College Junior 2011-12-30T23:47:37Z
The Walks Are Tough – The weather doesn't affect being on campus very much, but having to walk back and forth from the academic campus seems much longer in the rain/snow.
College Junior 2011-12-30T23:45:21Z
Nowhere to Go – There's not much of a party scene at all at Simmons, so you have to either go to another college or stick it out in your room.
College Junior 2011-12-30T23:35:10Z
Health & Safety:
Very Safe – I feel completely safe there and the residence campus is fairly closed off, but anyone can walk on campus from the street and walk around.
College Junior 2011-12-29T18:52:38Z
College Is Expensive! Simmons College is definitely one of the most expensive schools to go to in the area. However, they give you a lot of financial aid if you need it and it is so easy to make an appointment with your financial aid adviser. Looking for scholarships is a great way to pay for school because many go untouched every year.
College Junior 2011-12-29T18:50:15Z
Not So Strict – Simmons has such a great reputation that students don't need to sign in their guests, which is great and so much more convenient than other schools. When it comes to theft or crime in the area, Simmons police always sends out informative emails and makes sure everyone is safe.
College Junior 2011-12-29T18:48:32Z
Clean Environment – There are people at Simmons who do smoke and drink, but they are definitely the minority. Smoking and drinking is never a problem on campus.
College Senior 2011-12-27T17:43:08Z
Fenway Dining – Since the Simmons dorms are right along Brookline Avenue and next to Boyston Street, it's also where the restaurants and entertainment is located. I enjoyed eating at UFood Grill,which is a healthy burger and smoothie place, and Berryline where it sells frozen yogurt! Since Simmons is around this Fenway area, we get discounts and can use our meal points!
College Senior 2011-12-27T17:35:23Z
Health & Safety:
I Feel Safe – I am a commuter at Simmons College, so I am especially aware of the safety and security on campus. I've always felt like I was safe. Just as long as you don't stay too late around campus and walk on the sidewalks with street lamps, you're good to go.
College Junior 2011-12-26T22:59:22Z
The study body is great! All students are friendly and there is a very inclusive and diverse environment.
College Junior 2011-12-26T22:57:18Z
The Drug Scene Isn't Big – During my time so far at Simmons I have not encountered many issues with drugs and alcohol. Most of that scene is off campus at the larger universities.
College Junior 2011-12-26T22:54:47Z
Woman's Sports Are Priority, but School Lacks Spirit – Simmons College is an all-women institution so women's sports are the one and only priority when it comes to athletics. The coaches and athletic directors and trainers are amazing. The teams are quite competitive. However, the school body lacks spirit and there is never much of a turn out at games.
College Senior 2011-12-18T20:36:03Z
No Parties – there are no parties at simmons! if u want to go out u need to know people at other schools
College Senior 2011-12-18T20:34:21Z
bartol has the worst food, in the last month I've been there 3 times one time ending with me curled into a ball feeling like i was dying. they do have good french fries and ice cream
College Junior 2011-12-01T04:42:44Z
Process Went Pretty Smoothly – I have received fantastic financial aid here and it all went along pretty smoothly. Unfortunately, not everyone here has that same experience.
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-16T03:14:44Z
The facilities at Simmons are great! We have a big wellness center where there are many dance studios, a gym, an exercise room, and a huge pool. I also love our library. It's cozy and pretty advanced in technology to make printing and copying an easier experience for us.
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-16T03:12:08Z
Simmons College is located in the heart of Boston near Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Socks. There are many museums and it's a big tourist attraction so there is always something to do and look forward to. There are also many colleges in this small city so there are a lot of college student activities where all the colleges come together to enjoy.
College Senior 2011-10-14T21:45:25Z
Very Diverse – Simmons College is a very diverse community. It is an all woman's college but other than that many different elasticities economic backgrounds political beliefs religions and sexual orientations can be found all throughout campus.
College Senior 2011-10-12T15:30:44Z
Oop, sorry! That review was for the wrong school! :/ My bad! Sucks you can't delete them.
College Senior 2011-10-12T15:29:10Z
Health & Safety:
I've never felt unsafe. I live maybe 15 minutes off campus and I have two classes that get out when it's dark. Or sometimes I have a late night with a friend and need to walk back at 1 in the morning.
But Escorts and EVERYWHERE around campus. Go with your gut. If you don't feel safe for some reason, call them. Or more likely, if they see a girl walking by herself at night they'll bike over and ask if you'd like them to come along. Very friendly and they wait at intersections a lot, so if you don't want to call you'll see one there more often then not.
Drexel PD and Philly PD literally crawl the streets. There are so many police here that I have never felt safer walking alone.
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-03T17:04:39Z
I have had an incredible experience at Simmons. The professors are amazing. They truly care about their students and do everything in their power to help you succeed. The experiences I've had outside of Simmons too, like study abroad and internships have been great learning experiences for me.
The sense of community on campus too is great. Everyone here is very accepting and respectful of others. Being in walking distance to so many other colleges gives you many opportunities to meet other college students. I personally think Simmons is the best of both worlds because we get the wonderful experience of having only powerful women in the classroom, but at the same time you get the opportunity to mingle with people from co-ed colleges in the area. Whoever says that "everyone who goes to Simmons is a lesbian" could not be more wrong. People who say that are just completely ignorant and don't accept diversity. There is a good mix of all different types of people here. We have a very diverse community with people from all sorts of different backgrounds. I've made incredible friends during my time at Simmons and I've had an amazing college experience here.
Recent Alumnus 2011-10-03T16:28:06Z
Off-campus housing at Simmons is very separate from the college because the college is in the city of Boston. Finding an apartment is completely up to the student, and the college is not involved in the process. There are many apartments close by to the academic campus. Apartments in Boston can be very expensive. They also can feel less safe after living on-campus at Simmons and having 24-hour security. You also don't feel that sense of community as much as when you live on-campus.
College Junior 2011-09-14T18:29:20Z
Nursing Is the Way to Go – Simmons is among the top schools in Boston for Nursing as they are affiliated with many hospitals.
College Junior 2011-09-14T18:28:31Z
Very Nice – All of the facilities at Simmons are brand new and in very good condition.
College Junior 2011-09-14T18:26:29Z
Dont Count on the Officers – I was not happy with my financial aid officer as she did not explain anything to me.
College Junior 2011-09-14T18:25:18Z
Take the T – Simmons is located right near two stops on the Green Line. You can take either Fenway or Museum of Fine Arts and they will take you to your destination.
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