Points of Pride

At Simmons, we place students first. Our hands-on curriculum integrates intellectual leadership, career preparation, and community orientation, because all three approaches are necessary for success. We are proud of our welcoming, collaborative community that encourages dialogue, action, and respect—and that makes the Simmons experience as thoughtful as it is thought provoking.


Simmons College was founded in 1899 by Boston businessman John Simmons, who had a revolutionary idea — that women should be able to earn independent livelihoods and lead meaningful lives. It was this same spirit of inclusion and empowerment that produced the first African-American Simmons graduate in 1914, and made Simmons one of the only private colleges that did not impose admission quotas on Jewish students during the first half of the 1900s.

Location & Contact

Simmons College

300 The Fenway

Boston, MA 2115

United States

Office of Admissions

Degrees Offered

Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Pre-Professional and Certificate Programs

Areas of Study

  • Africana Studies
  • Art History
  • Asian/Middle Eastern Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Chemistry
  • Communication/Journalism
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Education/Early Childhood/Elementary
  • Education/Middle and High School
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance
  • Food Science
  • Food, Nutrition and Wellness
  • French
  • Global Studies/International Relations
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • Information Technology
  • Interactive Media Design/Digital Technology
  • Kinesiology/Exercise Science
  • Library Science
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Neuroscience
  • Nursing
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physics
  • Political Science/Government
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations/Applied Communications
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Statistics
  • Women's/Gender Studies