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About Simmons University

Simmons University is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Boston, Massachusetts. Simmons University was founded in 1899 and now enrolls around 6,364 students a year, including 1,744 undergrads.

Simmons University offers housing for up to 1,094 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Simmons University's endowment was $190.425 million The institution spends around $15,750 for each full-time student enrolled. For each full-time professor, there are about 9 undergraduates enrolled at Simmons University.

2021 Simmons University Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 83%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 9%
Average GPA 3.7
Mean ACT score 26
Tuition $42,080

Simmons University Regular Decision Deadline 2022

Simmons University Early Admission

Simmons University does not offer early decision but does offer early action.

Mark Your Calendar!

The deadline to apply early to Simmons University is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!
Simmons University admits 9% of students that apply early action.

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Simmons University Acceptance Rate 2021

It is moderately difficult to get into Simmons University. The acceptance rate at Simmons University is 83%. In 2021, 2,398 out of 2,905 total applicants were accepted.

Simmons University Waitlist

Simmons University reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

How Do I Get Into Simmons University?

Simmons University is considered moderately difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Simmons University, applicants must submit the following items.

Simmons University Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

Simmons University Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Simmons University is 3.7 out of 4.0. The mean ACT score for Simmons University students is 26.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Simmons University.

Does Simmons University Require Test Scores?

Simmons University does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 89% submitted the SAT. 11% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Simmons University

Yes! Simmons University provides on-campus housing for up to 1,094 students.

Simmons University students are active in the school's Simmons College Dance Company, Student Government Association and Simmons Student Nursing Association. Winter Wonderland, Spring Carnival, and and Soiree are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Simmons University.

Financial Aid at Simmons University

Simmons University meets 84% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Simmons University full-time are awarded $32,866 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Is Simmons University a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Simmons University

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Simmons University, around 83% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 303 students who started at Simmons University as first-time freshman, 229 graduate within four years.

Around 79% of students who started at Simmons University earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Simmons University Grads

Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 67% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $46,398 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $34,973 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Simmons University sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Simmons University a good school for you?

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Where is Simmons University Located?

Simmons University is located in the urban setting of Boston, Massachusetts, less than an hour from Boston.

If you want to see Simmons University for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 90 to Boston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Logan International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Simmons University and Boston are like without leaving home.

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College Info

300 The Fenway Boston, MA 02115

Campus Setting: Urban

Simmons University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Simmons University is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Simmons University is May 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Simmons University ACT Scores


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24 - 29

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Simmons University is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Simmons University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 24 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 24 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Simmons University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1250


Math SAT Range

520 - 610


Reading SAT Range

540 - 640

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