Simmons College of Kentucky

Louisville, KY
School Type:
4-year, Private
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1879
  • Enrollment: 237
  • Mascot: Falcons
  • Colors: Black, Red, and Gold
  • Motto: "Non Palma Sine Pulvere" (No Reward without Effort)
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: No
Short description

Simmons College of Kentucky, located in Louisville, was founded in 1879, making it a significant historical institution in the realm of higher education. Established during a period of profound social change, the college was an early beacon of opportunity for African-American students in the post-Civil War era. Its founding was a direct response to the educational needs of formerly enslaved individuals, and it has since played a crucial role in providing access to higher education for generations of students.

Today, Simmons College of Kentucky stands as a distinguished four-year, private historically black Christian college, with an enrollment of 237 students. The college offers a range of Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees, with popular majors including Humanities, Business, Sociology, Religious Studies, and Social Sciences. These programs reflect the college's commitment to a comprehensive education that prepares students for both professional success and personal growth.

In the realm of athletics, Simmons College competes in the NCCAA Division II, Mid-East Region, with its teams proudly known as the Falcons. The college's mascot, the Falcon, symbolizes the agility, vision, and determination that Simmons College instills in its students. Although the college does not offer campus housing, its city campus setting provides a dynamic and engaging environment for students to learn and grow. The college's motto, "Non Palma Sine Pulvere" (No Reward without Effort), encapsulates its ethos of hard work and perseverance, encouraging students to strive for excellence in all their endeavors.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissons: (502) 776-1443, ext. 126
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  • Financial Aid: (502) 776-1443, ext. 5121
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Popular Majors
  • Humanities
  • Business
  • Sociology
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences

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NCCAA Division II - Mid-East Region

Team Name: Falcons

Men’s Sports:

  • Basketball 
  • Golf

Women’s Sports:

  • Basketball 
  • Golf
  • Volleyball

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