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The Princeton Review Names Simmons One of the Nation's Top Institutions

August 6, 2013

For the ninth consecutive year, The Princeton Review named Simmons College one of the top institutions for higher education in the nation. Simmons was again featured in the nationally-known education services company’s 2014 edition of “Best 378 College” guidebook, which profiled only 15 percent of America's 4,000 four-year colleges.

The rankings are based on an 80-question survey of 126,000 students, during the 2012-2013 academic year. Students were asked about their school's academics, administration, campus life, student body, and themselves.

Describing Simmons’s undergraduate women's college, the guide said that the College is “rich in history and achievement” and equips students with the “tools and confidence to succeed in the real world.” The guidebook also noted the wide range of majors offered, including “one of the top nursing schools in the state.” Regarding faculty, a student said they “do everything in their power to help us get an internship, to learn, to interact with the material, and to prepare us for life after college.”

Another student noted that the College provided her with valuable research opportunities and connections. “I have been able to do scientific research every semester since my first year at Simmons,” the student said. Simmons “takes advantage of its Boston location through class trips, job placement, and internship opportunities.”

Princeton Review's print guide features a detailed profile of Simmons and other colleges with ratings in eight categories, including Academics, Admissions Selectivity, and Green Commitment. The ratings are scored on a scale of 60 to 99 and they appear in each school profile.

Simmons College ( is a nationally recognized university located in the heart of Boston with a history of visionary thinking and social responsibility. It offers undergraduate education for women, and renowned coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, education, liberal arts, library and information science, social work, as well as the nation’s first MBA program designed specifically for women. Follow Simmons on Twitter @SimmonsCollege and @SimmonsNews.