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"Simmons is a proving ground for tomorrow's professional leaders."
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Simmons is a small, private college that has provided an innovative liberal arts curriculum interwoven with practical work experience for women since 1899. Today, Simmons offers many of the advantages of a university, including renowned co-educational graduate programs. In addition to over 2000 undergraduate women, there are over 2600 graduate women and men.
Classes at Simmons boast an average student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1, which allows professors to give students quality and individual attention. The undergraduate curriculum of liberal arts and sciences, professional studies, and practical career preparation includes more than 40 majors and programs with minors in most departments. In addition, Simmons offers accelerated graduate degree programs and pre-professional programs in law, medicine, veterinary science, pharmacy, and dentistry. Special programs include an honors program, short-term study abroad, community service, and Women in Materials, a brand new science and engineering research project in collaboration with Cornell University.
More than 190 full-time professors, the majority of whom hold doctoral or highest appropriate degrees in their field, bring their enthusiasm, knowledge, and experience into the classroom. All are passionate educators and experts in their field. Special attention is given to the development of critical thinking and the pursuit of new ideas. Students receive the support, attention, resources, and experience they need to succeed.