Simmons University
Boston, MA, USA

Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
6,263
Total Number of Undergrads
1,736
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
Student:Faculty Ratio
9:1
US National: 21:1
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
68%
20-39 Students
25%
40-99 Students
5%
0
100
76%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
80%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%

Faculty Overview

Gender
Male
Female
18%
81%
Ethnicity

African American
11%
Asian/Pacific Islander
4%
White
70%
Hispanic
5%
Multi-Racial
1%
Unknown
6%

What Students Are Saying

3.96 Average Rating
the academic course load is top notch here at simmons college. your professors expect the best from you but are willing to work with you and your schedule to achieve success in their course. professors know you by name and are beyond helpful and great possible references for later job opportunities.
Melissa from Boston, MA
Your mileage may vary. Our biggest programs are School of Management, School of Nursing, Communications, and SLIS (library & information science). I came to Simmons under the impression that it was a good school for English and Music, and ended up defecting to Communications and Music with an English minor.

In the year I've been here, my professors have been fantastic. The adjuncts (we do have adjuncts, no matter what the pamphlets tell you, mostly for FYS and as substitutes for profs on sabbatical) range from so-so to pretty bad. But I felt consistently challenged by my professors and engaged with my peers, and the course material is usually pretty darn cool.
Colette from Portland, OR
These programs are difficult, but are also very rewarding. If you put in the work, you will be rewarded.
Erika from Boston, MA
I'm a current freshman, so I'm not sure about how hard the higher level classes are, but the classes I'm taking right now aren't particularly that hard, however it is a lot of work. You have to put in the time outside of class to really master the material. This is typical for most colleges though, my friends at other schools are having a very similar experience with the increased work load.
Danielle from Maine

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