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Simmons University Admission Requirements

Boston, Massachusetts

Chances of getting into Simmons University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
69.7%
Admission Difficulty for Simmons University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Simmons University and can I get accepted? The school has a 70% acceptance rate ranking it #37 in Massachusetts for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,401 out of 3,444 applicants were admitted making Simmons University 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 32 percent. Simmons University typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% 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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Find out which students are getting accepted at Simmons University, which are not, and how your GPA, SAT, or ACT scores compare.

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Simmons University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1130-1300
Applicants Submitting SAT
86%
SAT Scores for Simmons University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 580
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1130
SAT Scores for Simmons University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 660
SAT Math 75th 640
SAT Composite 75th 1300
Average SAT Score 1220

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Simmons University typically requires applicants to be in the top 36 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1130 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 1040. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1220 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.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Simmons University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1300 and Above Good >80%
1215 to 1300 Avg + 70%-80%
1130 to 1215 Avg - 58%-70%
1045 to 1130 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 1045 Low <45%
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Simmons University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
20%
ACT Scores for Simmons University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 23
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Simmons University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 27
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Admission data indicates that Simmons University 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 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #18 in Massachusetts for highest average ACT composite score. 20 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Simmons University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Simmons University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >80%
27 to 30 Avg + 70%-80%
24 to 27 Avg - 58%-70%
21 to 24 Reach 45%-58%
Less than 21 Low <45%
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Simmons University GPA

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 University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Simmons University 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 University accepts 70% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Simmons University 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

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

High School Class Rank

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

High School Class Rank for admitted Simmons University 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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Simmons University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,444 0 3,444
Accepted 2,401 0 2,401
Acceptance Rate 70% ? 70%
Enrolled 396 0 396
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% ? 16%

Fall 2020 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Simmons University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Simmons University 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 University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
E
Emmanuel College

Boston, Massachusetts

W
Wentworth Institute of Technology

Boston, Massachusetts

L
Lesley University

Cambridge, Massachusetts

G
Gordon College

Wenham, Massachusetts

S
Saint Anselm College

Manchester, New Hampshire

A
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Albany, New York

H
Hofstra University

Hempstead, New York

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

FAQs

Does Simmons University prefer SAT or ACT?

86% of students submit their SAT scores to Simmons University. 20% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Simmons University?

70% of those who apply are granted admission to Simmons University. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Simmons University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1130 and 1300. 86% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Simmons University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 20% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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