Why Simmons

Can’t decide between a small, close-knit college, a bustling, big-city university or an online program that fits into your life? Good news — at Simmons, you’ll find all three!

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Discover a Transformational Education Designed to Work For You

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons provides you with all the benefits of a small college campus, plus the unparalleled opportunities of a large university. Our digital campus expands our campus footprint far beyond New England — so you can become part of the vibrant Simmons student community, no matter where you live.

You’ll experience our innovative curriculum, which allows you to customize your course of study. Whether you’re undecided about your major or have already found your dream career, you’ll find your passion and develop your unique leadership style.

If you join us on our Boston campus, the city is yours. You’ll find internships, clinicals, and jobs in many fields, including healthcare, education, technology, and business. Boston also offers endless social and cultural opportunities to explore, so take in the bright lights or chill on the quad — it’s your move!

Or, you can join us online in a program designed to work within your lifestyle. You’ll learn in immersive, live online classes with a small group of motivated peers and complete faculty-designed interactive coursework at your own pace between class sessions. You’ll be a fully integrated student in the Simmons community, welcome to join us for events and organizations beyond the classroom.

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Why a Women’s Undergraduate Experience?

Did you know that 20% of women in Congress graduated from women’s colleges? Learn more about the benefits of a women’s undergraduate program. 

The Experience
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Simmons Traditions

Traditions are part of what makes Simmons so special. Check out a few of the ways we celebrate our Simmons pride!

Fenway Park in Boston

Boston: The Best College Town

You’ll join 300,000 other college students who call Boston home. Our campus is close to public transportation and a quick walk to Fenway Park, museums, theaters, restaurants, concert venues, and shopping districts, including lively Newbury Street.

About Boston
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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

Life at Simmons

The Simmons academic campus

Visit Simmons

Deciding where to go to college is probably one of the more important decisions you'll ever make. The best way to tell if Simmons is right for you is to spend some time there, meet other students, attend a class, and walk through the campus.

Admission & financial aid

We look for students who care about the world around them, are intellectually curious, show potential for growth and leadership, and who will thrive at Simmons. 

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Study online, from anywhere

Discover an empowering, fully online undergraduate experience for adult learners and transfer students where you can connect to the energy and activity of our campus community, no matter where you are.

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Around campus

Our campus is located in the heart of the city surrounded by museums, parks, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, and more. Take in the bright lights or chill on the quad — it’s your move!

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Clubs and organizations

We have over 80 different clubs and organizations you can join to meet people with similar interests. Simmons is also a member of the Colleges of the Fenway, a consortium of five neighboring schools.

Campus dining

Simmons offers a variety of dining options and meal plans for students. There are full-service dining halls and cafes on both the residence and the academic campuses, and students can choose from several full-service meal plans, point meal plans, or a la carte cash options. 

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Life in Boston is energetic and bustling, but on the Simmons Campus you'll find friendly faces, a welcoming atmosphere, and lots to do. 

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Athletics & fitness

We offer a wide variety of health and fitness programming to ensure that our students are healthy and happy.

Simmons at a glance

Students at graduation

89% of Simmons graduates are employed or in graduate school within 6 months of graduation

Our focus on leadership development ensures that you build the skills and confidence you need to pursue higher positions, negotiate your salary, and leverage your career potential.


of on-campus Simmons students complete internships, clinicals, fieldwork or research projects

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


of first-year students receive financial assistance

Our Student Financial Service Counselors are assigned to students and families from day one. They are devoted to helping you navigate the financial aid process throughout your education at Simmons.

Our Students

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

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

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.

Anna Kelly leaning against a brick wall and smiling

Incoming student Anna Kelly from South Kingstown, Rhode Island, received a $10,000 Gold Award Scholarship from the Girl Scouts, a special recognition for her community service project “Peer-to-Peer Program in Middle School.” Kelly spoke with us about her passion for community service, mental health, and nursing.