Simmons College

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Simmons College can be found in Boston, MA, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over six thousand students are enrolled at Simmons College.

Many of the students admitted to this school earned an SAT score between 1110 to 1290, or got accepted with an ACT score within the range of 23 to 29. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Simmons College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.28 - 3.57. 73% of all applicants are accepted to Simmons College, from which 20 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Simmons College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Simmons College was reported as 73.1% in Fall 2020 with over 2,930 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 23 - 29
  • Average GPA: 3.28 - 3.57

How Hard Is It to Get into Simmons College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Simmons College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Simmons College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 63.6%
  • 2017-2018: 60.4%
  • 2018-2019: 69.7%
  • 2019-2020: 73.1%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 63.8%

How Does Simmons College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Simmons College is twenty-nine percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Massachusetts College of Art and Design57.8%
Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences85.3%
Emmanuel College78.1%
Wentworth Institute of Technology68.6%
Berklee College of Music51.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Simmons College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 660
Math540 - 630
Total Score1110 - 1290
ACT®Score Range
English23 - 31
Math21 - 27
Composite Score23 - 29
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