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-It's a small campus so you get everywhere quickly.
-Very close to other colleges; in the Fenway.
-Great professors. Although you do have to research them to find ones that will challenge you academically.
-The Main Campus Building smells. I don't know what it is, but it smells like it hasn't been cleaned since the 50s.
-No diversity whatsoever. Most of the women are either from MA, NH, or Maine. If you're lucky you'll meet someone from an exotic land, such as California... :s
-Too many stupid requirements that take up much of your time: iComps, MCC, FYE, Modes....
-The parents are notified of everything, so it's like going to a boarding school.
-Most of the students are too preoccupied with their personal lives to actually care about their studies.
-Sh!t financial aid help.
-If you don't make friends in the first few days, you're screwed. I'm a commuter student. Because I didn't attend, I wasn't able to befriend anyone early on like in orientation. Whenever I see one of my classmates around campus I smile and they just turn their heads... So yeah, snotty students.
-A LOT of Simmons students wearing Mt. Holyoke/Smith/Wellesley sweaters...they should just get over it.
|Nov 12 2009|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2012 |
| I noticed the negative comments about Simmons and felt the need to respond. I went to Simmons after a previous college attempt at a large northeastern university. Simmons offered me a great education at a school designed as a pre-professional college for women. Even though I came in at a junior I had no trouble meeting people. Most people were friendly and welcoming to me, even though I was older than most of the other women in the dorm. I will admit that the registrar, or housing offices were slow to get my paperwork to me and then weren't there when I came to move in, but for the most part that didn't matter. I would have liked the courses to be a bit more challenging but for the most part they were good. The professors were available whenever you needed them. The facilities were good, though small, but so is the college. You may have to put some effort in to meeting people but it's new england, not the south or midwest, so you should expect that anywhere up there. I would definitely suggest Simmons to any woman who is looking for a small, supportive environment in the middle of a big city. It is the best of both worlds. |
| Starting Job: high school teacher, Preparedness: A+, Reputation: B- |
|Apr 09 2008|| Alumna Female --
Class 2000 |