Simmons University is an above-average private university located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,553 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Simmons University acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Nursing, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Communications. Graduating 73% of students, Simmons University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,200.
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Simmons University Rankings
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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.73 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses
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- of students say they don't have Greek life.60 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.91 responses
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
Simmons University Reviews
I really enjoy my time at Simmons! I am an adult student and commute to the school from north shore MA. The professors and advisors are all extremely helpful and want you to succeed. The academic staff also have very strong backgrounds and knowledge of the fields that they are in. They are very supportive of adult learners and do their best to make it easier for us to thrive in this environment. The school and facilities are all beautiful and in the middle of Boston surrounded by some of the best hospitals and resources. The school is very comfortable and every single staff makes you feel important and that you are supported. Simmons University is such a safe and welcoming environment.
Simmons is a small college with big university benefits. The professors are incredible, and the classes offered for students are very tailored and unique to the population of the school. Apart from the incredible academics, you can't beat the location of the university. You can never be bored attending Simmons. For areas of improvement, I know that many students do not feel heard by administration, or that their concerns are dismissed once they are brought up to a higher level within the college. Many students are also fearing the cost of Simmons. Although many have fantastic scholarships, the college itself is still very hard to afford.
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.