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Simmons College
Boston, MA
Simmons, founded in 1899, is a private, multipurpose college for women. Its 12-acre campus, located in Boston, includes nine Georgian-style dormitories.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, women only
Undergraduate Students 1,802
   Women 1,789 (99.3%)
   Men 13 (0.7%)
Graduate Students 4,411
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 64% of 3,362 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.37
SAT Math 570 average
530-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 595 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $56,920
  Tuition and Fees $38,590
  Room and Board $14,500
Average Percent of Need Met 80%
Average Freshman Award $31,648
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 218
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 53% of classes
20-29 students: 17% of classes
30-39 students: 9% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Boston Population 625,087
Nearest Metropolitan Area Boston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 93% of freshmen, 60% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
9.3% Asian
7.2% Black/African-American
7.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
66.7% White
3.5% Unknown
International Students 4.1% from 52 countries
First-Year Students Returning 83.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 67.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 53%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 23.0%