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As acceptance letters (hopefully!) start pouring in, high school seniors are faced with the task of picking the right college. It's important to think about what type of environment will help shape you into the person you want to become. It's a tough choice, and with so many colleges and universities out there, where do you even start?


It is important to know if you want to attend a large or small college. Both options have their pros and cons. If you like personalized attention and the opportunity to build relationships with your professors, then a small college or university is right for you. At Simmons, our student to faculty ratio is 13:1, so students are never just a face in the crowd.


Would you rather be in a small town with your campus as your go-to for everyday life, or would you rather be located in a city with tons of other college students and plenty to do in the area surrounding your campus? Many people are more prone to a country-like location, but others crave the hustle and bustle of the big city. Simmons is located right in the heart of Boston, America's college town. The city is full of activities.


Of course, if you know what you want to major in, or concentrate on during college, you need to make sure the college you choose has a reputable program in your major. Simmons has more than 50 undergraduate majors and programs. Many athletes choose Simmons because they're able to play Division III athletics while pursuing a physical therapy or nursing degree from a world-renowned institution.

Continue reading How to choose the right college for you.

sonya.jpgSonya Kojevnikov '13
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Major: Nursing
Activities: Model UN; COF Dance Project; Real Life Boston Christian Fellowship; Work Study

I had the pleasure of meeting Sonya about a week before she was scheduled to be a student panelist at our November Open House. Although it was our first meeting, I felt like we were old friends catching up over a cup of coffee. She's laid-back, extremely articulate, and she offers a unique perspective on the whole "going to a women's college" thing. Plus, she made it past her first year as a nursing major... and lives to tell the tale!


You're in your second year of nursing. How's it going?

Sonya: It's going well! I struggled a bit during second semester of my first year, but I think in general that semester is the hardest because you've gotten over the excitement of the first semester then you realize there's still four months to go.

But, I got a lot of help from faculty, student life, and basically everyone. It's definitely great that I'm here because if I had struggled as much anywhere else, I have a feeling I would've been dropped by the wayside.

Have you completed your science requirements?

Continue reading Meet Sonya, sophomore nursing student.


Disclaimer: Science was my least favorite subject in high school. I liked earth science OK, but chemistry and biology? Forget about it. Don't even talk to me about physics.

For as long as I can remember, I gravitated toward English, history, and art. Although it never occurred to me that one day I could be a web editor (did we even exist back then?), I definitely knew that I favored the right side of my brain, which ultimately led me to major in photojournalism. Needless to say, being a doctor or a nurse never once crossed my mind. Never! However, I have many friends who have pursued a career in medicine, and nursing is Simmons' most popular major, so I met with Professor Anne-Marie Barron, Ph.D. to find out more.

Continue reading So, you want to be a nurse.

I noticed many students are asking questions about the nursing program.  Some are only thinking about it, while others are fully committed to taking the plunge. Almost everyone is scared to death of organic chemistry.

But what's really on your mind is: how hard is it?

Continue reading Nursing... What? Like it's hard?.


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