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Simmons College Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 208 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

92% Women
8% Men


Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association

Great Northeast Athletic Conference

  • Basketball

Total Varsity Sports


Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball - - - Yes
Bowling - - - Yes
Court Sports - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - - Yes
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Soccer - - - Yes
Softball - - - Yes
Volleyball - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 4.9%
Hispanic 3.5%
Non-resident alien 2.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 11.7%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 73.0%
Percent of students with disability 13%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 16 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 8
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Melissa from Boston, MA
  • 4
  • dorm life at simmons is above average of normal dorm living. there are nine different dorms all suited with lounges, kitchens, big screen tvs, and other amnesties. simmons quad is…

  • Feb-27-2012 Read More
  • Colette from Portland, OR
  • 4
  • A-mazing. I lived on the Arts Floor my first year, we were pretty close (at times we had to be - blizzard cabin fever is not fun). Wherever you end…

  • Jun-25-2015 Read More
  • Karen from Boston, MA
  • 3
  • Rooms are small and I think lock down time starts around 11pm or so. Some dorm buildings are old and need renovations. There are always security walking around, which makes…

  • Oct-09-2012 Read More
  • Alyson
  • 4
  • Dorm life is NOT a party atmosphere. At all. That type of thing just doesn't really happen on our campus. Students typically leave to go to parties, which is definitely…

  • May-15-2014 Read More
  • Danielle from Maine
  • 4
  • The dorms are great. I live in Simmons Hall, its where most Freshman live, and it's very nice. There are laundry, kitchen, and lounge areas/rooms on every floor, and the…

  • Oct-05-2014 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Colette from Portland, OR
  • Jun-25-2015 I am a current student here

    Our service people are saints. They stayed with us through all three of our blizzards, and are very kind and friendly. The food is middling-ok, you can usually find at least something edible and in the range of balanced. However, we are supplied by a large corporation and mistakes do happen. It's very hard to resist the temptation to eat pizza all day every day, since it's the one reliably delicious option. But once you get over that mental hurdle, it's not super hard to eat healthy. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free mileage may vary though. Our staff aren't super good at labeling things. The baked goods at Common Grounds, however, are fantastic. I could live on those double-chocolate muffins.

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  • Hannah from South Hamilton, MA
  • Mar-11-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    The food at Bartol's not the best but off campus dining is good and fenway bucks can buy you food at the other fenways.

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  • 3
  • Anonymous
  • Nov-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The food isn't horrible, but there isn't a great variety in the residential dining hall. The on campus dining hall, The Fens, is payed for by the weight of the food you are getting. It is near impossible to stay in a meal swipe. ( $2-$4 for breakfast leaves you starving all day)

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  • 4
  • Erika from Boston, MA
  • Oct-12-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is decent and the dining staff does a decent job with food allergies. Those with allergies may face a lack of options at times.

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  • 4
  • Danielle from Maine
  • Oct-05-2014 I am a current student here

    There's two dining halls here. Bartol and the Fens. Bartol is on the residence campus. Brunch at Bartol is always the best, lunch is usually boring, but they really bring it for diner! The fries are so good! The Fens in on the academic campus. They have a lot of variety and we have our own sushi chef. Its amazing. I have never been let down by the Fens. I'm not personally gluten free or a vegan/vegetarian, however I know we have some promising options for people who are! Its not incredible because we are a small school, but the dining staff is really flexible and there's always a couple options!

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  • 2
  • Alyson
  • May-15-2014 I am a current student here

    Honestly I do not like the food offered on our residential campus. Our academic campus offers great breakfast and lunch options. However, on Res, our dining hall offers consistently flavorless food and very little variety.

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  • 4
  • Mellyssa from Bedford, NH
  • Oct-22-2013 I am a current student here

    Pretty good food, very health for the most part, and the dinning services are very accommodating and friendly.

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  • 3
  • Brie from Boston, MA
  • Sep-08-2013 I am a current student here

    There are many dining options around campus making it easy to grab something to eat in between classes.

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  • 3
  • Tshepiso from Amherst, MA
  • Aug-27-2013 I am a current student here

    I am going to be completely honest. When it comes to residence campus dining common, Bartol, it is not the best food by any means. Limited food options day after day. But don't let that scare you because on the academic campus there is a wonderful place to eat called The Fens. It is great! Everyone is incredibly sweet and talkative. Always asking how your day is and serving you with a smile on their face. The grill is wonderful as well as the sandwich station, but my favorite would have to be the home cooked meal station where everyday there's something different and delightful. The Fens never disappoints breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Nov-30-2014 I am a current student here

    There isn't one; which in my opinion is nice.

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  • 0
  • Danielle from Maine
  • Oct-05-2014 I am a current student here

    Simmons College doesn't have greek life. We are an all girls school. We are practically one big sorority.

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  • 0
  • Alyson
  • May-15-2014 I am a current student here

    There is no greek life at Simmons

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  • 0
  • Dahn Bi from North Hills, CA
  • Jan-25-2013 I am a current student here

    Currently, on our campus, there is no Greek Life. However, recently there has been some initiative to start sororities on campus.If you really want to join a sorority/fraternity, there are some intercollegiate groups that reach out to Simmons students. As with everything else here, if you want it, you can find it.

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