Where leaders make themselves

AT A GLANCE

Character
A small, nonsectarian private university with an undergraduate women’s college that integrates liberal arts and professional preparation along with coeducational graduate programs

Location
• Longwood neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts 
• Within walking distance of 15 other college campuses
• Next door to world-renowned museums, libraries, and teaching/research hospitals

Student Body 
• 1,800 female undergraduate students; 12% Dix Scholars (adult learners), 7% transfer students
• 2,400 female and male graduate students
• Approximately 27% self-reported African American, Latina, Asian, Native American, and multiracial students; 3% international students
• 47 states and 22 countries represented 

Faculty 
• 12:1 student-faculty ratio
• 243 full-time faculty members; 74% women

Degrees
• Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, doctoral degree, and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study 

Academic Opportunities
• More than 60 undergraduate majors and programs, with minors in all departments
• Exceptional internship, field work, and research opportunities
• Integrated undergraduate/graduate programs and accelerated degrees
• Special programs, including an honors program, political intern fellowships, study abroad, domestic exchange, and alumnae mentoring 
Academic support services, disabilities specialists, and writing assistants
• Cross-registration at four neighboring colleges

Activities and Athletics
• More than 80 student clubs, organizations, and academic liaisons 
• 10 NCAA Division III varsity teams 
• Extensive exercise and activity programs
• Service learning programs
• Nationally recognized, student-run community outreach program

Budget 
• Tuition: $39,660
• Room and board: $15,200
• Activity fee: $310
• Health insurance: $3,551
• Health Center fee: $880
• Total: $59,601

Financial Aid
• Academic merit awards available up to $24,000, renewable for four years
• Scholarships, loans, grants, and federal work-study determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
• Average financial aid package for an undergraduate student: $32,000

Decades before women in America gained the right to vote,Simmons University 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 many benefits of a small university: a cutting-edge undergraduate women’s college with more than 60 majors and programs along with numerous graduate programs.

Simmons was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as fourth “best value” in the North and by Money magazine as #1 “best value” in Boston, and consistently ranks among the top schools in its category in U.S. News & World Report’s annual survey. 

Majors and programs
Simmons offers more than 60 majors and programs. Some of the most popular majors include Biology, Business, Communications, Economics, English, Nursing, Political Science, Psychology, and Social Work. A number of integrated undergraduate/graduate programs allow students to earn a bachelor’s plus master’s or doctoral degree in less time than traditional programs. Simmons emphasizes the connection between academic studies and long-term professional plans. 

Real-world experience
The Simmons curriculum integrates interdisciplinary study, career preparation, and global perspectives. One hundred percent of our undergraduates complete internships, field work, or research opportunities that allow them 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. Faculty-led travel courses include Spanish Language and Culture in Granada, Spain; Music in Austria;Human Rights in South Africa; and Sustainability in Iceland. Students may also spend an entire semester or year abroad, with scholarships and grants available for research and independent study.

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 350,000 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 oasis from the city, with nine brick residence halls, a state-of-the-art sports center, a dining hall, and more. 

Simmons student organizations help foster a community that reflects—and respects—diversity:
• The Alliance
• Asian Student Association
• Black Student Organization
• Catholic Student Association
• Hillel
• Multicultural International Student Association
• Organización Latinoamericana
• Sexuality, Women & Gender (SWAG) Center
• Simmons Christian Fellowship
• Simmons Islamic Society