Simmons University

Boston, MA

Simmons University

Boston, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$43,330

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
51%
500-599
37%
400-499
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
37%
500-599
55%
400-499
2%
30-36
24%
24-29
47%
18-23
24%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

NA%

male

100%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,145
Declined 788
Total Received 2,933
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Private

1,777

undergraduate students

4,858

graduate students

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School Facts

Simmons University, founded in 1899, is a small, private 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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 6,635
Established in 1899
Coeducational Women Only

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

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Boston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Logan International

Simmons University
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA
02115

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Simmons College Dance Company
  • Student Government Association
  • Simmons Student Nursing Association
  • Sexuality Women and Gender (SWAG)
  • Class Councils

Top Events

  • Winter Wonderland
  • Spring Carnival
  • Soiree

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
28%
Top 1/4
69%
Top 1/2
72%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
10%
600-699
51%
500-599
37%
400-499
2%
700-800
6%
600-699
37%
500-599
55%
400-499
2%
30-36
24%
24-29
47%
18-23
24%
12-17
5%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $55
Application deadline February 1
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.86

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,145
Declined 788
Total Received 2,933

Admissions Factors

Very Important

application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities

Considered

interview

Not Considered

volunteer work
work experience

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 11
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $42,080
Room & board $15,660
Additional fees $1,250
Books & supplies $1,280
Other fees $2,550
Total $62,820
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Volleyball

Club Sports - Women's

rugby

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
African Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biostatistics
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Cognitive Science
Computational Mathematics
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
Dietetics/Dietitian
East Asian Studies
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
Finance, General
Fine and Studio Arts Management
Food Science
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
French Language and Literature
General Studies
History, General
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
International Relations and Affairs
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Medical Informatics
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music Management
Music, General
Network and System Administration/Administrator
Nutrition Sciences
Philosophy
Physical Therapy/Therapist
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Health Education and Promotion
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Studies Teacher Education
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree - professional
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

6,635

total students

62%

in-state

38%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

27%

1,777
students

Female
100%
1,771

Male
0%
6

73%

4,858
students

Female
88%
4,275

Male
12%
583

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

90%

1,607
students

Female
100%
1,607

Male
0%
0

10%

170
students

Female
97%
164

Male
3%
6

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 83%
Student 4 year graduation rate 72%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 1%

Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

41

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

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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