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Simmons University

Boston, MA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate76%

Simmons University Admissions

It is moderately difficult to get into Simmons University. Around 76% of applicants get into Simmons University each year. Out of 4,001 applications received in 2023, 3,059 students were offered admission.

If you are considering submitting an application to Simmons University, the deadline for Fall 2024 admissions is 2/1 and the fee for the application is $55.

Simmons University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Simmons University's admissions stats.

Simmons University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.8
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 24%
Mean SAT Score 1279
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 17%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 4%
Waitlist Yes

Simmons University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Simmons University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action Yes November 1 December 15
Regular Decision Yes 2 1

Considering Applying Early to Simmons University?

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

🗓️ The Early Action deadline is November 1. Simmons University will release EA admissions decisions no later than December 15.

Simmons University accepts roughly 9% of early action applicants and 76% all applicants for all deadlines. Last year, Simmons University admitted 1,751 of the 1,951 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early to boost their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of being admitted, since it is a way to show your interest in a school.

➡️ See a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Simmons University Admissions

Is Simmons University Hard To Get Into?

Getting into Simmons University is moderately difficult. Simmons University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2022, Simmons University accepted 76% of students, about 3,059 from 4,001 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Simmons University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Simmons University

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Simmons University

Simmons University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Simmons University Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Simmons University

What does Simmons University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Application Essay Very Important
Recommendation(s) Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Interview Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Work Experience Considered

Make sure to check with Simmons University for more information on admission factors.

Simmons University Application Requirements

To apply to Simmons University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check in with Simmons University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Transcript(S) of College Record
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Simmons University?

Students admitted to Simmons University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.

Out of all students that were admitted, 42% submitted a class rank. At Simmons University 24% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 60% were in the top 25% and 90% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Simmons University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 38%
3.75 and 3.99 22%
3.50 and 3.74 17%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 6%
2.50 and 2.9 4%
2.00 and 2.49

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Simmons University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Simmons University has 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.

In 2022, 17% of Simmons University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 4% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Simmons University?

To be competitive with other Simmons University applicants, you should aim to earn between 1190 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Simmons University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1190, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Simmons University student is 1279.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Simmons University students scored 690 or higher and 75% of students scored 610 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Simmons University students scored 700 or higher, and 75% scored a 610 or higher.

To be most competitive at Simmons University, you should strive to earn between 28 and 32.25 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32.25 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Simmons University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32.25, and three out of four students scored lower than 32.25 on the ACT.

A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Simmons University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.

More Information on Transferring to Simmons University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Simmons University.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is April 1. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Simmons University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Simmons University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Simmons University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Simmons University.

Does Simmons University accept transfer credits?

✅ Simmons University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Simmons University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Simmons University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Simmons University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Simmons University?

❌ No, Simmons University is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you should strongly consider submitting them. If your scores are average or below average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Simmons University's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Simmons University is 76%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Simmons University?

❌ Simmons University does not offer early decision.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Simmons University?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Simmons University was 9% in 2021.

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Simmons University Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Simmons University? Simmons University is a somewhat selective institution. The Simmons University acceptance rate is 76%. This means that the institution accepts 76 out of every 100 applicants.


Simmons University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Apr 1

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

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

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

Simmons University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1190 - 1350


Math SAT Range

590 - 690


Reading SAT Range

610 - 700

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1350 and Above


1190 to 1350


1190 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Simmons University students is 1279. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Simmons University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1190 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1190 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Simmons University.

Simmons University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Simmons University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.81. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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