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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 University is an above-average private university located in Boston, Massachusetts. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,553 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Simmons University acceptance rate is 60%. Popular majors include Nursing, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Communications. Graduating 73% of students, Simmons University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,200.
About Simmons University...
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference
Address
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Simmons University 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
60%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1130-1310
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
$29,690/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$26,660/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
8:1
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.73 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.73 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,553Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
186
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
28%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Driven, goal-oriented, intelligent, open-minded
    27%
  • Focused
    20%
  • Intelligent, goal oriented
    10%
  • Driven
    8%
  • Gay
    8%
  • Strong, Fierce, Feminist
    8%
  • Confident
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life.60 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.91 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 60 responses
Report
  • Small, Nurturing
    22%
  • Open minded
    20%
  • Accepting and encouraging of student ideas
    20%
  • Individualistic
    7%
  • Fast-paced
    7%
  • Geese everywhere
    7%
  • Trash
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
73%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
77%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.39 responses
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Simmons University Reviews

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Simmons is a small college with big university benefits. The professors are incredible, and the classes offered for students are very tailored and unique to the population of the school. Apart from the incredible academics, you can't beat the location of the university. You can never be bored attending Simmons. For areas of improvement, I know that many students do not feel heard by administration, or that their concerns are dismissed once they are brought up to a higher level within the college. Many students are also fearing the cost of Simmons. Although many have fantastic scholarships, the college itself is still very hard to afford.
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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.
Beautiful Campus. Close-knit community. Located in a great area of Boston...go Sox! Near many of the top hospitals in the country which is great for med/nursing students who want to volunteer, do clinicals, etc!