Simmons, founded in 1899, is a private, multipurpose college for women. Its 12-acre campus, located in Boston, includes nine Georgian-style dormitories.

Website: www.simmons.edu/

Private
1,763
Undergraduate
Students
(99.5%) 1,754 Women
(0.5%) 9 Men
4,639
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
60% of 3,483 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.44
SAT Math
550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
580-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$59,830
Tuition and Fees
$40,800
Room and Board
$15,200
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Freshman Award
$31,863
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,670
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
245
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
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Campus Life

Boston Population
625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
63% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.5% Asian
6.7% Black/African-American
6.4% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.1% White
2.8% Unknown
International Students
5.3% from 51 countries
First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.2%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
57%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
23.0%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 4  
Foreign Language 3 4
Social Studies 3  
History 2 3
Academic Electives 3 4

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required February 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
300 The Fenway
City, State, Zip
Boston, MA 02115
Phone
(617) 521-2051
Fax
(617) 521-3199
E-mail
ugadm@simmons.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$55
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins March 15
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1, December 1
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
60% of 3,483 applicants were admitted
Women
60% of 3,483 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
422 (20%) of 2,105 admitted students enrolled
Women
422 (20%) of 2,105 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
75% of 1,755 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.44
3.75 and Above
17%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
19%
3.00 - 3.24
24%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
550-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
580-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
19%
Score of 24 - 29
56%
Score of 18 - 23
25%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 36%
Top quarter: 70%
Top half: 94%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
0%
Student Government Officer
0%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$59,830
Tuition and Fees
$40,800
Room and Board
$15,200
Books and Supplies
$1,280
Other Expenses
$2,550
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 19
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 002208
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
348 (91.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
304 (91.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
304 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
57 (12.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
78%
Average Award
$31,863
Need-Based Gift
Received by 303 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $28,560
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 243 (85.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,905
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 46 (9.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
79 (14.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $22,666

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,335 (82.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,232 (92.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,232 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
176 (12.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$33,067
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,226 (99.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,480
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,059 (87.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,937
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 113 (7.0%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
352 (20.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,297

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$35,670
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Children and Siblings of Alumni
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,406
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • 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
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, nursing, social work
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Some online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
245
Part-Time Faculty
826
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
17%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 39% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 64% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 33% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
470,364
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
570
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Science in Nursing

Master's Programs of Study

  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Information Science
  • Library Science
  • Nursing--General

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Philosophy

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Family Nurse Practitioner Studies
  • Information Science
  • Library Science
  • Nursing--General

Location and Setting


Boston Population
625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Boston
Campus Size
12 acres

Weather

Temperature
21.6 average low in January, 76.3 average high in September
Rain
127 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Boston
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Boston

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, coed housing
Students in College Housing
63% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
37%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
 
School Colors
 

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x      
Crew x      
Cross-Country Running x      
Field Hockey x      
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x      
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Crew x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball    
Crew    
Cross-Country Running    
Field Hockey    
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, softball, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, simmons college dance company, student government association, simmons student nursing association, sexuality women and gender (swag), class councils (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Undergrad women only
All Undergraduates
1,763
Women
1,754 (99.5%)
Men
9 (0.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,553
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
10.5% Asian
6.7% Black/African-American
6.4% Hispanic/Latino
5.2% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.1% White
2.8% Unknown
International Students.
5.3% from 51 countries
Average Age
22
All Graduate Students
4,639

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
84.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
67.2%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
72.4%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
73.0%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
57%
Average Starting Salary
57%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
23.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 5%
Arts and Sciences 4%
Education 4%

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