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There is only one multicultural room. I declared Computer Science I was disappointed at the lack of sections offered for my cs classes and the mostly male faculty for the computer science department. Sometimes they don't offer certain languages for a certain academic year so you either have to cross register at Wentworth or take community college classes in the Summer.
The college is very hierarchical, disconnected in regards to forms and policies feels like I'm at a huge university. The required curriculum PLAN with KCAs is a joke and eats up a 1/4 of our schedule every semester instead of taking relevant courses to your major or actually getting transferable credits. My advisory mislead me saying that my first year Boston Course would count as literature but when I transferred it counted for nothing!!
My PLAN courses did not transfer to my other institution and this is the case with many other people who transfer.
Simmons is a good school for any health-related field. not very diverse (60% are girls from Maine going to their parents' on the weekend). Not a party school. The area is nice though, so if you are looking to get experience at the hospitals/research centers, it might be a good choice. Food sucks, but you will get used to it.
Simmons is my dream school. Dedicated professors content with their jobs, a comfortable living situation, a beautiful campus, variety in curriculum and a strong program in my major. I couldn't be happier with this school, save for the high cost of tuition.
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If you had asked me if I saw myself at a women's college a year ago I would have never said yes. Today I feel so comfortable at Simmons, and can honestly not imagine being in an environment that is not women's centered. While the comfort of the students is definitley one of Simmons' strengths, it is also a big weakness. I associate guys primarily with social circumstances, and feel as though if I were to be put in a work place at the moment, It would hold me back and change the way I work.
I find that there is a lot of tension between different groups within the college. There are definitley not cliques, but you can see a divide between demographics. I would never consider myself misogynist but Without the presence of the male gender many people judge us from other schools. It's definitley a different experience than one of a co-ed school.
There are lots of strengths and weaknesses of going to a women's college, I feel as though the weaknesses outweigh the strengths.
Simmons is located in the Fenway area of Boston. It has top notch professors who are always there to help. There are lots of athletic teams to get involved with. Alumni is very involved with networking for jobs and internships. The campus is beautiful. The dorms are basic and food isn't the greatest but the location, academics and athletics make up for it.
Simmons is an women's center college located in Boston! The community in Simmons is different compared to a co-ed higher learning institution! PLAN is alright, I thought the Simmons Explore part of PLAN was a waste of time, but the Boston Course is amazing. However some might have different views on the Boston Course. I really like the Boston Course because the class easily introduce me to the city with the few field trips we have. Which was very helpful for me, not being from Massachusetts.
There is a lot to do and participate in and the classes are not that overwhelming.
The students are very accepting for the most part! Republicans are a minority though so be watch out!
Not much of a party scene within the campus, but you can attend parties at other colleges if you know the right people. We also have Machine nearby with +18 nights on Fridays.
However, I feel that Simmons needs room for improvement which is why I give 4 stars.
Simmons is a fantastic learning environment with professors that truly care about the students. Although some see the all-women environment as odd, it is really a great place to learn.
The location of Simmons College couldn't be better! At first i was hesitant to go to a women's centered school, but after completing my first semester, i absolutely love the school and know it was the right choice for me. The classes aren't unbearably difficult, and I've made some really great friends. Biggest recommendation- tour the school, do an interview before applying, and go to office hours/tutoring once you're in college. Wonderful school- I am very happy
Simmons is one of the most welcoming and empowering universities out there. The location is perfect for thriving minds with world renown medical facilities all around the area. The Nursing and PT programs are hard to apply into, but once in, the hard work pays off.
Our programs are great, the academic campus is great, and the residence campus isn't great but it's fine. But, the PLAN general requirements are ruining my college experience and wasting my time. I feel like my money is going down the toilet.
I like the homie feel, and split campus with a 5 minute walk from res to academic. It's nice separation. It is a very open atmosphere and many voices are heard.
Simmons college is a really enjoyable and interesting when you are talking about academics and the professors. The small school feel makes it able for everyone to focus on their studies and find others around you. The only thing that is pretty challenging is the social aspect. There are no parties on campus and the girls tend to more focused on their career goals which is a great thing but also might feel isolating at times. My best advice is to join clubs and talk to peers in your classes to form bonds.
I like the residence campus, because it is surrounded by the dorm halls and has grass and trees so it feels separate from Boston. The dorm rooms are your typical tiny college dorms with concrete walls and tile floor. The classes are manageable if you have the time to study beyond the classroom.
Teachers don't seem like they know what they are doing. I am not paying $56k per year to have crappy teachers.
Professors are awesome. They really care about your success and will really work with you. They accommodate everyone's learning styles and prepare you for exams. They always host/set up study groups and tutoring.
Simmons has a great reputation and a lot of connections in getting you a job.
Our campus is very safe. The gates on Res campus look after 11 and everyone needs to swipe in. Campus police are everywhere and will do anything to help. Lots of education on being safe on campus and in the city is provided.
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My hall is very clean and includes a very nice lounge area with a big tv and couches. Some floors have a full kitchen with cooking supplies to use. The dorm rooms are very spacious and bigger/nicer than most other schools.
Simmons is a D3 school, but students who do sports enjoy them. There are nice fields and a great gym for students to use.
I love Simmons! Best choice I have made so far! Professors are very helpful and really care about your success. There's a real sense of community and the campus is very pretty. The location is awesome, there's always something to do!
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