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Tuition & Fees

$35,876

$35,876

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
12%
24-29
38%
18-23
42%
12-17
8%
30-36
9%
24-29
39%
18-23
40%
12-17
12%
30-36
12%
24-29
42%
18-23
46%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

54%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,137
Declined + 134
Total Received 1,271
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Private (nonprofit)

1,623

undergraduate students

67

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Management
  2. Elementary Education
  3. Criminal Justice
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Codes

SAT 6650
ACT 1354

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School Facts

Simpson College, founded in 1860, is a private, coeducational institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Its 80-acre campus is located in Indianola, 12 miles south of Des Moines, IA.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,690
Established in 1860
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Indianola, IA

80-acre campus in Indianola (population: 15,108), 12 miles south of Des Moines; branch campuses in Ankeny and West Des Moines. Air and bus serve Des Moines; train serves Osceola (30 miles).

Simpson College
701 North C Street
Indianola, IA 50125

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
86%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
4 fraternities 23% of male students
 
3 sororities 22% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
24%
Top 1/4
52%
Top 1/2
83%
Bottom 1/2
17%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
12%
24-29
38%
18-23
42%
12-17
8%
30-36
9%
24-29
39%
18-23
40%
12-17
12%
30-36
12%
24-29
42%
18-23
46%

Admissions Facts

Application fee
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline May 1 (priority deadline)
first day of fall semester classes
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

89%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,137
Declined + 134
Total Received 1,271

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Class rank
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Essay

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

Deb Tierney
Vice President for Enrollment
P: 800 362-2454, extension 1624
F: 515 961-1870
admiss@simpson.edu

Cost

Tuition $35,209
Room $3,860
Board $4,103
Additional fees $667
Books & supplies $1,253
Total $45,092
Average Financial Aid - $26,643
Total with Avg. Aid $18,449

Financial Aid

79%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$26,643

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,260,422
State $3,362,220
Institutional $18,609,004
Other external $485,196
Total $24,716,842

Non-need-based

Federal $136,747
State $43,842
Institutional $5,450,438
Other external $334,076
Total $5,965,103

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Simpson Storm
School colors
red and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Applied Philosophy
Art
Art Education
Athletic Training
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Economics
Economics/Finance
Education
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Sciences
Exercise Science
Forensic Science/Biochemistry
French
German
Global Management
Graphic Design
Health Services Leadership
History
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Relations
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Mathematics
Multimedia Journalism
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physical Education
Physics
Physics/Engineering
Political Science
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Ministry
Pre-Nursing
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Theology
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Psychology
Public Relations
Religion
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Administration
Studio Art
Teaching
Theatre Arts
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Undergraduate

96%

1,623
students

Female
54%
877

Male
46%
746

Graduate

4%

67
students

Female
58%
39

Male
42%
28

undergraduateFull-time

87%

1,426
students

Female
55%
778

Male
45%
648

undergraduatePart-time

13%

197
students

Female
51%
99

Male
49%
98

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
87%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

58%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Recommended of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: first day of fall semester classes

Spring: first day of spring semester classes

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Other
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 6
Countries most often represented Ghana
Kenya
Mexico
Nigeria
Vietnam
The Democratic Republic Of Congo
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Michael Norris
Director of Transfer Enrollment and International Recruitment
800 362-2454, extension 1624
michael.norris@simpson.edu

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