Simmons University Reviews

  • 124 Reviews
  • Boston (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $40,850
46% of 124 students said this degree improved their career prospects
66% of 124 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Student & Graduate Reviews

Y
  • Reviewed: 4/16/2021
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Please, please believe the bad reviews!! I think the good ones are fake! I’ve had nothing but bad experiences at this school, from teachers who don’t respond to emails or texts, to bully classmates. The online program is NOT taught by teachers from the actual school, and a lot of the asynchronous homework involves watching cheap, boring YouTube videos. It’s a bait and switch program only designed to make money for the actual Simmons campus. They will tell you lies to get you into the school but only do it if it’s your last hope. I was told it’s a great program for moms but during the pandemic Simmons was NOT understanding about the fact that many of us were at home with our kids and had no choice about it. Awful, condescending staff run the school for the most part as well. Please think twice before attending this school. I owe thousands of dollars and completely regret going to Simmons."
Victim
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2021
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"Avoid like the plague, unless you enjoy getting sucked into $10K per semester tuition that will hook you with easier stuff and then, once in debt up to your eyeballs, will throw “advanced” courses at you taught largely by uninformed adjuncts, or by regular faculty via prerecorded lectures that often contradict the books they assign and then said regular faculty can’t be bothered to communicate with you outside of class. I can’t tell you how many classes I took where exams were a disaster and they then went back and had to throw out *wrong* versions of questions or badly-worded ones, or ones that caused much of the class to get an unacceptable test grade that resulted in failing the course. They tout their “graduation rate” and include on-campus students. Ask them what their online rate is, or speak to anyone who has been through this program in the last several years. I don’t doubt that some of their faculty are decent professionals and probably accomplished RNs. They forget that most program students are NOT going on to DNPs and therefore are not going to publish in journals (you’ll write lots of papers that will never again been seen, and their “class assistants” will apply a grading rubric that wasn’t even well thought out when it was given to them). Simmons Nursing’s biggest problem is that NO ONE there from top to bottom has any idea how to run a quality higher educational program that actually wants students to succeed, and they’re certainly not concerned about best interests of students as they change curricula and classes and testing software at will and then throw you to the wolves with it all. Classmates and I figured out this is probably by design, so you’re on the hook for additional mountains of student debt as you retake the higher-level classes. Small school with big ambitions and NO ability to find a stable, accomplished faculty that actually wants its MSNs to succeed and helps them. You can’t dissent or raise too many questions, either, because then they’ll call students together as they did last year and dress you all down for high treason against the “reputation” of the program. What reputation? Have you looked at the program rankings? I think the university president or their accrediting board needs to dig a little deeper into all of this- but they probably won’t as long as this cash cow keeps this small school awash in incoming funds. My excitement at first starting Simmons has been beaten out of me now. I found my own preceptor, thankfully. I feel taken for a major ride. My friends and colleagues in similar programs elsewhere have none of the combat stories that I do, and that makes me wonder why I paid them so much to have any at all."
Jenna
  • Reviewed: 8/16/2020
  • Degree: Social Work
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I feel pulled to leave a review to hopefully provide a more dynamic view of this school. I am enrolled in the online MSW program. I have had such a wonderful experience and will be graduating soon. I want to validate some of the experiences noted in other reviews, and at the same time remind those reading that often folks who had bad experiences leave reviews and there are thousands of good experiences not mentioned. The admission process was so welcoming and warming, Simmons has a ton of departments each step of the way provided to ensure each student feels supported. I have an advisor AND a student success specialist I talk with every few weeks to make sure I am doing well. My classes are SO interesting and I've loved each professor. The courses place a strong emphasis on social justice and systems of privilege and oppression. I've had professors who own private practices, and others that do macro work advocating for policy change. My internship has been an extremely enriching educational opportunity. I know tens of people who have graduated from this program and are now successful LICSW or LCSW. Having classmates all over the US provides a rich and dynamic perspective. The only downside I have noticed so far is at times the courses are offered are at annoying times for me. This is small potatoes."
Lindsey
  • Reviewed: 7/8/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
  • Graduation Year: 2020
"I was done with my coursework June 21, and passed my boards on June 25. This program was tough, but doable With working Part-time and raising a family. We were hit with some clinical hour challenges with COVID, but the school allowed us to finish with the 500 required clinical hours. My words of advice are to plan to find your own clinical sites for your rotations. It was my understanding that it was the schools responsibility to find the sites, but it was very difficult for them. Start networking early! It is an expensive program, but worth it."
Tomeka
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Simmons I feel very prepared. This was a pleasant surprise. The online class through zoom is very beneficial to learning and support. Online classrooms is beneficial because I am able to communicate with my professor and receive immediate support and commandeer from my classmates. I am extremely excited to continue my education with simmons."
Ben Afflec
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Simmons is an excellent resource to help me meet the requirements to fulfill my dreams! I am grateful for the faculty and their expertise and that they are able to impart it to me in an online forum. This allows me the flexibility to go to grad school and so what’s needed to complete my education from a rural setting."
Elizabeth Pereira
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Awesome school! It provides great education to make you feel supported to transition into a new professional role. The teachers are knowledgeable and proficient in the profession. The support staff assist you with a work life balance. The clinical team assures clinicals are found for you and meet requirements"
Lramos
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2020
  • Degree: DNP
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"Simmons is a great program, I made my choice ans I am happy with it! Defintely worth thw price! They were able to find all my clinicals and the instructora really care and guide you into being future phenomenal providers! I am grateful I found this school and recommended frienda often."
Christopher G Bishop
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"The FNP program is comprised of well educated and professionally experienced nurse practitioners. The additional emphasis on research sets Simmons apart from most other NP programs. You get both didactic and hands on experience. As a young NP I feel the choice of Simmons is well worth the time and money."
Nicole Herberger
  • Reviewed: 3/6/2020
  • Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
  • Graduation Year: 2021
"I highly recommend this school. I feel like I have gotten a wonderful education and feel very prepared to become a nurse practitioner. The professors are wonderful. The online classes are very helpful and have helped me to retain and learn the material."