Simmons Ranks Among Top Universities

September 09, 2014

Simmons rooftop

Simmons College has again been ranked among "America's Best Colleges" in the 2015 edition of U.S.News & World Report, the most widely recognized assessment of colleges and universities in the nation.

In addition to being ranked in the Regional Universities North category, Simmons was ranked for the first time among the list of "Best Value Schools" in the Regional Universities North category. This ranking is based on a school's academic quality, its U.S.News Best Colleges ranking, and the 2013-14 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid. Simmons also was included in the "A+ Schools for B Students"list in the Regional North Universities category, a designation for having distinctive programs that serve a "broad, engaged student body."

"We are proud of our rigorous academic programs and student centered culture, and are so pleased to be recognized nationally each year," said Simmons President Helen Drinan. "Simmons educates students for leadership and success, and the excellence of institution models those values."

Simmons was recently recognized by several other national rankings organizations, including:

  • 2015 The Princeton Review's Guidebook of "Best 379 Colleges"
  • 2014 FORBES list of "America's Best Colleges"
  • 2014 Kiplinger's Personal Finance ranking of "best value" among 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges
  • 2014 U.S. News & World Report top 10 ranking for "Best Grad Schools" for the School of Library and Information Science. Simmons is the only library and information science school in New England to be ranked in this category, and the only small-to-midsize graduate program to make the top 10 list
  • 2014 The Princeton Review "295 Best Business Schools" No. 1 MBA program in the United States with the "Greatest Opportunity for Women"