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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B-
Simpson College is an above-average private, Christian college located in Indianola, Iowa in the Des Moines Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,280 undergraduate students. The Simpson College acceptance rate is 84%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Elementary Education. Graduating 68% of students, Simpson College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,800.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
701 North C Street
Indianola, IA 50125

Simpson College Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
84%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1070-1220
ACT Range
21-27
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$22,511/ 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
$25,683/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
92%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.13 responses
78%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.18 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.18 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,280Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
152
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
35%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    44%
  • Artsy
    25%
  • Smart
    19%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Snobby
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.26 responses
Poll
61%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Supportive
    46%
  • Awesome
    31%
  • Caring
    15%
  • ASPIRE program is great for employed students
    8%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
68%
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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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.
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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.
Simpson College has a beautiful campus, and some of the best instructors I have ever had. Most professors make time for individual students and the music department is excellent. The campus is predominantly white, and greek life is super homophobic. Also, the administration is completely out of touch with what happens on campus. The parties used to be good, but residence life will soon make a bunch of buildings dry.