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International Students

Simmons College has welcomed international students from around the world since the early 1920s. Our community is comprised of students from more than 55 countries. With Boston as an extended campus, Simmons students have an incredible variety of cultural, social, and academic opportunities. We are here to help you make the most of your Simmons experience.

How do you know if Simmons College is right for you? If you're looking for a snapshot, Simmons students describe themselves as "hard workers who enjoy learning." They're motivated to achieve career success and they want to improve the world. From our small classes, strong academic programs, and exceptional internship and research opportunities, to our welcoming community, you'll find the Simmons experience as thoughtful as it is thought-provoking.

To learn more about Simmons, we invite you to contact an admission counselor, submit an online request for more information, attend one of our admission events or schedule a campus visit. We also are happy to put you in touch with students, faculty, department chairs, athletic coaches, and program directors.

We look forward to getting to know you!

Undergraduate International Students

Simmons College is committed to maintaining and supporting a multicultural community, and our international students are a key part of this commitment. Our students come from many different racial, ethnic, religious, and economic backgrounds. Don't worry about fitting in — there isn't one "type" of Simmons student. But there are some common qualities. Simmons women are intellectually curious and open-minded. They are serious about their academic and career goals, and they believe their college experience should be seriously fun. We do our best to help each student maximize her potential. Simmons professors and peers will encourage you, support your goals, and help you succeed.

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Graduate Arts and Sciences International Students

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) offers widely respected graduate programs for men and women in education, liberal arts, and communications management. CAS graduate programs attract dedicated women and men and prepare them for meaningful jobs and advanced degrees — as educators, scholars, community organizers, and corporate executives.

Contact the CASGS Admission office at or 617-521-2915 for information about applying as an international student.

Graduate Library and Information Science International Students

The Graduate School of Library and Information Science is big in many ways — a national leader with top-rated faculty and prestigious alumni. Faculty, alumni, and students exemplify global involvement in our profession, our alumni populate all continents, and our students hail from many countries: Armenia, Romania, and Sri Lanka, to name a few. At Simmons, we offer a learning experience that is highly collaborative and much more personal than that of large universities. You'll have direct and frequent access to faculty who know your name and understand your aspirations to help you acheive success.

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Nursing and Health Sciences International Students

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences offers nationally accredited graduate programs for men and women in health care administration, nutrition and health promotion, physical therapy, and primary health care nursing. Additionally, programs are offered in clinical genetics and health professions education. Located in Boston's renowned Longwood Medical Area, SNHS provides rigorous academic preparation and clinical experience, with exceptional training and research opportunities.

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Management International Students

The Master of Business Administration program at the Simmons School of Management appeals to women who understand that leading well is a choice. Simmons MBAs master the essentials of business-strategy, finance, marketing, economics, and organizational behavior. Whether you seek a peer-level study group or a one-on-one meeting with your professor, Simmons offers the academic, professional, and social support to help you succeed. At Simmons, we'll make sure you're an important part of our stimulating community that inspires dialogue, action, and professional growth. Just as important, our students learn more effective ways to lead, manage, and influence people, providing them with far more than a typical MBA.

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Social Work International Students

The Simmons School of Social Work provides a rigorous clinical social work education for men and women, including a nationally accredited Master of Social Work program and a Ph.D. in Social Work designed for advanced clinical scholars. Simmons attracts women and men who believe that every person — regardless of age, race, gender, class, sexual orientation, or creed — deserves care, compassion, and hope. Many SSW students hail from around th globe, including Korea, Italy, Canada, China, and Japan. Our progressive, hands-on curriculum integrates education and practice with social justice values, multicultural perspectives, and a strong emphasis on field education.

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