Simpson College is a private, Christian college located in Indianola, Iowa in the Des Moines Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,379 undergraduate students. The Simpson College acceptance rate is 85%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Elementary Education. Graduating 63% of students, Simpson College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $36,400.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.16 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.16 responses
Most Popular Majors
Business Administration and Management55 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities37 Graduates
Elementary Education34 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies31 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science26 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics20 Graduates
Computer and Information Studies18 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.24 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.31 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.10 responses
Simpson College Reviews
Simpson has a very welcoming atmosphere throughout the campus, and it provides so many opportunities to try new things. Because it's a small liberal arts college, it's easier for everyone to be a part of a lot of different things. Because Simpson is a small liberal arts college, you have a stronger connection to professors, and they actually care about you. Indianola is a smaller town, but it's less than a half hour away from Des Moines so it's not isolated.
Indianola is small and boring, there are RARELY parties and if there are they are outstandingly lame, the freshman dorms are pretty nice (I'm happy with mine anyways), there are only 3 dining options, the campus is really small so walking to class is no problem at all but i see the same 20 strangers every single day so it feels like i pretty much know everyone on campus. The price is astronomical. I like my professors, they are very helpful and they know what they are doing. The football team sucks and spirit isn't very high. Greek life is prevalent but not super important. The students mostly consist of girls, gays, and boys who play football - theater is huge here.
Something that has been extremely important about Simpson College is that this institution accepts you as you are and wants to encourage you to earn the degree you desire. There is a close relationship between faculty and students, though the administration is lacking in communication with everyone on campus.