Resources › For Students and Parents Simmons University: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics Share Flipboard Email Print Daderot / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-1.0 For Students and Parents College Admissions Testing Graphs College Admissions Process College Profiles College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated September 04, 2019 Simmons University is a private women's undergraduate university with an acceptance rate of 70%. Located in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, Simmons College became Simmons University in 2018. The university is organized into four colleges: The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities; The College of Natural, Behavioral, and Health Sciences; The College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences, and The College of Social Sciences, Policy, and Practice. Considering applying to Simmons University? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students. Acceptance Rate During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Simmons University had an acceptance rate of 70%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 70 students were admitted, making Simmons' admissions process somewhat competitive. Admissions Statistics (2017-18) Number of Applicants 3,444 Percent Admitted 70% Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 16% SAT Scores and Requirements Simmons requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 86% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. SAT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile ERW 580 660 Math 550 640 ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing This admissions data tells us that most of Simmons' admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Simmons scored between 580 and 660, while 25% scored below 580 and 25% scored above 660. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 550 and 640, while 25% scored below 550 and 25% scored above 640. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1300 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Simmons. Requirements Simmons does not require the SAT writing section. Note that Simmons participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. ACT Scores and Requirements Simmons requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 20% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. ACT Range (Admitted Students) Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile English 23 33 Math 23 27 Composite 24 30 This admissions data tells us that most of Simmons' admitted students fall within the top 26% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Simmons University received a composite ACT score between 24 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 24. Requirements Simmons does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many universities, Simmons superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered. GPA In 2018, the average unweighted GPA of Simmons University's incoming freshmen class was 3.43. This data suggests that most successful applicants to Simmons have primarily B grades. Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph Simmons University Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex. The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Simmons University. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account. Admissions Chances Simmons University, which accepts fewer than three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat selective admissions process. If your SAT/ACT scores and GPA fall within the school's average ranges, you have a strong chance of being accepted. However, Simmons also has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. While not required, Simmons strongly recommends interviews for interested applicants. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside Simmons' average range. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most students who got into Simmons had high school averages of B+ or higher, SAT scores (ERW+M) of 1000 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 22 or better. 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