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Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A
  3. Diversity
    grade A minus
  4. Campus
    grade C minus
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade C+
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade D minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

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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 73%. Popular majors include Nursing, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, and Communications. Graduating 81% of students, Simmons University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $47,200.

About

300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Athletic Division
No data available  
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
73%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1110-1290
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$30,841 / 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
$27,903 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
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. 77 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 77 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
1,631 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
178
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 55 responses
  • Driven, goal-oriented, intelligent, open-minded
    31%
  • Focused
    18%
  • Intelligent, goal oriented
    9%
  • Strong, Fierce, Feminist
    9%
  • Driven
    7%
  • Gay
    7%
  • Confident
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
90%
Poll
88%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 64 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 95 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 64 responses
  • Small, Nurturing
    22%
  • Accepting and encouraging of student ideas
    20%
  • Open minded
    19%
  • Geese everywhere
    9%
  • Fast-paced
    6%
  • Individualistic
    6%
  • Trash
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,800 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
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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