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300 The Fenway, Boston, MA

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Simmons College is a nonprofit private school that has a large selection of degrees available for students to choose from. The school is located in Boston, MA, in a predominately urban area. Simmons College has an annual student enrollment of approximately 5,000.

Students can select from several areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Library Science
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Education
  • History

Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. Very common exam scores among students admitted to Simmons College are within the range of 22 to 26 on the ACT, or 1540 to 1850 on the SAT exam. Approximately 50 percent of all students that applied were accepted at this school, with 16 percent of those accepted choosing to attend. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is close to $37,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Simmons College participates in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NCAA's Great Northeast Athletic Conference in Basketball.

Contact information, admission forms, areas of study, and much more may be viewed on school's website at http://www.simmons.edu.

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Admission Requirements & Details

The admission details below may give you an idea of the applicants Simmons College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of accepted students, as well as any college credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better idea of your chances of getting accepted to Simmons College.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading510 - 620
SAT ® Math510 - 610
SAT ® Writing520 - 620
SAT ® Total Score1540 - 1850

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English0 - 0
ACT ® Math0 - 0
ACT ® Composite Score22 - 26

Acceptance Rate Table

We have provided a table below which represents your chance for admission at Simmons College.

 Number (Percentage)
Applicants4,528
Granted Admissions2,109 (47%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled344 (16%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Simmons College is around 5,000 students, where graduate students make up roughly 62% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $33,000-$40,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,000-$1,300 per unit
  • The estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is around $8,700, which includes sixteen meals provided per week

Financial Aid Details

The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid92%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships91%$16,054
Receiving Student Loans77%$9,969

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 2%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Simmons College may offer services like:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Simmons College is approximately 69%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years62%
Graduating in 5 Years6%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics Program (more info)
  • Physical Therapy (P.T.) Program (more info)
  • Health Services Administration Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program (more info)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Simmons College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Library Science

  • Library Science, Librarianship (D, M)
  • Library Science

Health and Clinical Professions

Public Administration and Social Services

Education

History

  • Public and Applied History and Archival Administration (C, M)
  • History (B)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

English Language and Literature

Psychology

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (C, D, M)
  • Psychology (B)
  • Physiological Psychology, Psychobiology (B)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biology (B)
  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology (B)
  • Genetics (C)

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Nutrition and Wellness Studies (C, M)
  • Foodservice Administration and Management
  • Consumer Merchandising and Management

Physical Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art Studies (B)
  • Arts Management (B)
  • Music (B)

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Computer and Information Sciences

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority and Gender Studies (M)
  • Womens Studies (B)
  • East Asian Studies (B)
  • African Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (B, M)
  • French Language and Literature (B)

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Interdisciplinary Studies

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