Tool December 2017

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Simmons College (Boston, MA)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 85.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 29.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 40.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 10.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 50.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 31.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 3.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 34.00%
ACT score 24-29: 61.00%
ACT score 30-36: 20.00%
ACT score 24+: 81%
Students applied: 3,362
Students admitted: 2,139
Admission rate: 64%
Students per faculty: 10
4-year graduation rate: 68%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 83%
Full-time enrolled men: 3
Full-time enrolled women: 1,591
Part-time enrolled men: 10
Part-time enrolled women: 198
Total enrollment: 1,802

COSTS

Tuition: $38,500
Room and board: $14,800
Est. book expense: $1,280
Fees: $1,100
Total cost: $55,680
Cost after need-based aid: $29,152
Cost after non-need-based aid: $38,401
Average debt at graduation: $38,992

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 75%
Average need-based aid: $26,528
Average non-need-based aid: $17,279
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
312
Average aid package: $30,318
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,230
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 68%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
55%
% receiving student loans: 79%