Your Simmons

With today's dynamic community of more than 4,500 students, Simmons University continues to move forward. Our commitment to the success of our students guides our vision and is clear in our values.

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At Simmons, you’ll work, discover, and evolve

For more than 100 years, Simmons has put the needs of our students first. Through an education that combines intellectual leadership with professional preparation, we help students lead meaningful lives and build successful careers for the 21st Century. The University's commitment can be seen in our state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, learning, and living at Simmons.

The city of Boston

Experience Boston

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University encompasses the many benefits of a small university in the nation's best "college town."

Experience Boston
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Commitment to Inclusivity

We are committed to holding true to our founding principle of inclusion — embracing students from all backgrounds and all forms of human uniqueness to create an environment of true religious, cultural, racial, sexual orientation, gender expression and ability diversity.

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Community Engagement

We facilitate and promote community-based learning and develop strategic partnerships to advance learning, promote civic engagement, and enhance community involvement in order to create a more just society.

Community Engagement

In the Heart of Boston

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Boston: America’s #1 college town

At Simmons, the city is yours. You’ll join over 300,000 college students who call Boston home.

80+

student clubs & 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 (COF), a consortium of five neighboring schools.

100%

of 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!)

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Student Support & Resources

You'll find everything you need on campus — from medical resources to keep you healthy to technical support to keep your computer running.

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Campus & Community

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Libraries, Archives, and Museums Today: Insights from the Field seeks to understand how institutions are adapting to the challenges of working with digital information. Peter Botticelli, Martha R. Mahard, and Michèle V. Cloonan collaborated on Libraries, Archives, and Museums...

The Sustainability Club members during their retreat.

Grants from the Alumnae/i Association Executive Board fund new experiences for Simmons students. Creating a Climate Camp and getting students into the gym for Club Gymnastics are just two of the ways grants from the Alumnae/i Association are supporting new...

Margarita Gonzalez '19, Makayla Beckford '19, Abby Willis '19, Abby Koss '19, Missy Maiewski '19

Seniors present their Capstone research projects. On April 23, seniors in the School of Business presented their Capstone research projects to faculty, friends and fellow students. Professors Indra Guertler, Špela Trefalt, Susan Sampson, and Charlene Spiceland guided...

Librarian reviewing film negatives

Archival experts from around the world to speak at Allen Smith Symposium 2019. Over the past decade, archival concerns have increasingly focused on social issues as records professionals recognize and confront the responsibilities and challenges of documenting a complex global...

Laverne Cox on stage at the Simmons Leadership Conference

Take a look at all the excitement from the Conference! The Simmons Leadership Conference was filled with inspiring messages and powerful leaders — we’re still buzzing with excitement! The day featured incredible speeches from Susan O'Malley, Katherine Switzer, Julia Gillard,...

Dean Brian Norman, Nancy Ancrum and Rick Berke.

Rick Berke and Mentor-in-Residence, Nancy Ancrum discussed Gwen Ifill's lasting legacy. “Conversations that matter.” That’s how Brian Norman, Dean of The Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts, and Humanities introduced the March 26 Ifill College community meeting. That was an...

About Simmons

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About Simmons

Simmons University encompasses the many benefits of a small university in the nation's best "college town."

Research

Working closely with faculty experts, our students put theory into practice through on-site and off-site research and internships.

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Our faculty

You’ll study with faculty who are thought-leaders and award winners, researchers and professionals in their fields.

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Awards and accolades

Simmons University is consistently named among the best colleges and universities in the nation.

Academic programs

Our programs are rooted in academic inquiry and innovative application. You'll be challenged to see more broadly and think more deeply.

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Our future

Innovating and adapting to the needs of the modern world is key to our history, and our future.