Simmons College

Simmons College

Boston, MA
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
99%
1%
student ratio
1,763
total students
Tuition Cost $39,660 | $39,660
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $31,887
February 1
fall application deadline
60%
acceptance rate
Moderately Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
Not
Reported
sat math
Not
Reported
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
Not
Reported
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Agriculture
    • Food Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • African Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Asian Studies (East)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biostatistics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Finance and Financial Management Services Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Marketing/Marketing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Science/Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Network and System Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Elementary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • English as a Second/Foreign Language (Teaching)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Secondary Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Social Studies Teacher Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Special Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Family and consumer sciences
    • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Food Service Systems Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Dietetics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Medical Informatics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physical Therapy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Public Health Education and Promotion
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Cognitive Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nutrition Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Liberal arts/general studies
    • General Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Computational Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • International Relations and Affairs
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Art
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Fine and Studio Arts Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

60% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied3,483
    • Accepted2,105
    • Acceptance Rate60%
    • Enrolled1,763
    • Female Applicants3,483
    • Females Accepted2,105
    • Female Acceptance Rate60%
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $55
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.44
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st March 15th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen March 15th --
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer April 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 580 660
    • SAT Math 550 650
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 24 29
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$39,660
    • Out-of-state tuition *$39,660
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,140
    • Room and board *$15,200
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$31,887
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$32,115
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$21,316
    • Average Loan Aid:$4,032
    • Average Grant Aid:$19,131
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$28,339
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:100%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 76%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 12%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students1,763
    • Male Student Percentage1%
    • Female Student Percentage99%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino6.07%
    • Black or African American6.35%
    • White or Caucasian64.49%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.06%
    • Asian9.98%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.17%
    • Two or more races4.93%
    • Unknown or International Student2.61%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout5.33% representing 51 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students40% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Female-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 63%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities No
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Simmons College Dance Company, Student Government Association, Simmons Student Nursing Association, Sexuality Women and Gender (SWAG), Class Councils (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes No No
    • Crew No No No
    • Cross-country running No No No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Lacrosse No No No
    • Rugby No No No
    • Soccer Yes No No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Swimming No No No
    • Tennis Yes No No
    • Volleyball Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Crew No Division 3 No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Rugby Yes No No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Swimming No Division 3 No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Volleyball Yes Division 3 No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty1,071
    • Full-time Percentage23%
    • Part-time Percentage77%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio12:1 or 1,615 students to 140 faculty

Location & Contact

300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
USA

Danielle Navarro

Senior Associate Director of Admission

Phone: 617-521-2512
Fax: 617-521-3190
Email: danielle.navarro@simmons.edu


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