Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB-
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeC+
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 1,252 undergraduate students. The Simpson College acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Accounting. Graduating 70% of students, Simpson College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,800.
NCAA Division III (with football)
American Rivers Conference
Simpson College Rankings
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Simpson College Admissions
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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.18 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses
Most Popular Majors
Liberal Arts and Humanities33 Graduates
Elementary Education31 Graduates
Criminal Justice and Safety Studies27 Graduates
Computer Science17 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management17 Graduates
Information Science15 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.26 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.33 responses
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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
I really enjoy the atmosphere at Simpson College. Everyone from the professors to the kitchen staff are all very kind and helpful, especially as a first year this was very much appreciated. The biology professors are my favorite and I am really glad that I chose this school. However, the fact is that it is a very expensive institution, and they for some reason decided that it would be a good decision to raise expenses next year for tuition and housing without adding to or improving anything. I just think that this was a poor decision to make, and many students I know are considering leaving due to the continuing increase in expenses without improvement, especially in the food department. Unless you go to Tyler's on campus, your food is likely to be very bland, and at times, undercooked.
Very friendly campus and environment! All of your teachers know you by name, and you know mostly everyone on campus. Classes are very small and more individualized than they would be at a bigger University. It gives you the opportunity to explore yourself more, as you are given many more opportunities to make friends and be involved. Also has a very convenient location and is not far from the city.
Simpson College has a beautiful and safe campus. I feel safe at any time in the day or night and have quick and easy access to amazing security officers and resources. In addition, the professors connect with you one on one due to small class sizes. Professors get to know if both inside and outside of the classroom and are willing to help you one on one with their class or any class that you may struggle in. The campus is welcoming and fun to be on as Simpson offers many activies, clubs, organizations, fine arts, and athletics.