Simmons College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Simmons College Admissions Overview:

Admissions at Simmons College are neither highly selective nor fully open; students with grades and test scores at or above average have a fairly good chance of being admitted to the school. Those interested will need to submit an application (the school accepts the Common Application), high school transcripts, and scores from either the SAT or the ACT. Check out the school's website for more information, and get in touch with the admissions office if you have any questions.

Admissions Data (2016):

Simmons College Description:

Simmons College is a private college for women that offers both liberal arts and professional degree options. Simmons students come from 40 states and 39 countries, and undergraduates can choose from over 50 majors and programs. Nursing is the most popular undergraduate major, and at the graduate level library science, social work and education are all flourishing programs. Simmons is located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, and students can easily cross-register for classes at the five other colleges in the Colleges of the Fenway ConsortiumEmmanuel CollegeMassachusetts College of Art and DesignMassachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesWentworth Institute of Technology and Wheelock College. The college fields eight NCAA Division III athletic teams.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,111 (1,781 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 1% Male / 99% Female
  • 90% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $38,590
  • Books: $1,280 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $14,500
  • Other Expenses: $2,550
  • Total Cost: $56,920

Simmons College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 100%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 100%
    • Loans: 71%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $24,977
    • Loans: $8,931

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Communication Studies, Dietetics, International Relations, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Psychology.

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 8%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 68%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 74%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Women's Sports: Field Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball, Crew

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Simmons and the Common Application

Simmons College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you:

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