Points of Pride

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons is a private university, home to a respected women’s undergraduate program and coeducational graduate programs in fields that advance the common good. Simmons has established a model of higher education that other colleges and universities are only recently beginning to adapt: the combination of education for leadership in high-demand professional fields with the intellectual foundation of the liberal arts. The result is a Simmons graduate prepared not only to work, but to lead in professional, civic, and personal life - a vision of empowerment that Simmons calls preparation for life’s work.


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 University

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

  • Accounting
  • Africana Studies
  • Art
  • Arts Administration
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Biostatistics
  • Business and Management
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Management
  • Cinema and Media Studies
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Data Science and Analytics
  • East Asian Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Elementary Education
  • English
  • Environmental Studies
  • Exercise Science
  • Finance
  • French
  • Graphic Design
  • Health
  • History
  • Informatics
  • Information Technology
  • International Relations
  • Journalism
  • Marketing
  • Mathematics
  • Media Arts
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Neuroscience and Behavior
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Nutrition and Food
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Relations and Marketing Communications
  • Retail Management
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Web Design and Development
  • Women's and Gender Studies