Simmons University Ranked by U.S.News & World Report

September 17, 2018

We earned an impressive #4 ranking for Best Value in the 2019 U.S.News & World Report rankings

Simmons University earned an impressive #4 ranking for Best Value in the 2019 U.S.News & World Report rankings in the Regional Universities North category – the most competitive higher education region in the nation. This marks Simmons' highest-ever ranking in the Best Value category, rising from the #5 spot in 2017.

"Our combination of rigor, exceptional student experience, value, and range of programs is being recognized by national evaluators," said President Helen Drinan. "Simmons is a force in today’s competitive higher education landscape, further elevating the stature of our distinctive undergraduate program for women and our nationally-recognized graduate programs."

Widely considered to be the preeminent ranking service, U.S.News & World Report publishes annual rankings of thousands of colleges and universities including 656 in the Regional University category. 


"Our combination of rigor, exceptional student experience, value, and range of programs is being recognized by national evaluators," said President Helen Drinan. "Simmons is a force in today’s competitive higher education landscape, further elevating the stature of our distinctive undergraduate program for women and our nationally-recognized graduate programs."


Institutions included in the Regional Universities ranking offer a variety of undergraduate degrees and some master’s degree programs. The regions are divided and ranked in four geographical groups: North, South, Midwest and West.

The calculation for Best Value ranked 88 schools for their academic quality, as indicated by its 2019 U.S.News & World Report Best Colleges ranking, and the 2017-2018 net cost of attendance for a student who received the average level of need-based financial aid.

Simmons also placed #11 overall out of 196 universities in the 2019 U.S.News & World Report Best Regional Universities North rankings. The rankings evaluate colleges and universities on 16 measures of academic excellence, including “widely accepted indicators of excellence as first-year student retention, graduation rates and the strength of the faculty.”