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Simmons UniversityBoston, MA
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Harvard UniversityCambridge, MA
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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 DegreeAssociate, Bachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice)
2023 Tuition & Fees
cheaper$44,350Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$57,261
cheaper$27,314Graduate Tuitionexpensive$53,760
Less$26,460Average Financial Aid AmountMore$49,954
Lower1,250 SAT
29 ACT
Test ScoresHigher1,530 SAT
35 ACT
Easier83.53%Acceptance RateTighter4.01%
(Enrollment Rate)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Rank
High School Record (or Transcript)
Admission Test Scores
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Accepted CreditsAdvanced placement (AP) Credits
Smaller5,984Total EnrollmentLarger31,345
Smaller1,748Undergraduate Student PopulationLarger9,579
Smaller4,236Graduate Student PopulationLarger21,766
Smaller2,739Online Student PopulationLarger10,495
Completion & Outcomes
Lower71%Graduate RateHigher97%
11%Transfer-out Rate-
Lower86%Retention RateHigher96%
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: 13,574)
Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $6,551)
More Students per Faculty9 to 1Student to Faculty RatioLess Students per Faculty7 to 1
872Number of faculties2,455
Lower$72,848Average Faculty SalaryHigher$193,382
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