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Simmons University

Address: 300 Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, United States

Description Simmons University

  • Established: 1899
  • Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Students age: from 18 years.
  • Number of students: 6,635
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of study: private university.

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University Private University invites you to undergraduate programs in the liberal arts, business, communications, social work, healthcare, nursing, library and information science.

Simmons University has created a model of higher education, which only today other colleges and universities are beginning to master: a combination of training future leaders for sought-after professional fields with the development of the intellectual foundation of the humanities. As a result, Simmons graduates are ready not only to work, but also to lead an active professional, social life.

Simmons considers innovation and adaptation to the needs of the modern world the key to future success. This is a small city university, accepting only women for bachelor's degree, but students of any gender for master's degree.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Simmons University

Program name
from 21 038 $ / semester
  • Undergraduate Non-Nursing Full-time Tuition - $ 21038 / semester
  • Undergraduate (Non-Nursing) Total - from $ 29,448 / semester
  • Summer 2021 All Undergraduate Non-Nursing Tuition - $ 1315 / credit
  • Undergraduate Nursing Full-time Tuition - $ 23052 / semester
  • Undergraduate (Nursing) Total - from $ 31,462 / semester
  • Summer 2021 All Undergraduate Nursing Tuition - $ 1,440 / credit.

Accommodation, housing and food

Simmons University has 9 residences and a Bartol dining room within walking distance of the main campus. According to the rules of the university, all first-year students are required to live on campus.

Residences Simmons



Arnold hall

  • Co-residence of juniors and senior students
  • Rooms for 1, 2, 3 people
  • Elevator
  • Location near the dining room
  • TV room, kitchens, computer lab and laundry

Dix hall

  • Placement of sophomores and juniors
  • Rooms for 1, 2 people
  • Kitchens, lounges, laundry, snack machines

Evans hall

  • Top class residential complex
  • Single, double, triple and quadruple rooms with bathroom, lounge
  • Elevator
  • Close to the dining room
  • Kitchens, lounges, laundry, snack machines

Mesick hall

  • Dormitory for freshmen and sophomores
  • Numbers 1, 2
  • Smart room
  • Kitchens, computer lab, laundry, snack machines

Morse hall

  • Dormitory for first year students
  • Double, triple rooms
  • Piano, laundry, large lounge, kitchens and vending machines

North hall

  • Single and double rooms
  • Shared kitchen, piano, tv room, living room, fireplace, study, laundry, computer lab, snack bars

Simmons hall

  • Freshman Residence
  • Double, triple rooms
  • Elevator
  • Largest community
  • Large updated living room with TV, piano, laundry, computer lab, vending machines, kitchen.

Smith hall

  • Top class residence
  • One, two, four and five-bed suites with bath, lounge
  • Elevator
  • Common room, prayer room, music room
  • Kitchen, laundry and vending machines

South hall

  • Cohabitation of senior and first year students
  • Single, double and triple rooms with shared bathroom on each floor
  • Home Wellness Community
  • Laundry, living room and kitchen

The cost of accommodation is $ 7600 / semester for accommodation and meals.

Accommodation in suburban residences is available in rooms for several people, a limited number of rooms are offered at a price of $ 30 / night. Students can use this space for up to four nights in a row.

Many students prefer to live off campus, but among students from more than sixty colleges and universities in Greater Boston, the demand for suitable housing is very high, so think about booking in advance.

Events Simmons University

Since the opening of the Holmes Sports Center in 1989, Simmons University has expanded the number of athletic programs offered and has raised dozens of talented athletes. In 2016, Simmons opened an outdoor sports complex for $ 13 million - Daly Field. The ultra-modern facility is the “greenest” field in New England, built using environmentally friendly organic filler. Its construction also contributed to the development of sports among students.

The Friars Leaders Program is an annual series of events that brings together speakers on campus throughout the fall and spring semesters, expanding and deepening the learning process. Speakers in their speeches pay attention to various types and styles of leadership, share their own experiences.


  • Simmons University is a four-year-old secular private university.
  • Simmons maintains an optimal student-teacher ratio (8: 1).
  • The university offers more than 60 specialties and programs.
  • Students can participate in more than 80 clubs and organizations.
  • The staff is 231 full-time teachers, 72% of them are women.
  • The average class size is 15 people.
  • 91% of Simmons graduates find work or go to graduate school within 6 months after graduation (as of 2018).
  • The student community is made up of young people from 11 countries and 47 US states.
  • The Center for Global Education (CGE) provides support to foreign students (F-1) on the issue of visa documents, provides advice to all foreign students on adapting to the academic and social environment of the United States.

Equipment Simmons University

  • The environmentally sustainable Daly Field sports complex includes standard size NCAA tennis courts, softball, field hockey, soccer and lacrosse courts.
  • Holmes Sports Center offers on-campus sports facilities.
  • There is a library in the main building of Simmons, which provides a convenient and productive learning environment, including many rooms for group classes, conference rooms, meeting rooms, quiet study areas.
  • Simmons University Bookstore is located in the main college building. In addition to all books and materials related to the course, he offers a wide range of goods: gifts, cards, sweets, snacks, related services.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Additional expenses:

  • Event fee - $ 155 / semester
  • Health Center Services - $ 465 / semester
  • Medical insurance - $ 3,743
  • The fee for international students is $ 1250 / semester.

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

All international students must be enrolled for a full day for a minimum of two semesters: receive from 12 credits as a bachelor's degree student or 8 credits as a master's degree each semester in order to maintain their F-1 status.

The admission process, requirements and financial data are different for each Simmons program.

The selection committee reviews applications in general to find out not only what students achieved in academic terms, but also how they showed themselves in extracurricular activities, whether they took part in leadership and joint training activities.

All applicants must submit the results of training in the following disciplines:

  • English language - 4 g.
  • Mathematics (at least one year after algebra-II) - 4 g.
  • Social Sciences - 4 g.
  • Foreign language - 3 g.
  • Natural Sciences - 3 g. (4 g. For those interested in care, nutrition and physiotherapy)

The university accepts AP, IB and college diplomas (graduates of a 2-year associate program).

Scholarships Simmons University

Simmons University offers several scholarships for which you do not need to submit a separate application:

  • First year scholarships - 1st year students automatically receive scholarships based on academic performance before admission to Simmons. They do not require a separate application and are part of the admission process, varying from 18,000 to 27,000 dollars a year with the possibility of renewal for four years. These include “Trustee Scholarship,” “Presidential Scholarship,” “Vice-Rector's Scholarship,” “Dean's Scholarship,” “Director's Scholarship,” and “Achievement Scholarship.”
  • Transfer scholarships - when entering Simmons, students transferring from other universities are automatically considered scholarships based on academic success. They do not require a separate application and are part of the admission process. Scholarships range from $ 7,000 to $ 17,000 per year.
  • Simmons University Community College Excellence Scholarship (SUCCESS) is for students who have attended or are enrolled in Massachusetts colleges. It can be up to $ 20,000 a year, including young people over 24 years old who can apply for it.

Fellowships for freshmen who require a separate application:

  • Kotzen Scholarships - full compensation for the cost of tuition, accommodation, meals, as well as an additional $ 3000 for academic studies: study abroad, support for research and much more. Applications are accepted until December 1.
  • Boston Scholarships - Provides full tuition fees, especially for students who graduate from one of Boston's public or charter schools. Applications are accepted until February 1.

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Recommendations on when to apply

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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