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.
NCAA Division III (with football)
Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Simpson College Rankings
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Early Decision/Early Action
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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
Undergrads Over 25
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
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
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.
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.