Where leaders make themselves
Decades before women in America gained the right to vote, Simmons College had a unique mission—to educate women for independent livelihoods and meaningful lives. We empower women who are intellectually curious, ambitious, and socially conscious to become leaders in their careers and communities—and we have been doing so for more than 100 years. Today Simmons offers the many benefits of a small university: a cutting-edge undergraduate women’s college with more than 50 majors and programs along with numerous graduate programs.
Simmons consistently ranks among the top schools in its category in the U.S. News & World Report annual survey and is named in The Princeton Review’s The Best 380 Colleges and Forbes.com’s list of “America’s Best Colleges.”
Majors and programs
Simmons offers more than 50 majors and programs. Some of the most popular include Biology, Business Communications, Economics, English, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. A number of integrated undergraduate/graduate programs allow students to earn a bachelor’s plus a master’s or doctorate in less time than traditional programs. Simmons emphasizes the connection between academics and long-term professional plans.
The Simmons undergraduate curriculum integrates interdisciplinary study, career preparation, and global perspectives. Simmons offers exceptional internships, field work, and research opportunities that allow students to build their résumés and gain valuable professional experience. Undergraduates frequently collaborate with faculty on professional research projects and routinely publish and present their work at industry conferences. Connecting to the global community is a vital part of the Simmons experience.
Simmons has more than 50 student clubs and organizations, including 10 varsity sports teams, numerous cultural organizations, student government, volunteer programs, and more. Students say learning and living in a community of women has many advantages—including more focus, leadership opportunities, and a highly supportive environment.
At home in Boston
Located in Boston’s vibrant Fenway neighborhood, Simmons offers a welcoming community in the heart of a world-class college town, including art, music, history, museums, nightlife, shopping—and more than 250,000 college students. Excellent public transportation allows students to explore the area, from Chinatown to Harvard Square. Near the main campus, our gated residence campus offers a private refuge from the city, with nine brick residence halls, a state-of-the-art sports center, a dining hall, and more.
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS: Home to more than 50 colleges and universities, Boston is considered a world-class college town. Located 345 kilometers northeast of New York City on the Atlantic coast, Boston is a beautiful, historic city that’s easy to explore on foot or by public transportation. The region enjoys four distinct seasons.
Type of School: A small, private, non-sectarian university with an undergraduate women’s college that integrates liberal arts and professional preparation; coeducational graduate programs
Size of Campus:
• Main campus: 7.3 acres; residence campus: 5.8 acres in the heart of Boston
• Fenway neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts
• Within walking distance of 15 other college campuses
• Next door to world-renowned museums, libraries, and teaching/research hospitals
Number of Students:
• Approximately 1,700 undergraduate women students; 12% Dix Scholars (adult learners)
• Approximately 4,000 graduate women and men students
• Approximately 26% self-reported African American, Latina, Asian, Native American, and multiracial students; 3% international students
Number of Faculty:
• 10:1 student-faculty ratio
• 219 full-time faculty members, 74% of whom are women
• Nearly 90% of liberal arts faculty with a doctorate or terminal degree in their field
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
• More than 50 undergraduate majors leading to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science
• Several integrated undergraduate-to-graduate programs
• At the graduate level, Simmons awards master’s degrees, doctoral degrees, and certificates of advanced graduate study
Geographic Diversity: 36 US states and 50 countries represented
International Student Services: International student orientation and special activities, including outings in Boston and traditional Thanksgiving dinner with Colleges of the Fenway; support services include cultural adjustment, immigration advising, writing, and course-specific tutors, technology training, and career eduation. Part-time paid campus work positions are available for international students.
International Student Budget:
Tuition $ 37,500
Room and Board $ 14,500
Activity Fee $ 260
Health Insurance $ 3,000
Health Center Fee $ 830
Total $ 56,090
Financial Aid: Simmons offers a limited number of competitive merit scholarships for international students, from $2,000 to full tuition for first-year students and up to $15,000 for transfer students.
Test Score Requirements:
• SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
• TOEFL required for non-native English speakers
Application Deadlines and fees:
• Fall semester: February 1
• Spring semester: November 15