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Simmons College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Simmons College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
60.4%
Admission Difficulty for Simmons College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Simmons College and can I get accepted? The school has a 60% acceptance rate ranking it #27 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,105 out of 3,483 applicants were admitted making Simmons College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 26 percent. Simmons College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Simmons College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1200-1370
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for Simmons College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 630
SAT Math 25th 570
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for Simmons College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 670
SAT Composite 75th 1370
Average SAT Score 1290

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Simmons College?

Simmons College typically requires applicants to be in the top 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1110. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1290 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in Massachusetts for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 86 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Simmons College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1370 and Above Good >72%
1285 to 1370 Avg + 60%-72%
1200 to 1285 Avg - 47%-60%
1115 to 1200 Reach 34%-47%
Less than 1115 Low <34%
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Simmons College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-29 
Applicants Submitting ACT
14%
ACT Scores for Simmons College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Simmons College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 30
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 29
Average ACT Score 26

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Simmons College?

Admission data indicates that Simmons College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 22 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #20 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Simmons College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Simmons College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
29 and Above Good >74%
26 to 29 Avg + 60%-74%
24 to 26 Avg - 50%-60%
22 to 24 Reach 39%-50%
Less than 22 Low <39%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.4
Typical High School Grades
B+

You will need above average high school grades to get into Simmons College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Simmons College was 3.4 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #26 in Massachusetts for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Simmons College accepts 60% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Simmons College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 18% Good
3.50 to 3.75 24% Good
3.25 to 3.50 25% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 20% Avg -
2.75 to 3.00 14% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 N/A% Low
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

High School Class Rank

61% of Simmons College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Simmons College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 26%
Top 25% of class 61%
Top 50% of class 90%
Bottom 50% of class 10%
Bottom 25% of class 1%

Admission Statistics

Simmons College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,483 0 3,483
Accepted 2,105 0 2,105
Acceptance Rate 60% ? 60%
Enrolled 407 0 407
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% ? 19%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
71

Applicants have 71 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.

Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Simmons College before the Feb 1 application deadline.

SAT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 7 Dec 20
ACT Test Date Scores Available
Dec 14 Dec 24

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Simmons College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Simmons College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Simmons College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=167783 IPEDS survey data for Simmons College.