Simmons College

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General Information

Admission Office
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5898
(617) 521-2051
(800) 345-8468
Fax: (617) 521-3190

Contact: Catherine Capolupo
Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5898
(617) 521-2000

Total undergrads: 2,060
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 391
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,023
Graduate enrollment: 2,873

Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $55

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 55%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 83%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

African-American Studies B
East Asian Studies B
Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Arts Management B
Commercial/Advertising Art B
Graphic Design B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B
Music History/Literature B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B
Finance/Banking B
Management Information Systems B
Sales and Distribution B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Public Relations B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer/Information Sciences – General B


ESL Teacher Education B
Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
Junior High Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Studies Teacher Education B
Special Education B

English Language & Literature

American Literature B
English Language & Literature – General B
English Literature (British) B

Foreign Language & Literature

Comparative Literature B
French B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Nursing (RN) B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B


History – General B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biopsychology B
Nutrition Sciences B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Natural Resources & Conservation – General B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Policy Analysis B

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B
Sociology B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Simmons University Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (617) 521-2000
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115-5898
Setting: City: Large
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 6,535
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 73%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 8 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 2,944 (45% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $42,070
Out-of-state Tuition: $42,070
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $27,903

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Simmons University Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Simmons University.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 31
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 4
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 161
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 33
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 421
Education 65151
English Language and Literature/Letters 23
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 231
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 21
Health Professions and Related Programs 454
History 112
Library Science 332
Mathematics and Statistics 2
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 41
Natural Resources and Conservation 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Psychology 1211
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 12
Social Sciences 51
Visual and Performing Arts 8
Grand total 1866415

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Simmons University and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $42,070
Out-of-state $42,070
Books and supplies $1,280

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $21,818
Out-of-state $21,818

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 393 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 393 100% $27,903
Student loan aid 265 67% $9,235

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,732 94% $27,038
Federal student loans 1,173 64% $6,641

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Simmons University. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Simmons University students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 2,933 0 2,933
Percent admitted 100% 0% 73%
Percent admitted who enrolled 15% 0% 15%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Simmons University Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 6,535
Undergraduate enrollment 1,761
Graduate enrollment 4,774

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Simmons University Accreditation

This institution is accredited by New England Commission of Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETI) - Dietetic Internship
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PT) - Professional programs for the physical therapist
  • Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education
    • Health Services Administration (HSA) - Graduate programs in health services administration
  • Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels
    • Nursing (CNDNP) - Nursing education programs at the doctorate degree levels
  • Council on Education for Public Health
    • Public Health Programs (PHPBG) - Baccalaureate and Graduate level programs offered outside a school of public health

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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