Admission & Financial Aid

We are a community of learners, scholars, activists, and stewards of our planet. You’ll discover, evolve and merge with a new kind of confidence. So, what are you waiting for? Join the Simmons community by applying today.

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Join the dynamic Simmons community

Since our founding as a women’s college, our students have challenged traditional gender norms. Our undergraduate women-centered community welcomes students from marginalized genders, including those who identify as women or do not fit into the gender binary. The Simmons story is one of growth, innovation, and a solid foundation - fueled by on-the-ground and online enrollment, and investments in its campus and technology.

Our admission team looks for students who are intellectually curious, show potential for growth and leadership, and who will thrive at Simmons. When you apply to Simmons, you’re automatically reviewed for merit scholarships. We award these scholarships based on academic performance, leadership and involvement, community service, and your college essay. There are also full tuition scholarships that require separate applications and review process.

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In Person Tours

Curious about life at Simmons University? You can schedule an information session and tour of our campus.

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Applying to Simmons

So you know that Simmons is a great place to be, you've checked the requirements and deadlines, maybe even come for a visit...now you're ready to apply!

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Tuition & Financial Aid

When choosing a college, you should not only consider the cost, but also the expected return on your investment. At Simmons, 100% of first-year students receive financial assistance.

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Admitted Students

Congratulations on your acceptance to Simmons! We can’t wait for you to join our community.

Admitted Students

Our Students

Oliver Fontaine ’24

Accounting Major Oliver Fontaine ’24 Lands Job Offer at a “Big 4” Firm

Following their spring graduation, Oliver Fontaine ’24 will start an assurance staff position at the Hartford office of Ernst & Young. They spoke with us about landing a job at a “Big 4” firm before graduating, the joys of being a Campus Ambassador, and the power of networking.


Felipa Canchola ’24, Lisa deRosier ’24, and Rashida Alisa Hagakore ’24

Simmons Students Support Local Women Experiencing Homelessness

This fall, Simmons students from the Social Action Leaders course are channeling their academic studies into advocacy. We spoke with students Felipa Canchola ’24, Lisa deRosier ’24, and Rashida Alisa Hagakore ’24 about their passion for experiential service learning and their conception of good leadership.


A side-by-side image of the 2023 Bonner Community Leaders: Megan Burgess ’27, Maya Kansky ’27, and Kathleen Dunn ’27

Simmons Welcomes 2023 Bonner Community Leaders

The Bonner Community Leaders Program at Simmons University is a unique opportunity for students who want to combine a strong commitment to service with personal growth, teamwork, leadership development, and scholarship. This fall, Simmons announced a new cohort of 11 Bonner Leaders. We spoke with three of them.


A photo composite of the nine students in the Passionate Leaders Project 2023 cohort

Simmons Announces Passionate Leaders Project Scholars for Fall 2023

The Passionate Leaders Project supports Simmons undergraduates by enriching their academic & professional interests beyond the classroom. Students may request up to $4,000 to support their research, internships, and creative endeavors. This semester’s students produced research related to human rights, documentary film, healthcare access, therapeutic care databases, the neurodevelopment of fruit flies, Muslims’ experiences with healthcare in Boston, and software that supports Simmons’ food pantry.


Gia Lebrun ’24

Gia Lebrun ’24 Shares her Perspective as a First-Generation Student at Simmons

We asked first-generation student Gia Lebrun ’24 about her perspective on the college experience and what advice she would give to prospective first-generation students.


National Period Day 2019 in Boston from the Massachusetts Menstrual Equity Coalition website

Researcher-Activist Katarina Sousa ’24 Promotes Menstrual Equity in Massachusetts

Menstrual equity is an under-discussed and under-researched topic within academia, politics, and the general populace. Katarina Sousa ’24 is breaking the silence with her groundbreaking research and activism in Massachusetts.


Asiyah Herrera ’25

Ifill Scholar Asiyah Herrera ’25 Shares her Passion for Supporting Those in Need

“To me the Ifill scholarship is just that: the inception of an amazing legacy and the prospect of a radical future.” — Asiyah Herrera '25


Carla Bamaca ’24

Ifill Scholar Carla Bamaca ’24 on the Impact of Visual Storytelling

Ifill Scholar Carla Bamaca shares her passion for filmmaking and storytelling to inspire change.


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Meet our Woman on Campus

Our Woman on Campus, Saloni Kumar ‘23 takes us around Simmons University giving a closer view of the undergraduate culture of Simmons!

Meet Saloni

Why Simmons


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Why a women's undergraduate program

There is ample evidence that women’s undergraduate programs actually prepare women to succeed better than co-ed colleges. 

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Admitted students

Congratulations! You've been admitted to Simmons University. Check out info for admitted undergraduate students.

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College counselors

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. Find out why Simmons may be the best choice for your students. 

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Meet your admission counselor

The Simmons admission team is here to answer your questions about the admission process, our academic programs, campus life, Boston, or anything else on your mind.

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Majors & minors

Our curriculum is totally customizable and interdisciplinary, giving you the opportunity to explore new subjects in ways you never thought of before.

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Boston: the best college town

What's great about Boston? Just about everything! Art, music, history, amazing cultural institutions, the nightlife, Newbury Street — and more than 300,000 other college students.

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Study abroad

Simmons offers a number of international experiences that align with your academic and geographic interests.

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Life at Simmons

Do you have specific questions about the Simmons experience that you feel only a student can answer? We can connect you with a current Simmons student to chat about campus and academic life!

Undergraduate Admission Events

CompleteDegree@Simmons Spring Open House

  • Mar 7, 2024
  • 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Virtual