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Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodC-
- Student LifeC+
Simmons University is an above-average private university located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,631 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Simmons University acceptance rate is 70%. Popular majors include Nursing, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Communications. Graduating 80% of students, Simmons University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,200.
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.49 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.76 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses
Most Popular Majors
Kinesiology and Exercise Science27 Graduates
Public Health Education19 Graduates
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies16 Graduates
Political Science and Government15 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.63 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.94 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
Simmons University Reviews
All of my courses are done online for their FNP program until my Clinical's. That makes it super flexible for me to be able to still work and continue my education. Being a young widowed mother of twins, I still need to be able to provide for my boys. This program absolutely allows me that flexibility. The Professors are approachable and easy to talk to. I can’t say enough about this program!
From the very beginning, the application process every person I spoke to was super helpful and extremely kind. Their programs are great and flexible for the working student. I would highly recommend Simmons University, hands down! It’s one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!
I really enjoy my time at Simmons! I am an adult student and commute to the school from north shore MA. The professors and advisors are all extremely helpful and want you to succeed. The academic staff also have very strong backgrounds and knowledge of the fields that they are in. They are very supportive of adult learners and do their best to make it easier for us to thrive in this environment. The school and facilities are all beautiful and in the middle of Boston surrounded by some of the best hospitals and resources. The school is very comfortable and every single staff makes you feel important and that you are supported. Simmons University is such a safe and welcoming environment.