Simpson College

Indianola, IA

Simpson College

Indianola, IA

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Undergrad

Tuition & Fees

$42,246

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

47%

male

53%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,297
Declined 314
Total Received 1,611
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Private

1,305

undergraduate students

54

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 1,359
Established in 1860
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation United Methodist

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: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Des Moines
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Des Moines International

Simpson College
701 North C Street
Indianola, IA
50125

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
77%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through junior year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Religious Life Community
  • Campus Activities Board
  • Student Government Association
  • Residence Hall Association
  • intramurals

Top Events

  • Homecoming Week
  • Campus Day (campus beautification/volunteer service day)
  • Back to School Stand-Around
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • SAFE (Simpson Alert for Emergencies) provides phone calls in case of campus security/weather emergencies

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
21%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
85%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
37%
500-599
37%
400-499
22%
600-699
37%
500-599
59%
400-499
4%
30-36
7%
24-29
34%
18-23
50%
12-17
9%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application deadline August 15
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.71

Moderately Selective

80%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,297
Declined 314
Total Received 1,611

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

class rank
recommendation(s)

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
interview
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 5
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

Cost

Tuition $41,466
Room & board $9,282
Additional fees $780
Books & supplies $1,170
Total $52,698
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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Club Sports - Men's

rugby

Club Sports - Women's

rugby

Intramural Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Applied and Professional Ethics
Art/Art Studies, General
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Communication, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Forensic Science and Technology
Graphic Design
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
History, General
Human Services, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Management Information Systems, General
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Philosophy
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Nursing Studies
Pre-Optometry Studies
Pre-Pharmacy Studies
Pre-Physical Therapy Studies
Pre-Theology/Pre-Ministerial Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Secondary Education and Teaching
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Sports Communication
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate

1,359

total students

81%

in-state

19%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

96%

1,305
students

Female
53%
691

Male
47%
614

4%

54
students

Female
59%
32

Male
41%
22

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

88%

1,159
students

Female
54%
617

Male
46%
542

12%

146
students

Female
51%
74

Male
49%
72

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 78%
Student 4 year graduation rate 68%
Student 5 year graduation rate 3%
Student 6 year graduation rate 0%

Student Break-down

1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
79%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

64

Transfer students enrolled

5%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: August 15

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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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