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Simpson College
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  • 4 Year
  • INDIANOLA, IA

Report Card

grade B minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade C+
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B minus

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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 1,037 undergraduate students. The Simpson College acceptance rate is 87%. Popular majors include Business, Accounting, and Psychology. Graduating 71% of students, Simpson College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,800.

About

701 NORTH C ST
INDIANOLA, IA 50125
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
American Rivers Conference

Simpson College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Simpson College Admissions

Acceptance Rate
87%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1070-1200
ACT Range
20-26
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  
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Cost

Net Price
$20,457 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$33,955 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 13 responses
79%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 19 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 19 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
2
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    98%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,037 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
18
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
48%
Varsity Athletes
53%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Friendly
    47%
  • Artsy
    24%
  • Smart
    18%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Snobby
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 27 responses
Poll
62%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 34 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
  • Supportive
    43%
  • Awesome
    36%
  • Caring
    14%
  • ASPIRE program is great for employed students
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 10 responses

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