Located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, only a short walk from Fenway Park, Simmons College has been serving women of all races, religions and beliefs for more than 100 years. The school was founded in 1899 by wealthy businessman John Simmons who wanted to see young women gain equal footing in both academic and professional experience. Today, the undergraduate college remains women-only - although the graduate schools have shifted towards co-educational learning.
According to its mission statement, Simmons College works "to provide transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose." This mission includes the vision that "Simmons will become a beacon of leadership in the world of higher education; a resource to our nation and world; known for our expertise in fields which improve the human condition; sought out for the findings of our highly reputable research and seen as the global expert in educating women for their own empowerment and for leadership."
Those living in student housing or an off campus apartment at Simmons have access to the school's distinguished academic programs and fields of study. Students may pursue undergraduate and graduate level degrees through the Undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences and graduate schools of Library and Information Science, Nursing and Health Sciences, Management, Social Work and Arts and Sciences Graduate Studies.
Student living and university living revolve around a variety of traditional student campus activities and organizations. The Simmons Sharks compete in sports like basketball, crew, field hockey, soccer and lacrosse among others.
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