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| There has been a lot of negative opinions/experiences regarding this school so I figured I would offer my positive one.|
Regarding the school as a whole I must say it is quite challenging classes aimed to push us to our best capabilities. I have actually learned a lot attending Simmons and if you are willing to work hard, you will do fine. Given there are some professors who have better teaching strategies and better attitudes towards teaching than others but I have not had one professor that I have absolutely disliked.
What I personally enjoy about the school is that the dorms are for the most part quiet and centered around studying. This is a nice factor because people are not screaming in the halls 27/4 or having late night parties until all hours of the night so if you want a party school this is not your place. That said, you have to go out to find a party. It is Boston--this city is alive until all hours of the night and there are nearly 10 colleges surrounding this area that usually have parties. So you can separate your "party life" from your "study life".
Unlike most colleges and universities that I looked at, Simmons is in the middle of a lot of action it is not in the middle of no where. They keep the campus looking beautiful and you really can't beat the library here--so much so people from all the surrounding colleges come to use it. For the majority the people here are quite friendly and approachable and the dining staff is incredibly friendly. Events happen every so often but they do not always appeal to everyone. My best advice: Get involved and work hard.
|Nov 06 2013|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2015 |
| Let me start by saying that not everyone's experience will be the same and some people love it here. But I've had nothing but bad experiences since the day I arrived here at Simmons. They tried forcing two people to live in a room that was meant for one person and still would be ridiculously small for ONE person to live in, let alone two. They then put me in a bigger room but my roommate was absolutely horrible, I felt uncomfortable in my own room, she tried telling me when to come back to the room and when to go to bed, and it just goes on. I told res life and I had to go through a process of multiple meetings, my RA told me I would have to 'deal with it and make it work' for at least another 2 weeks to a month. I went to the person in charge of res life basically in tears and she literally seemed to not care or be the least bit concerned at all. The majority of the faculty here whom I have met have been snooty and rude. I was asking me advisor about loans and she literally said yeah, Simmons is expensive and not everyone can afford the opportunity or are lucky enough to go here and just kept going on making me feel incompetent. My nursing classes each have about 60 students in them which i absolutely hate, my teachers are rude and mean, one even admits to it, and the other is completely condescending. The grading and assignments are not fair or truly show your knowledge whatsoever. I transferred here to Simmons, and at my previous school my teachers were amazing and took the time to literally get to know every one of their students personally, they taught very well and I learned a lot there. I had all A's and a 4.0 GPA for the year at my previous school; here at Simmons I have a A, two low B's. and a C. I've never earned anything less than a B+ ever. I'm working my ass off at this school, am miserable all the time, and am getting these type of grades because the teaching styles and attitude of the teachers here are absolutely horrible. I've only been here for a semester and I'm already transferring, I'm miserable all the time, and always want to go home. And just to let you know its not like I'm one of the girls thats always alone or in her room, I have plenty of friends here and we go out on the weekends and stuff, but this school is so bad that it literally doesn't even matter or help at all. The only time I'm happy here is when I'm off campus trying to have some fun. Oh yeah, this school is also insanely boring, zero social life on campus, barely any events at all, the only way to have fun is to go to other schools somewhere else or spend a bunch of money to do things. I live in a small town and I love Boston and was excited to go to school here but after this experience and finding out that the only way to have fun was by having a ton of spending money or spending a bunch on a cab to go to another school, I'd rather be back at my old school in the smaller town with the amazing teachers, and if they have my major I'd go back there in a heartbeat. Lastly, if you live close and are able to go home on weekends that you want to maybe you'll like Simmons because you'd be able to get away some times, but I live over 4 hours away and I'm stuck here constantly. If you're looking for a close-knit school, with nice, friendly, helpful teachers and faculty Simmons is not the place for you. And the tuition is crazy expensive, which i would be fine with if it was worth it but Simmons is truly not worth the amount of tuition in any way whatsoever. |
|Nov 04 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |
| While I did find that Simmons College provides a great education, it seemed to be lacking in the social aspects. Sure, it's nice to come back to a "quiet" dorm after a long day in class, but on the weekends I found it more satisfying to go home and spend time with my parents because of the lack of events the campus has to offer. I knew coming in that it would not be a "party school" but I found that there is nothing in its place. If no one is partying, we're all watching Netflix in our rooms and having a lackluster college experience. Sure Boston is a great city, but unless you have an abundance of spending money then there's really nothing fun to do (except walk around the public gardens, go to MFA for free, etc.) Parties usually mean going to random MIT or Northeastern frat houses which does not interest me or most of my friends. It's fine that there is no drinking on campus ever (I'm sure parents love this!), but I wish there was something in its place. I even tried joining a Colleges of the Fenway group, but it only held my interest for so long. Not to mention the food is not worth the cost that it is to attend Simmons! Overall, my education as a nursing student has been competitive (although there are some know-it-alls), but because of the difficulty to get involved and be entertained is lacking, I am transferring for my sophomore year. The school is great for some people, but it will not by any means be a typical college experience. If that's what you want then Simmons is a great option, but if not I do not recommend it. I found many of my gen. ed. classes to be boring (to be expected), but to the point where I was never assigned homework and did not know what to do with my time. |
|Mar 22 2013|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2016 |