Simmons is an above-average private college located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,594 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Simmons acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Nursing, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Communications. Graduating 74% of students, Simmons alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,400.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science26 Graduates
Business Administration and Management20 Graduates
Cognitive Science16 Graduates
Public Health Education16 Graduates
Social Work and Youth Services14 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.55 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.86 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
Simmons College Reviews
Simmons students were rated the 3rd least happy in the U.S. The academics are rigorous which is amazing but you'll also want to pull your hair out and cry. The administrative side of things is awful. You might be wondering why you would care. Let me give a few examples: Have a question about financials? Good luck! Financial services gives you 2 advisors who either pass you back and forth between each other or quit and pass you off to some random person in the office who will also not work there in a few months. Or lets say you moved off campus but want to be a resident again. The Reslife office will make a last minute change to the application process and ask you to apply without being able to tell you anything about how or even if you'll be eligible for housing. Overall, its a lot of money to pay to be constantly screwed over by an administration that doesn't ask for or listen to student or faculty input.
I love being a part of a women centered college! Simmons is a wonderful place for people who want small classes with lots of participation. The service learning projects give you the chance to do things in the Boston community that can be applied to future jobs and give you wonderful experiences. It is a small school so that limits some of what is available but the Colleges of the Fenway partnership of the colleges in the area gives students plenty of classes and activities to do right around the corner. You also can not beat the location, right in the heart of Fenway you have a wonderful area surrounding the school. As well as the T to get you any where else you might want to go.
I love Simmons, it honestly feels more like home than my actual home. Simmons is perfect for anyone that wants a small school but still wants to explore the city and live in beautiful Boston. I am honestly disappointed with all the other students that rated Simmons anything less than 4 stars. Some things with Simmons are a little below average, but it's also a VERY small school. Considering how small Simmons, it is AMAZING. Simmons isn't a party school because it's a prestigious and well-endowed school that can't have their students getting in trouble. BUT that doesn't mean you can't have a little get together in your dorm and drink, as long as you don't go screaming around campus. Also, you're in the middle of Boston, it is super easy to find fun people. Also, all of Simmons faculty give 110% when it comes to student. Even when we had that shooting scare, a cafe worker ran OUTSIDE to call students into the building and keep them safe. Simmons is amazing and definitely worth it.