Tuition & Fees

$39,144

$39,144

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
8%
24-29
46%
18-23
34%
12-17
12%
30-36
14%
24-29
33%
18-23
40%
12-17
13%
30-36
11%
24-29
46%
18-23
39%
12-17
4%
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undergraduateRatios

45%

male

55%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Moderately Selective

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,044
Declined + 201
Total Received 1,245
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Private (nonprofit)

1,432

undergraduate students

47

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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Location

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 1,479
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)

Indianola, IA

80-acre campus in Indianola (population: 15,785), 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
77%
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 24% of male students
 
3 sororities 24% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
23%
Top 1/4
58%
Top 1/2
82%
Bottom 1/2
18%
Bottom 1/4
3%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

30-36
8%
24-29
46%
18-23
34%
12-17
12%
30-36
14%
24-29
33%
18-23
40%
12-17
13%
30-36
11%
24-29
46%
18-23
39%
12-17
4%

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

83%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,044
Declined + 201
Total Received 1,245

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

$29,443

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $38,412
Room $4,062
Board $4,318
Additional fees $732
Books & supplies $1,323
Total $48,847
Average Financial Aid - $29,443
Total with Avg. Aid $19,404

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,159,902
State $2,886,139
Institutional $19,027,220
Other external $640,942
Total $24,714,203

Non-need-based

Federal $90,851
State $14,266
Institutional $5,364,113
Other external $270,221
Total $5,739,451
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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

Brian Niemuth (men's)
Athletic Director
email

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

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Mascot
Simpson Storm
School colors
red and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
Actuarial Science
Applied Philosophy
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Choral Conducting
Clinical Health Sciences
Computer Information Systems
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Economics
Economics/Finance
Education
Elementary Education
English
Environmental Sciences
Exercise Science
Forensic Science/Biochemistry
French
Global Management
Graphic Design
Health Services Leadership
History
Human Services
Interactive Media
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Relations
Management
Management Information Systems
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

1,479

total students

78%

in-state

22%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

97%

1,432
students

Female
55%
782

Male
45%
650

3%

47
students

Female
68%
32

Male
32%
15

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

89%

1,280
students

Female
55%
693

Male
45%
587

11%

152
students

Female
59%
89

Male
41%
63

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
2%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Hispanic/Latino
82%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

90%

Transfer applicants accepted

65%

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 Required 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 5
Countries most often represented Ghana
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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