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Simmons students and their families

For Prospective Parents and Families

Welcome to Simmons!

You've dreamed of this day for many years... the day your daughter leaves home for college. It is an exciting time, but also one that comes with anxiety. Will she succeed, make friends, be happy? Here at Simmons, we nurture every student, academically and personally, allowing them to become confident, successful women.

Take some time to get to know Simmons, ask questions, come for a visit, and help your daughter find the right place for her.

Frequently Asked Questions

Applying to college can feel like an overwhelming process for students and their families. When should you submit the FAFSA? What makes Simmons unique? What's this women's college business? We've put together a list of the most frequently asked questions that we hear from parents and families. If there's something you don't see on the list, let us know! We're here to help you and your daughter in any way we can.

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Financing your Daughter's Education

All students are automatically considered for merit scholarships, ranging from $2,000 to full tuition, when they apply to the College, with the exception of the Gilbert & Marcia Kotzen Scholarship, which requires a separate application.

At Simmons, we want your family's investment to yield an enduring return. Student Financial Services works with students and their families to explain tuition, payment plans, loans, and scholarships. We are committed to working with families to explore all possibilities. In fact, 96% of the Class of 2015 received some form of financial assistance or scholarship.

Applying for financial aid at Simmons is straightforward--simply submit the FAFSA by February 15. Financial aid packages for first year students are typically sent during the third week of March.

Learn more about Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Result of Your Investment

You may be convinced that Simmons offers excellent academics but what happens once your daughter graduates? Career support starts as soon as students steps on campus and continues as an ongoing, lifelong service.

Approximately 97% of the Class of 2010 was employed, either full or part time, or in graduate school within one year of graduation. Of those working full-time, more than 89% are employed at jobs in a field related to their major while at Simmons.

Located in one of the world's great career capitols, Simmons provides a multitude of inroads to the city's array of professions. Internships, mentor guidance, workshops, and one-on-one counseling ensure that students graduate with a strong foundation in the liberal arts as well as the skills, knowledge, and confidence to pursue meaningful careers.

See where a Simmons degree can take you

Health & Safety at Simmons

While at Simmons, your daughter's safety is our utmost concern. That is why we have numerous precautions, programs, and protocols in place to ensure that all of our students stay safe and healthy.

Simmons offers an escort-on-request service between academic and residential campuses, in addition to safety awareness, education, and training for the Simmons community. The residence halls are staffed with professional resident directors as well as trained undergraduate resident advisors who provide ongoing support and programming for the resident student population. Parents and students can access Simmons's Security, Safety and Fire Safety Report.

If your daughter becomes ill she will have access to the Simmons Health Center, which is staffed by physicians, registered nurses, and nurse practitioners. All physicians are board certified and have appointments at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, both just down the street. If the Center is closed, an on-call system is available, providing phone consultation with medical providers 24/7 during the academic year.

Family Events & Involvement

The Office of Student Leadership and Activities plans many events for parents and families throughout the year. Some of the most popular events are Parent and Family Orientation, Family Weekend in the fall, and of course commencement.

In addition to these events we encourage families to visit their daughter while at Simmons, and provide guidance on everything from where to stay to which restaurant you should try! We believe that the college experience involves the whole family, and we strive to stay connected with parents throughout the years that their daughter is here and beyond!

During the application process we urge you and your daughter to visit campus. This is really the best way to know if a school is a good fit. We offer many different options for visiting--from the campus tour to interviews and information sessions to sitting in on a class or having lunch with a student.

Plan Your Visit Today

Resources for You and Your Daughter