Applying to Simmons University

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University is a private university, home to a respected women’s-centered undergraduate program. At Simmons, we help you find your passion and prepare you for what we like to call life’s work. Learn more below about applying to Simmons University! Do you have questions about Simmons? Reach out to an Admission Counselor today!

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Get started on your journey by applying to Simmons University

Simmons University’s mission is to provide transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose. For more than 100 years, Simmons has put the needs of its students first. Through an education that combines intellectual leadership with professional preparation, Simmons helps students lead meaningful lives and build successful careers for the 21st century.

Small College Feel, Big University Impact

With an 18-acre campus nestled in the heart of Boston, access to amazing internships and jobs, and with so many majors available, Simmons offers the opportunities of a big, urban university. We’re also the perfect environment for you to pursue your education in a close-knit, supportive community.


Undergraduate Student-to-Faculty Ratio

Our average undergraduate class has 15 students. Here you'll learn from faculty members who are leaders in their fields and mentors in the classroom.


Undergraduate Students

Joining Simmons means joining a group of like-minded people committed to community, social justice, and making the world work better.


Complete Internships, Clinical Placements, Independent Research, or Field Work

With Boston as our backyard, our on-campus students have easy access to learning opportunities in the city (and beyond!)

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Meet your Admission Counselor

Don’t hesitate to reach out to our Admission Counselors with any questions you might have about Simmons or the admission process. We are happy to help!

Meet Your Counselor

Ready to get started? Apply to Simmons University today!


I am applying as a...

First-year applicant

Check out requirements and deadlines for first-year students and apply today!

Transfer applicant

Each year, more than 50 students transfer to Simmons, attracted by our highly respected academic programs and welcoming community.

International applicant

Let us help you through the process of applying as an international applicant step-by-step.

Over 24 and second bachelors applicant

Designed for applicants 24 years or older or for students pursuing a second bachelors, the Dorothea Lynde Dix Scholars program provides unique services and support for adult women.

Online adult or transfer applicant

You can become a Simmons student from anywhere in the country. Join us as a transfer or a returning adult learner in our fully online undergraduate programs.

Non-degree applicant

If you're unsure about enrolling in a program, or just want to advance your educational experience, non-degree study at Simmons is the best option for you. 

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Visit Simmons University!

The rumors are true - once students step on campus, they realize Simmons is the perfect fit for them. Don't believe us? Come for a visit!

Visit Simmons

Application Tips

Listen as members of the Simmons University undergraduate admissions team gives advice on applying to Simmons!

Application Tips

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Financing your Education

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.

Financial Aid