Simmons University
Boston, MA, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Size of Town
Major city
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
11
Ethnicity
African American
7%
Asian/Pacific Islander
11%
Hispanic
6%
White
63%
Multiracial
4%
Unknown
3%
Percent of First Generation Students
20%
Student Organizations
71
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
59%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
No
0
100
61%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Sharks
School Colors
blue and gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable
Total Female Athletes
187
Intramural Sports
5
Sports Club
1
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Crew-Rowing
  • Field Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Simmons University Athletics: visit page

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
simmons dining is very user friendly and willing to adjust and offer whatever we prefer. there is a great selection for vegans, vegetarians and we have a gluten free section. both of our dining halls are self serve and will go out of their way to give you what you need.
Melissa from Boston, MA
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.
Colette from Portland, OR
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.
Erika from Boston, MA
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!
Danielle from Maine

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