Simmons College

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 predominantly 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

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, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Simmons College is around 5,700 students, where graduate students make up roughly 8% 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 estimates are between $36,000-$44,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
  • Part time students pay in the range of $1,100 to $1,400 per unit
  • The estimated cost for on campus dorms & meals is around $17,000, which includes nineteen 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 Aid99%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$23,231
Receiving Student Loans74%$9,181

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

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

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

Graduation Rates

With a graduation rate of around 71%, Simmons College is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years66%
Graduating in 5 Years4%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dietetics 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.

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

Agriculture Operations

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences


English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Library Science

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Simmons College for official up-to-date information.

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