BOSTON (August 20, 2009) — Simmons College has been named a "Best College" by U.S.News & World Report in the 2010 edition of "America's Best Colleges." Simmons ranked in the top tier of schools in its category of Best Universities — Master's North Region.
"Everyone in the Simmons College community is extremely proud and pleased to be recognized by U.S. News as a leading institution of higher education," said Simmons College President Helen Drinan.
Simmons College also was included in several other "best college" rankings this year. The Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science was ranked among the nation's top 10 schools of library and information studies by U.S. News in its 2010 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools"; the college was named by Forbes.com as one of "America's Best Colleges 2009"; and the Princeton Review's 2010 college guidebook included Simmons as one of the nation's "Best 371 Colleges."
U.S.News & World Report often is cited as the premier college ranking publication. The 2010 rankings include data on more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools, comparing them by a set of 15 indicators of excellence including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources, alumni giving, and graduation rate performance. The rankings are published in the September issue of U.S.News & World Report. For more information, visit www.usnews.com/colleges.
Simmons College was among a select group of 600 colleges in the 2009 Forbes.com ranking, representing 15% of the nearly 4,000 colleges in the U.S. In its summary of Simmons's undergraduate women's college, the Princeton Review 2010 college guidebook quoted Simmons students as saying that they get "a lot of opportunity to work closely with faculty," and praising the college's "excellent facilities, including an amazing library and the large career resource department."
Simmons College is a nationally recognized private university located in the heart of Boston. It includes an undergraduate college for women, the nation's first MBA program designed specifically for women, and graduate programs for women and men in health sciences, social work, library and information science, education, liberal arts, and communications management.
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