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Simmons Named a "Best College" by Both U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review

BOSTON (September 23, 2005) — Simmons College was named a "Best College" in its category in the 2006 US News & World Report edition of "America's Best Colleges." Simmons also was included in the 2006 Princeton Review "Best 361 Colleges."      

US News & World Report named Simmons in the top tier of schools in its category of masters-level universities in the northern United States.  The overall "best college" ranking was determined by considering such factors as a school's academic reputation, graduation and retention rate, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving rate.

The Princeton Review editors said their main factor for selection of schools was "our high regard for their academic programs." Only 15 percent of the four-year undergraduate colleges in America were included; the rankings were based on Princeton Review's survey of 110,000 students attending the colleges.