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Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Simmons University is a private not-for-profit institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

$34,353 Avg Cost After Aid (Undergrad)
84% Acceptance Rate

Where Is Simmons University?


Contact details for Simmons are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115-5898
Phone: 617-521-2000

How Do I Get Into Simmons?

You can apply to Simmons online at:

Admission Requirements for Simmons

Submission Required?
High School GPA Required
High School Rank Recommended
High School Transcript Required
College Prep Program Required
Recommendations Required
SAT or ACT Scores Considered but not required
TOEFL Required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Simmons?

84% Acceptance Rate
100% Of Accepted Are Women
15% Submit SAT Scores
The acceptance rate at Simmons University is 84%. This means that is not quite as selective as some schools, but you'll still need to submit a good application if you want to be considered by the admissions department.

Average Test Scores

About 15% of students accepted to Simmons submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 700. Math scores were between 540 and 660.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Simmons University  ( 600 to 700 )

SAT Math Scores for Simmons University  ( 540 to 660 )
Simmons received ACT scores from 3% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 28 and 34. Math scores were between 23 and 28. Composite scores were between 27 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Simmons University  ( 28 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for Simmons University  ( 23 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for Simmons University  ( 27 to 31 )

Can I Afford Simmons University?

$34,353 Net Price
66% Take Out Loans
0.2% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Simmons is $34,353. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Simmons, approximately 66% of students took out student loans averaging $5,809 a year. That adds up to $23,236 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Simmons is 0.2%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Simmons University Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,638 Full-Time Undergraduates
100% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 1,748 undergraduate students at Simmons, with 1,638 being full-time and 110 being part-time.


There are also 4,236 graduate students at the school.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Simmons University students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 194
Black or African American 133
Hispanic or Latino 229
White 930
International Students 28
Other Races/Ethnicities 124

Geographic Diversity

Massachusetts students aren't the only ones who study at Simmons University. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 33 countries are represented at Simmons. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Simmons University

2,739 Took All Classes Online
3,524 Took At Least One Class Online
28.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2020-2021, 3,524 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Simmons has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Simmons

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Simmons University was 28.8%. This is the #448 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Simmons regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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