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

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%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
98%
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

Application fee $0
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-preparatory program

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

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

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

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

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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
53%
650

Male
47%
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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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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