If you are planning on applying to Simmons University, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 1 and the fee for the application costs $55.
Here's an overiew of some of Simmons University's admissions stats.
|Simmons University 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.9|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||32%|
|Mean SAT Score||1245|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||15%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||3%|
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||February 1||––|
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 about 9% of early action applicants and 82% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2021, Simmons University admitted 1,59 of the 1,669 who applied early action.
➡️ Discover a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.
Simmons University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight 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 stand out.
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.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Application Essay||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Considered|
Make sure to check with Simmons University for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Simmons University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to 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||√|
Students admitted to Simmons University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.9.
Out of all students that were admitted, 11% submitted a class rank. At Simmons University 32% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 69% were in the top 25% and 89% were in the top 50%.
At Simmons University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||19%|
|3.50 and 3.74||19%|
|3.25 and 3.49||12%|
|3.00 and 3.24||9%|
|2.50 and 2.9||5%|
|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.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights 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.
Simmons University looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.
Simmons University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 15% of Simmons University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Simmons University applicants, you should aim to score between 1140 and 1340 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Simmons University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1340 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Simmons University student is 1245.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Simmons University students scored 660 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 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 600 or higher.
To be most competitive at Simmons University, you should strive to earn between 27 and 31 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 31 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Simmons University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 31, and three out of four students scored lower than 31 on the ACT.
A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Simmons University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.
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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
• Spring Term
• Summer Term
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 and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Simmons University?
✅ Simmons University is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Simmons University's acceptance rate?
✅ The acceptance rate for Simmons University is 82%.
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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How hard is it to get into Simmons University? Simmons University is a somewhat selective institution. The Simmons University acceptance rate is 82%. This means that the institution accepts 81 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
Transfer Applications are Due
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
31 and Above
27 to 31
27 and Less
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Simmons University is 29. Students with an ACT score of 31 and above have a good chance of getting into Simmons University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 31 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1340 and Above
1140 to 1340
1140 and Less
The median SAT score for Simmons University students is 1245. Applicants with SAT scores of 1340 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Simmons University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1340 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Simmons University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Simmons University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.87. 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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