Simmons College offers a dynamic university experience to 1,750 undergraduate women in Boston, Massachusetts. 

Founded in 1899 on the revolutionary idea that women should earn independent livelihoods and lead meaningful lives, Simmons continues to pair the liberal arts with professional work experience in all of its 60+ undergraduate degree programs.

With access to competitive internships, research opportunities, and one-to-one advising and career counseling, over 86% of our students secure employment or begin graduate school within one year of graduation. At Simmons, leaders are not born or made. Here, leaders make themselves.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts
  • Campus setting: Urban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College; Women's College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 60%
  • Average ACT range: 24-29
  • Average SAT range: 1080-1250 (without writing included)
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance; Art History; Arts; Biology; Business; Chemistry; Communications; Computer Science; Design; Economics; Education; Ethnic/Cultural Studies; English; Environmental Sciences; Film/Cinema Studies; Gender Studies; History; International Relations; Languages; Liberal Arts; Management; Marketing; Mathematics; Medical Sciences; Music; Neuroscience; Nursing; Nutrition; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Public Health; Public Policy; Public Relations/Affairs; Social Work; Sociology
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $60,000


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Women's Softball; Women's Basketball; Women's Cross Country; Women's Football / Soccer; Women's Lacrosse; Women's Rowing; Women's Swimming and Diving; Women's Tennis; Women's Volleyball

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