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Simmons University

Welcome to Simmons University

Join a dynamic community of strong women leaders at Simmons, a private, liberal arts university located in central Boston. With just under 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 2023

Top 40 for Learning Experience

QS World University Rankings: USA 2021

50% renewable tuition scholarship opportunity

# 151 overall and
#30 “Best Value” university in the USA

U.S. News & World Report 2022–2023

Empowering women leaders for over 120 years

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Subject ranking highlights

Subject areaRankingSource
Health ProfessionsTop 8% in the USA College Factual 2023
Library and Information Studies#11 in the USA U.S. News Best Graduate Schools 2023
NursingTop 5% in the USA College Factual 2023
Physical Therapy#83 in the USA U.S. News Best Graduate Schools 2023
PsychologyTop 17% in the USACollege Factual 2023
Public Health#82 in the USA 2023
Public Policy #87 in the 2023
Social Work
#42 in the USA U.S. News Best Graduate Schools 2023

Your Simmons experience

Simmons University's unique opportunities

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.

At Simmons you will have a number of opportunities to challenge yourself personally and academically, to develop friendships with people from a variety of backgrounds, and to experience Boston. You will also witness first-hand the magic of Simmons and our legacy of empowering women-centered leaders and social justice champions. I look forward to living, learning, and leading with all of you!
Simmons President
Lynn Perry Wooten President

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