For College Counselors

For most students, finding the right college is one of the hardest decisions they've ever made. Having a skilled and knowledgeable guide can make all the difference. We've created this site to help introduce you to Simmons and show you why Simmons may be the best choice for your students.

Empowering Leaders for 100 Years

Steeped in a tradition of cultivating the intellectual and professional growth of women, Simmons University is a warm and engaging community with a national reputation of academic excellence. Founded in 1899, Simmons was the first college in the United States to offer women a liberal arts education integrated with career preparation.

Benefits of a Women's College

At Simmons we recognize that there are many stereotypes about single sex institutions—they're elitist, lack social opportunities, don't prepare students for the 'real world'. Yet students at Simmons will tell you that attending a women's college is an unrivaled educational experience, where emphasis is placed upon leadership, individuality, and mentor relationships. And yes, a lively social life does exist as well!

What are the benefits of a women's college?

Applying to Simmons

Simmons accepts several applications, including the Common Application or the Simmons online application. We require the following for first year students:

  • Application
  • Essay
  • Teacher Recommendation
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • High school/college/university transcripts
  • College/University interview (recommended, but not required)
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT, ACT, or TOEFL if applicable)

SAT: 3761
ACT: 1892
TOEFL: 3761
FAFSA: 002208

Credentials should be sent to:
Office of Undergraduate Admission
Simmons University
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Simmons offers a variety of financial aid options, including need-based grants and merit-based scholarships. 100% of incoming first-year students receive some form of financial assistance. Scholarships for academic achievement range from $6000 to full tuition, and are awarded without a separate application, with the exception of the Gilbert & Marcia Kotzen Scholarship and Boston Scholarship.

Learn More About Financial Aid

Connect to Simmons

At Simmons, we believe in getting to know each and every one of our students, in the classroom, around campus, even during the admission process. We have a personal counselor work one-on-one with each student to ensure that they get the attention they need.

Find your personal admission counselor

Experience Simmons

The best way to experience the close community at Simmons is for your students to visit. We hold admission events throughout the year, and can even schedule a personal visit if they can't make it to one of our events. We would love for you to visit campus as well!

View Upcoming Admission Events