Simpson College

Indianola, IA

Simpson College

Indianola, IA

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Undergrad Transfer

Tuition & Fees

$42,246

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

10

students

1

faculty

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Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,126
Declined 174
Total Received 1,300
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Private

1,437

undergraduate students

66

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,503
Established in 1860
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Methodist

Social Networks

80-acre campus in Indianola (population: 15,990), 12 miles south of Des Moines; branch campus in West Des Moines. Air and bus serve Des Moines; train serves Osceola (30 miles).

  • Campus Setting: Small town

Simpson College
701 North C Street
Indianola, IA
50125

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
73%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
22%
Top 1/4
49%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
610
25th
540
75th
590
25th
530
75th
25
25th
19
75th
25
25th
18
75th
26
25th
20

Admissions Facts

Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) May 1
Application deadline (final deadline) first day of fall semester classes
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Not Selective

86%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,126
Declined 174
Total Received 1,300

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-prepatory program

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Formal demonstration of competencies
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Financial Aid

96%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$28,106

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $41,466
Room $4,500
Board $4,782
Additional fees $780
Books & supplies $1,170
Total $52,698
Average Financial Aid - $28,106
Total with Avg. Aid $24,592

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,415,455
State $3,042,935
Institutional $21,340,510
Other external $763,189
Total $27,562,089

Non-need-based

Federal $193,569
State $15,450
Institutional $4,844,833
Other external $315,737
Total $5,369,589
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 362-2454, extension 1630
F: 515 961-1300
finaid@simpson.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track and field indoor
Track and field outdoor
Track and field x country
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

rugby

Club Sports - Women's

rugby

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, bags, basketball, billiards, bocce, croquet, cycling, dodgeball, fishing, fitness classes, flag football, Frisbee golf, golf, hockey, indoor soccer, jamball, kin ball, miniature golf, obstacle course, racquetball, rugby, softball, table tennis, tennis, triathlon, volleyball (indoor/mud/sand/water), weight lifting, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
American Rivers Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting.
Actuarial Science.
Applied Mathematics, General.
Art Teacher Education.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Computer Science.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies.
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Economics, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics.
English Language and Literature, General.
Environmental Science.
Exercise Science and Kinesiology.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
Forensic Science and Technology.
French Language and Literature.
German Language and Literature.
Graphic Design.
Health/Health Care Administration/Management.
History, General.
International Business/Trade/Commerce.
International Relations and Affairs.
Journalism.
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
Management Information Systems, General.
Marketing/Marketing Management, General.
Mathematics, General.
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Neuroscience.
Philosophy.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Physics, General.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management.
Sports Communication.
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Management
  3. Elementary Education

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

1,503

total students

76%

in-state

24%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

1,437
students

Female
53%
763

Male
47%
674

4%

66
students

Female
67%
44

Male
33%
22

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

1,223
students

Female
54%
650

Male
46%
573

15%

214
students

Female
53%
113

Male
47%
101

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Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

Not Reported

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

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
  • Military
  • 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

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
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 8
Countries most often represented Ghana
Mexico
Special services offered for international applicants Host family program
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation
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