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Quick Facts


  • Four-year, private, non-sectarian undergraduate women's college with a comprehensive liberal arts and professional curriculum
  • One of New England's most successful undergraduate programs for adult women: the Dorothea Dix Scholars Program
  • Four graduate professional schools offering programs for women and men in health studies, library and information science, management, and social work, plus nine leading graduate programs in education and liberal arts
  • #1 ranked MBA program for women (Princeton Review)
  • Recipient of numerous awards and accolades

Student Body

  • Approximately 1,900 undergraduate women students, 16% Dix Scholars (adult learners)
  • More than 3,000 graduate students (women and men)
  • Approximately 24% self-reported African American, Latina, Asian, Native American, and multi-racial students; 3% international students
  • 40 states and 39 countries represented
  • Graduate students achieve some of the highest pass rates on professional licensure exams.


  • 141 full-time faculty members, 75% of whom are women
  • Student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1
  • Average class size: 18

Degrees Offered

Academic Opportunities

Tuition and Fees, 2013-2014

  • Undergraduate tuition (non-Nursing majors): $34,350
  • Undergraduate tuition (Nursing majors): $37,690
  • Room and board: $13,400 (for more information, click here)
  • Graduate tuition varies by program. Click here for more detailed information.

Financial Aid

  • More than 90% of Simmons first-year students receive some form of financial aid
  • Academic merit awards available, from $5,000 to full tuition awards, renewable for four years
  • Scholarships, loans, grants, and Federal Work-Study determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Graduate scholarships and assistantships awarded by program
  • For more information, click here for Student Financial Services


  • Two semesters: September-December, January-May
  • Two summer sessions, optional
  • See current Academic Calendar


  • Fenway neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Within walking distance of 15 other college campuses
  • Next door to world-renowned museums, libraries, hospitals, and medical and research facilities

Campus and Facilities

  • Small college atmosphere infused with university benefits and urban conveniences
  • Modern learning environments, including faculty and student research facilities, fully equipped science laboratories, media center, and computer labs
  • Simmons libraries offer wireless network, laptop loans, sophisticated online library service, and "Ask Now" after hours reference service
  • Private, historic, "quintessential New England" residential campus
  • State-of-the-art sports center

Internships & Employment

  • Over the past three years, 90% of recent graduates have secured employment or entered graduate school within a year of graduation.
  • Recent internship sites include: Fidelity Investments, Merrill Lynch, Cambridge Public Schools, Hill Holiday, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, U.S, Agency for International Development


  • High-speed and wireless internet access on main campus and in residence halls
  • Simmons eLearning (powered by WebCT Vista) with online course materials and chat rooms
  • Multimedia support for all main campus teaching/learning spaces
  • Online registration and payment option
  • And more...

Activities and Athletics

Health and Safety

  • Health services available 24/7
  • Free confidential counseling services
  • Proven, professional public safety program
  • Escort-on-request security service between academic and residence campuses
  • CareCall, a free emergency-notification service

Student Services and Resources

Alumnae/i Community

  • An active network of more than 36,000 alumnae/i across the nation and abroad
  • Alumnet, an online community for Simmons alumnae/i
  • More than 650 alumnae volunteers help recruit students across the country and internationally