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Transformative Learning

At Simmons, we nurture each student to discover their passion and develop a lifelong purpose. Our vibrant student-centered community helps students gain the skills and knowledge to pursue the careers of their choice—and the confidence to achieve their goals.

Time and again, students and alumnae credit Simmons for helping transform them into confident women with a sense of power, a clear voice, and the skills to succeed.

Steeped in a tradition of cultivating the intellectual and professional growth of young women, Simmons College is a warm and engaging community with a national reputation of academic excellence. Our small classes promote critical thinking and leadership skills, while our renowned faculty act as both teachers and mentors, providing a transformative learning experience that links passion with lifelong purpose.

Academics at Simmons

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Class of 2015 Profile

  • Average SAT Score: 1696
  • Average ACT Score: 24
  • Average GPA: B+ 3.29
  • Acceptance Rate: 47%
  • More than two-thirds graduated in the top 25% of their class

Founded in 1899, Simmons was the first college in the nation to offer women a liberal arts education integrated with career preparation. Today, Simmons offers a challenging, interdisciplinary curriculum with more than 50 undergraduate majors and programs. Perhaps this is why Simmons consistently ranks among the top liberal arts colleges in the United States. In fact, Forbes recently named Simmons as one the of the top ten women's colleges in the nation, and each year we are recognized by the U.S.News & World Report annual survey and the Princeton Review's Best 376 Colleges.

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Beyond the Classroom: Life at Simmons

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  • 1,912 undergraduate women
  • 36 states and 53 countries
  • Ten varsity sports (NCAA Division III)
  • More than 50 student organizations
  • Within walking distance of 15 other colleges

Simmons women say they enjoy "all the benefits of a world-class college town, plus a safe, friendly campus that feels like home." Students balance academic life with campus group events and activities, sports, volunteer projects, cultural events, campus traditions, and exploring greater Boston.

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Preparation for the Real World

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97% of the Class of 2010 was employed or in graduate school within one year of graduation, of which 83% were employed full-time and 14% part-time.

Simmons's independent learning requirement ensures that students gain hands-on experience, impressive résumés, and professional contacts through internships, fieldwork, and independent projects. Simmons also offers lifelong career services, exceptional alumnae mentoring programs, and our extensive alumnae network.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

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Simmons offers numerous merit scholarships, ranging from $5,000 to full tuition per year.

Contrary to what you might think, attending a top notch private college like Simmons doesn't have to be as expensive as it first appears. Finding the right college—not the one that appears most affordable—should be your top priority.

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Come Find Out for Yourself: Visit Simmons

Simmons campus in the heart of Boston

The best way to get a feel for Simmons is to visit! We invite you attend a Simmons admission event or schedule an individual visit tailored to your interests. and don't forget to take time to explore the beautiful city of Boston while you're here.

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You've looked around and seen all that Simmons has to offer, so what's next? Check the requirements and deadlines and start collecting your application materials!

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