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Princeton Review Names Simmons College Among America's "Best 377 Colleges" for 2013

August 21, 2012

For the eighth consecutive year, Simmons College was named one of the top colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review in its  "Best 377 Colleges" 2013 edition guidebook. Only 15 percent of America's 2,500 four-year and three-year colleges are featured in the book.

The rankings are based on surveys of more 122,000 students (with an average of 325 per campus) during the 2011-2012 academic year. The 80-question survey asked students about their school's academics, administration, campus life, student body, and themselves.

Describing Simmons's undergraduate women's college, the guide said the College equips students with the "tools and confidence to succeed in the real world." Of the professors, a student said they "do everything in their power to help us get an internship, to learn, to interact with the material, and to prepare us for life after college." A chemistry major noted that the College provided her with many valuable research opportunities and connections. "I have been able to do scientific research every semester since my first year at Simmons," the student said.

The guide also said: "Simmons succeeds at giving students power to make decisions in the school, including policy, academics, administration, [and] events." Also, that the College "takes advantage of its Boston location through class trips, job placement, and internship opportunities."

Princeton Review's print guide features a detailed profile of Simmons and other colleges with ratings in eight categories, including Academics, Admissions Selectivity, and Green commitment. The Princeton Review tallies are based on institutional data collected from the schools during the 2011-2012 academic year and/or its student survey for the book. The ratings are scored on a scale of 60 to 99 and they appear in each school profile.

Simmons College ( is a nationally ranked university located in the heart of Boston with a history of visionary thinking and social responsibility. It offers undergraduate education for women, and renowned coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, education, liberal arts, library and information science, social work, as well as the nation's first MBA program designed specifically for women. Follow Simmons on Twitter @SimmonsCollege and @SimmonsNews.