wear—students are not pressured into dressing to impress anyone but themselves. Everyone seems to have their own style and approach to their appearance as they begin crafting the rest of their college and adult identity. Although it is an all-women’s college, Simmons is not a nunnery, and Boston offers opportunities to meet all kinds of people.
Students looking for guys will have to focus their attention elsewhere. Many Simmons students find guys at other colleges in the area. Many girls are in long-term relationships, and some are even engaged to people at home. On weekends, there are many more guys on campus picking up a date. There are a couple of male graduate students on the Residence Campus in North Hall, but they quickly seem to become just another one of your classmates. The women on campus are respectful of one another, although arguments arise on the Residence Campus when shampoo disappears. And no, everyone on the campus does not explode with PMS at the same time. Student cliques are intense, with different groups enjoying different scenes. Majors and student activities groups often separate the community in both positive and negative ways.