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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B-
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.
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
84%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1050-1250
ACT Range
20-25
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$23,759/ 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
$26,322/ 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

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
    3%
  • On Campus
    93%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,252Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
144
Undergrads Over 25
6%
Pell Grant
27%
Varsity Athletes
42%
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
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
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
70%
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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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.
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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.
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.