Tuition & Fees

$41,990

$41,990

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
15%
600-699
51%
500-599
33%
400-499
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
38%
500-599
50%
400-499
3%
700-800
7%
600-699
35%
500-599
45%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
40%
24-29
35%
18-23
23%
12-17
2%
30-36
12%
24-29
54%
18-23
28%
12-17
6%
30-36
31%
24-29
47%
18-23
22%
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undergraduateRatios

0%

male

100%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Not Selective

611%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,104
Declined + -1,760
Total Received 344
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Private (nonprofit)

1,837

undergraduate students

4,346

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Exercise Science
  3. Communications
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Codes

SAT 3761
ACT 1892

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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 University, 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 6,183
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)

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Boston, MA

12-acre, urban campus in Boston (population: 685,094). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Simmons University
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
59%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
90%
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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
29%
Top 1/4
75%
Top 1/2
76%
Bottom 1/2
24%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
15%
600-699
51%
500-599
33%
400-499
1%
700-800
9%
600-699
38%
500-599
50%
400-499
3%
700-800
7%
600-699
35%
500-599
45%
400-499
13%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
40%
24-29
35%
18-23
23%
12-17
2%
30-36
12%
24-29
54%
18-23
28%
12-17
6%
30-36
31%
24-29
47%
18-23
22%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
(waived if filed online)
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

Not Selective

611%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,104
Declined + -1,760
Total Received 344

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Interview
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Danielle Navarro
Senior Associate Director of Admissions
P: 800 345-8468
F: 617 521-3190
ugadm@simmons.edu

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$33,067

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $40,850
Room & board $15,200
Additional fees $1,140
Books & supplies $1,280
Total $58,470
Average Financial Aid - $33,067
Total with Avg. Aid $25,403
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Financial Aid Deadline

State aid form
May 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 617 521-2001
F: 617 521-3195
sfs@simmons.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Amanda Galban
Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid
amanda.galban@simmons.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Women's

rugby

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, dodgeball, flag football, Frisbee, rugby, soccer, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Great Northeast Athletic Conference, North Atlantic Conference, Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Sharks
School colors
blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
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
Computer Science
Data Science/Analytics
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
French
Gender/Cultural Studies
Graphic Design
Health Informatics
Health Professions Education
Healthcare MBA
History
Information Technology
International Relations
Leadership/Women
Library Science
Library/Information Science
Management
Marketing
Marketing Communications/Public Relations
Mathematics
Mathematics/Statistics
Music
Neuroscience/Behavior
Nursing
Nursing Practice
Nutrition
Nutrition/Dietetics
Nutrition/Food Science
Philosophy
Physical Therapy
Physics
Political Science
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Psychology
Public Health
Public Policy
Public Relations
Retail Management
School Library Teacher
Self-Designed Major
Social Work
Social Work/Urban Leadership
Sociology
Spanish
Teaching
Web Design/Development
Women's/Gender Studies
Writing for Children
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Nursing
  2. Exercise Science
  3. Communications

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-pharmacy

6,183

total students

60%

in-state

40%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

30%

1,837
students

Female
100%
1,828

Male
0%
9

70%

4,346
students

Female
88%
3,803

Male
12%
543

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

1,631
students

Female
100%
1,629

Male
0%
2

12%

206
students

Female
97%
199

Male
3%
7

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

45%

Transfer applicants accepted

38%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements High School GPA: 2.80
College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Recommended of Some
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

80

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

128

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

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • 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
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented Bangladesh
China
Japan
Saudi Arabia
Taiwan
Vietnam
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Heather Zerman
Senior Associate Director of Admission
617-521-2052
heather.zeman@simmons.edu

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