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Simmons University Overview

Simmons University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Boston, Massachusetts. The city atmosphere of Boston makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Simmons University Known For?

1,553 Full-Time Undergraduates
$28,568 Avg Cost After Aid
60% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Simmons may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 8 to 1.
  • Students at Simmons have an easier time paying back their loans. The school's student loan default rate is only 2%, compared to the national rate of 10.1%.
  • The doctor's degree is the highest degree offered at Simmons.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 17% of the faculty were full-time.
  • A student who earns a bachelor's degree from Simmons makes roughly $55,800 a year. This is 37% more than their peers from other colleges and universities.
  • On average, it takes about 4.1 years for students from Simmons to earn a bachelor's degree. This is excellent when compared to the average of 4.4 years.

Simmons University Rankings

According to College Factual's 2021 analysis, Simmons is ranked #280 out of 1,715 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. It is also ranked #23 out of 68 schools in Massachusetts.

The following table lists the notable rankings from College Factual that Simmons has received.

Notable Undergraduate Rankings for Simmons

Ranking Type Rank
Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 75
Best Colleges 280
Best Colleges for International Students 395
Best Colleges for the Money 410
Best Colleges for Veterans 589
Best Colleges for Diversity 2,814

Where Is Simmons University?

Location of Simmons University

Contact details for Simmons are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115-5898
Phone: 617-521-2000
Website: www.simmons.edu
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/simmonscollege

How Do I Get Into Simmons?

You can apply to Simmons online at: www.simmons.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/undergraduate-admission/how-to-apply

Admission Requirements for Simmons

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank recommended
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores required
TOEFL required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Simmons?

60% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
86% Submit SAT Scores
Simmons has an acceptance rate of 60%, which means it is fairly selective. Take that into account when you are working on your application and gathering requested materials. Do what you can to stand out among other applicants.

Average Test Scores

About 86% of students accepted to Simmons submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 580 and 660. Math scores were between 550 and 650.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Simmons University  ( 580 to 660 )
200
800

SAT Math Scores for Simmons University  ( 550 to 650 )
200
800
Simmons received ACT scores from 14% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 23 and 30. Math scores were between 23 and 27. Composite scores were between 24 and 29.

ACT English Scores for Simmons University  ( 23 to 30 )
1
36
ACT Math Scores for Simmons University  ( 23 to 27 )
1
36
ACT Composite Scores for Simmons University  ( 24 to 29 )
1
36

Can I Afford Simmons University?

$28,568 Net Price
72% Take Out Loans
2.1% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Simmons is $28,568. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Simmons

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$21,759 $23,181 $25,230 $27,887 $35,529

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Simmons, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $9,440 a year. That adds up to $37,760 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Simmons is 2.1%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Simmons University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,553 Full-Time Undergraduates
100% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,739 undergraduate students at Simmons, with 1,553 being full-time and 186 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Simmons

There are also 4,544 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,553 full-time undergraduates at Simmons, 0% are male and 100% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Simmons

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Simmons University students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Simmons Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 159
Black or African American 92
Hispanic or Latino 95
White 1,001
International Students 90
Other Races/Ethnicities 116

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Simmons University. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 33 countries are represented at Simmons. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Simmons University

2,567 Took All Classes Online
3,139 Took At Least One Class Online
53.2% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,139 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Simmons has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 6th most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Simmons

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Simmons University was 53.2%. This is the #483 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Simmons regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Simmons majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business Administration & Management 11%
Business, Management & Marketing 8%
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 47%
Health & Medical Administrative Services 13%
Health Professions 13%
Nursing 13%
Psychology 46%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Simmons ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Simmons.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Food, Nutrition & Related Services #1
Library Science #5
Library & Information Science #5
Social Work #8
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #13
Public Administration & Social Service #22
Nursing #72
Health Professions #130

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Simmons University Majors

In 2017-2018, Simmons University awarded 1,086 undergraduate degrees and 3,616 graduate degrees. The table below shows the number of awards for each major.

Major Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctor’s
Applied Mathematics 0 3 0 0
Area Studies 0 2 0 0
Arts & Media Management 0 11 0 0
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 6 0 0
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 0 1 0 0
Business Administration & Management 0 10 37 0
Chemistry 0 6 0 0
Clinical, Counseling & Applied Psychology 0 0 126 5
Cognitive Science 0 13 0 0
Communication & Media Studies 0 35 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 6 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 2 0 0
Economics 0 8 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 4 4 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 7 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 3 0 0
Food Science Technology 0 1 0 0
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 0 22 0
General Biology 0 20 0 0
General Education 0 0 43 0
General English Literature 0 5 4 0
General Psychology 0 33 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 31 0
Health & Physical Education 0 40 0 0
History 0 9 24 0
Human Sciences Business Services 0 2 0 0
Information Science 0 5 0 1
International Relations & National Security 0 9 0 0
Library & Information Science 0 0 274 4
Literature 0 0 9 0
Marketing 0 9 0 0
Mathematics 0 4 0 0
Music 0 2 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 3 0 0
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 4 0 0
Nursing 0 171 592 0
Nutrition Science 0 11 2 0
Philosophy 0 6 0 0
Political Science & Government 0 18 0 0
Public Health 0 22 0 0
Public Policy 0 0 1 0
Public Relations & Advertising 0 2 0 0
Rehabilitation & Therapeutic Professions 0 0 0 28
Romance Languages 0 5 0 0
Social Work 0 28 481 4
Sociology 0 8 0 0
Special Education 0 0 85 0
Teacher Education Grade Specific 0 0 10 0
Teacher Education Subject Specific 0 0 1 6
Writing Studies 0 9 14 0
Total 0 1,086 3,520 96

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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