|Admission Standards||Very High|
Can I get into Simmons College? The school has a 60% acceptance rate. 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.
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||630|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1200|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1370|
|Estimated Average SAT||1290|
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. 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.
|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%|
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||23|
|ACT Math 25th||23|
|ACT Composite 25th||24|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||27|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Estimated Average ACT||26|
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. 14 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Simmons College.
|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%|
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. 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.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|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|
61% of Simmons College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||19%||?||19%|
The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.
What are the requirements for admission to Simmons College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.