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
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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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.52 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.52 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,601Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
7%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 30 responses
Report
  • Driven, goal-oriented, intelligent, open-minded
    30%
  • Focused
    30%
  • Intelligent, goal oriented
    17%
  • Driven
    13%
  • Bored
    7%
  • Introverted
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
85%
of students say they don't have Greek life.39 responses
Poll
44%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.70 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 39 responses
Report
  • Open minded
    31%
  • Small, Nurturing
    31%
  • Accepting and encouraging of student ideas
    23%
  • Trash
    8%
  • Comfortable
    5%
  • Online program needs to be redone
    3%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$51,400/ 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 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.
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The location of Simmons College couldn't be better! At first i was hesitant to go to a women's centered school, but after completing my first semester, i absolutely love the school and know it was the right choice for me. The classes aren't unbearably difficult, and I've made some really great friends. Biggest recommendation- tour the school, do an interview before applying, and go to office hours/tutoring once you're in college. Wonderful school- I am very happy
The school is really small which means you get to know a lot of other students that attend as well as the professors that teach there. Often times you have the same professor more than once which really sets you up to know the expectations of the professor and therefore perform better in that class. The alums at Simmons are also incredible resources to all students that attend. All different majors have networking dinners each year where they bring in alums because the alums are notorious for helping current students get jobs and internships. Simmons has also created great relationships with many different businesses around Boston such as Brown Brothers Harriman that make a Simmons student more likely to get jobs there upon graduation. Overall, Simmons helps you obtain many incredible opportunities for internships and jobs.