About Simmons University


Located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts, Simmons University encompasses the many benefits of a small university. Named a “Best College” by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes, Simmons has earned a reputation for providing a pioneering undergraduate liberal arts education integrated with professional work experience as well as renowned coeducational graduate programs in nursing and health sciences, business, education, liberal arts, social work, and library and information science.


The mission of Simmons University is to provide transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose.

For more than 100 years, Simmons has put the needs of our students first. Through an education that combines intellectual leadership with professional preparation, we help students lead meaningful lives and build successful careers for the 21st century. The University's commitment can be seen in our state-of-the-art facilities for teaching, learning, living, and working at Simmons, as well as through our exceptional faculty and staff.

With today’s dynamic community of more than 4,500 students, Simmons continues to move forward. Our commitment to the success of our students guides our vision and is clear in our values.


Simmons will become a beacon of leadership in the world of higher education; a resource to our nation and world; known for our expertise in fields which improve the human condition; sought out for the findings of our highly reputable research and seen as the global expert in educating women for their own empowerment and for leadership.

Core Values

  • We are at our best when students are first.
  • We prepare students for life’s work.
  • We cross boundaries to create opportunities.
  • We make a collective investment in community.

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