Boston was once known as, “the Athens of America,” and the city, like San Francisco, seems somehow more cultivated than other urban areas. Those of us who know Boston with some degree of familiarity will quickly acknowledge that much of it is a mess and occasionally unlovely. But, for the most part, tourists and college students find the city appealing.
After all, there are approximately 250,000 college students in the greater Boston area.
Think about it. How lame can any city be with a quarter of a million fun-seeking, moderately intelligent, tuition paying kids standing ready to hit the clubs and pubs on any night of the week?
I start with the collective mass of studentdom because Simmons is a college for women (at the undergraduate level), and there is still a lingering antipathy towards the single-sex option in some applicants.
So, Simmons is a fairly large liberal arts college for women located in what many people would consider Boston’s prime real estate.