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Simmons University

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Join a dynamic community of strong women leaders at Simmons, a private, liberal arts university located in central Boston. With 1,750 undergraduate students, Simmons’ women-centered education offers small class sizes, generous scholarships, and a supportive alumni network, to help you build a meaningful life and a successful career.

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Top reasons to study here

Located in Boston – #1 student city in the USA

QS Best Student Cities 2019

Top 135 university in the USA

U.S. News & World Report 2021

50% renewable tuition scholarship opportunity

#31 “Best Value” university in the USA

U.S. News & World Report 2021

Empowering women leaders for over 100 years

What can I study at Simmons University?

We can help you apply for direct or transfer  admission to a bachelor’s degree at Simmons University in Boston. Choose from more than 50 majors. Disciplines include:

Art and DesignBusiness and Finance
ComputingEngineering
Environment and AgricultureMarketing and Media
MathematicsMusic and Perfoming Arts
STEMScience and Health
Social Science and Humanities

See all available majors on the degree finder.

Subject ranking highlights

Subject areaRankingSource
Health Professions#31 in the USA (College Factual 2021)
Library and Information Studies#12 in the USA (U.S. News Best Graduate Schools 2021)
Nursing#13 in the USA (College Factual 2021)
Physical Therapy#83 in the USA (U.S. News Best Graduate Schools 2021)
Public Health#42 in the USA (niche.com 2021)
Public Policy #87 in the USA(niche.com 2021)
Social Work
#36 in the USA (U.S. News Best Graduate Schools 2021)

Your Simmons experience

Scarlett from China Simmons University student testimonial

Scarlett from China

Studying a bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Economics at Simmons University
 

There are lots of opportunities for leadership experience at a smaller university. It’s also a very tight community. I got two of my internships through Simmons alumni, so I’ve seen first-hand how women really want to help other women.

Notable alumni

  • Gwen Ifill (USA)

    Graduated from Simmons University

    Earned a BA in Communications in 1977.

    Lifetime achievements

    A successful journalist, newscaster and author, Gwen was the first African-American woman to host a national public affairs TV show. She has also moderated presidential debates, and was the managing editor of Washington Week.

  • Denise Di Novi (USA)

    Graduated from Simmons University

    Received a degree in journalism.

    Lifetime Achievements

    A successful film producer and director, Denise has worked on a wide variety of Hollywood films over multiple decades including Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns and Little Women.

  • Princess Srinagarindra (Thailand)

    Graduated from Simmons University

    Studied healthcare, nutrition, chemistry and childcare between 1921 and 1927.

    Lifetime Achievements

    Princess Srinagarindra was the Princess Mother of Thailand, and served her country throughout a remarkable life across the 20th century, until her death in 1995. She was a patron of public health, education and social welfare policies and initiatives, and has received numerous honours.

  • Bertha Leticia Navarro Ochoa (Mexico)

    Graduated from Simmons University

    Pursued graduate studies at Simmons University.

    Lifetime Achievements

    Leticia Navarro is a Mexican entrepreneur and politician. She served as the Secretary of Tourism in the government of President Vincente Fox, and has held senior positions in Gillette and JAFRA Cosmetics.

  • Nnenna Freelon (USA)

    Graduated from Simmons University

    Graduated with a degree in healthcare administration.

    Lifetime Achievements

    Nnenna is a jazz singer, composer, producer and arranger. She is a six-time Grammy Award nominee, and has worked with a long and varied list of jazz stars, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Herbie Hancock.

  • Ann M. Fudge (USA)

    Graduated from Simmons University

    Graduated with a BA (honors) in Retail Management.

    Lifetime Achievements

    Ann was the former chairman and CEO of Young & Rubicam, and served on President Barack Obama’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform.

Simmons University's unique opportunities

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