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112 Reviews

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43% of 112 students said this degree improved their career prospects
65% of 112 students said they would recommend this school to others
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Average Financial Aid: $27,903

Accreditation: Simmons University is acredited by 6 agencies

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Master's Degrees

Social Work $80,978 $48,519 72
Business Administration, Management and Operations $82,000 $77,151 62
Special Education and Teaching $41,000 $51,859 56
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing $71,750 $99,277 50
Education, General Not Reported $49,174 45
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods Not Reported $45,457 41
Library Science and Administration $41,000 $42,784 40

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Kristin K

Reviewed: 9/1/2022

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)

I did the online FNP program from 2013-2016. I have now been a practicing FNP since 2016. I work as a family medicine primary care provider. The program definitely did not teach me everything I needed to know and there were gaps as there are with any school (including my prestigious undergraduate nursing program). I did however learn enough to pass the boards with a great score on the first attempt and to know my scope and my limits, how to be a safe provider, and I have been building on this ever... Read More

Former Student

Reviewed: 5/12/2022

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)

This is by far the worst university I have ever attended. They claim the program to be for working nurses with families yet every semester they come up with completely unreasonable rules that insinuate otherwise. How the hell do you come up with a rule that states late assignments receive a 0 just the same as an assignment not turned in at all. How the hell do you come up with a rule that states they will not round grades up but will happily round them down to the lower grade. Do not attend this... Read More


Reviewed: 2/3/2022

Degree: Social Work

I'm disappointed I didn't find this website prior to starting this program. I actually transferred here from a major University primarily because I needed the online class consistency. I also work full time and have a family, so with the pandemic, going to class / not going to class and school/no school for my daughter was too complex to manage. I also have a Master's in Public Administration from a number one ranked university and am appalled by how bad the content is for this program. We are 4... Read More


Reviewed: 8/29/2021

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)

After seeing all the negative reports about Simmons online FNP program from 2017 I really regret signing up for the program. If you are entering this program now please rethink your choices!!! I noticed all their 5 star reviews on their website are from 2014! That should’ve been RED FLAG number one! Apparently things have not changed a bit since 2017. Still no ability to see or learn from incorrect answers on exams, still using proctor track which is horrible, tech support still sucks!!!!!! And worst... Read More


Reviewed: 4/20/2021

Degree: Social Work

I did learn a lot, and I liked that it was very clinical. But many of the online courses are the same, covering much of the same material. Some professors are good (and many are women of color, which is great!), others seem disinterested and don't respond to email. That said, it is offensive that the program costs tens of thousands of dollars (for an online program that is largely video-based), and requires you to complete multiple UNPAID internships in addition to coursework. The workload is intense,... Read More


Reviewed: 4/16/2021

Degree: Social Work

Please, please believe the bad reviews!! I think the good ones are fake! I’ve had nothing but bad experiences at this school, from teachers who don’t respond to emails or texts, to bully classmates. The online program is NOT taught by teachers from the actual school, and a lot of the asynchronous homework involves watching cheap, boring YouTube videos. It’s a bait and switch program only designed to make money for the actual Simmons campus. They will tell you lies to get you into the school but only... Read More


Reviewed: 1/14/2021

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)

Avoid like the plague, unless you enjoy getting sucked into $10K per semester tuition that will hook you with easier stuff and then, once in debt up to your eyeballs, will throw “advanced” courses at you taught largely by uninformed adjuncts, or by regular faculty via prerecorded lectures that often contradict the books they assign and then said regular faculty can’t be bothered to communicate with you outside of class. I can’t tell you how many classes I took where exams were a disaster and they... Read More


Reviewed: 8/16/2020

Degree: Social Work

I feel pulled to leave a review to hopefully provide a more dynamic view of this school. I am enrolled in the online MSW program. I have had such a wonderful experience and will be graduating soon. I want to validate some of the experiences noted in other reviews, and at the same time remind those reading that often folks who had bad experiences leave reviews and there are thousands of good experiences not mentioned. The admission process was so welcoming and warming, Simmons has a ton of departments... Read More


Reviewed: 7/8/2020

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)

I was done with my coursework June 21, and passed my boards on June 25. This program was tough, but doable With working Part-time and raising a family. We were hit with some clinical hour challenges with COVID, but the school allowed us to finish with the 500 required clinical hours. My words of advice are to plan to find your own clinical sites for your rotations. It was my understanding that it was the schools responsibility to find the sites, but it was very difficult for them. Start networking... Read More


Reviewed: 3/6/2020

Degree: Nurse Practitioner (Family)

Simmons I feel very prepared. This was a pleasant surprise. The online class through zoom is very beneficial to learning and support. Online classrooms is beneficial because I am able to communicate with my professor and receive immediate support and commandeer from my classmates. I am extremely excited to continue my education with simmons.