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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 A minus
  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 1,161 undergraduate students. The Simpson College acceptance rate is 80%. Popular majors include Business, Liberal Arts and Humanities, and Elementary Education. Graduating 72% 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
80%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1030-1250
ACT Range
19-25
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
$20,145 / 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
$31,789 / 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
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

Online

Online Programs Offered
3
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    17%
  • On Campus
    78%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,161 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
146
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
45%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 16 responses
  • Friendly
    44%
  • Artsy
    25%
  • Smart
    19%
  • Outgoing
    6%
  • Snobby
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
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
  • 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
72%
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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