Simmons University

Boston, MA

Simmons University

Boston, MA

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Tuition & Fees

$41,917

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
540
75th
610
25th
520
75th
29
25th
23
75th
27
25th
19
75th
29
25th
24
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undergraduateRatios

NA%

male

100%

female

8

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,398
Declined 507
Total Received 2,905
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Private

1,844

undergraduate students

5,718

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 7,562
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

Simmons University
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA
02115

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
61%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
92%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
640
25th
540
75th
610
25th
520
75th
29
25th
23
75th
27
25th
19
75th
29
25th
24

Admissions Facts

Application fee $55
Other application fee (waived if filed online)
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) November 1
Application deadline (final deadline) February 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

82%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,398
Declined 507
Total Received 2,905

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Admission test scores
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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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Financial Aid

95%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$28,630

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $40,850
Room & board $14,022
Additional fees $1,067
Books & supplies $1,280
Total $57,219
Average Financial Aid - $28,630
Total with Avg. Aid $28,589

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,594,481
State $485,373
Institutional $35,159,028
Other external $564,965
Total $38,803,847

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $9,524,417
Other external $239,994
Total $9,764,411

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Financial Aid Office


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

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
African Studies.
Applied Behavior Analysis.
Archives/Archival Administration.
Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Behavioral Neuroscience.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Biopsychology.
Biostatistics.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Children and Youth Library Services.
Children's and Adolescent Literature.
Cognitive Science, General.
Communication and Media Studies, Other.
Computational Mathematics.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management.
Creative Writing.
Dietetics/Dietitian.
East Asian Studies.
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics.
Economics, General.
Education, General.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Elementary Special Education Programs.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Junior High/Middle School Special Education Programs.
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Secondary Special Education Programs.
Educational Leadership and Administration, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
English/Language Arts Teacher Education.
Environmental Science.
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other.
Finance, General.
Fine and Studio Arts Management.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Food Science.
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General.
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management.
French Language and Literature.
Health Occupations Teacher Education.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History Teacher Education.
History, General.
Information Science/Studies.
Information Technology.
International Relations and Affairs.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Library Science, Other.
Library and Information Science.
Management Information Systems, General.
Marketing, Other.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics, General.
Medical Informatics.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Multicultural Education.
Music History, Literature, and Theory.
Music Management.
Music, General.
Neurobiology and Behavior.
Nursing Administration.
Nutrition Sciences.
Philosophy.
Physical Therapy/Therapist.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Public Health Education and Promotion.
Public Health, General.
Public Policy Analysis, General.
Public/Applied History.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
School Librarian/School Library Media Specialist.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Studies Teacher Education.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Speech Communication and Rhetoric.
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Technical and Scientific Communication.
Theatre/Theatre Arts Management.
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design.
Women's Studies.
Writing, General.

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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

7,562

total students

60%

in-state

40%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

24%

1,844
students

Female
100%
1,844

Male
0%
0

76%

5,718
students

Female
88%
5,019

Male
12%
699

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

1,650
students

Female
100%
1,650

Male
0%
0

11%

194
students

Female
100%
194

Male
0%
0

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
61%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

9%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: August 31

Spring: January 5

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

81

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

128

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 11
Countries most often represented Bangladesh
China
Ethiopia
Kenya
Saudi Arabia
South Korea
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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