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 60 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’ 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, nonsectarian private university with an undergraduate women’s college that integrates liberal arts and professional preparation along with 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:
• 1,800 undergraduate female students; 13% Dix Scholars (adult learners)
• 4,400 female and male graduate students
• Approximately 27% self-reported African American, Latina, Asian, Native American, and multiracial students; 3% international students
Number of Faculty:
• 10:1 student-faculty ratio
• 230 full-time faculty members, 75% of whom are women
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees:
• More than 60 undergraduate majors and programs, with minors in all departments
• Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science, doctoral degree, and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study
Geographic Diversity: 40 states and 36 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:
Room and Board$14,800
Health Center Fee $850
• Academic merit awards available from $2,000 to full tuition, renewable for four years
• Scholarships, loans, grants, and federal work-study determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
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