Tuition & Fees

$40,666

$40,666

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
17%
30-36
11%
24-29
24%
18-23
49%
12-17
16%
30-36
8%
24-29
35%
18-23
52%
12-17
5%
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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,180
Declined + 221
Total Received 1,401
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Private (nonprofit)

1,391

undergraduate students

53

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Criminal Justice
  2. Management
  3. Elementary Education
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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 1,444
Established in 1860
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Accredited by •  CAATE (Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education)
•  HLC Higher Learning Commission
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)

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Indianola, IA

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).

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
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 27% of female students
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
5%
24-29
30%
18-23
48%
12-17
17%
30-36
11%
24-29
24%
18-23
49%
12-17
16%
30-36
8%
24-29
35%
18-23
52%
12-17
5%

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

Moderately Selective

84%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,180
Declined + 221
Total Received 1,401

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Recommendations

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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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

Financial Aid

80%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$31,822

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $39,910
Room $4,276
Board $4,544
Additional fees $756
Books & supplies $1,238
Total $50,724
Average Financial Aid - $31,822
Total with Avg. Aid $18,902

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Tracie Pavon
Assistant Vice President for Enrollment and Financial Assistance
tracie.pavon@simpson.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Bob Nutgrass (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Lana Smith (women's)
Swa/head Volleyball Coach
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
American Rivers Conference
Mascot
Simpson Storm
School colors
red and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Applied Philosophy
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Choral Conducting
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Data Science
Economics
Economics/Finance
Education
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Sciences
Forensic Science/Biochemistry
Global Management
Graphic Design
Health Services Leadership
Health/Exercise Science
History
Human Services
Interactive Media
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Relations
Management
Management Information Systems
Marketing Communications
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
Social Justice Studies
Sociology
Spanish
Sports Administration
Sports Communication
Studio Art
Teaching
Theatre Arts
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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

1,444

total students

79%

in-state

21%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

1,391
students

Female
53%
738

Male
47%
653

4%

53
students

Female
60%
32

Male
40%
21

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

86%

1,198
students

Female
54%
639

Male
46%
559

14%

193
students

Female
52%
99

Male
48%
94

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Transfer Admissions

53%

Transfer applicants accepted

91%

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 Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of Some

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
  • 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

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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