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About Simmons

Empowering Students to Lead

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons College encompasses the many benefits of a small university in the nation's best "college town." Since 1899, Simmons has offered an pioneering liberal arts education for undergraduate women integrated with professional work experience.

Quick Facts


  • Four-year, private, non-sectarian undergraduate women's college with a comprehensive liberal arts and professional curriculum
  • One of New England's most successful undergraduate programs for adult women: the Dorothea Dix Scholars Program
  • Four graduate professional schools offering programs for women and men in health studies, library and information science, management, and social work, plus nine leading graduate programs in education and liberal arts
  • MBA program designed specifically for women

Student Body

  • Approximately 1,900 undergraduate women students
  • 25% Dix Scholars (adult learners)
  • More than 2,800 graduate women and men students
  • Approximately 21% self-reported African American, Latina, Asian, Native American, and multi-racial students;
  • 6% international students


  • Fenway neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Within walking distance of 15 other college campuses
  • Next door to world-renowned museums, libraries, hospitals, and medical and research facilities


Activities and Athletics

  • More than 50 student clubs and organizations
  • Community outreach and service learning programs
  • Eight NCAA Division III varsity teams
  • Extensive exercise and activity programs

Student Services and Resources

  • Simmons College libraries
  • Academic Support Center
  • Pottruck Technology Resource Center
  • Holmes Sports and Fitness Center
  • Career Education Center and Career Resource Library
  • Fenway Card, a student ID that also functions as a pre-paid service card

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