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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
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.
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 Reading||520 - 630|
|SAT ® Math||520 - 620|
|SAT ® Writing||530 - 640|
|SAT ® Total Score||1570 - 1890|
ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011
|Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)|
|ACT ® English||23 - 28|
|ACT ® Math||23 - 26|
|ACT ® Writing||7 - 8|
|ACT ® Composite Score||23 - 28|
Acceptance Rate Table
We have provided a table below which represents your chance for admission at Simmons College.
|Granted Admissions||2,076 (49%)|
|Accepted Students That Enrolled||339 (16%)|
Total enrollment at Simmons College is around 4,800 students, where graduate students make up roughly 63% 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 $16,000, which includes fourteen 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||92%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||91%||$16,054|
|Receiving Student Loans||77%||$9,969|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 2%.
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Simmons College may offer services like:
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
The overall graduation rate of Simmons College is approximately 69%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||62%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||6%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||1%|
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)
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,...)
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
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Simmons College.
- University of Massachusetts - Boston in Boston, MA (4 miles away)
- Framingham State College in Framingham, MA (17 miles away)
- Bridgewater State University in Bridgewater, MA (25 miles away)
- Worcester State College in Worcester, MA (38 miles away)
- Rhode Island College in Providence, RI (39 miles away)
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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 2008-2013. 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.