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Simmons College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1899
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,009
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $169,065,000
Admissions Address

300 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115

Website

http://www.simmons.edu

Admissions E-mail

ugadm@simmons.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.2
Send application by: February 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Catherine Capolupo
Admissions office telephone: (800) 345-8468
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 1
Decision sent by: April 15
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 20
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Tuition deposit: $250 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: $250 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma or equivalent is not required
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 4
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language 3 4
Social studies 3 4
History 3 3
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 19 22

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: April 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing, ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Not considered
Geographical residence: Not considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Not considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 59%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: 59%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 58%
Total applicants: 2,537
Total acceptances: 1,493
Total freshman enrollment: 436
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 48%
Male applicants: 0
Male acceptances: 0
Male freshman enrollment: 0
 
Female applicants: 2,537
Female acceptances: 1,493
Female freshman enrollment: 436
Out-of-state freshmen: 47%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 26
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 8
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 26%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 59%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 92%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 63%
Average high school GPA: 3.2
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 95%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 510 – 610
Math: 500 – 590
Combined: 1010 – 1200

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 4.0% 1.0%
600-699 30.0% 21.0%
500-599 48.0% 54.0%
400-499 18.0% 24.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 17%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 28
Math: 21 – 26
Composite: 22 – 27

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 4.0% 16.0% 0.0%
24-29 55.0% 42.0% 57.0%
18-23 39.0% 39.0% 41.0%
12-17 2.0% 3.0% 2.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 

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