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Simmons UniversityBoston, MA
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Boston UniversityBoston, MA
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Rankings*
Private (not-for-profit), four-years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
School TypePrivate (not-for-profit), four-years
Research University (very high research activity)
Offered Degrees
Bachelor's, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)Offered Degree1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, 2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$43,062Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$59,816
cheaper$21,546Graduate Tuitionexpensive$59,418
Less$28,630Average Financial Aid AmountMore$38,797
Admission
Lower1,250 SAT
29 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,440 SAT
33 ACT
Easier83.53%Acceptance RateTighter18.65%
Lower13.72%Yield
(Enrollment Rate)
Favorable28.39%
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Recommendations
Admission Test Scores
TOEFL
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Enrollment
Smaller6,263Total EnrollmentLarger32,718
Smaller1,736Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger16,872
Smaller4,527Graduate Student PopulationLarger15,846
Larger6,132Online Student PopulationSmaller2,849
Completion & Outcomes
Lower71%Graduate RateHigher89%
11%Transfer-out Rate-
Lower84%Retention RateHigher92%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Teacher Certificate
✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 1,098)Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 11,732)
Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,330)
Faculties
Less Students per Faculty9 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty10 to 1
872Number of faculties3,946
Lower$72,848Average Faculty SalaryHigher$136,930
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.