A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Simmons College is ...
Private not-for-profit
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
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Simmons CollegeSee Other Colleges

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

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
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
63%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.54 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 32 responses
Report
  • Driven, goal-oriented, intelligent, open-minded
    31%
  • Focused
    31%
  • Intelligent, goal oriented
    16%
  • Driven
    13%
  • Bored
    6%
  • Introverted
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
83%
of students say they don't have Greek life.41 responses
Poll
44%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.72 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Small, Nurturing
    32%
  • Open minded
    29%
  • Accepting and encouraging of student ideas
    22%
  • Trash
    7%
  • Comfortable
    5%
  • Complicated
    2%
  • Online program needs to be redone
    2%

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
Colleges like Simmons College
More

Simmons College Reviews

670 reviews
All Categories
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.
Start Your Review of Simmons College
Rate It!
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.
Simmons is an women's center college located in Boston! The community in Simmons is different compared to a co-ed higher learning institution! PLAN is alright, I thought the Simmons Explore part of PLAN was a waste of time, but the Boston Course is amazing. However some might have different views on the Boston Course. I really like the Boston Course because the class easily introduce me to the city with the few field trips we have. Which was very helpful for me, not being from Massachusetts.
There is a lot to do and participate in and the classes are not that overwhelming.
The students are very accepting for the most part! Republicans are a minority though so be watch out!
Not much of a party scene within the campus, but you can attend parties at other colleges if you know the right people. We also have Machine nearby with +18 nights on Fridays.
However, I feel that Simmons needs room for improvement which is why I give 4 stars.