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Tuition & Fees

$38,590

$38,590

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
34%
500-599
47%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
31%
500-599
52%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
8%
600-699
37%
500-599
43%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
29%
24-29
45%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
57%
18-23
33%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
58%
18-23
25%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

0%

100%

male

female

1
10

teacher

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,634
Declined + 1,941
Total Received 4,575
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Private (nonprofit)

1,730

undergraduate students

3,837

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Psychology
  3. Communications
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Codes

SAT 3761
ACT 1892

Fun Facts

  • From as early as 1917, each Simmons College class would chose a mascot that would accompany them throughout their four years and well into their time as alumnae.

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School Facts

Simmons, founded in 1899, is a small university with an undergraduate college for women. Its 12-acre campus, located in Boston, includes nine Georgian-style dormitories. The graduate programs are open to men and women. The School of Management offers the only MBA program designed specifically for women.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 5,567
Established in 1899
Coeducational Women's College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ADiA (American Dietetic Association)
•  ALA (American Library Association)
•  APTA (American Physical Therapy Association)
•  CAHME (Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education)
•  CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NEASC (New England Assn. of Schools and Colleges)

Boston, MA

12-acre, urban campus in Boston (population: 655,884). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Simmons College
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
60%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
35%
Top 1/4
72%
Top 1/2
97%
Bottom 1/2
3%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
9%
600-699
34%
500-599
47%
400-499
10%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
4%
600-699
31%
500-599
52%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
200-299
0
700-800
8%
600-699
37%
500-599
43%
400-499
12%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
29%
24-29
45%
18-23
25%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
9%
24-29
57%
18-23
33%
12-17
1%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
17%
24-29
58%
18-23
25%
12-17
0
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline November 1 (priority deadline)
February 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,634
Declined + 1,941
Total Received 4,575

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Essay
Extracurricular activities
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Ellen Johnson
Director of Admissions
P: 800 345-8468
F: 617 521-3190
ugadm@simmons.edu

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,651,294
State $478,034
Institutional $28,427,081
Other external $964,686
Total $32,521,095

Non-need-based

Federal $2,805
State $0
Institutional $5,386,827
Other external $70,495
Total $5,460,127

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
crew
cross-country
diving
field hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Northeast Athletic Conference (Division III), North Atlantic Conference (Division III), Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Sharks
School colors
blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Africana Studies
Applied Behavior Analysis
Archives Management
Art
Art/Music
Arts Administration
Behavior Analysis
Behavioral Analysis
Biochemistry
Biology
Biostatistics
Business Administration
Business Management
Chemistry
Chemistry/Management
Chemistry/Pharmacy
Children's Literature
Communications
Communications Management
Computer Science
Dietetics
East Asian Studies
Economics
Economics/Mathematics
Education
Education/Assistive Technology
Education/Early Childhood Education
Education/Early Childhood Education/Social Studies
Education/Educational Leadership
Education/Elementary Education
Education/Elementary Level Education/Teaching
Education/General Education/ESL
Education/High School Level Education/Teaching
Education/Language/Literacy
Education/Middle School Level Education/Teaching
Education/Middle/High School Education
Education/Special Education for Moderate Disabilities
Education/Special Education for Severe Disabilities
Education/Special Education/Moderate Disabilities
Education/Special Education/Severe Disabilities
Education/TESOL
English
Environmental Science
Exercise Science
Finance
Financial Mathematics
Food Service Management
French
Gender/Cultural Studies
Graphic Design
Health Care Administration
Health Informatics
Health Professions Education
Healthcare MBA
History
Information Technology
International Relations
Leadership/Women
Library Science
Library/Information Science
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Marketing Communications/Public Relations
Mathematics
Mathematics/Statistics
Modern Languages
Music
Neuroscience/Behavior
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nutrition
Nutrition/Dietetics
Nutrition/Food Science
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Psychobiology
Psychology
Public Health
Public Relations
Retail Management
School Library Teacher
Self-Designed Major
Social Work
Social Work/Urban Leadership
Sociology
Spanish
Teaching
Web Design/Development
Women's Studies
Women's/Gender Studies
Writing for Children
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Undergraduate

31%

1,730
students

Female
100%
1,722

Male
0%
8

Graduate

69%

3,837
students

Female
88%
3,361

Male
12%
476

undergraduateFull-time

92%

1,599
students

Female
100%
1,597

Male
0%
2

undergraduatePart-time

8%

131
students

Female
96%
125

Male
4%
6

Student Break-down

3%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
66%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

37%

Transfer applicants accepted

40%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: December 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

80

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

48

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 25
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
India
Saudi Arabia
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ellen Johnson
Director of Admissions
617 521-2051
ugadm@simmons.edu

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