Simmons University Reviews

3.39 out of 5 stars
(124 Reviews)
  • Boston (MA)
  • Annual Tuition: $40,850
44% 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

4.9 out of 5 stars
Peyton Satterwhite - 7/13/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"Great program that helps prepare you for clinical experience. Having the opportunity for face to face classes while still being a distance education student is great. It allows you make connections with other students and professors and help with future opportunities."
3.4 out of 5 stars
Lauren - 7/13/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"Simmons is a program that is good for self starters. This program requires initiative and the ability to teach yourself. With that being said. If you can pass the program you can pass the boards. You prepare yourself and Simmons gives you the tools to do so."
3.8 out of 5 stars
Elizabeth miranda - 7/13/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"So far so good! Half way through the program and I'm feeling prepared. I start clinicals next week and think we have been given the tools needed to be successful. Some kinks to work out but I think thats with any University. Faculty has been awesome and devoted to the students. Happy with my decision of Simmons for my graduate program!"
4.7 out of 5 stars
Miriam Lautenschlager - 7/13/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have greatly enjoyed the program thus far. They do a great job with distance learning and students are still able to form relationships with their peers. They do an excellent job finding professors for the program and their teachers are genuinely interested in helping students succeed and learn."
4.7 out of 5 stars
Taylor pacheco - 7/13/2019
Graduation Year: 2020
"I dont feel that any other university would have ever prepared me better for the position of the FNP. Although challenging, there is so much support on your journey throughout the program. The online platform as well as the support by faculty has been incredible throughout the program and I will be so proud to be a Simmons alumni."
2.3 out of 5 stars
Unsatisfied Current Student - 6/28/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2020
"This has been the worst experience of my life! They have double standards for themselves vs. students. Their clinical placement team is a joke! They have no heart and don’t give a crap about their students all they care about the students, nor the blood sweat and tears they put into their work. They are less than forthcoming and will say and do anything to keep you from leaving until you are trapped. I feel like I’m a number and not a person! Some major hospitals chains refuse to take Simmons University students. They don’t care about your life, your situation. Sometime find myself wanting to cry because I was excepted into so many wonderful and highly rated FNP programs and I turned them down because I believed the lies. I you have other options, go elsewhere! Run for the hills. Their curriculum Is rigorous and I respect that, however, their teaching methods could be updated because they don’t understand the first thing about what a reverse classroom means! Don’t fall into their trap or believe their lies."
2.0 out of 5 stars
PBE - 6/17/2019
Degree: Nursing
Graduation Year: 2022
"I was recruited by Simmons within the past year or so to attend their FNP masters program. The program was sold to me as a virtual classroom with many class options and available times to attend, which was perfect for a full-time worker with a family. There are two tracts the part time and the full time. I was interested in the part time, which would allow me to work while going to grad school. As soon as I was accepted there was a contingency of attending a refresher course. I felt a little odd about this but agreed and took the class. It was a great class and I enjoyed the instructor. Very professional and cared if you gained knowledge from the material presented in the async. Fast forward to entering the program, this was not the case. The credit load was low but still required 3 classes. For example, one semester on the part time track, 7 credits. Full time is 9 credits. Expectations of working 40 hrs. a week and taking 3 classes is an unreal expectation. Then came registration time where apparently, they fail to tell you that all students in the entire school are pooling for the same slots as you. Also, you do not have priority in registration. Its a credit-based system, meaning the more credits you have the better position you are in to get the class you need. As one can tell, if you have work hour needs and are trying to ger a specific class, makes it difficult. I asked for help from the registration dept and student retention. They were nice in communication but still was met with the its not my problem attitude.Once registered for class the instructor/professors have been subpar. When asking for clarification on the material, your question is met with this is grad school and were not here to teach during session you should already know this. That is not an acceptable answer. Especially when you get to listen to the audio files that are being taught in the brick and mortar. There is teaching and kindness there. The material that is provided as async or bi directional does not answer all your questions. As you would expect to go over that in class it is met with resistance when asked. In fact, the section instructor only wanted to do case studies, reading verbatim from the answer sheet. Another issue has been the high turnover in online instructor and student success advising. Administration fired an instructor in the last 4 weeks of class and didnt disclose this. An email came out from the fired individual who was in shock. I would be willing to answer any questions if you are thinking of attending Simmons University. There were some very scathing reviews of the college and some very kind ones. I do believe by the most recent ones which are not good, are the most current of the administration and professors. There is disorganization, low quality educational experience and unprofessionalism."
5.0 out of 5 stars
Rachel - 4/28/2019
Degree: Social Work
Graduation Year: 2020
"I have recently started my program at simmons in social work. Thus far it is an expectional program the proffessors are competent and the material is very engaging and prepares you to work in the social work field. This program is perfect for people who want to work in a therapeutic setting it is a clinical focused program so it is about the micro level of social work. So if you want to be a macro level social worker its probably not the best fit. My only compliant is that some professsors will take a whole semster to grade one assignment and it can be nerv racking that you have no clue what your grade in the class is until the end."
1.0 out of 5 stars
transferstudent - 4/2/2019
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2020
"This university calls itself diverse, when caring little for its actual minority students. I stayed for a whole year before transferring out. The academics are boring, mindless, and effortless. I did more work in high school than I did at this college. I had far too many bad experiences with professors who were strict in ways that didn't matter outside of their class. I felt like every class I took for my major (english/cs) was worthless, and the opportunities were far and few between. It felt impossible to make real friends, or any real connections. Reslife is awful and the dorms are too expensive for what you get, and the food options were miniscule. They try to promote their small school experience, but what you actually get is low quality half-a**** academics that disguises itself as distinguished."
1.0 out of 5 stars
J.W. - 1/1/2019
Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)
Graduation Year: 2019
"This program is absolutely terrible. The asynchronous work is outdated and the mandatory 2 hour weekly synchronous sessions are a waste of time. Only about 50% of my instructors seemed to know anything about practicing as an APRN. The course leads could care less how you do and at times it seems they hope a few students will fail because they are only interested in taking your money. Also, the most difficult courses in the program are only 2 credits which is absurd. When you begin Advanced Health Assessment you find out the first day that you'll need to spend between 8-12 hours of studying and writing SOAP notes and that you should consider going part-time at your job or just not work altogether. They don't give you any heads up prior to the class starting that it will take over your entire life. PLEASE LOOK ELSEWHERE! I'm actually considering switching to another FNP program."
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