There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges, including this week’s School Spotlight, the Simmons University. Often hailed as the best college town in the U.S., Boston is home to over a dozen excellent schools. Located in the Fenway neighborhood is Simmons University, known for its outstanding women’s-focused undergraduate degrees and co-ed graduate programs. As a student at Simmons, you will be among other dedicated women who are serious about earning a liberal arts degree with a hands-on emphasis. The College’s 1,700 undergrads complete a flexible set of distribution requirements that focus on purpose, leadership, and action through courses like “Sustainability in Boston” and “Black Leaders and Leadership in the 20th Century.” At the end of their undergraduate careers, Simmons grads will be independent thinkers, ready to take on the world’s most pressing problems. While the city of Boston provides countless opportunities for social and academic enrichment, don’t overlook ways to have fun right on Simmons’ campus. Whether you’re interested in a cappella, Hillel, dance, or DIII athletics, you’re sure to find a club that’s right for you. Fun fact: Simmons offers majors in a wide range of fields, including art, chemistry, economics, and journalism but students can also take courses at any of the Colleges of the Fenway – a consortium of five schools within a five-minute walk from campus, including Massachusetts College of Art & Design and Wentworth Institute of Technology.
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