Why a Women's Undergraduate Experience?
Choosing a women’s undergraduate program can open doors that might not seem obvious at first, but will definitely pay off! Don’t be afraid to make a bold and unexpected move on your path to success.
Benefits of a women’s undergraduate experience
There are tons of myths and misconceptions about undergraduate programs for women. People assume they are catty, they won’t prepare you for the “real world,” and your social life will be totally non-existent. Wrong! There is ample evidence that women’s undergraduate programs actually prepare women to succeed better than co-ed colleges.
Compared to women at co-educational institutions, students and alumnae/i from women’s undergraduate programs:
- Have more successful careers holding higher positions, increasing their earning power, and finding more satisfaction in their work.
- Are more likely to express the goal of wanting to influence the political structure, and to have worked in a local, state, or national campaign.
- Report higher levels of class participation, active learning, and faculty interaction, resulting in more confident and well-prepared graduates.
- Are more likely to collaborate in faculty-led research projects and experience student-centered teaching practices that respect the expression of diverse beliefs.
At Simmons, our location in Boston means endless opportunities for internships, grad schools, careers, and social life. There are over 300,000 college students in our neighborhood, and partnering schools that host social events and intramurals that you can take part in.
Benefits of a Women-Centered Education
Watch as our Woman on Campus sits down with several prominent voices on campus to explore the importance and the value of a women-centered education.More Videos
Life at Simmons
Why did Sarah DeFanti decide to major in nursing? It really boils down to one thing: the patients. We caught up with Sarah about her journey into nursing and what she learned during her clinicals at state-of-the-art Boston hospitals.
Lennon Sherburne is one of the 10 finalists for NPR's Favorite College Podcast competition. The podcast "Let's Do the Time Warp" illustrates their feelings of helplessness during the pandemic after suffering a concussion.
Julia Hart '21 is a keynote speaker at the 2021 Undergraduate Symposium! Learn more about her project, "Engineering a Bi-functional Heterostructure for Enhanced and Selective CO2 Adsorption/Reduction Under Visible Light Irradiation."
Halley Jeremie '21 was selected to present at the 2021 Undergraduate Symposium! Learn more about her project, "The Futility of Respectability Politics in Combating Stereotypes of Black Women."
Irene Nguyen '21 was selected to present at the 2021 Undergraduate Symposium! Learn more about her project, "DMD-10 is dispensable for the initial development of amphid sensory neurons and their survival in mature C. elegans."
Cara MacKenzie '21 is a keynote speaker at the 2021 Undergraduate Symposium! Learn more about their project, "The Trauma of Irish Womanhood: An Examination of the Masculine Nation State in Literature and History."
Senior marketing major, Venezia Delgadillo, tells us about turning a three-month venture into a two-year internship, and her most impactful experience at Simmons.
Erin Buck ’21 is a recipient of the 3D Award for her project, “Food Justice and Social Impact: A Holistic Exploration of Modern Hunger,” and will speak on this topic at the Undergraduate Symposium on April 22.
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