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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.

Web Sitewww.simmons.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalNo, women only
Undergraduate Students1,802
   Women1,789 (99.3%)
   Men13 (0.7%)
Graduate Students4,411

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyModerately difficult
Overall Admission Rate64% of 3,362 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedYes
Early Decision OfferedNo
Regular Admission DeadlineFebruary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.37
SAT Math570 average
530-610 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading595 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing579 average
530-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$57,685
Tuition and Fees
$39,055
Room and Board
$14,800
Average Percent of Need Met80%
Average Freshman Award$31,648
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
230
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Boston Population625,087
Nearest Metropolitan AreaBoston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 94% of freshmen, 60% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
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STUDENTS

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 Students4.1% from 52 countries
First-Year Students Returning83.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
67.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
53%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
23.0%
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M ERW  
Average 3.46 3.90 602 641 28
Low 2.00 3.00 510 570 23
High 3.97 4.63 770 760 33
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