Simmons College is a women's liberal arts college located in Boston, Massachusetts. Admissions are selective, and roughly one in every two applicants will not receive an acceptance letter. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most students who got into Simmons had high school averages of B or higher, SAT scores (CR+M+W) of 1550 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 21 or better.
Simmons College, like the majority of selective liberal arts colleges, has holistic admissions, so successful applicants need to have strengths that go beyond the numbers. This is the reason why you see some red dots (rejected students) and yellow dots (waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue on the left side of the graph. Competitive applications should have a winning essay, strong letters of recommendation, and interesting extracurricular activities. Strengths in some of these areas can compensate for grades and test scores that are a little less than ideal. Finally, note that interviews are optional at Simmons, but they are highly recommended and could improve your chances of being admitted.
To learn more about Simmons College, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Simmons College Admissions Profile
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What is a Weighted GPA?