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Health & Medicine Profile

Preparing the Future Leaders in Health Care

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 U.S. News & World Report’s 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 health science programs in Nursing, Physical Therapy, and Nutrition. With an expert curriculum, state-of-the-art simulation labs, intensive clinical programs, and strong licensing exam pass rates, students quickly achieve successful careers after graduation in locations including hospitals, clinics, and rehab facilities. Located in the Longwood Medical District of Boston, Simmons has close relationships with world-renowned teaching hospitals and research facilities.   

Real-world experience
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. 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 250,000 college students. Excellent public transportation allows students to explore the area from Chinatown to Harvard Square. Near the main campus, our gated residential 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. 



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

• Fenway 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; 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
• 40 states and 36 countries represented

• 10:1 student-faculty ratio
• 230 full-time faculty members, 75% of whom are women

• 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 internships, 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 five neighboring colleges

Activities and Athletics
• More than 50 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

• Tuition: $38,500
• Room and board: $14,800
• Activity fee: $260
• Health insurance: $3,283
• Health Center fee: $850
• Total: $57,693

Financial Aid
• 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)