Simmons University

Boston, MA, USA
3.96 Average Rating

Simmons University is a private, liberal arts university located in Boston, Massachusetts. Simmons offers a women’s undergraduate education in 60+ majors and programs, as well as four graduate schools for its co-ed graduate population. The university is part of the Colleges of the Fenway collaboration, providing more opportunities for students attending schools in the Fenway neighborhood, such as a jazz band, dance project, and intramural sports teams. For students looking to make a difference in the area, Simmons Community Engagement provides opportunities with over 60 community organizations for student participation in causes such as educational equality and mentorship. The campus is also within walking distance of the Museum of Fine Arts, Fenway Park, and Longwood Medical Area.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Women’s College

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
60%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. December 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision February 1, 2020
Other December 1, 2018

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
56%
Out-Of-State Students
40%
14%
Submitting ACT
86%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 27
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1227
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
6,283
Total Number of Undergrads
1,739
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
68%
20-39 Students
25%
40-99 Students
5%
0
100
67%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
74%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
8:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$28,308
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$40,850
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$40,850
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,200
Books and Supplies
$1280

Aid & Grants

0
100
78%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Aid Per Year
$26,660
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
26%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,517
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$24,911

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
70%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,217
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$23,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$266
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Organizations
71
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
59%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Sharks
School Colors
Blue/Gold
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Boston
New York
Washington
Providence
San Francisco
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
57%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$58,400
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What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
A strange fishbowl bubble of alternate culture, mostly students from Massachusetts and New England, seriously I'm one of about five students in my class from west of the Rockies. Very warm and friendly, just large enough to find a nice close circle of friends and acquaintances. Stellar professors, ineffectual administration, lots of acronyms.
Colette from Portland, OR
Simmons College provides an excellent learning environment for its students. The faculty truly do care about their students. There is always something to do near the school and the location is great.
Erika from Boston, MA
Simmons College is a great school and I'm very happy with my decision to go here. Everyone is very nice and accepting, and even though it is an all girls school, it isn't very cliquey and its very easy to find cute boys nearby. Honestly, I don't even notice that it's an all girls school.
Danielle from Maine
simmons college is a prestigious all women's college with a tight knit community in a large city. simmons is your first stop to success! they set you up for not only your major but for becoming a powerful woman in the work field.
Melissa from Boston, MA