300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115
Simmons: An Empowering Education in the Heart of Boston
In 1899, decades before women in America gained the right to vote, Boston businessman John Simmons had a revolutionary idea — women should be able to earn independent livelihoods and lead meaningful lives. Simmons College was the result. Today, Simmons encompasses the many benefits of a small university: a strong liberal arts education for undergraduate women integrated with career preparation; renowned graduate programs for women and men; and the world’s first MBA program designed for women.
A Hands-on Learning Experience
Simmons’s challenging curriculum ensures that each undergraduate student explores a variety of subjects while gaining an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of her major. First-year multidisciplinary courses emphasize critical thinking and writing skills, while integrating two or more subjects — ranging from bioethics and Buddhist studies, to democracy, education, and economics. Experiential learning is key, both in the classroom and beyond. Students fulfill an independent learning requirement through internships, fieldwork, and research projects. In doing so, they develop skills, confidence, and experience. Acquiring a global outlook — including an understanding of languages, cultures, and world politics — is also part of the plan.
Simmons offers more than 40 majors and programs, and nearly 30 percent of its students choose to double major. A 13:1 student/faculty ratio ensures that every student receives individual guidance and support. Special opportunities include an honors program, communications design studio, political internships, cross-registration at neighboring colleges, and alumnae mentoring.
Reputation and Reviews
Simmons consistently ranks among the nation’s top schools in its category in the U.S.News & World Report annual survey and is included in The Princeton Review’s “Best 371 Colleges” — an honor held by only 15 percent of four-year undergraduate colleges in America. In September 2006, Simmons also was named one of the nation’s “50 top colleges for African Americans” by Black Enterprise magazine.
The Best of Boston
The historic Simmons campus is located in Boston’s eclectic Fenway neighborhood, which is alive with music and fine arts, medical care and research, education, activism, and the resounding cheers of Red Sox fans. Nearby, Simmons’s traditional New England residence campus features nine brick residence halls, a state-of-the-art athletic center, and a private grassy quad. It’s a safe, short stroll to shops, cafes, theaters, museums, parks, and public transportation.
Visit www.simmons.edu to decide whether Simmons is right for you.