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For most students, finding the right college is one of the hardest decisions they've ever made. Having a skilled and knowledgeable guide can make all the difference. We've created this site to help introduce you to Simmons and show you why Simmons may be the best choice for your students. Please feel free to contact us to request more information, ask questions, or suggest additions to the site!
Simmons ranks among the nation's top private liberal arts colleges. Forbes recently named Simmons one of the best colleges in the United States, and each year is recognized by the U.S.News& World Report annual survey and the Princeton Review's Best 376 Colleges.
Steeped in a tradition of cultivating the intellectual and professional growth of women, Simmons College is a warm and engaging community with a national reputation of academic excellence. Founded in 1899, Simmons was the first college in the United States to offer women a liberal arts education integrated with career preparation. Today, Simmons embraces the opportunity to provide a transformative learning experience by marrying a student's passion with her lifelong purpose.
At Simmons we recognize that there are many stereotypes about single sex institutions—they're elitist, lack social opportunities, are more like "finishing schools" of yesteryear. Yet students at Simmons will tell you that attending a women's college is an unrivaled educational experience, where emphasis is placed upon leadership, individuality, and mentor relationships. And yes, a lively social life does exist as well!
Simmons accepts several applications, including the Common App, Universal College Application, the Simmons online application, or the Simmons paper application (available via mail or as a downloadable PDF). We require the following for first year students:
Simmons offers a variety of financial aid options, including need-based grants and merit-based scholarships. Approximately 96% of students in the Class of 2014 received financial assistance. Scholarships for academic achievement range from $5000 to full tuition, and are awarded without a separate application, with the exception of the Gilbert & Marcia Kotzen Scholarship.
At Simmons, we believe in getting to know each and every one of our students, in the classroom, around campus, even during the admission process. We have a personal counselor work one-on-one with each student to ensure that they get the attention they need.
The best way to experience the close community at Simmons is for your students to visit. We hold admission events throughout the year, and can even schedule a personal visit if they can't make it to one of our events.
We are always happy to provide more information, answer questions, or respond to anything else you might need. You can reach us at:
Undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences
300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
And you can also have your students contact their personal admission counselor directly from our Admissions Counselor page »