Simmons University Nursing Programs
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.
Simmons University Rankings
Simmons landed the #238 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 1,284 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards Simmons has earned from around the web.
|#13||Best Colleges for Nursing||College Factual|
|#31||Best Nursing Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#75||Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students||College Factual|
|#94||Best Value Colleges for Nursing||College Factual|
Where Is Simmons University?
Contact details for Simmons are given below.
|Address:||300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115-5898|
How Do I Get Into Simmons?
You can apply to Simmons online at: www.simmons.edu/admission-and-financial-aid/undergraduate-admission/how-to-apply
Admission Requirements for Simmons
|High School GPA||required|
|High School Rank||recommended|
|High School Transcript||required|
|College Prep Program||required|
|SAT or ACT Scores||required|
How Hard Is It To Get Into Simmons?
Average Test Scores
About 86% 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 580 and 660. Math scores were between 550 and 650.
Can I Afford Simmons University?
The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.
Student Loan Debt
It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Simmons, approximately 72% of students took out student loans averaging $9,440 a year. That adds up to $37,760 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Simmons is 2.1%. 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
There are also 4,273 graduate students at the school.
Of the 1,631 full-time undergraduates at Simmons, 0% are male and 100% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Simmons University students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||103|
|Hispanic or Latino||107|
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
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Simmons has changed over the last few years.
This school is the most popular in Massachusetts for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Simmons
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Simmons University was 53.2%. This is the #271 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Simmons regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Simmons majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Family Practice Nurse/Nursing||22%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Simmons ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Simmons.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Family Practice Nurse/Nursing||#8|
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%.
Simmons University Nursing Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
|Family Practice Nurse/Nursing||0||0||573||573|
*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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