Quick Facts

Get to know Simmons

Simmons is a four-year, private, non-profit, non-sectarian university with a comprehensive liberal arts and professional curriculum.

For more than a century, Simmons has offered a pioneering liberal arts education for women undergraduates integrated with professional work experience. Today, we also offer renowned coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, education, liberal arts, management, social work, public health and library and information science.

Our Students

Simmons students are intellectually motivated and open-minded. You'll define what leadership means to you, and we'll help you get there.

  • Simmons is home to 1,700 undergraduate women and 4000 graduate men and women
  • Simmons offers over 60 majors and programs
  • Our students can get involved with over 80 clubs and organizations
  • 91% of graduates are employed or in grad school within 6 months of graduation
  • Students at Simmons are from 47 different states and 22 different countries 
  • 30% of our students self-identify as having a multicultural background
  • 60% of our undergraduates live on campus
  • 14% of our undergraduates are adult learners
  • 13% of our undergraduates double-major
  • 8% of our undergraduates transfer to Simmons
  • 3% of our undergraduates are international students

Our Faculty

Though our faculty are distinguished scholars, practitioners, and experts in many areas they share a common goal. Each one is dedicated to inspiring and empowering our students to become leaders in their chosen fields.

  • Our student-faculty ratio is 12:1
  • Our average class size is 14
  • We have 230 full-time faculty (75% are women)
  • Nearly 90% of liberal arts faculty have doctorates in their fields or terminal degrees
  • Faculty have received research awards from the Ford Foundation, Freeman Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and United States Institute of Peace