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Simmons University

Boston, MA

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Overview

Simmons University is a University institution located in Boston, MA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 300 The Fenway
Boston, MA  02115
United States
Contact Kate Inness
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Email: kate.innes@simmons.edu
Phone: 617-521-2000

Majors & Degrees

Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences Associate Bachelors
Food Science Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
African Studies Checkmark
East Asian Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Biostatistics Checkmark
Neurobiology And Behavior Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Finance And Financial Management Services, Other Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
Management Information Systems, General Checkmark
Marketing, Other Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, General Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Technical And Scientific Communication Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Information Science/studies Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark
Network And System Administration/administrator Checkmark
Web Page, Digital/multimedia And Information Resources Design Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education, General Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Secondary Education And Teaching Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Special Education And Teaching, General Checkmark
Teaching English As A Second Or Foreign Language/esl Language Instructor Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
Creative Writing Checkmark
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Consumer Merchandising/retailing Management Checkmark
Foods, Nutrition, And Wellness Studies, General Checkmark
Foodservice Systems Administration/management Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
French Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Dietetics/dietitian Checkmark
Medical Informatics Checkmark
Physical Therapy/therapist Checkmark
Public Health Education And Promotion Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
General Studies Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Computational Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biopsychology Checkmark
Cognitive Science, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Nutrition Sciences Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Behavioral Neuroscience Checkmark
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Social Work Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
International Relations And Affairs Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Fine And Studio Arts Management Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Management Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Theatre/theatre Arts Management Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

4,001
Applied
3,059
Accepted
1,674
Enrolled
76%
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Female Admissions

3,981
Females Applied
3,044
Females Accepted
76%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

55
Application Fee
3.81
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st Not reported
Other early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Transfer April 1st Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 652 610 700
SAT Math 635 590 690
ACT Composite 30 28 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

44,208
Private
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Fees

1,330
Full-time student fees
17,104
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Tuition payment plans offered Yes

Financial Aid

40,245
Avg. Financial Aid Package
40,450
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
25,544
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,290
Avg. Loan Aid
24,279
Avg. Grant Aid
35,179
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
87%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
22%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,674
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
39%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.87%
Black or African American 9.11%
White or Caucasian 51.87%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.06%
Asian 11.51%
Two or more races 3.07%
Other 7.04%

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 42%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Student-run television station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Winter Wonderland, Spring Carnival and Soiree

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Simmons College Dance Company, Student Government Association, Simmons Student Nursing Association, Sexuality Women and Gender (SWAG) and Class Councils

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark No No
Crew No No No
Cross-country Running No No No
Field Hockey No No No
Lacrosse No No No
Rowing Checkmark Division 3 No
Rugby No No No
Soccer No No No
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No No No
Tennis No No No
Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Crew No Division 3 No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 3 No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Rowing No No No
Rugby Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No

Faculty

1,004
Total Faculty
5:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 241
Part-time - 763
Male - 175
Female - 996
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