College Junior 2012-11-16T22:02:13Z
Simmon's is located in a beautiful, ambitious area of Boston. The campus is only a 15 minute walk to Fenway Park, and is in the center of many research centers and hospitals. There is so much to do and public transportation is readily available to take you anywhere you could think of going in Boston.
College Junior 2012-11-16T21:53:13Z
Given the location of Simmons College, parking is very strictly enforced. As annoying as that can be, I'd much rather them be strict than have tourists taking up all the campus parking. They're also strict on honor codes as far as cheating. They use the ever popular "Turn it in.com" and other online resources to make sure we're in line.
College Junior 2012-11-16T21:50:22Z
Simmons is located in the hustle and bustle of Kenmore, which is an awesome area to find a variety of dining experiences. As well as having as many sports bars as you ever need, there are a plethora of ethnic options to wet any palate.
College Junior 2012-11-13T23:40:53Z
Health & Safety:
The campus police are very nice folks. There are crimes that happen in the neighborhood, but not generally on campus. The campus police are willing to walk from campus to campus with you if you want (the academic and residential campuses are a few blocks apart). They don't generally waste time on things like bothering folks when they come back drunk (unless there is an actual problem).
College Junior 2012-11-13T23:33:32Z
There is nothing that happens on campus, but people go off campus to party. With all the other colleges around, the amount of students who live off campus, and with being in the center of Boston, there is always something to do. There is a pretty good variety of things as well. If you're into house parties, there are plenty of frats and whatnot happening all the time. There are also a lot of lounges, clubs and bars. The theater district is also just a short T ride away.
College Junior 2012-11-13T23:28:46Z
The dorms are small, but there is a pretty strong sense of community. Different halls and floors have different vibes. My floor was super chill and a bit of a party floor, but people were generally considerate of other residents. The housing process is easy if it's your first year, and can be a pain if you're living on campus after that. I would recommend living on campus for your first year and then looking for an apartment after that. There is all sorts of drama in the dorms, and a lot of people move off campus.
College Junior 2012-11-13T23:12:10Z
The First Year core program is really awful, the professors only half know what they are talking about and don't seem interested in teaching the course. It's a little confusion as to why the school just doesn't require a general Social Science/Women's Studies class, seeing as that is what the MCC program is supposed to be. The first year classes are kind of a joke, but also pretty easy.
However, the other classes are great. The professors really love what they are teaching, and that is apparent in their teaching. The professors are pretty accessible and generally willing to help answer questions.
College Junior 2012-10-28T06:04:12Z
Simmons is a small school and does not have any transportation. It wouldn't hurt to have transportation between residence campus and academic campus but it is not a very far walk.
College Junior 2012-10-18T23:40:48Z
Boston is an excellent city to be in for college. There's plenty of places to walk to off-campus and if not there's the T and the bus system to get around the city.
College Senior 2012-10-09T13:28:23Z
I received the financial aid that I needed and everyone was extremely helpful. It went as smoothly as financial aid can go.
College Senior 2012-10-09T13:25:51Z
Health & Safety:
On campus, everywhere is very safe. I do walk a short way to the T station and have never had any trouble.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-24T17:45:49Z
Guys & Girls:
If you're interested in women, there's a healthy queer scene here. There's a great range of girls and some transguys. However, if you stay in the Simmons dating scene for too long, you can have a lot of people to avoid on campus. It's a small school, so if things don't go well you're bound to see them several times a week.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-24T17:43:16Z
Moving off campus never seemed worth it to me, considering how much money you can pay for a crappy apartment. Maybe people are okay with that, but I much prefer living on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-24T17:38:45Z
Health & Safety:
Public Safety is good at alerting everyone when there have been crimes, on or off campus. It's a city, so you're going to expect a little bit of danger off campus. There are occasionally thefts, but it tends to be from people who don't actually go to Simmons. Overall I feel pretty safe. I can leave my belongings at my table in the dining hall and everything will be there when I get back.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-24T17:34:28Z
Most nightlife on campus involves drinking casually in the dorms or hanging out without drinking. There are sometimes events on campus, like concerts and comedy nights. Off campus, there are only a couple 18+ night clubs. If you're over 21, there's a great bar scene right in the area, especially if you like sports bars. There are also plenty of parties at frat houses or apartments of students at other colleges. You just have to know the right people. As far as on campus, though, there's not a whole lot going on. And we like it that way.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-24T17:27:48Z
For the most part, technology is great here. I really like their printing system, and they have both Macs and PCs. My only complaint is the wireless internet. They just got it my sophomore year, and it can be pretty slow at times.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-24T17:25:34Z
Simmons is good about treating its students like adults. We're allowed to have guests without signing them in, as long as we keep an eye on them. Our RAs aren't out to get us. They just want to make sure people don't disturb others and that everyone can get along on the floor. If you're 21, you're allowed to drink on campus. If you're younger than that, it's not hard to get away with if you're being responsible. Campus Security is more concerned about our safety than strictly enforcing rules. If they see you walk by looking drunk but you're being taken care of by friends, they'll just leave you to it. In general, I feel respected as a student living on campus.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-24T17:18:13Z
With the exception of the lab sciences, I've found the academics to not be very challenging. We learn some very thought-provoking things, but the course load is relatively easy compared to my friends at other schools. I can coast by and get A's. What's really great though are the professors. The ones I've had are always willing to go above and beyond to help you out.
Recent Alumnus 2012-09-24T17:16:09Z
Very strong efforts are made by the school to teach inclusion and acceptance of diversity. However, the actual makeup of the school includes few students of color, international students, class diversity, etc. The administration is supportive of these populations, but the student body isn't always the most receptive.
College Junior 2012-08-29T23:52:38Z
It's the City – Being in the city of Boston your dining possibilities off campus are enemas. The only thing is there isn't much open past 11pm.
College Junior 2012-08-29T23:48:03Z
Beautiful and It's Own Community in a Big City – Simmons is beautiful. The residence campus has a large grassy quad and is gated after 11pm which makes it feel like you are living in a small community in the middle of a bustling city. The academic campus is only a block down the street so none of your classes are very far.
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-08T19:39:08Z
Simmons has one of the best nursing and healthcare schools in the country. The labs expose students to learning every aspect of nursing including a lab set up as a hospital room and a dummy patient who responds to the care it's being given. Excellent labs!
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-08T19:32:35Z
Boston Is an Amazing City! Simmons, located in the heart of the Fenway a hop, skip and jump to Fenway Park and in Boston proper. Boston is a beautiful and historic city so there's something for everyone. The Charles River has any water sports you would like to participate in with the exception of scuba, museums abound, theater has every major Broadway productions, thousands of restaurants, too much night life to name here, and overall a fun city offering just about anything within a students interest. Not to mention many, many colleges call Boston home so students are everywhere; studying, visiting, having fun. It's a great city!
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-08T19:25:45Z
An Exceptional School – Going into Simmons one of the first questions any perspective student asks is "can I get along in an all female college?" The answer is a resounding Yes! The student body is very supportive of one another, and the professors are the best in their field. The most important thing to know is that Simmons is academically one of the best schools for any career choice. It academically challenges students to be the best they can be, and when a student graduates Simmons, she is ready for anything life and her chosen career can dish out! Simmons is an all around awesome school!
Recent Alumnus 2012-08-08T19:18:28Z
Simmons has an extremely diverse student body in every area. Simmons not only accepts diversity but embraces it. Students are encouraged to join groups, form groups, volunteer in the area of their diversity if there is a program available, and to be open about any lifestyle or interest that would be considered "diverse."
Students on campus are friends, whether they have the same beliefs or not, and truly are establishing lifetime friendships.
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