Students Share: Why Simmons

March 01, 2017

Students Share

Our students share why they chose Simmons.


THE CLOSE-KNIT COMMUNITY

"I went on a tour and fell in love with the close-knit community. I love that Simmons is a small school in a big city. I get the attention that I need from my professors and get access to the opportunities that Boston has to offer. A women-centered institution that acknowledges and celebrates diverse gender identities is definitely a plus."

- Cici Nguyen '17


I FELL IN LOVE

"I like to describe my decision to attend Simmons as similar to the sensation of falling in love at first sight. The summer before committing to Simmons I attended an info session. I distinctly recollect getting lost on my way to the campus and ultimately finding myself on the academic quad. It was a beautiful summer evening and I looked out onto the quad, taking in the entirety of the campus and only one thought occurred to me in that very moment: I had to go here."

- Maya Valentine '19


I WANT TO LEAD

"Eventually I want to become a CEO or an influential leader in the world and Simmons has a great undergraduate business program for women. I believe there needs to be more representation of women and women of color in leadership positions. I want to help create pathways for all people to have a chance at what they want to achieve. Simmons has allowed me to have experiences and opportunities that make me feel equipped, qualified and ready to take on the challenges that come with that goal."

- Azeb Freitas '17


IT'S MY HOME AWAY FROM HOME

"Like many students, I identify Simmons as a home away from home. When I first went on a tour with an amazing ambassador, we walked up to Simmons Hall and I immediately felt comfortable. I knew right away that I wanted to attend Simmons because at every stop of the tour I felt welcomed, embraced and wanted."

- Maggie Belfi '18


I BELONGED

"I chose Simmons because it just felt like I belonged. From faculty to students — and everyone in between — it felt like the right community for me. I'm honored to attend a women’s-centered institution that supports and encourages me to transform as a leader." 

Julie Nickerson '17