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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 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.
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Great Northeast Athletic Conference

Simmons University Rankings

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

Simmons University Admissions

Acceptance Rate
70%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1130-1300
ACT Range
24-30
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$29,601/ 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
$27,862/ 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
6:1
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.76 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.76 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    11%
  • On Campus
    89%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,631Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
178
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 53 responses
Report
  • Driven, goal-oriented, intelligent, open-minded
    30%
  • Focused
    19%
  • Intelligent, goal oriented
    9%
  • Strong, Fierce, Feminist
    9%
  • Driven
    8%
  • Gay
    8%
  • Confident
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
87%
of students say they don't have Greek life.63 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.94 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 63 responses
Report
  • Small, Nurturing
    22%
  • Open minded
    19%
  • Accepting and encouraging of student ideas
    19%
  • Geese everywhere
    10%
  • Individualistic
    6%
  • Trash
    6%
  • Fast-paced
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
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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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!
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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.