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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A+
  9. Dorms
    D
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Simmons is an above-average private college located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,594 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Simmons acceptance rate is 64%. Popular majors include Nursing, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Communications. Graduating 74% of students, Simmons alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $44,400.
About Simmons College...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Address
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Simmons College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
64%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1080-1260
ACT Range
24-29
Application Fee
$55
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$29,781/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,986/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,618/ year
  • $49-75k
    $24,712/ year
  • $76-110k
    $28,923/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,856/ year
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Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
7:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,594Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Driven, goal-oriented, intelligent, open-minded
    26%
  • Focused
    22%
  • Intelligent, goal oriented
    11%
  • Strong, Fierce, Feminist
    9%
  • Driven
    9%
  • Confident
    7%
  • Gay
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.55 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 55 responses
Report
  • Small, Nurturing
    24%
  • Open minded
    22%
  • Accepting and encouraging of student ideas
    18%
  • Fast-paced
    7%
  • Geese everywhere
    7%
  • Individualistic
    7%
  • Comfortable
    5%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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Simmons College Reviews

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Simmons students were rated the 3rd least happy in the U.S. The academics are rigorous which is amazing but you'll also want to pull your hair out and cry. The administrative side of things is awful. You might be wondering why you would care. Let me give a few examples: Have a question about financials? Good luck! Financial services gives you 2 advisors who either pass you back and forth between each other or quit and pass you off to some random person in the office who will also not work there in a few months. Or lets say you moved off campus but want to be a resident again. The Reslife office will make a last minute change to the application process and ask you to apply without being able to tell you anything about how or even if you'll be eligible for housing. Overall, its a lot of money to pay to be constantly screwed over by an administration that doesn't ask for or listen to student or faculty input.
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I love being a part of a women centered college! Simmons is a wonderful place for people who want small classes with lots of participation. The service learning projects give you the chance to do things in the Boston community that can be applied to future jobs and give you wonderful experiences. It is a small school so that limits some of what is available but the Colleges of the Fenway partnership of the colleges in the area gives students plenty of classes and activities to do right around the corner. You also can not beat the location, right in the heart of Fenway you have a wonderful area surrounding the school. As well as the T to get you any where else you might want to go.
I love Simmons, it honestly feels more like home than my actual home. Simmons is perfect for anyone that wants a small school but still wants to explore the city and live in beautiful Boston. I am honestly disappointed with all the other students that rated Simmons anything less than 4 stars. Some things with Simmons are a little below average, but it's also a VERY small school. Considering how small Simmons, it is AMAZING. Simmons isn't a party school because it's a prestigious and well-endowed school that can't have their students getting in trouble. BUT that doesn't mean you can't have a little get together in your dorm and drink, as long as you don't go screaming around campus. Also, you're in the middle of Boston, it is super easy to find fun people. Also, all of Simmons faculty give 110% when it comes to student. Even when we had that shooting scare, a cafe worker ran OUTSIDE to call students into the building and keep them safe. Simmons is amazing and definitely worth it.