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Simmons is a private graduate school in Boston, Massachusetts. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 4,273 graduate students. Of the 33 graduate programs offered at Simmons University, 6 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Simmons University are Social Work, Pediatric Nursing, and Library Science. 65% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

Masters and Doctoral Programs

Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
4,273
Part-Time Grad Students
2,785
Research Assistants
10
Teaching Assistants
63
Racial Diversity
  • White
    62.5%
  • Unknown
    12.8%
  • African American
    9.8%
  • Hispanic
    7%
  • Asian
    3.9%
  • Multiracial
    3%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    0.7%
  • Native American
    0.2%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Driven
    33%
  • Down-to-earth
    17%
  • Intellectual
    42%
  • Organized
    8%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 12 responses
Report
  • Competitive and intense
    17%
  • Great brand name
    8%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    17%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    33%
  • all of the above
    25%

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success.12 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities.12 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 12 responses
  • $100K+
    8%
  • $75K-$100K
    17%
  • $50K-$75K
    42%
  • $25K-$50K
    25%
  • <$25K
    8%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 12 responses
  • $100K-$125K
    8%
  • $75K-$100K
    8%
  • $50-$75K
    8%
  • <$50K
    17%
  • Did not graduate yet
    58%
75%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money.12 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Nightlife
    A+
Median Household Income
$64,618
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,717
National
$949
Median Home Value
$426,300
National
$184,700
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Simmons University Reviews

43 reviews
There are many good professors, however, I can only speak for the ABA department. There is some disorganization at the higher end of the program, but overall, you have access to most resources that you need to succeed. My adviser is a gem! She has helped me to the best of her ability with any concerns that I've come to her with.
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I did the online MSN/FNP program through Simmons University and while the program was still evolving while I was attending, I found the instructors to be amazing, the structure to be well organized, and the support at Simmons to be great as well. The one thing that Simmons did tout was that clinical placement would be easier because they have a team of coordinators to help you find placement. This proved very difficult during the pandemic so I have to give them credit. Once I found placement, they facilitated it very quickly but not a whole lot of "help" otherwise. I still give this school 5 stars. I actually have patients that are nurse researchers and they speak very highly of Simmons and it's professional staff.
I have had a great experience with the Family Nurse Practitioner Masters Program at Simmons University so far. Their part-time schedule is helpful for me particularly, considering that I am still working full-time as a traveling Registered Nurse. They even set up your clinical based on needs and availability, as well as intermittently check in on you to see how you are doing. Overall, my professors are educated, informative, open, and very prompt with answering questions. I would rate my experience a 10/10.