Simmons University at a Glance

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, Simmons University is a community of higher learning that unites passion with purpose. Simmons is a four-year, private, non-profit, non-sectarian university that is home to a respected women’s undergraduate program, as well as coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, liberal arts, business, communications, social work, public health, and library and information science.

Student Body


Undergraduate Students

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

Inclusive Admission

Our undergraduate community welcomes all marginalized genders, including students who live and identify as women or who do not fit into the gender binary, but feel they belong in our women-centered community.

Read our full admission policy


Countries and 50 States

Our student body is comprised of students from 32 countries and 50 states. This diversity provides possibilities for global learning in the residence halls, classes, and campus life.


First-Generation Students

38% of undergraduate students identify as first-generation college students.


Students of Color

As the only women’s-centered institution in the city of Boston, diverse people and perspectives make our college a vibrant and energizing place. 39% of our students identify as BIPOC.


Graduate Students

Our graduate community is made up of a diverse group of students who are analytical and curious, pushing each other to succeed and making lasting connections.

Faculty & Academics


Full-Time Faculty

Our 223 full-time faculty are dynamic leaders and award winners, researchers, and professionals in their field. 75% of them are women.

Meet our faculty


Majors and Programs

Our undergraduate programs are designed to prepare you for a rewarding future. Our graduate programs will prepare you for your next move.

Find your program


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.


Average GPA (weighted)

The incoming class of 2027 had an average high school GPA of 3.84.


Colleges of the Fenway

Simmons belongs to the Colleges of the Fenway, a consortium of five schools. Any any of these institutions, you can take classes, attend events, and participate in a variety of recreational and artistic activities.

Learn more about the Colleges of the Fenway


Study Abroad Opportunities

We offer international experiences that align with your academic and professional goals and geographic interests. Overseas opportunities include semester & summer abroad, faculty-led Travel Courses, internship opportunities, and volunteer work abroad.

Explore Study Abroad Opportunities

Student Experience


Residence Halls

The Residence Campus is home to nine residence halls, Bartol Dining Hall, Holmes Sports Center, Simmons University Health Center, Residence Campus Mailroom, and the Office of Residence Life.

Explore our Residence Halls


First-Year Students Live on Campus

Living on campus is where you’ll forge friendships, overcome challenges, be respected for who you are — and grow into yourself.

Learn about living on campus


Clubs and Organizations

We have over 70 different on-campus clubs and organizations you can join to meet people with similar interests. Simmons is also a member of the Colleges of the Fenway (COF), a consortium of five neighboring schools where you can also join in.

Get involved


Colleges Within Walking Distance

There are approximately 300,000 college students in Boston. With so many students in the area it's easy to meet friendly people — and make friends.


NCAA Division III Teams

We are the home of the Sharks. Simmons University is a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference and an associate member of the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference. We count Tufts, MIT, Wellesley, and Brandeis among our rivals.

Learn more about Simmons Athletics

Careers & Internships


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!)


Simmons Graduates Find Employment in a Field Related to their Major or Program

Our curriculum is customizable and interdisciplinary, giving you the edge you need to find the perfect job after graduation.


Simmons Graduates Employed or in Grad School within Six 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.

Learn more about undergraduate career outcomes