Rooted in Tradition, Thriving on Change
Decades before women in America gained the right to vote, Boston businessman John Simmons had a revolutionary idea — that women should be able to earn independent livelihoods and lead meaningful lives. It was this same spirit of inclusion and empowerment that produced the first African-American Simmons graduate in 1914, and made Simmons one of the only private colleges that did not impose admission quotas on Jewish students during the first half of the 1900s.
Since 1899, Simmons has offered a pioneering liberal arts education for undergraduate women integrated with professional work experience. Today, Simmons also encompasses the many benefits of a small university, including renowned coeducational graduate programs in health sciences, education, liberal arts, library and information science, management, and social work.
For more than 100 years, a Simmons education has integrated professional preparation, intellectual exploration, and community orientation, because all three approaches are necessary for success. At Simmons, we value the many dimensions of identity — including race, class, ethnicity, and sexual identity — and reflect that in our curriculum, affiliated organizations, and community partnerships.
Simmons consistently ranks among the nation’s top schools in its category in U.S.News & World Report, the Princeton Review and Forbes. That's no surprise. Simmons educates people who share a passion for learning, a commitment to community, and the determination to make a difference.
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!
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.
Ranking / Awards
Simmons University's 2021 Rankings
Simmons University is ranked #133 in National Universities. Schools are ranked according to their performance across a set of widely accepted indicators of excellence.
- #133 in National Universities (tie)
- #31 in Best Value Schools
- #80 in Top Performers on Social Mobility (tie)
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